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Our Website Needs Help!

The International Development Innovation Network (IDIN) program housed at the MIT D-Lab seeks a student worker to manage and maintain the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) website at The website is deployed using WordPress with a custom theme and includes a LAMP-based web application for accepting and managing summit applications.

The student will be responsible for maintaining the website and collecting and posting information as needed from various members in the network. Familiarity with WordPress, themes, HTML standards, CSS style sheets, PHP, and MySQL databases is essential in order to edit and publish content, apply categories and tags, improve the theme, manage the database, troubleshoot plugins, and do other tasks.

This is a semester-long project for 10 hours a week and has the potential for extension. Pay is commensurate with experience.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience in website design, implementation, and maintenance as well as clear communication skills.  Experience working with diverse groups as well as javascript is a plus.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume with work samples to the IDIN Summits Coordinator, Sher Vogel, at vogels@mit.eduLooking to hire as soon as possible. The position is open for all student workers, but preference will be given to MIT students.

Rethink Relief Applications Open!

Rethink Relief is another IDIN summit being hosted in 2014.  It is an intense two-week, hands-on design workshop dedicated to creating technologies for humanitarian relief that specifically address the gap between short-term relief and long-term sustainable development.  This year’s Rethink Relief will be hosted in Pader, Uganda from May 25-June 7, 2014 and is being organized by a diverse group of organizers from all over the globe and a variety of disciplines.  Participant applications are now open and will be due February 15, 2014. For more details, check out the Rethink Relief website or email organizers directly at