Global Kids is offering a fellowship to focus on event management for the International Justice Center (click here to teleport). The fellow will be expected to work with Global Kids staff to organize regular in-world events in that sim for SL residents, human rights groups, and the general public.
Since 2005, Global Kids has leveraged the educational potential of virtual worlds to inform and involve people in pressing international and public policy issues. The International Justice Center builds on Global Kids’ groundbreaking work by establishing an online hub supporting the ICC and the global justice concerns it addresses. Developed and administered by Global Kids with funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, this innovative online learning center will provide resources for people to learn about the ICC, connect with ICC officials and advocates, and take action in support of human rights and international justice. For more information, see the IJC website at http://justicecenter.net .
The Justice Center Fellow will work in close coordination with Global Kids staff to organize regular gatherings in the Justice Commons sim as a means of promoting ongoing education, dialogue, news and information sharing on issues related to global justice and the ICC.
The principal duties will include:
Coordinating biweekly in-world events on the Justice Commons sim,
including speaker coordination, outreach, entertainment, and security
- Interfacing with real world non-profit groups to help them come in-world either via skype or avatar
- Building up the public presence of the Justice Center among relevant SL communities and constituencies
- Assisting with other special mixed-reality events that may take place in the Justice Center and on the web
The ideal candidate will :
have a personal commitment to human rights / global justice issues
(some education or background in human rights work is a plus)
- be well-versed in SL culture, connected to relevant SL communities and networks
- be knowledgeable about the technical details of streaming video and audio into SL
The Justice Center Fellow will received a monthly stipend of L$
18,000-24,000 per month based on experience and skills. The fellow is
expected to commit approximately 6-10 hours a month to the fellowship.
Please send a cover letter and resume either as notecards to Rik Riel
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 19, 2008, 8PM SLT/PST.
About Global Kids
Founded in 1989, Global Kids’ mission is to transform urban youth into
successful students and global and community leaders by engaging them
in socially dynamic, content-rich learning experiences. Through its
leadership development and academic enrichment programs, Global Kids
educates youth about critical international and domestic issues and
promotes their engagement in civil life and the democratic process.
In 2006, Global Kids became the first non-profit to develop a dedicated
space for programming in the virtual world of Teen Second Life (TSL).
Global Kids brings students from its New York-based programs into the
organization’s headquarters to conduct youth leadership programming and
stream audio and video of major international events. This innovative
program is conducted in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation,
UNICEF, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Youth Venture, and the
International Criminal Court, among others. More information on this
program can be found on the blog http://holymeatballs.org/second_life/
and on Global Kids’ website at www.GlobalKids.org.