Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Intern with the "Encyclopedia of Earth" project

LIS students might be interested in this opportunity:


Dear Students,

Concerned about climate change? Wondering when world oil production will peak and what renewable energies are ready to step in? Want to improve the communication of sound science and policy on these topics to a global audience?

Here's your chance. We are looking for motivated individuals to become student Encyclopedia Interns on a major climate change initiative underway at the Encyclopedia of Earth (http://www.eoearth.org/), a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other’s work.

The articles are written in non-technical language and will be useful to students, educators, scholars,
professionals, as well as to the general public.

The goal of this project is to build the Web's largest and most authoritative resource on climate change. Encyclopedia Interns will help harvest public domain content, copyedit articles, and otherwise assist authors and topic editors in producing and publishing articles. Encyclopedia Interns will learn the basics of Mediawiki software, the collaborative content platform that underlies Wikipedia, and work with researchers, educators, professionals, and other experts on climate change and
related topics.

The time commitment is flexible and you can work at home, your school's Food Court, Starbucks, or
wherever you can grab an Internet connection.

You can see the current group of "e-scribe" Interns here: http://www.eoearth.org/article/E-scribes.

Here's your chance to make a difference and gain unique professional experience. Interested? Contact Maggie Surface at eoe@eoearth.org.

With best regards,
Cutler J. Cleveland
Encyclopedia of Earth