Now Accepting Applications for the Telos Project Media Internship
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE TELOS PROJECT MEDIA INTERNSHIP
The Office of Vocation & Ministry (OVM) at Hellenic College Holy Cross is pleased to welcome applications for the 2017–2018 Telos Project Media Internship funded by the Lilly Endowment. This is a part-time paid internship. Current students of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology are encouraged to apply.
HOW DOES THE TELOS PROJECT USE MEDIA?
Media is used by the Telos Project as a means of building community amongst project participants and sharing inspiration, information, and research with the wider Church. Curated images, quotations, and articles are shared on the project’s website (https://www.teloscommunity.org/category/articles), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/teloshchc/), and Twitter account (https://twitter.com/teloshchc). The Telos Project also seeks to model responsible use of social media in Orthodox ministry.
WHY IS MEDIA KEY TO THE FUTURE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH?
In our interconnected world, information and ideas are shared increasingly online and in visual form; the internet is the new agora of our time. Ministries of the Orthodox Church need volunteers and professional staff who have the technical expertise and personal discernment to cultivate and curate digital communication and presence. Through the media internship, we will train leaders in these critical skills. The capacity to engage our flock and wider society on-line will be an important facet of the Orthodox Church’s future here in the United States.
SHOULD I APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP?
At Holy Cross, any student with parish and/or lay ministry aspirations will benefit from training in media.
We see this program as an opportunity for a student with media skills to be directly involved with a new ministry initiative and to critically think through the best ways to use media for the upbuilding of Christ’s body. The Media Intern will be an integral contributor to the Telos Project team. Applicants should be comfortable spending time on some of the building blocks of media—photography, graphic design, review of articles and images, sound-editing, etc.
We are looking for candidates with an interest in young adult ministry, developed artistic sensibilities, excellent time management, good people skills, and meticulous attention to detail and deadlines. Proficiency in using social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, photography and audio editing experience are also required. Graphic design experience is a plus.
Current students of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology are encouraged to apply. The internship does not qualify an individual for either housing on campus or health benefits.
WHAT WILL I DO DURING THIS INTERNSHIP?
The media intern will serve in this position throughout the 2017-2018 Academic Year and work the full Telos Project Conference May 3-5, 2018. Additional summer 2018 work is preferred but not required.
The intern will actively serve the Telos Project’s media efforts by spending approximately 46 weeks working part-time in the OVM (2–3 hours/week during the academic year; Telos Conference May 3-5, 2018; and optional summer). The Media Intern will assist in the curation and creation of content for social media and promotional outlets, including (but not limited to) finding re-postable content for social media and creating simple graphics for social media and website (using Canva or another preferred program). They will also edit (using Garageband or preferred editing software) any audio files to be published on the Telos website. The Media Intern will serve as photographer for Telos Project events, including during the entirety of the annual learning conference, May 3–5, 2018; availability during these dates is non-negotiable. The intern is supervised by the Telos Project Director.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Dr. Ann Bezzerides at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, September 5, 2017. An applicant’s cover letter should address an applicant’s interest in media and how the internship will assist with future potential career/ministry path.