Legacy Series Internship
POC Zine Project is looking for energetic and self-driven individuals to support the Legacy Series through research, writing, event coordinating, web editing and social media support.
Telecommuting and in-person opportunities are available.
Legacy Series internship experiences will be tailored to each individual’s strengths and experiences.
All Legacy Series interns are expected to assist with research, produce two finished pieces per week for poczineproject.tumblr.com, assist with publishing and moderating on our social media platforms and support outreach and advocacy efforts locally.
The estimated time commitment per week is 10-15 hours — less hours if you’re great at multi-tasking.
1. Write articles that provide insightful analysis of publications in the Legacy Series and practical steps that help people better understand and address the topics addressed in the zines.
2. Conduct research as assigned by POCZP leadership.
3. Attend ongoing team meetings (via Google Hangout) and other team events (all virtual).
4. Support POCZP advocacy and outreach efforts locally, as assigned by POCZP leadership.
5. Support planning, outreach and promotion needs for ongoing POCZP events (telecommuting and in-person).
- You are passionate about making zines (independent publications) by POC easy to find, distribute and share.
- You demonstrate the ability to understand and explain the transformative nature of self-publishing.
- You have experience with writing for publications, blogs, magazines, newspapers, etc. If it’s your own blog/wesite, that’s great!
- You have excellent writing and verbal communications skills.
- You are interested in learning from the POCZP organizational model for your own activist/community-building/creative goals.
- You have moderate to strong social media skills: You’re active on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.
- You have experience using content management systems and creating content for the web. Alternatively, you’re a faster learner and are committed to acquiring these skills during your internships.
- You have a strong sense of empathy and ability to connect with others.
- You have experience with - and confident in - community outreach efforts. Alternatively, you have a strong desire to learn.
- You have strong online research skills. Alternatively, you have a strong desire to learn.
- You are curious, innovative, ask questions, generate new ideas and solutions.
- You are eager to learn, willing to experiment knowing it might fail, and able to admit mistakes or inexperience.
- You have a strong ability to work independently and as part of a team.
POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Internship Session, which runs from November 2014 - January 2015.
Early applications are highly recommended since the selection process is on a rolling basis.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Daniela Capistrano at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Internship Application’ in the subject.
Be sure to include 2 writing samples (250-1000 words each) of your review of a zine by a person of color. The zine can be from any year or cover any topic. Your goal is to analyze the content of the zine, its possible influences and context (where applicable) within a movement or social justice initiative.
In your cover letter, please include responses to the questions below:
- What first got you engaged in zine culture?
- What impact do you think POC Zine Project could have?
- What attracts you to this internship?
- How many hours per week are you able to commit to POCZP?
- Why do you think sharing legacy zines by POC is important?
Schools and credit
You do not have to be enrolled at a school to intern with POCZP.
POCZP accepts applications from anyone, anywhere in the world, of any background, who is 18 years of age and able to prove this by providing credible documentation.
If you need credit through a university-approved internship program, indicate this in your application email. Daniela Capistrano can work with you to meet this need through DCAP Media LLC.
POCZP’s Internship review policy
Daniela Capistrano reserves the right to prioritize applications from people of color for all internship opportunities.
POCZP accepts applications from anyone 18+, including white allies, and encourage anyone to apply.
POCZP does NOT discriminate against any applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.