Job Opportunities

May 17, 2012

Position Opening WLP WEB Application/Software Development Intern Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2014 or until filled

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in Muslim-majority countries, trains and supports women leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership trainings on democratic participation and partners with local organizations to help women gain the skills they need to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national level. Over the past decade, WLP's programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached tens of thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to empower women's movements across the globe.

The Web Application Internship Description:

The Web Application Intern will support the Director of Technology and assist administering websites built around Women’s Learning Partnership Online presence. The Intern’s duties will encompass various aspects of web development, from start-up (design, functionality, coding, mark-up writing, and testing) to routine maintenance and troubleshooting. This posistion will primarily focus on software application development and user testing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Web Software Development

Design and develop websites ensuring strong optimization and functionality.
Code web pages utilizing HTML and XML, and programming languages including JavaScript, PHP and Action Script.
Work with database systems including MySQL Database.

Website Upkeep

Monitor site technical performance and web server.
Analyze and modify web systems by identifying trends, documenting, testing, developing solutions, and then reevaluating results to ensure improved performance. Work on projects including web layout enhancements, desktop applications, website enhancements, web-based applications, and database-backed websites.

Troubleshooting

  • Test company websites with multiple browsers in order to maximize traffic capabilities with SEO, Ad words etc.
  • Act as liaison between Program Staff /Web Support to address issues identified and concerns on various web presences.
  • Strengthen search engine standings through “organic” optimization techniques.
  • Assist in the planning of overall company policy regarding standardizing operation procedures for web site and other WLP applications.

Maintain Company Account Information

  • Manage company logins and passwords, domains, FTP, 

Education and Experience in:

  • Industry standards in website development and content accessibility Web development application packages such as Adobe DreamWeaver,
  • Developer Pack HTML, HTML 5, XML, scripting languages, and cross-platform web accessibilitystandards
  • Knowledge of a variety of software such as forms generation, spreadsheet,word processing, and ability to be quick learned on new software and services.
  • Knowledge of image editing application programs such as Photoshop and Microsoft Image.
  • Illustration and layout programs such as Adobe Indesign & Illustrator
  • Working with relational database management tools such as Filemaker Server and MySQL Server
  • Strong project management skills with ability to complete task according to deadlines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Creative, analytical, proactive Able to self-motivate and work independently and in group environment.
  • Willing to experiment. Ability to deal with uncertainty.
  • Friendly, outgoing, eager to provide help and assistance.
  • Ability to contribute individually and lead, manage, or participate in cross-functional teams. 
  • Excellent writing skills, excellent communication skills

Education and Mentoring Plan: The intern’s supervisor will work closely with him/her to co-develop a work plan by which the intern can monitor their own work, and by which his/her performance will be evaluated. The intern will have access to professionals with extensive experience in the nonprofit, gender, human rights and IT worlds for feedback and guidance throughout the internship.

Preferred commitment: Minimum of 16, maximum of 20 hours on site per week at Bethesda, Maryland headquarters. Three month duration with the possibility of extension. Compensation: $14 per hour

Start date: Immediate Please submit resume and cover letter, including a description of relevant qualification to

jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Web Technology Internship.” No calls please.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Deadline for Applications: June 28, 2013 or until filled
 

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in Muslim-majority countries, trains and supports women leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership trainings on democratic participation and partners with local organizations to help women gain the skills they need to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national level. Over the past decade, WLP's programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached tens of thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to empower women's movements across the globe.

Publications Internship Description: Women's Learning Partnership (http://www.learningpartnership.org) is looking for a motivated individual to assist with coordination, distribution and tracking of WLP publications through August 30, 2013.

 

Duties will include:
·         Updating and maintenance of publications inventory tracking and records system
·         Assisting with production and distribution of WLP publications
·         Assisting with review and formatting of publications
·         Providing support in coordination of publications outreach and marketing
·         Researching local vendors and obtaining quotes for publications projects
·         Fundraising and other research as needed
·         Other tasks as assigned

 

Requirements:
·         Great communication skills, both written and oral 

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
·         Proficiency in Adobe InDesign a plus
·         Arabic, Farsi, French, or Russian language skills a plus
·         Familiarity with ISBN and copyright registration processes a plus
·         Legally authorized to work in the US and will NOT now, nor in the future, require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. J-1; H-1B)
 

Education and Mentoring Plan:

The intern's supervisor will work closely with him/her to co-develop a work plan by which the intern can monitor their own work, and by which his/her performance will be evaluated. The intern will have access to professionals with extensive experience in the nonprofit world for feedback and guidance throughout the internship.

 

Preferred commitment: Minimum one semester, 15-20 hours per week

Compensation: $10 per hour

Start date: Immediate

Please submit your resume or a description of relevant qualifications to jobs@learningpartnership.orgwith the subject line ‘Publications Internship.’

No calls please.

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