Draper Hills Summer Program Communications Assistant

JOB TITLE: Communications Assistant

Duration: Monday, July 06 – Friday, August 14, 2019

Schedule: 40 hours/week and you will work at least 2 weekends.

Hourly Pay: $16.40/hour

Please note that the selected intern will be responsible for finding and funding their own housing. In addition, the intern is expected to work for the entirety of the 6 weeks.


  • CDDRL is looking for an undergraduate student to assist in the administration of the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program on Democracy and Development. The intern will assist with communications, coordination, and management of logistics for this group starting July 6 with an end date of August 14. For more information on the program please visit our website at https://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/summerfellows

    The program will run from July 12 - July 31, 2019.


  • The intern will perform tasks including but not limited to:

    · Work with communications manager to help promote communications and publicity for the program. Tasks include:

    · Develop background and social media research on the fellows before they arrive

    · Update CDDRL's social media, especially Instagram, with stories on fellows and speakers

    · Create a list of fellow’s social media handles including building a WhatsApp group. This group is the primary means of communication for staff with fellows.

    · Create and keep up to date a Google calendar for the fellows and the staff including all the events and schedules and updating on a daily basis.

    · Assist with preparing the fellows to deliver their Ted style-talks, including copy-editing their scripts

    · Assist with recording Ted-Style talks

    · Distribute and collect signed media release forms and keep up to date the list with each fellow's permission to be recorded and published as well as speaker release forms for each speaker.

    · Communicate the copy-rights limitations and the University policies with the fellows.

    · Capture photos of each speaker and each fellow.  

    · Create photo slideshow for closing dinner.

    · Design class yearbook photo album.

    Also, work with the program assistant and staff as needed:


    · Engage and interact with the international fellows.

    · Attend program sessions on a daily basis.

    · Attend and help coordinate program site visits to organizations such as Google, Facebook, and other Silicon Valley firms.

    · Schedule, create an itinerary, and attend excursions.

    · Provide basic administrative support (data entry, photocopying, filing, and web updates).


    Various other responsibilities include:    

    · Work with the caterer, facility personnel, transportation services, and venue staff to verify logistics and ensure punctual execution of program events.   

    · Other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:

    · Proficiency with social media.

    · Clear and accurate written and oral communication skills.

    · Experience with taking photos, uploading to selected platforms, basic editing. We will have an SLR camera that you should get familiar with.

    · Strong interpersonal skills to work well in a tight knit team of DHSF program staff and interns

    · Detail oriented and highly organized. You will be responsible for organizing and uploading photos on a daily basis, filing all fellow’s paperwork, and updating the calendar on a daily basis.

    · Cultural sensitivity to be able to work with adults from differing nationalities and perspectives.

    · Ability to work independently and see projects through to completion.

    · Problem solving skills and the ability to think on your feet.

    · Interest in democracy, development, economics and law in developing countries.

    · Team player.

    Preferred Qualifications (though not required):

    · Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

    · Residential Assistant at Stanford, or similar leadership experience in organizing and executing programs and events.

    · Familiarity with the Stanford campus and campus life.

    · Driver's license.


  • For questions, please contact

    Djurdja Padejski at djurdjap@stanford.edu and Miloni Gandhi at miloni@stanford.edu


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