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Virtual Volunteering Project

Virtual Volunteering Project
TWC - Sat Jan 17, 2009 @ 02:49AM
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Our Virtual Volunteering Project participants will have an impact.

We will have a Virtual Volunteering Projec that will allow our members to have an impact.

Benefits:
Mentorship:

  1. For those individuals who volunteer will have an opportunity to interact with some Lint Center mentors.
  2. Mentors are highly regarded individuals who have practitioner oriented experience and who are current and/or former members of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Lint Center Mentors are individuals with expertise and experience in a broad array of our country’s intelligence agencies including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security,  US State Department, and various other organizations including  the Department of Defense.

Presidential Service Award Nomination:

  1. In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush issued a challenge to all Americans to make time to help their neighbors, communities, and Nation through service. He created the USA Freedom Corps to help all Americans answer his call to service and help foster a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility.
  2. Hours spent on this project may be added toward a nomination for the Presidential Service Award. If nominees receive a service award, volunteers will receive 1) An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin; 2) A personalized certificate of achievement; 3) A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States; 4) A letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, 5) A personal letter of recommendation from the Lint Center for future employers.

Overview

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Public Affairs Office, is seeking highly-motivated volunteers. The Lint Center Public Affairs Office provides a wide range of communication services for the Lint Center and serves as the primary liaison between the Lint Center and the news media as well as the general public. The office promotes enhanced public awareness about the Center, its mission as a non-profit, its scholarship recipients, and its think tank efforts promoting the innovative ideas and counterintuitive solutions of contributing writers addressing existing counterintelligence, defense policy, and national security issues.

The Lint Center’s Public Affairs Office is seeking Volunteers and interns for positions as Public Affairs and Digital Media Interns who are creative, technologically proficient, and task oriented. The internship is unpaid but can be completed via tele-Networking or virtual communications. In turn, interns are not required to relocate and bare the financial burden of temporary dislocation. However, interns are expected to have access to the Internet and must be committed to assisting the Lint Center. (Suggested summer commitment: 100 hours for Undergraduate students and 200-300 hours for Graduate students). This page is dedicated to the Virtual Volunteering Project, opportunities with another page for Intern information.

Title:

MySpace Public Relations Coordinator

Assignment:

  • Facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the details, submission deadlines, and other vital particulars of the Center Scholarship program. Duties will include posting various Lint Center volunteer opportunities, internship programs, and scholarships on MySpace.com.
  • Research and report on coverage/mention of the Lint Center


Description
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, is seeking the support of volunteers to assist with the development as well as expansion of the Center’s MySpace account. Specifically, the Lint Center is hoping to find a motivated individual to assist in monitoring, identifying, and relaying opportunities within the MySpace community to attract additional volunteer support for enhanced community engagement. The emphasis of the effort is to connect and retain a base of virtual volunteer supporters to facilitate and improve the work of the Lint Center.
Specific areas of interest, in addition to the above mentioned areas of responsibility, include posting news, information, and details’ regarding the Lint Center’s various scholarships. Additionally, a weekly ‘coverage report’ or summary of MySpace comments pertaining to the Lint Center will be required.


 Age: 19 and older


Does this assignment involve direct interaction with clients?
No. Even so, it does provide participant with direct interaction with senior and executive level members of the Lint Center.


Volunteer Skills and Equipment Needed

  • A computer and regular access to the Internet
  • Access to MySpace,
  • Knowledge of how to search and post certain areas of MySpace,
  • Review MySpace for comments and ideas pertaining to Lint Center
  • Attention to detail, thoughtful and careful reading of stories to glean only certain articles, commitment to deadlines.

This opportunity is totally virtual (volunteer doesn't have to be on site at the organization)
This opportunity has no expiration date (this opportunity is always available unless currently filled)

The Lint Center may request a quick telephone interview, a resume review, and/or a short writing sample.

Please provide your comments, suggestions, and ideas by using the Feedback form at http://www.lintcenter.org/feedback.htm. This form may also be used to start the internship application process or initiate a dialogue with the Center, should you require clarification. Our aim is to provide motivated individuals with a rewarding, enriching experience and to provide Lint Center interns with the basic skill set and practitioner oriented knowledge needed to reach the next step. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions. We welcome your interest and look forward to hearing from you.

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