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Three SI Students Awarded the CIC Stipend for Summer Internships

Three SI students were awarded 2010 CIC Internship Stipend for their summer internship opportunities. These students are taking part in an unpaid or low paying CI/CIC-related internship opportunity and have demonstrated experience in the CI specialization and/or the Community Information Corps (CIC).

Carrie Nusbaum will spend the summer working at the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) in Incheon, Republic of Korea. During July 2010 the Director of APCICT will deliver a presentation to Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Conference on ICT-based Trade and Transportation Facilitation (TTF). Carrie will conduct research on ICT-TTF, prepare a Background Paper to be referenced during the conference panel discussion, and prepare a survey to be administered to conference participants. Within the coming months, APCICT will also develop and launch an online resource centre devoted to its Academy Partners throughout the Asia-Pacific. Carrie will support the project coordinator by researching and presenting design mock-ups, provide feedback on web designer proposals, facilitate the development of content, troubleshoot website errors, and promote the launch of the new online portal.

Sarah Pipes, an Intern with the Central European University Center for Media and Communications Studies (CMCS) in Budapest, Hungary, will be responsible for the collection of the country contributors’ input to the European Privacy and Human Rights report, the consolidation of existing networks and establishment of new liaisons in Europe, and the review, consolidation and editing of the reports. Through this internship, Sarah will acquire an understanding of European privacy frameworks and will help to draft the project report and documentation required to close the project.

Andrew (Drew) Gordon, the third SI student to receive the CIC award, will spend the summer working with the Media & Democracy Coalition in Washington, D.C. The Media and Democracy Coalition is a coalition of more than thirty organizations that work to amplify the public’s voice in media and communications policy. There, Drew will be exposed to the many facets of the way that communications policy is made. He will be developing and executing campaign materials and plans (including social media) in targeted Congressional districts to educate and move members of the House Commerce Telecom Subcommittee towards progressive media policy in addition to representing the Coalition as a whole during visits to Congressional offices with MADCO staffers, assist in the preparation for and planning for these visits, and communication with members around the country on policy initiatives and political situation here in Congress and on the Hill.

Posted by kkowatch at June 15, 2010 03:28 PM

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