ThinQtv - Conversations to make you ThinQ

We are inventing Participartory TV. Be a part of growing a community that actively participates in conversations about the world around them.

How to apply for ThinQ.tv internships OR Become a Volunteer


 The first step to coming onboard at ThinQ.tv is to ATTEND THE LIVE INFO SESSION:


- Thursdays at 5:30pm PST / 8:30pm EST

Join the info session by clicking Join Conversation here or on the ThinQ.tv home page at the time designated for the involvement you're interested in for both our Scottsdale team or our remote team.
If you must access the Conversation by phone, download the JITSI app in advance and join the THINQTV chatroom when prompted in the app.
You must TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO JOIN THE SESSION ON YOUR OWN. We only want applicants who take initiative and will not contact you before we see you on live video. If you do not attend, we will assume you were randomly clicking on stuff to apply to on handshake and are uninterested in what we do. We also highly encourage you to drop in to any of the Conversations scheduled on ThinQ.tv.

VOLUNTEERS: Scottsdale based volunteers may coordinate ThinQ.tv conversations from our offices during office hours and may also get involved remotely. Remote volunteers will have frequent access to meet online with other volunteers, along with our Scottsdale based staff throughout the week.

INTERNS: Scottsdale based interns will work in our offices (3 miles north of ASU main campus) 10 hours per week on a schedule of your choosing any time during business hours (MTThF 9:00am - 5:00pm). Remote interns will have frequent access to meet online with Scottsdale based staff throughout the week. All interns are eligible receive course credit if they clear it through their university department.

We are seeking interns for 3 types of volunteers and interns:
 - Leadership & Marketing positions
 - Ruby On Rails Developers
 - UX/UI Designers

LEADERSHIP & MARKETING POSITIONS

This is the most important role at ThinQ.tv. It is your opportunity to be on the ground floor of a movement to create the future of participatory thought-provoking entertainment.

Seeking engaging self-starters to coordinate live online thought-provoking conversations. Successful candidate(s) will gain leadership skills and user research experience while using technology to foster community engagement and encourage conversations about innovation, faith, or people-to-people ambassadorship.

Learning Outcomes:

- Leadership skills
- Teamwork with in-person and remote colleagues
- Researching user behavior to define effective methods for online community-building


Responsibilities:

- Invite organizations and individuals to participate in live conversations
- Participate in live online conversations on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings
- Recruit users to participate in ThinQ.tv conversations on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings
- Set up speaking engagements for Dr. Schaefer
- Share announcements and content on social media


Qualifications:

- Demonstrated an ability to accomplish goals through previous academic, volunteer, or work experience
- Excellent conversational and writing skills

RUBY ON RAILS DEVELOPERS

Seeking interns and open source developers who are passionate about creating and participating on an online platform where people can drop in for fellowship and share their experiences. You will learn Ruby on Rails by working with the existing code base for ThinQ.tv. This is your opportunity to be a part of a developers bootcamp taught by a highly educated, experienced software engineer - free of charge.

The internship will only be offered to the most highly motivated and qualified candidates (working on MS in Computer Science or other significant experience in MVC architecture or object-oriented software engineering). If you do not have sufficient object-oriented experience, you are encouraged to apply for our UX/UI (front end Ruby on Rails) position.

Learning Outcomes:

- Ruby on Rails
- Test Driven Development in MiniTest
- Real-world experience at a tech startup


Responsibilities:

- Participate in live online conversations at least twice per week
- You are required to begin installation of the environment on your machine in advance of meeting with us. Go to https://github.com/ece106/tomatocan for instructions.
- Write tests to expand the current test suite for Test Driven Development
- Recruit colleagues to talk about their tech or international experiences on ThinQ.tv

Qualifications:

- Minimum: Demonstrated an ability to accomplish goals through previous academic, volunteer, or work experience. Significant experience in an object-oriented language.
- Preferred: Familiarity with Ruby, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL.

UX/UI DESIGNERS

Seeking interns, open source developers, and designers who are passionate about designing and participating on an online platform where people can drop in for fellowship and share their experiences. This is your opportunity to work and learn alongside a developers bootcamp. Intern will gain tech startup experience in user outreach and integrating html/CSS into Ruby on Rails. Those who show significant promise will also be given back-end development challenges.

Learning Outcomes:

- User experience surveys and observation
- Front-end development for embedded Ruby
- Real-world experience at a tech startup


Responsibilities:

- Participate in live online conversations at least twice per week
- Recruit colleagues to talk about their tech or international experiences on ThinQ.tv
- For those who will be writing front end code in addition to contributing designs, you will be expected to install the Ruby on Rails environment on your machine. Go to https://github.com/ece106/tomatocan for instructions.
- Solicit feedback from potential platform users to understand their perceptions of the site
- Improve site usage and design based on user feedback

Qualifications:

- Minimum: Demonstrated an ability to accomplish goals through previous academic, volunteer, or work experience.
- Preferred: Familiarity with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, graphics software.