The African Studies Program (ASP) in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) is seeking an advanced graduate student to serve as an intern for Africa Today, a leading peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal. The intern works closely with the Africa Today editorial team (including the editor-in-chief, other editors, and the managing editor).
Duties include: managing the flow of materials in the Africa Today portal in the Indiana University Press Online Journal System (OJS): this portal includes submitted manuscripts, external reviews, revised manuscripts, correspondence with authors and editors, and other materials associated with the review process. The intern also corresponds with potential authors, the editors, and reviewers.
Compensation: $15.00 an hour for up to 10 hours per week (including summers).
Start date: The position will begin May 1, 2021, with the expectation that the intern will continue through summer 2022. Reappointment for a second academic year is possible.
Required qualifications: Active student standing at Indiana University-Bloomington; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, including the ability to interact and communicate with a wide variety of individuals; strong organizational and multitasking skills including ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely and accurate manner and maintain confidentiality; strong writing and communication skills must include diplomacy, and sensitivity to nuance and detail in language; ability to meet deadlines; operating knowledge of standard office equipment; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook and Excel.
Preferred qualifications: previous editorial experience with a journal; familiarity with online journal systems such as the OJS; active pursuit of either an MA in African Studies or a PhD Minor in African Studies.
Application: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae, both in PDF format, addressed to Africa Today editors at email@example.com. Also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Africa Today editors.
The cover letter should note your class standing, campus address, telephone number, student ID number, and names of your two references. It also should discuss service in an editorial position and/or other relevant experiences. Please also state any past or expected coursework in African Studies, and your interests in serving as managing editor. The resume or curriculum vitae should list your academic training, past and current employment, and other relevant experiences.
Deadline: May 1, 2021. Review of applications begins thereafter; late applications accepted until the position is filled.
The ASP at Indiana University-Bloomington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.