NDIGD accepting applications for student worker to document 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Author: Luis Ruuska

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The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD), part of the University of Notre Dame's new Keough School of Global Affairs, is currently accepting applications for the paid position of student photographer / communications assistant for summer 2018, with the possibility of extension into the fall and spring semester(s).

The student in this position will primarily document the experience of 25 participants in the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (MWF) throughout June and July. The MWF is a prestigious, intensive, six-week program that features numerous events, site visits, community service days, and other trips to organizations in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. In 2017 alone, the MWF visited over 28 organizations across these three states as guests or volunteers. Learn more about the program at yali.state.gov/mwf.

Because of the fast-paced nature of the MWF, it will be vital for the student in this position to have a quick turnaround time in regards to taking photos, editing photos, and making them available for upload to NDIGD’s social media outlets.

The MWF is one of NDIGD’s most popular and recognizable programs and one of its biggest drivers of social media engagement throughout the year, so the student in this position will play a critical role in NDIGD’s overall outreach efforts. Photos from the MWF will be used as B-roll in videos produced by NDIGD, as well as its 2018 Annual Review and in other printed materials. In the past, photos from the MWF at Notre Dame have been used and promoted by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which funds the program through its implementer, IREX.

Qualified applicants who demonstrate interest in other communications work outside of photography (i.e., writing and editing; graphic design; social media management) may have the opportunity to perform such work as part of this role. In particular, applicants with strong writing skills may have the opportunity to produce several feature stories throughout the duration of the MWF that will be published on the NDIGD home page and heavily promoted through social media.

Interested applicants should view the full listing and requirements and apply at jobs.nd.edu/postings/11970. This position will close on April 22, 2018.

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development — an integral part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame — promotes human development and dignity among people worldwide through applied innovations, impact evaluation, education, and training that help build just and equitable societies.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).