Seeking Intern: Researcher/Writer on Social Network Software

Would you like to contribute to a groundbreaking book in social network software?

As our regular blog readers know, we are now writing a mass market book on online social networks, and specifically social network software. The book includes an overview of social network analysis as it should be leveraged by businesspeople. The tentative title is “The Virtual Handshake: How You Can Leverage Your Social Network and the Internet to Accelerate Your Business”. Extensive information on the book, including a detailed free guide to the major online business network sites, is at .

We are seeking an intern to work with us on research for the book.

+ Research existing academic literature for relevant research to contribute to our book
+ Write certain subsections of the book.
+ Timeline: work will be completed between now and fall 2004.
+ We estimate that you will spend about 50 hours on this project over the course of the summer/fall.

+ Very strong writing background for both academic and non-academic business audiences. Perfect written English. Ability to communicate complex concepts in words of less than two syllables.
+ At least two years graduate study in a field related to social networks, business, organizational behavior and psychology, online communications, or similar. Our ideal candidate is probably a PhD student .
+ Excitement about being part of the team producing a best-selling book in this field.

+ dates/hours of availability during the summer and fall
+ evidence of writing/communication/editing skills, including writing samples (e.g., articles you have written for a mass market, non-academic audience)

+ Learn far more about social network analysis and about social network software.
+ Significant creative input and flexibility that other opportunities can’t provide.
+ Very positive references (if merited).
+ Opportunity to work with mentoring-oriented authors.
+ Contribute and grow up to and beyond the level of your abilities.
+ Credit in the book for your contributions

Contact via e-mail only; do not call. Save your resume in Microsoft Word format with the name “Last Name_First Name_Year.doc”, e.g., “Foucault_Michel_2004.doc”. Please make sure that you include all of the information that we request above, or we will not be able to consider your application.

Please send resume and cover letter to Resumes @ with “Social Networks Writer” and your name in the subject line. For example, write “Social Networks Writer –Foucault Michel”.