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Applications for 2013 positions

POSITION: General Law Clerk  applications are now open

Title: General Law Clerk

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Applications are accepted: June 1st - July 11th.
  • Spring: Applications are accepted: October 1st-  31st. Please note for this period only, only California Western School of Law students may apply.
  • Summer: Applications are accepted: November 1st- January 31st.

Application Instructions:  Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:  support@newmediarights.org.

Practice Areas: Public Interest, Internet, Intellectual Property, and Communications law

Job Description: New Media Rights is seeking law students interested in Technology/IP law for its General law clerk position. General law clerks will work on legal research projects answering support requests from our contact form, drafting agreements and contracts, and depending on the time of year, drafting policy comments to the FCC or Copyright Office.

Our work varies broadly depending on the questions the public presents to us each week, and we prefer to "solve problems" rather than attack each issue with a purely legal solution. Therefore, we prefer candidates who (A) want to see a broad spectrum of media and IP law issues, (B) don't have pre-conceived notions as to what a lawyer does/doesn't do and (C) have an interest in working on independent  self-generated projects.

We also prefer candidates with an interest in the arts or technology.

Qualifications: 1Ls who have completed their first year, as well as 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible. Copyright, trademark, licensing, and/or other related classes are also preferred but not required. Please note that only CWSL students may apply for spring internships.

Salary:

For CWSL students: California Western work study Schedule A payment, Volunteer Pro Bono credit ,or CWSL Clinical Internship credit is available.   During the Spring Trimester only school credit is available through the Internet & Media Law Clinic.

For non-CWSL students: school credit, work study or pro-bono awards may be available through your school for fall or summer.

Hours:   minimum of 12

Employer Contact:     

support@newmediarights.org
 

Art Neill
ANSIR INNOVATION CENTER / NEW MEDIA RIGHTS
4685 CONVOY ST STE 210
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111-2339

 

 

POSITION: Video Project Law Clerk applications are now closed

Title: Video Project Law Clerk - Fall, Spring, and Summer

Practice Areas: Public Interest, Internet, Intellectual Property, and Communications law

Job Description: New Media Rights is seeking individuals interested in Technology, IP, and Entertainment law for Spring, Summer and Fall positions. Video project law clerks will spend roughly half of their time doing the general law clerk tasks: answering support requests from our contact form and drafting agreements and contracts. The other 50% of their time will be focused on putting together material for our educational video projects such as LAGD: Legal Assistance for Game Developers and our Copyright FAQ series of videos

In addition to strong legal research skills, we also hope to find someone with a strong interest in one or several of the following areas: new media, film distribution, creative writing, and/or filmmaking.

The work at New Media Rights varies broadly depending on the questions the public presents to us each week, and we prefer to "solve problems" rather than attack each issue with a purely legal solution. Therefore, we prefer candidates who (A) want to see a broad spectrum of media and IP law issues, (B) don't have pre-conceived notions as to what a lawyer does/doesn't do and (C) have an interest in working on independent self-generated projects.

Qualifications: 1Ls who have completed their first year, as well as 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible. Interest in public interest, new media, technology, communications, and internet related law; strong writing and organizational skills. Copyright, trademark, licensing, and/or other related classes are also preferred but not required.

Salary: California Western work study Schedule A payment. Volunteer Pro Bono credit or CWSL Clinical Internship credit also available.   

Requested Items: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample

Anticipated Start Date: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, San Diego based internships typically begin in January, May, or September. 

Application Instructions:  Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample along with why you think you meet the qualifications to:  support@newmediarights.org | Ph #: (619) 591-8870

Hours:   Part-time

Employer Contact:       
support@newmediarights.org

 

Art Neill
ANSIR INNOVATION CENTER / NEW MEDIA RIGHTS
4685 CONVOY ST STE 210
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111-2339
 
 

POSITION - Public Relations Coordinator 

New Media Rights is a non-profit looking for California Western Student Public Relations / Outreach Coordinator during either the Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters.

WHO WE ARE
New Media Rights is a non-profit legal clinic that provides one-to-one assistance to artists, startup companies, non-profits and anyone else who creates and shares their work online. When not helping individuals, we focus on assisting organizations that provide better access to public information, more business and government accountability, or new cultural perspectives.

Working at New Media Rights allows you to be a part of the engine that helps people nationwide create art, create new businesses, and exercise their rights to communicate online.

WHY WE WOULD BE GREAT TO WORK WITH
We are retooling the way we reach out to the press and other organizations, so we would love someone to be in charge of helping us strategize and implement those plans. In addition to providing you with high-level challenging work and treating you as an integral part of our team, at New Media Rights you will also be able to

• Work with our existing contacts in the tech, entertainment, non-profit, and legal communities and develop new contacts in those industries
• Work on personal, independently generated projects based on your interests
• Work closely with an experienced former marketer of online commercials / viral videos
• Rest assured that you won't simply be "updating Facebook and Twitter" like many other internships


WHO WE HOPE YOU'LL BE

We would like someone who meets the following requirements.

