Informatics and New Media Opportunities for Students

General Role Description

We are looking for students interested in gaining informatics/new media experience and/or course credits as part of a practicum, independent study, externship, or internship experience.

  • Collaboration with IU Communications and HANDS in Autism® Staff to support website transition to WordPress (or similar Content Management Systems)
  • Support of ongoing website development and management
  • Support of the development of new content (i.e., learning modules, handouts, flyers, etc.) for the active HANDS in Autism® website dependent upon existing skills
  • Contribution of innovative ideas for encouraging greater interactivity on the HANDS in Autism® website
  • Creation of opportunities to encourage Communities of Practice among groups involved with HANDS in Autism® trainings, services, activities, and efforts
  • Cataloging videos taken in vivo during trainings, service, and activities
  • Editing videos based upon training needs, audiences, and constructs in collaboration with HANDS in Autism® staff

Basic Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High personal motivation, self-management, and detail-orientation
  • Ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress without direct daily supervision
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills to communicate within and outside of the team
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Capacity and willingness to learn routines quickly, under the mentorship of the HANDS in Autism® staff
  • Flexibility in responding to new opportunities as they arise
  • Motivation to engage in and manage a wide range of intellectual work.
  • Academic and/or work experience related to the role (e.g., computer informatics, new media, health informatics, and related fields)
  • Evidence of satisfactory academic progress

Preferred additional qualities:

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript
  • Graphic design skills
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Access), publication design and production software (e.g., Adobe InDesign) and general Internet and electronic communications
  • Junior, senior, or graduate school standing
  • Effective communication skills to assist with quantitative and qualitative research