The Detroit Mobile Audio Tour is a project that will enable visitors and residents alike to go to interesting places in the city and listen to audio about them, using their mobile phones.  Laura Herberg, the project’s creator, was recently awarded a SoundCloud Fellowship to help launch the first five locations of the tour.  By October 26, 2012 these five audio guides will be available to the public for listening.  We need you to help us spread the word about this project and to help us secure future funding.

Communications/Development Intern Duties
Grow our followers on social network sites like Twitter, Facebook and our email list
Promote aspects of our project through social network sites
Create and write posts for our blog
Help create our weekly newsletter using MailChimp
Draft fundraising proposals for things like the Awesome Grant, Kickstarter, and Detroit Soup
Determine other grants we may be eligible for and get us lined up to apply for those

Communications/Development Intern Duties May Also Include
Helping to promote our Narration Contest by signing folks up on the street and at events
Helping to plan our launch party and fundraiser
Helping to draft audio scripts
Giving feedback on audio scripts
Helping to book narrators for their recordings
Recruiting organizations to collaborate with

Intern Must
Have access to high speed internet
Be available to meet at cafes or other locations in the city for team meetings a couple days a week
Be reasonably available via texting or emailing throughout the day.
Be available for a phone chat to discuss work priorities most mornings.
Be able to work on the weekends (for a few hours, usually remotely)
Be proficient with WordPress Blogs or be a quick learner
Be familar with Google Docs
Be proficient with Twitter
Be okay with calling people for more information

Ideal Skills
Experience with MailChimp
Experience using SoundCloud
Knows bells and whistles of Facebook
Light audio editing skills (knows how to cut something in Garage Band)
Knows how to implement basic html code (links, spaces, etc)

Bonus Skills
Design skills
Coding skills
Video skills

Time Commitment
Between 9/17/12 – 11/1/12 we’ll ask you to work around two hours a day, seven days a week.  Most work can be done remotely, but as mentioned, we would like to see you in person at a cafe or library a couple days a week.

The intern will receive a stipend of $200 upon successful completion of the internship, November 1, 2012.

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to by Sunday, September 23, 2012. Please paste the cover letter in the body of your email.  If you prefer to link to a wesbite rather than a word doc resume, that is fine.  In the subject, please put “DMAT Communications/Development Intern Application.”  Applications are open until September 19th but we may select an intern before then so if interested, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  If you have questions you can send them to Laura at or call (206) 446 – 1491.