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Mayor's Office Social Media in Education Fellowship

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Social media (noun): forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content.

The Mayor’s Office of Adult Education (MOAE) works to improve the quality of life of New Yorkers by promoting a state‐of‐the‐art adult education system. MOAE works with adult learners, community‐based organizations and government agencies to enhance a system that serves more people with greater results. The office is developing social media projects to enable online communities to share information, ideas, and other content relevant to various communities.

The Social Media in Education Fellowship will offer a select group of graduate school students the opportunity to develop social media projects for the City’s adult education system. This intensive two‐month program includes hands‐on work with adult education providers and weekly seminars with City officials and social media experts. Fellows will get an inside perspective of City government and a chance to help shape social media policy in adult education.

The Fellowship runs from March 4 to May 6, 2011.

Fellows will have the opportunity to:
• Work as consultants by developing actual social media projects for a variety of adult education providers
• Gain exposure to City government policies for the adult education system
• Learn more about the City’s adult education providers and the issues they face
• Meet with multiple policy experts from City government as well as from the field
• Develop leadership skills and become part of the vanguard in social media policy
• Have an unprecedented opportunity to shape social media programming for the City’s adult education system

The Fellowship is open to students currently enrolled in any graduate program regardless of academic major or specialization.

Interested candidates should go to the Mayor’s Office of Adult Education homepage:‐ed.
Click on the “Social Media” tab to learn more about the Fellowship and to fill out an application.
Application deadline is Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by 5:00 pm.

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