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Company: The Futurist magazine
Position:
THE FUTURIST Magazine Seeks Summer Interns
Location:
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Part-time
Ad Expires: 
April 20, 2013
Job ID: 1476757

Description:

What is a futurist? You are! THE FUTURIST magazine is seeking a summer intern. The position is unpaid but you'll work one day a week in our Bethesda (D.C) office and telecommute the rest of the time. Assignments include writing and researching stories for our site with the possibility of getting picked up in the paper mag, writing for our newsletter, and executing a promotional strategy around upcoming conference events.

The ideal candidate will have some reporting experience, preferably covering science or technology. He or she will be able to turn around tight and accurate copy under deadline. The candidate might also have some PR experience and must be comfortable cold calling reporters.

This is a great opportunity to amass some clips and learn how to promote events.

About the Society Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit educational and scientific organization in Washington, D.C., the World Future Society has members in more than 80 countries around the world. Individuals and groups from all nations are eligible to join the Society and participate in its programs and activities. The Society holds a two-day, international conference once a year where participants discuss foresight techniques and global trends that are influencing the future.

This position does not include health benefits. Apply through this Web site or email resumes to Ptucker(at)wfs.org with the subject line: FUTURIST magazine internship

About THE FUTURIST 

THE FUTURIST is a bimonthly magazine published continuously since 1967 by the World Future Society and is a principal benefit of membership. We are also available on newsstands coast to coast in the United States. The focus of THE FUTURIST is innovation, creative thinking, and emerging trends in the social, economic, and technological areas.

 

Among the many influential futurists and experts who have contributed to THE FUTURIST are: Gene Roddenberry, Al Gore, Newt Gingrich, Alvin and Heidi Toffler, Buckminster Fuller, Frederik Pohl, Isaac Asimov, Vaclav Havel, Margaret Mead, Robert McNamara, B.F Skinner, Nicholas Negroponte, Arthur C. Clarke, Douglas Rushkoff, David Walker, Glenn T. Seaborg, Clay Shirky, and Robert James Woolsey.
 
THE FUTURIST magazine’s print edition continues to be the world's most popular publication about the future. THE FUTURIST recently featured the writing of inventor Ray Kurzweil, management experts Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, technology "maverick" Kevin Kelly, marketing guru Seth Godin, nature writer Richard Louv, futurist Paul Saffo, science fiction authors David Brin and Brenda Cooper, Internet-freedom scholar Evgeny Morozov, environmentalist and MacAuthur Fellow Lester Brown among many other thought leaders.
 
THE FUTURIST has been nominated for an Utne Independent Press Award for Best Science and Technology Coverage.

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