Internship Opportunity

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The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics is seeking editorial and production interns for its digital publications, including its online journal, emisférica, and its digital book series.

emisférica is the Institute’s biannual, peer-reviewed journal, and is edited by Jill Lane, Marcial Godoy-Anativia, and occasional invited editors. The journal publishes essays and multimedia presentations by artists, activists, and scholars, as well as reviews of books, performances, and films.

The Institute’s digital books are developed on the digital publication platform Scalar and Tome, depending on the contents and the specific needs of the authors. Scalar titles include What is Performance Studies? and Holy Terrors, among others. Recent releases on Tome include Six Gestures by Peter Kulchyski and Villa Grimaldi by Diana Taylor.

During 2015-2016 we will publish two issues of the journal (on the themes of “States of Devotion: Religion, Neoliberalism, Biopolitics” and “Migration”), as well as several digital books.

The following internships are available for the academic year:

Editorial/translation Interns (2 positions available)

We seek interns to assist with editorial production and translation. Advanced knowledge of spoken and written Spanish and/or Portuguese is required. Duties will include copy editing and proofreading articles, transcribing videos, translating titles, abstracts, subtitles and bios from/to English, Spanish and/or Portuguese, as well as formatting, and assisting with other aspects of digital publication and web content creation.

Web production Interns (1 position available)

We seek web production interns to work with our Managing Editor and web design team in production of our online publications. Duties will include the creation of content pages, the preparation and uploading of text and images and video, as well as other production duties. Interns will be trained in Joomla!, as well as in the platforms used for our digital books. Basic knowledge of digital imaging and HTML is preferred. Applicants should have some experience using content management systems (Joomla! WordPress, etc) to develop web content; as well as experience in multimedia content creation (image and video galleries), basic knowledge of XHTML, CSS and Adobe Photoshop. Basic programming skills and some knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese are also preferred.

Internships require a commitment of 7-10 hours per week.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to outlining your interest in the position and any relevant experience. Applications must be received no later than Monday, September 21, 2015. 

2 thoughts on “Internship Opportunity

  1. hello
    my name is lidia, I graduated by the field of archaeology. And I want to apply in this internship. But, before I want to know the details that are required to apply in this program. and make contact with the person in charge of this program.

    1. Hi Lidia! Thanks for your message. I would recommend reaching out Kerry Wighman ( with your questions regarding the internship. Kerry provided us with the information about the internship. Good luck!

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