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Intern Wanted: Girls’ Fashion Jam Afterschool Program

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The Girls’ Fashion Jam is a workshop designed for the female student at the game-based learning middle school Quest to Learn. The Girls’ Fahsion Jam encourages girls to explore the intersections of fashion, jewelry, design, and technology. The workshop seeks to create a fun and engaging learning space that is girl-focused and girl-powered.

Led by designer-artist Paola Guimerans, workshops are designed to enable girls to create wearable technology, develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, explore design and practice iterating and prototyping ideas. Workshops meet on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30pm. The workshop will begin February 2, 2011.

The Girls’ Fashion Jam is a new initiative by the Institute of Play‘s afterschool program, Short Circuit. Short Circuit is a multi-disciplinary program where participants explore the intersections of electronics, programming, systems-thinking and fundamental design principles in a creative, studio-like environment.

Interns should be excited about empowering girls around design and technology; interested in creativity and youth-led spaces and available to make a regular commitment. Attendance does not have to be weekly, but a regular attendance schedule must be established. This is an unpaid internship.

For more information about the Girls’ Fashion Jam, email Leah Gilliam,

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