Muftah is looking for interns in social media and graphic design/multimedia. If you join our team, you’ll be part of growing the publication by contributing valued insight while working on an international scale. Both internships are unpaid, as the magazine itself is run by volunteers.

While being located in New York City is a plus, you’ll primarily be working remotely so you’ll need a functioning computer and reliable Internet access, including on a mobile device.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JUNE 9. For more details see below!

Social Media Intern

Position:

Are you ambitious, detail-oriented, and creative? As Muftah’s social media intern, you’ll work closely on the magazine’s social media accounts and outreach efforts, including:

  • Managing Muftah’s Instagram and Tumblr accounts
  • Contributing ideas for publicizing articles on social media
  • Brainstorming creative content for social media channels
  • Creating, growing, and engaging a community of online supporters who are invested in the magazine

What we are looking for:

This position role is best suited for students pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or similar fields of study. We are looking for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week for a minimum of one year.

Skills/background that are necessary:

  • Knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr especially for brands or news/media
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Reliability – this job isn’t for the disorganized
  • Flexible, able to work efficiently under deadlines, communicates well

Skills/background you’ll get bonus points for:

  • Knowledge of Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of or interest in the Middle East/North Africa, and/or Central Asia/Eastern Europe

How to apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to [email protected] You should include links to your personal Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr accounts, if you have them.

Graphic Design & Multimedia Intern

Position:

Are you self-starting, ambitious, and creative? Do you know the difference between MOV vs MP4 files, 16×9 vs 4×3, HD vs SD, and 24p vs 60i? As Muftah’s graphic design and multimedia intern, you’ll take a lead role in developing our video, podcast, and visual data arms.

What we are looking for:

This position is best suited for students studying graphic design, multimedia, audio/visual, web development, or similar. The candidate should understand good graphic design principles and have an eye for selecting images, be familiar with various video formats, codecs, and compressing schemes. We are looking for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, for a minimum of one year.

Skills/background that are necessary:

  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro to perform basic edits and exports
  • Comfortable using Photoshop to crop, color correct, layer, and work with text
  • Have experience with audio editing programs, such as Sound Forge, Audacity, and Pro Tools, and have at least one of these programs on a computer that can be regularly accessed.
  • Flexible, works efficiently under deadlines, and communicates well

Skills/background you’ll get bonus points for:

  • Working knowledge of FTP programs and basic HTML
  • Working knowledge of WordPress
  • Knowledge of or interest in the Middle East/North Africa, and/or Central Asia/Eastern Europe

How to apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and 3 portfolio pieces (or a link to your portfolio) to [email protected]

 

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