Social Media Institute at VCU

The VCU School of Mass Communications has been awarded a U.S. State Department grant for the second year to run a Social Media Institute for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. My colleague Jeff South and I will guide 25 Iraqi students and 25 VCU students this summer and develop social media campaigns for non-profit organizations in Richmond. Students will also plan social media projects for Iraq.

The class will run the entire month of July. VCU students can apply for enrollment in the class here. The Iraqi students are selected by the Academy for Educational Development (AED).

There are also several paid internships available in connection with the program. The interns are hired by VCU’s Global Education Office, which partners with the School of Mass Communications.  Click here for details on how to apply.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2011 program and schedule of speakers. Click here for a look back on the 2010 IYLEP Social Media Institute.

You can also listen to a podcast on the development of the 2010 program, produced by VCU’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

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