• Enrolled in college or a graduate program
• Have an interest with working with a small, grassroots non-profit organization
• Very strong computer skills and interest in online marketing
• A keen interest in storytelling and writing for an audience

Ideal candidates will also have
• An interest in the Internet, media policy, art, technology and how the law applies to all of the above
• An interest in statistics and learning about evidence based PR and Communication strategies
• Ability and interest in organizing events
• The ability to work independently

If this describes you, we'd love to talk to you about how we can work together.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume and other supporting link(s) along with why you think you meet the qualifications to

support@newmediarights.org
Ph #: (619) 591-8870

Salary: California Western work study Schedule B payment. 

 

POSITION: Web Development Intern

New Media Rights is a non-profit looking for a Volunteer, or a California Western Student under federal work study as a  Web Development Coordinator during either the Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters.

WHO WE ARE
New Media Rights is a non-profit legal clinic that provides one-to-one assistance to artists, startup companies, non-profits and anyone else who creates and shares their work online. When not helping individuals, we focus on assisting organizations that provide better access to public information, more business and government accountability, or new cultural perspectives.

Working at New Media Rights allows you to be a part of the engine that helps people nationwide create art, create new businesses, and exercise their rights to communicate online.

WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT WORKING WITH US
We would like someone who can increase the usability of our website and possibly even our database. Working with New Media Rights would allow you to

• Have full control over what changes in the front-end and back-end of the New Media Rights website
• Have control over designing and implementing one or several new large-scale projects
• Work on personal, independently generated projects based on your interests


WHO WE HOPE YOU'LL BE
As an intern, you'll have high-level challenging work and will be treated as integral part of the team. We would like someone who meets the following requirements.

• Enrolled in California Western School of Law
• Previous design and development experience: either independent work or at a previous job or internship will suffice
• Familiarity with Content Management Systems (how they work generally and the framework behind editing and customizing them)
• A keen sense of how to organize content in an easy-to-access, logical way
• Interest in usability and user-interfaces

Ideal candidates will also have
• An interest in the Internet, media policy, art, technology and how the law applies to all of the above
• Knowledge of Drupal 6
• Knowledge of CSS
• Knowledge of databases and MySQL
• The ability to work independently

If this describes you, we'd love to talk to you about how we can work together.

Salary: California Western work study Schedule A payment.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a portfolio link(s) along with why you think you meet the qualifications to

support@newmediarights.org
Ph #: (619) 591-8870

A resume would be helpful but is not required.

 

 

POSITION: Video Production Coordinator

New Media Rights is a non-profit looking for a California Western School of Law student as a Video Production Coordinator during either the Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters.

WHO WE ARE
New Media Rights is a non-profit legal clinic that provides one-to-one assistance to artists, startup companies, non-profits and anyone else who creates and shares their work online. When not helping individuals, we focus on assisting organizations that provide better access to public information, more business and government accountability, or new cultural perspectives.

Working at New Media Rights allows you to be a part of the engine that helps people nationwide create art, create new businesses, and exercise their rights to communicate online.

WHY WE WOULD BE GREAT TO WORK WITH
We would like someone who can help us focus more on our outreach and educational programming using video. In addition to providing you with high-level challenging work and treating you as an integral part of our team, at New Media Rights you will also be able to

• Help choose what equipment we purchase with existing grant funding
• Work on personal, independently generated projects based on your interests
• Work closely with an experienced former producer/director of online commercials
• Rest assured that all equipment, computers, and production tools will be provided for you


WHO WE HOPE YOU'LL BE
We would like someone who meets the following requirements.

• Enrolled in college or a graduate program
• Have experience with, or an interest in learning all aspects of production - from formulating the idea, to producing, shooting, editing, to converting the end product into deliverable content.
• Knowledge of Final Cut Pro
• A keen interest in storytelling and writing for an audience

Ideal candidates will also have
• An interest in the Internet, media policy, art, technology and how the law applies to all of the above
• Knowledge of Adobe Premiere and After Effects or Motion
• Basic understanding of Youtube, Vimeo and other video sharing websites
• The ability to work independently
• Knowledge of GIMP or Photoshop

If this describes you, we'd love to talk to you about how we can work together.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a portfolio link(s) along with why you think you meet the qualifications to

support@newmediarights.org
Ph #: (619) 591-8870

A resume would be helpful but is not required.

Salary: California Western work study Schedule A payment.

 

 

POSITION: Public Interest Fellowship attorney position  
 
New Media Rights is always looking for recent graduates or practicing attorneys with public interest fellowships from their firms, law schools or other organizations. These attorneys will be integrated as full-members of the NMR team during their temporary stay at the organization. Please review the job opening for more details about the position and instructions on how to apply. 

 

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