[CUWiN] CUWiN VISTA Intern Job Description:
sascha at ucimc.org
Mon Dec 19 18:52:22 CST 2005
CUWiN is hiring a new position to be a part of our Urbana, IL team. This VISTA
Intern will be involved with user support, fundraising, and the day-to-day
operations of the CUWiN project. Along with the stipend and healthcare benefits
provided, CUWiN will help arrange accommodations and help get this team member
settled within our local community. If you or someone you know would be
interested in working on one of the premier open-source wireless projects in the
world, please contact CUWiN at cu-wireless-support at cuwireless.net before January
CUWiN Project Coordinator
More info on CUWiN: http://www.cuwireless.net
More info on VISTA: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp
Communicate CUWiN's vision and mission to people and organizations
outside the project.
Ensure that CUWiN has adequate operating capital. Create
effective fundraising strategies. Solicit gifts from persons,
corporations, and foundations in support of the project.
Identify and reach out to underserved communities. Help new
communities use CUWiN's software to create new wireless networks.
Keep the project website up-to-date. Staff the email "helpdesk."
Has experience maintaining websites and mailing lists.
Understands fundraising activities for non-profit organizations.
Knows how to write a grant proposal. Can use email and instant
messaging effectively in a chaotic office environment. Can learn
new computer and Internet technology quickly, and explain it
to lay persons. Working knowledge of wireless networking,
especially WiFi, is a big plus.
We are looking for a well-presented, detail-oriented, outgoing
person with good communication skills and a desire to work in a fast-paced
The CUWiN Project Coordinator and Technical Lead will be
available daily to guide VISTA members. VISTA members will
send to the CUWiN staff regular progress updates on fundraising,
outreach, and website administration.
VISTAs receive a $10,748 Stipend (the living wage for a single
person in Champaign-Urbana), a $4,725 Educational Award,
healthcare, et cetera.
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