As an ideas laboratory operating at the intersection of public policy and technology, New America is a source of rich original research data on everything from drones topolitical lobbying. We’re looking for summer web development intern candidates eager to help us to build amazing online experiences that communicate our groundbreaking policy work and data analysis, using cutting-edge technologies and frameworks.
This is a paid position, for 30-40 hours a week, based in our brand new Washington, DC, office, off Lafayette Square, a block away from the White House.
The successful candidate for this position will also be working in an organization with some of America’s leading technologists, and where issues like Internet governance, surveillance, network neutrality, and broadband access are discussed often.
• Assist with a mix of front-end and back-end development projects on our digital properties, including our main website, Intranet, and various one-off projects.
• Work closely with the communications and editorial teams throughout, ensuring that we remain brand-consistent.
Candidates for this position should have the following:
• Some experience with object oriented programming languages like Python or Ruby
• Knowledge of general software engineering principles as they apply to web projects: testing, refactoring techniques, design patterns.
• Great work ethic, approachability, eagerness to work in a collaborative environment.
Bonus skills (not required, but please highlight any of your interest areas in the application):
• Experience with server-side frameworks such as Django, Node/Express, Rails.
• Familiarity with a client-side application framework such as React, Backbone, Angular or Ember
• Knowledge of a database technology, and in particular PostGreSQL.
• Understanding of graphic design principles and familiarity with design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or Sketch.
Potential Learning Opportunities:
• Working within a complex web application infrastructure
• Back-End technologies: Python, Django, Wagtail CMS
• Deployment with AWS/Elastic Beanstalk
• Data visualization techniques and libraries
• Source code version control systems (Git)
• Technical research (reference documentation, Stack Overflow, GitHub, etc.)
• Database & Data Modeling (PostgreSQL / ElasticSearch)
Submit a cover letter and resume. We highly recommend including projects orcode samples in the application (you can link to Github or add an attachment to the application). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions (by Wednesday, April 20, 2016) are recommended.
To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://newamerica.applytojob.com/apply/kjLKUn/Web-Development-Intern →