Data Management Internship – Paid (Reason)

Reason Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy research institute, is looking for a data management intern to implement planned structural changes to a Salesforce database with over 80,000 contact records. Responsibilities will include implementing structural changes using DemandTools software, performing data cleaning and establishing automated data cleaning routines, and collaborating with the database manager to determine additional structural changes.

Start date, length of the internship, and hours per week are negotiable for the right person. Ideally, the intern will work out of Reason’s LA office, but a remote arrangement is possible. Stipends are available and will be discussed on an individual basis.

Qualifications:

A working knowledge of intermediate excel functionality is a must. Knowledge of Salesforce and DemandTools is not necessary, but a plus. An ideal candidate will have an interest in a career in data management.

Benefits:

The data management intern will be fully trained in basic Salesforce administration and DemandTools functionality. Salesforce is currently used by over 5,000 non-profit organizations around the world, and many more in the for-profit community.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Amy Pelletier at amy.pelletier@reason.org. Your cover letter should describe why you are interested in the internship, and explain your availability.

Reason Magazine Internship – Paid

The Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship program runs year-round in the Washington, D.C. office. Interns work for 10 weeks and receive a $5,000 stipend.

The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and Reason Online, and helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at such places as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Reason itself.

To apply, send your résumé, up to five writing samples (preferably published clips), and a cover letter by the deadline below to:

Gray Internship Reason 1747 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009

 

Contact

Electronic applications can be sent to intern@reason.com, with the subject line: Gray Internship Application.  Please submit all application pieces as a single pdf file if possible.

 

Deadlines

Summer Internships begin in June, application deadline March 26

Fall Internships begin in September, application deadline August 20

Spring Internships begin in January, application deadline November 13

Internship dates are flexible.

Denver HH: Are There Limits to Privatization?

Join fellow liberty lovers this Wednesday for social networking, cocktails and a lively discussion by Harris Kenny of The Reason Foundation on the topic of privatization.

Mr. Kenny will share research he has done to showcase the successful attempts at privatization, and will answer questions from the audience following his presentation. So get ready to push the envelope over the discussion of the ultimate question – what is the true role of government?

When: Wednesday, April 18 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers | 80 S. Madison in Denver

Plus! Stop in between 6:30-7pm to participate in a new communications building exercise. We will be looking for volunteers willing to stand up and advocate for liberty (in the comfort of the bar of course!) – and we hope you will be one of them!

Happy Hour Specials
$5 Burger & Fries
1/2 off House Wine Until 6:30pm

Producer for Film Fellowship

2012 Searle Film Fellowship at Reason.tv

Application Deadline: February 17, 2012

Reason.tv – the online video journalism project of the Reason Foundation – is seeking talented individuals interested in advancing the message of Free Minds and Free Markets through video journalism and related multimedia productions. Reason’s top priority is talent: established and aspiring producers, videographers, editors, researchers, and marketing professionals will all be considered.

The Searle Film Fellowship at Reason.tv is a year-long, full time position that gives aspiring video journalists the opportunity to create substantive, original content that explores the ideas of free minds and free markets. Initial responsibilities will depend on experience and could range from research assistance to video editing to producing independent pieces to developing marketing and distribution plans. Fellows will also participate in training in production techniques appropriate to their skill level. Fellowships are full-time salaried positions with benefits; salary will depend on experience.

Resourcefulness, a willingness to pick up miscellaneous tasks and reliability are a must. The ideal candidate will also have a strong interest in libertarian ideas, the field of documentary filmmaking or video journalism, familiarity with shooting and editing, and content distribution and marketing.

Applicants at any level of experience will be considered. Individuals who are able to work from one of the Reason offices (in LA or DC) are preferred, but telecommuters will also be considered. To apply, please submit the following materials in a single pdf file via email to amy.pelletier@reason.org by January 27, 2012:

  • A cover letter with a summary of your experience and an explanation of your interest in Reason.tv,
  • A resume, including contact information for three references.
  • Three one-page segment sketches you would like to produce (or help produce) at Reason.tv. The format, style, and level of detail are at your discretion.
  • Samples of your work, if applicable to your level of experience. If available online, include links in the email; if you prefer to mail a reel, please send TWO copies to: Reason Foundation, Attn: Amy Pelletier, 3415 S Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

Please direct questions about the fellowship and application process to Amy Pelletier at amy.pelletier@reason.org.

Join Nick Gillespie from Reason @ LOTR Happy Hour in Charleston!

It’s exciting to announce that LOTR will have Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch joining us from Reason magazine for our next happy hour. Check out their new book titled The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America. To find out more about both of them, visit their Declaration of Independents blog.

Where: Chucktown Tavern | 159 Market Street in Charleston, S.C.

We are very lucky to have Nick and Matt joining us. Tell your friends and come to Chucktown Tavern for some drinks and great discussion. This is a chance to discuss with knowledgeable individuals, and it is a great learning experience for all.

Expect some beer specials for this event. We look forward to seeing all of you!

RSVP on Facebook

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Before the event at Chucktown Tavern, Nick and Matt will be in the Beatty Center at the College of Charleston giving a talk in Wachovia Auditorium. That will start at 6 PM and LOTR will be immediately following.