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The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization has a part-time undergraduate paid internship position available. Applications are being accepted now on Handshake.

The goal of the Benson Center internship is to engage undergraduate students in meaningful projects that will allow students to develop their resumes with concrete skills and experiences. The Center is unlike other academic units on campus in that we host a variety of events each semester, produce the Free Mind podcast, work closely with campus leadership, and recruit visiting scholars from a variety of backgrounds and professional experience. 

Students can work with the Benson Center team on a mix of the following, depending on need and interest: podcast management; web and social media content, including updates and analytics; event planning skills such as managing logistics, creating marketing materials and identifying target audiences, arranging travel for speakers, and live event support (including videography/photography); finance and accounting support such as invoice processing and expense reconciliation; general office support such as managing visitors and event participants, and other administrative duties as needed. Special project support may be assigned, depending on projects that can come up during the academic year.

The successful candidate has a working knowledge of MS Office suite, Google Drive and other basic office software. Candidates should be diligent, work well independently, be professional and positive, and have good customer service skills. A demonstrated interest in Western Civilization and/or current affairs should be emphasized in the application, as contributing to the Center's mission is critical to the internship. This can include the student's declared major/minor or previous work, intern, or volunteer experience. Experience in Adobe Audition and Premier Pro desirable but not required. Work will be on campus, especially during the training period. A potential for some remote work is possible, depending on the nature of the projects. Training will be provided.

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About the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization at the University of Colorado Boulder

The Benson Center explores the culture, languages and ideas of the Western tradition, ranging from antiquity to modern society. Its concern, first and foremost, is with the values that emerge from that tradition, and their ongoing role in the institutions of the United States. The Center is committed to fostering research, debate and dialogue on the fundamental issues of our time--moral, political and economic.

The Benson Center team is relatively small; therefore, interns can expect to work closely with the Assistant Director and External Media Relations Manager.