Thank you for pointing out this lack of clarity. James is correct, it is a
paid internship in that there is compensation for hours, but no additional
benefits as it is a temporary contractor, rather than staff, position.
Importantly, it is not an unpaid volunteer internship, which many
internship postings tend to be. I do hope that this properly clarifies the
points and I will ask our recruiting department how we might make the job
posting more clear in this regard.

Best,

Jaime

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On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 11:31 PM, Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>
wrote:

> The easiest way to clarify it, is by including a short section on
> 'compensation', and explicitely mentioning there is some financial
> compensation available, but no 'additional benefits'? Right now, the post
> doesn't mention payment of any kind explicitely, anywhere (I think).
>
> Best,
> Lodewijk
>
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 8:27 AM, James Alexander <jalexan...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Hey Lodewijk,
> >
> > I'm not acutely aware of the details for this specific position but in
> the
> > interest of "probably" answering the question quickly in the US the term
> > benefits in that context is generally used to specifically talk about
> > health care, retirement, life insurance or other "fringe" benefits that
> the
> > company would pay for with a full time (or sometimes longer term
> > contractor) position. A position like this would generally be paid but
> not
> > receive those benefits. Do you know of a better way to say when that
> > applies? I think it's good to make sure people aren't taken unaware by
> that
> > but if it's confusing I'm sure HR could look at changing job descriptions
> > to make it clearer.
> >
> > James Alexander
> > Manager
> > Trust & Safety
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 11:14 PM, Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Jaime,
> > >
> > > In the topic of your email, you mention 'paid' - but the description
> says
> > > 'This
> > > position does not offer benefits.'
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Lodewijk
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 12:27 AM, Jaime Anstee <jans...@wikimedia.org>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Greetings Wikimedians,
> > > >
> > > > I wanted to quickly draw your attention to a new temporary contractor
> > > > position [1] open in the Community Engagement Department of the
> > Wikimedia
> > > > Foundation  which may be especially relevant to experienced
> > Wikimedians.
> > > >
> > > > The Programs Capacity & Learning team [2] is currently seeking a
> > > qualified
> > > > candidate for a paid intern/fellowship to assist with our upcoming
> > > > conference and workshops communications.
> > > >
> > > > The position will be be supported for up to 40 hours a week over a
> > > > six-month period beginning late January. Wikimedians with
> > communications
> > > or
> > > > related backgrounds and experience are especially encouraged to
> apply.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > For more information on qualifications, duties, or to apply, please
> see
> > > the
> > > > job details at:
> > > >
> > > > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/142252#.VoxJJsArIvo
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Thank you for your time and attention with regard to this
> opportunity.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Best regards,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Jaime
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Links:
> > > >
> > > > [1] https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/142252#.VoxJJsArIvo
> > > >
> > > > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programs:Capacity_%26_Learning
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Jaime Anstee, Ph.D
> > > > Senior Strategist
> > > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > > > +1.415.839.6885 ext 6869
> > > > www.wikimediafoundation.org
> > > >
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