Call for Applications! CYA Media Lab Internship Fall 2019

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Apply for CYA's Media Lab Internship!

If you are…

  • keen to use your time abroad to practice your photography skills
  • keeping up with social networks letting your friends and family back home know what adventures you’re having in Greece
  • an active social media user and have a passion for engaging with others interested in writing, storytelling, and reporting

We are looking for…

Three motivated, resourceful and social media-active students to serve as Media Lab Interns. The interns will work directly with the MediaLab staff to strategize, craft and execute content for CYA’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and CYA Blog). The internship is supervised by CYA communications professor Dr. Demetris Kamaras, who will once a week provide a specialized workshop for the interns, discussing topics like social media and digital literacy, storytelling, agenda setting and messaging systems, workplace communications, information design, cultural intelligence and more.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following: social media, photography and video, writing, blogging. Please include previous work samples, if available. Most importantly, we are looking for the creativity and eagerness to create interesting and engaging multimedia content.


The Essentials

The role requires a commitment of approximately 6-8 hours a week, which includes attendance of meetings and coverage of stories spread across:

  • Student life (inside apartments, at the school, etc.)
  • City life (sitting for a Greek coffee, walking around Athens, etc.)
  • Learning abroad (CYA-sponsored trips, on-site classes, inside the classroom, extracurricular activities, landmarks)
  • Growing, living, learning, and traveling in Greece & Europe
  • Day-to-day exploration including housing, cultural immersion, Greek Culture and Society
  • Events throughout the semesters
Why Apply?
  • The role offers interns an immersion into digital media and communications within a prestigious academic environment
  • The internship is made to conveniently fit in your busy study abroad schedule
  • Strengthen your portfolio and resume, while sharpening your creative and communications skills
  • Earn a warm letter of recommendation at the end of the semester to further consolidate your work experience, skills and achievements
  • Have fun reporting on your amazing study abroad experience!
  • Collaborate with the CYA Media Lab team in weekly meetings and attend workshops
  • Report on the CYA experience: take photographs and videos, interview fellow students and faculty, collect quotes, tell stories.
  • Conceptualize, create and publish multimedia content that enhances the CYA experience, shares success stories, builds meaningful connections and encourages engagement
  • Employ innovative tactics to grow CYAs social media audiences
  • Serve as an ambassador for the CYA Media Lab, which includes seeking out story ideas for CYA social media, and main website, encouraging fellow students and the academic community to engage with us, utilizing our social media (such as FacebookTwitterInstagram) to connect with public audiences
Applicants should submit:

A short cover letter explaining why you think you should be selected for this internship and what you can bring to CYAs Media Team with a list of examples (with relevant links) to your personal writing/photography work, social-media activity, as well as any pages that you currently manage, to by Monday, August the 19th 5pm (ET).

NB: This is an unpaid work-study position. 

media lab internship information spring 19
articles by media lab interns on our blog
Written by Tina Voulgari