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Web Communication & Design Intern for Brown WebServices
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Job ID 8389
Employer Computing and Information Services
Employer Type On Campus
Date Posted Jul 28, 2015
Category Technical / Web Development
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Job Description If you're interested in modern communications, web design, the internet, mobile web, and using the internet in new and innovative ways, then you'll like this job. We've worked with MMC, Cog Sci, and COE/BEO concentrators in the past that have really enjoyed this experience.
If you're more interested in Programming, check out our programming position. Or, if you're more interested in writing good content, check out our web content position.
Who We Are:
Brown WebServices is part of Brown University’s Computing and Information Services (CIS) Department. Brown WebServices builds the Brown web. Our goals are:
  • Manage and support Brown’s web infrastructure tools including the BrownSites (our content management system), mobile, blogs, and web publishing environments.
  • Support, collaborate with, and coordinate the efforts of web communicators, designers, programmers, and developers across campus.
  • Design and Develop highly effective, custom websites for Brown offices, groups, and projects.
What You'll Do:
There will be room to learn and teach us a few things, but specifically, we'll need you to:
  • Develop departmental sites in BrownSites (a CMS based on Drupal).
  • Perform Usability and Information Architecture Tests and report on test results. These tests determine if a website is easy to navigate/use and how to make it better.
  • Design wireframes (stick-figure drawings that demonstrate the layout of a website).
  • Draft and edit reports/presentations for departments on their website strategy. Report topics often include usability, navigation, and use of social media.
  • Participate in Web Services Team activities including design/codefests, troubleshooting, debugging, and testing.
Job Requirements
  • Demonstrated interest in web communications and Web Services' mission and goals.
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow through from start to finish.
  • Professional email manner.
  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in an office setting on a variety of tasks/projects.
  • Strong Internet research skills
  • Experience with Internet tools including a variety of web browsers, any web editor of choice, and web languages including HTML5, CSS, PHP.
  • Experience with website usability, SEO, and tools such as OptimalSort, Treejack, Morae, Usabilla, ClickTail, Google Analytics, etc preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with WordPress and/or Drupal preferred, but not required.

  • To apply: Complete the online application and send us ( ATTN Intern Team) your resume (a cover letter is nice, but optional).
    Applications will only be considered if a resume is emailed to

    Positions have flexible start/end dates and we can be accommodating with your vacation/coursework schedules.
Number of openings 2
Hours 10.0 to 20.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $11.25/hour to $15.00/hour, Depends on experience.
Time Frame Fall
Start Date Aug/Sept 2015
End Date Thursday, December 31, 2015
Primary Contact William H Bordac
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Work Location Davol Square
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