These are the details for an internship at Counterpoint, where I did some work in 2003. They are a fascinating organisation, a small think tank within the British Council, with a remit to develop and extend the British Council’s thinking in areas including cultural diplomacy and intercultural communication.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Through its multicultural workforce in 110 countries, it harnesses the power of education, the arts, and creativity, sport, science, English language and governance to build relationships of mutual benefit worldwide and to address global issues.
Counterpoint aims to collect and catalyze the global thinking of the British Council and to add an international dimension to key debates in the UK. We are a core team of three, led by our new Director Dr. Catherine Fieschi (formerly Director of think-tank Demos).
Role: Counterpoint seeks new fora through which to engage new audiences in the conversation about cultural relations in the 21st Century. As our online developer, you will take a completely fresh look at our online offer www.counterpoint-online.org and suggest surprising solutions and new directions we can take.
Profile: Your confident approach to new and existing technologies will enable you to develop these exciting ideas with flair and assurance, using the right tools to reach, stimulate and extend new networks. You will be well-informed about international affairs and the new online communities committed to positive social change.
Where: Central London, Trafalgar Square, tube Charing Cross
Conditions: Unpaid but travel expenses within London will be reimbursed and lunch vouchers provided for our onsite restaurant. Full-time position for 2-3 months, with flexibility possible in terms of hours and some remote working.
To start: February 2009
Duration: 2-3 months
Please send CV, and covering letter with an example of your online activity to Counterpoint(at)britishcouncil(dot)org by 21 January and we will arrange meetings with short-listed applicants in the following week starting 26 January.