Old Gold Soul Press is looking for non-paid interns for Fall 2011.The intern(s) (who needn't be Washington, DC residents) will be responsible for:
*Providing dynamic content to the "Rashid Darden" facebook page (60%)
*Preparing Press Kits for Lazarus, Covenant, Epiphany, and the Life and Death of Savion Cortez (10%)
*Creating meaningful connections between Rashid Darden and book clubs, independent book stores, student organizations, and campus offices of minority and/or LGBT affairs (30%)
Tangible outcomes will be:
*Increasing the Facebook presence from 786 to 1100 by December 31
*Make connections which lead to six to ten speaking engagements in Spring 2012
Although the internship will be unpaid, the intern will receive free, signed copies of all four books on Old Gold Soul Press, a discounted speaking engagement on their own campus, letters of recommendation, and a solid reference to future employers (contingent upon successful completion of the internship).
The ideal applicant should be a lover of LGBT and/or African American fiction, proficient at social media, possess a working knowledge of fraternity and sorority culture, and be available for regular conference calls. The candidate may be an undergraduate or graduate student, but does not necessarily have to be a student at all.
Candidates should send a resume and very brief cover letter to rashid.darden [at] gmail.com.
The opportunity will close on September 15, 2011.