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Digital Content Specialist | Internship Programme

The Inclusive UCC project in partnership with the College of Business and Law is looking to recruit four full time summer interns as part of the Inclusive College Project. Part of the project includes the rollout of Ally, a tool to help us identify and fix accessibility issues in online learning materials. Our interns will be working with us to provide targeted support. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about digital accessibility and universal design, work with our team at Inclusive UCC, and help make a change for the better for all students.

We want to employ four interns with excellent IT skills to work closely with Academic and Professional Services staff across the University to assist with the review and upgrading of digital learning materials to ensure they are accessible to UCC's diverse student population.  

We are looking for people who are empathetic and sensitive to the difficulties faced by a wide range of users, not just those with visible disabilities. 

We welcome applications from students from all backgrounds and fields of study to join our diverse team. We’re particularly interested in students who think outside the box, enjoy solving problems and deem themselves to be excellent communicators. 

Successful candidates will gain a range of transferable skills as well as a valuable insight into digital inclusion and universal design. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Day-to-day, the work will involve checking and amending Word documents, PowerPoints, PDFs and other file types. Automatic captions will need to be generated and corrected for video files. You might also assist in social media/marketing activities and there will be an ongoing reporting requirement.  

Essential Skills Required

  • Excellent IT skills  
  • Good interpersonal skills  
  • Organisational skills  
  • Competent in use of Canvas and MS Office  
  • Ability to work on own initiative but also as part of a team

Pay and working arrangements

The hourly rate of pay is €10.61, it will be a flexible working setup, where you can work from home, but will be expected to be on campus two days per week. You will be provided with a laptop for the summer and training will be provided. You will be expected to be on-campus every day for the first week of training. (Week of the 11th of July). 

You will also work alongside our team to provide oral and written advice on how to create accessible content for all students. 

Duration: 7 weeks – 30hrs per week 

Start date: 11th of July 

Inclusive UCC

First Floor, The Hub, Main Campus, UCC, T12 YF78