Because there is no ivory tower


Social-Network and Marketing Interns Needed

Why? Radio and The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life are looking for thoughtful, creative, tech-savvy interns to manage our social-network presence, and our online and offline marketing during for the 2015-2016 school year. We have an international presence with thousands of followers on Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram accounts that need cultivating and promotion. The radio show has over 30,000 listeners in 116 countries, and has been featured in national publications. That audience can be yours, too!

Interns receive course credit. Students from any university may apply, but if they are not from The University of North Dakota, they will have to work with the IPPL Director to arrange credit at their local institution. /> Non-students may also apply, but unfortunately, we cannot pay interns at this time. Students will likely be given priority.

Candidates with philosophical backgrounds and coursework are strongly encouraged to apply, as are women, minorities, and non-traditional students. .

The right candidate will have the freedom to develop new marketing initiatives and will be encouraged to explore his or her own ideas.

Interns will:

- Create original content for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and maybe more social networks.

- Create and manage an online-marketing strategy.

- Work with an internationally recognized public radio show.

- Organize and market local events (if possible).

- Come up with his or her own ideas and strategies, experimenting as you go.

- Work with a flexible and informal supervisor.

Interested candidates should email Jack Weinstein for more information (please include a resume and brief biography in the email):

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IPPL bridges the gap between academic philosophy and the general public. Its purpose is to cultivate discussions between professional philosophers and those who have interest in the subject regardless of experience or credentials. The Institute was founded on the premise that anyone can do philosophy; that philosophy relates to day-to-day life; and that philosophical communities are fun, fulfilling, and essential for democracy.

Through radio, films, blogs, books and magazines, discussions, and digital archives, IPPL creates a world-wide philosophical community. Through fellowships and publications, it provides opportunities for professional and amateur philosophers alike. It is proving, time and time again, that people like philosophy and that philosophy is good for people. It aims to show that despite the tenor of the time, deep thought and philosophical contemplation can be in vogue.