[CUWiN] CUWiN VISTA Intern Job Description:

Sascha Meinrath sascha at ucimc.org
Mon Dec 19 18:52:22 CST 2005

Hi Everyone,

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 
15, 2006.

--Sascha Meinrath
CUWiN Project Coordinator

More info on CUWiN: http://www.cuwireless.net
More info on VISTA: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp


Job Description

         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.

Sascha Meinrath
Policy Analyst    *  Project Coordinator  *  President
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