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This Fall 2018 LPD will offer a number of Learning Internships for currently enrolled NYU Florence students.

Students must apply through the NYU Florence Learning Internships process. More information can be found on the NYU Florence Learning Internships website

The deadline for applications for NYU Florence Learning Internships is Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 3:00pm. No late applications will be accepted. Candidates will be contacted with interview information by September 6, 2018.

LPD provides a forum for the exploration of critical issues of contemporary society through engagement with some of the world’s most prominent experts, intellectuals, artists, and scholars at the unique place that is NYU Florence. Students have the opportunity to cultivate an international perspective on some of today’s most pressing issues and develop skills useful for their academic and budding professional careers like public speaking, public relations, research and writing, graphic design, communications, photography, videography, managing digital platforms, and event organization. All in a multicultural and multilingual environment.

Italian and English are the languages spoken in the office (knowledge of Italian is not required).

Project areas include:

 
 
Research  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern to assist with research-related tasks in LPD. The intern will assist with:

- Conducting small scale research projects, which include issues being addressed in current Dialogues, biographical and bibliographical research related to speakers, and issue-based press reviews.

- Write and present short research reports and briefs for the LPD team​

- Write up research for blog posts or essays for the LPD website and social media platforms

Through the internship, the intern will learn how to do short targeted research projects with a quick turnaround time, evaluate sources and information, write short synthetic fact-based briefs and reports, and correctly cite sources and information.

 
Event Operations  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern who will assist with LPD’s event operations, including:

-Developing logistics and operations plans, in collaboration with the Conference Operations coordinator

-Serving as lead on operations for student-led Dialogues

-Assembling and leading a student organizational team during LPD events

-Providing support to the conferencing assistant during LPD events

-Providing general support to the Conference Operations coordinator for the planning and realization of LPD events

The intern will learn about the technical organization of an event, develop public relations skills, and problem-solving skills, and how to assemble and lead a team during a high-pressure and fast paced public event.

 
Reporting  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern to report on LPD issues and events, including:

- Writing reports and summaries of LPD events, including interviews with speakers and students who attend the dialogues.

- Writing ‘objective reporting’ pieces on issues related to the dialogues that will require on-line research and occasionally research in the community.

LPD’s reporting intern will have the opportunity to learn how to listen effectively to a lecture/dialogue, how to take good notes, how to synthesize notes into a short synthetic report, and how to present information in a way that is clear and comprehensible to an international, non-native English speaking and non-specialist audience. The intern will also learn how to conduct an interview and to transform a transcript into a narrative. The intern will benefit from a large volume of short projects with a quick turn around time, thus receiving regular feedback, and having the opportunity to improve and experiment with their writing over the course of the semester. The intern will also have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of published writing under their own byline, featured on the LPD digital platforms, that can be used for their own professional portfolio.

 
Middle East Now Festival Coordinator  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern to help coordinate several projects it will be organizing in collaboration with the Middle East Now Festival this semester. The Middle East Now Festival is Italy´s largest festival dedicated to Middle Eastern film and culture. The intern will assist with:

- Liaising with the MEN Festival staff to obtain information about the festival, including the program, special opportunities for NYU Florence students, and promotion materials that can be shared with NYU Florence students

- Promoting the festival and the student jury work within the NYU Florence student community and to the external public.

- Coordinating the NYU Florence student jury, which will award the festival´s Best Short Film Prize

- Assisting with the creation and distribution of digital content to promote the festival and the student jury´s work.

Through the internship, the intern will learn how to coordinate a large complex project, liaise with external partners, lead a student team, work on communications and the promotion of events, in addition to how a film festival is organized and the work of a film festival jury (criteria for evaluating films, process of jury deliberations, selecting a winner, etc.). The student will have the opportunity to learn about Middle Eastern film and culture and to interact with filmmakers, artists and other participants during the festival.

 
Editing  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern who will assist the LPD Coordinator with the editing of written content for LPD, this includes:

- Editing student writing for the LPD digital platforms (website, blogs, social media)

- Editing communications materials for public distribution

- Assistance with the editing and preparation of transcripts of LPD events that are being prepared for publication.

The LPD editing intern will learn about the editing process, the editorial standards of LPD, how digital platforms are managed, how to design a writing project, how to work with writers and how to give appropriate and effective editorial feedback to writers. The LPD intern will have the opportunity to improve their editing skills by working on a high volume of short projects with different kinds of writers over the course of the semester.

 
Digital Manager  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern who will assist with the management of LPD’s website and social media platforms, including:

- Assisting with the production of digital content for LPD’s digital platforms (website, blogs, social media)

- Assisting with the uploading, posting and archiving of digital content for LPD’s digital platforms.

- Assisting with processing of photographs and videos

- Providing support for the management of LPD’s digital platforms (website, blogs, social media)

The intern will learn about how each individual digital platform works independently and also how the platforms work together in synergy, in order to coordinate and reinforce the LPD identity, communication with our audience, and the interactivity and engagement of platform users. The intern will learn about the technical management of digital platforms, including the uploading of content, how to evaluate and manage digital content, and will work with other team members and the LPD staff on the creation, distribution, and archiving of content.

 
Communication  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern who will assist with LPD’s communications activities, including:

- Assist the LPD team in the development of communications strategies for LPD events and activities for print and digital platforms.

