We’re looking for someone to intern with us for what’s left of this grim grey summer. I’ve just sent this job description to the Interns network, but I thought I’d paste it here to see if it pops up in anyone’s RSS feeds. Come and work with us – you know you want to!
mySociety is a charitable organisation which has built some of the best known political web tools in the country, such as ww.WriteToThem.com , an award winning service that lets anyone in the
UK write to any of their elected representatives easily and for free. We build politically neutral tools that give people simple but tangible benefits to the political and civic sides of their lives.
We are a virtual organisation which combines some paid developers with volunteer developers, moderators and designers, spread across the UK. We are seeking an intern to do non-technical publicity and partnership building work over this summer, mainly on two projects. The first is
the recently launched PledgeBank.com, and the second a service aiming to change the way in which people hear from their MPs (www.mySociety.org/ycml).
As a virtual organisation we have no fixed offices, and mostly work from our own homes. As such, being an intern with us would be a bit different – instead of a daily commute, we’d meet occasionally, often in London and sometimes in Cambridge. You need to have your own internet access and decent day-to-day computer skills, as we work and communicate almost exclusively over the Internet. There may also be opportunities to do work with our sister project TheyWorkForYou.com, the hugely popular annotated Hansard project.
We’re a flexible, easygoing organisation that doesn’t get out of bed very early. If you want to be involved with a different and increasingly important part of politics and the Westminster village, please get in touch.
CVs and covering emails to Tom Steinberg at email@example.com