Coding Intern

Posted on 01-20-2016

Democracy 2.1

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Interested in digital democracy? Skilled in web development? Looking for a paid short-term project with high social impact?

In 2017, the people of France will choose their next president. But what if they had better candidates to choose from? Democracy 2.1 (D21), a global non-profit transforming the way we vote, together with Paris-based think tank Synopia is seeking a web developer to code an interactive platform that will bring a new kind of presidential primary to France. This platform will create an innovative space for citizens to propose their own candidates, build their campaigns, exchange their opinions, and ultimately vote in a nationwide "citizens' primary". A design for the site is complete, and we're looking for a developer who can help us get it ready for launch by the end of February 2016.

Flat fee or monthly fee possible, with hours and terms to be negotiated. If you have talent and commitment, we’d be excited to welcome you on board. Flat fee or monthly fee possible, with hours and terms to be negotiated.

Please, find below a detailed description of the intern mission and our requirements. 

MISSION :
Software Development (web site and application) :
- Bug fixes and minor feature request
User communities and platform management :
- Basic content management on both platforms
- Basic user support and user community management

IINTERN PROFILE :
Required :
Must be able to work and communicate in English
Platform management :
- Git and Github
- Basic security issues
- Node.js server and platforms like Heroku or equivalent
- NoSQL database management
Web basics :
- HTML 4 / 5
- CSS 3
- Advanced client Javascript ( basic + jQuery or equivalent )
- FTP upload

Optional :
Software development is really a plus :
- Javascript and Node.js application
- Component.js module architecture
- MongoDB / NoSQL database
- Knowledge of French is a plus
- Interest in democracy is also a plus


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