From my friend David at MediaRights comes a great part-time internship opportunity in Manhattan. I was a judge for their Media That Matters film festival and had the privilege of interacting with the great group that is MediaRights. If you apply, tell 'em megnut sent you. Description follows:
MediaRights.org is looking for two good technology interns. We can offer a desk, great co-workers, and lots of strong networking opportunities. MediaRights.org helps filmmakers, activists, librarians and educators create and use social issue documentaries for social change. We also produce a yearly film festival (http://mediathatmattersfest.org/) that streams on-line, is screened across the country and is available on DVD for free (http://mediathatmattersfest.org/dvd). At the end of the month, we're launching a new Web site dedicated to youth media distribution (http://ymdi.org).
We heavily leverage open source software and standards. Some
technologies we’re hacking, pretty heavily: Movable Type, XHTML/CSS
templates, RSS, RDF (building an open, semantic search engine for youth
produced media and news), Atom/Echo/Pie, IM and a little bit of pixie
dust. Ideally you would have used some of these technologies, but your
desire to grow and learn is more important than the laundry list on
your resume. We work in both Perl and PHP, on both Linux and OS X.
We’re pretty good at doing more with less and expect the same from you.
Our technology interns work on many projects large and small, depending
on your interest and expertise. YMDI.org is powered by MovableType and
MySQL, and there’s a lot of little utilities we’re building on top of
that. We’ve also got ambitious changes on tap for MediaRights.org and
there will be a lot of opportunities to cut your teeth on larger Web
Development projects. We’re open to new ideas at about a mile a minute.
Interns are expected to work three days a week, working from home is OK
once a week. The position is unpaid, but interns tend to love us and
often find jobs in the nonprofit or film industries. We’re on 14th
Street in Manhattan. Contact david (at) mediarights (dot) org if you have any
questions or are interested.