- Promote LPD events online and in-person on campus and in the community

- Help with outreach for LPD events and activities

- Assist with the implementation of communications strategies online and on the ground

- Participate in the assessment of the effectiveness of communications strategies by helping collect and analyze analytics

The student will learn how to develop and implement a communications strategy, with particular attention paid to communicating effectively with LPD’s diverse audience, which includes an international non-native English speaking non-specialist contingent, and also, notably, students at the University of Florence. The student will also learn how to effectively conduct outreach and to work within a larger team to help develop ideas for communications materials that support the communications strategy. The intern will also learn how to evaluate a communications strategy based on the analysis of web analytics.

 
Writing  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern to assist with writing content for the LPD Office and LPD digital platforms, including:

- Writing issue reports, ‘opinion pieces’, and interviews with speakers for the LPD digital platforms

Writing social media captions and content

- Writing text to accompany the work of LPD photography and videography interns

- ​Assistance with other writing projects defined during the course of the semester.

The student will learn how to write short pieces in a clear and synthetic writing style, how to conduct an interview, how to write captions for visual based digital media, and how to write for collaborative projects. Particular attention will be paid to helping the intern develop the ability to write for an international, non-native English speaking and non-specialist audience. The intern will benefit from a large volume of short projects with a quick turnaround time, thus receiving regular feedback, and having the opportunity to improve and experiment with their writing over the course of the semester. The intern will also have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of published writing under their own byline, featured on the LPD digital platforms, that can be used for their own professional portfolio.

 
Social Media  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern who will assist with the management of LPD’s social media platforms, including:

- Contribute to the design of communications campaigns for LPD’s social media platforms related to LPD events

- Assist with the management of LPD’s social media platforms, including the technical management of the sites and the scheduling and uploading of content

- Collaboration with other members of the team on the creation of content including original tweets and blog posts, as well as the selection of articles and information to be posted

- Research and experiment with different strategies to improve student interactivity on LDP social media platforms

- Assist with the promotion of LPD social media platforms and the expansion of its user base

 The intern will learn about how different social media platforms work, how to design effective communications campaigns for social media platforms, how to manage social media content and scheduling, how to select and evaluate content for social media, and how to assign tasks and coordinate with other team members on the creation of social media, including following up with students and making sure the team meets its deadlines.

 
Graphic Design  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern who will help with the graphic design of communications materials for LPD, including:

- Image research for LPD events and for promotion of events on LPD website and social media platforms

- The realization of posters/flyers and other communications materials

- Assist with the collection and communication of information for the Office of Student Life’s Friday Flyer

- Assist with the creation and diffusion of LPD’s weekly newsletter

The intern will learn about how to effectively communicate a communications strategy through the creation of visual materials while respecting NYU graphic standards and strengthening the LPD visual identity. The graphic design intern will work closely with student photographers and videographers on projects related to the Dialogues, and thus will learn how to work on visual projects in a team.

 
Photography  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student photography intern who will be responsible for

 - Serving as staff photographer at LPD events

- Collecting photography submissions from other student photographers and providing them to staff in an easily reviewable form

- Carrying out post production on photographs to prepare them for publication

- Participating in photography selection meetings

- Coordinating with student writers on the creation of captions for photography material

- Archiving photographic material

The photography intern will be asked to carry out at least one original project related to a Dialogue over the course of the semester. The photography intern will learn how to take effective photographs at a public event for use on LPD digital platforms, respecting the technical parameters of the platforms. They will learn how to create a narrative, working with the LPD team on the selection of photographs and the writing of captions to accompany the images, and will develop post production skills.

 
Videography  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern who will provide videography assistant to LPD, including:

- Video-recording LPD events

- Assisting with other video projects in LPD, such as interviews with speakers/students, creating promotional videos, etc.

- Providing video support for student projects

- Covering behind the scenes activities related to student involvement

- Liaising with Digital Studio and Facilities staff for set-up, lighting and audio related to video projects

- Providing post production support for video projects

 The videography intern will carry out at least one original project related to a Dialogue over the course of the semester. The intern will learn how to carry out multiple projects on different topics, liaise with technical staff, corral students and other members of the public to participate in a video project, how to create an effective narrative, and develop post production skills by working on several short projects over the course of the semester.

 
Post Production  

La Pietra Dialogues seeks a student intern who will be responsible for overseeing post production on LPD photography and videography projects. The post production intern will:

-Coordinate with the LPD photography and videography interns on the preparation of visual content for publication on LPD digital platforms

-Provide post production support for the completion of videography and photography projects

-Create a weekly ‘This Week in LPD’ slide show that combines content from the week’s activities for sharing on LPD digital platforms

-Create an end of the semester highlights video using all of the contents produced over the course of the semester to be featured on the LPD website and at the end of year party

-Liaise with the Digital Studio on video projects related to LPD, such as preparing the LPD orientation video each semester

The post production intern will carry out at least one original project related to a Dialogue over the course of the semester. The student intern will have the opportunity to enhance their post production skills using the latest software, will learn more about LPD visual standards and how to apply them, will learn how to work in a team in order to construct a narrative and produce material that is publication-ready, and will learn how to meet ‘client’ needs and expectations while meeting deadlines.

 
Visit the LPD Student Portfolio to check out some of the great work LPD students have done in past semesters!  

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