WASHINGTON – Imani Pope-Johns, a public relations senior in the School of Communications, traveled to Singapore to participate in the Digital Life Academy, an internship sponsored by MyCubeTM.com.
The Digital Academy is a global think tank of 30 people ages 16-25 interested in online privacy, data and content ownership, content monetization and similar topics. The 30 were chosen from 15,000 worldwide applications. Selection was based on entrepreneurial drive, business acumen and a dedication to the concept of digital life freedom.
The participants received an all-expense-paid trip, plus housing and a stipend of $2,400. This six-week internship is scheduled from July 4 to Aug. 12. To win the internship, Pope-Johns wrote an article about online privacy versus mobile shopping convenience.
"I am grateful of this experience, not only because it is in my field of study, but because I have never been out of the country," Pope –Johns said. "I cherish moments like this."
Pope-Johns is chief moderator of the Digital Life Academy blog. Interns will be contributing to the site at www.digitallifeacademy.tumblr.com.
MyCube is the world's first Social Exchange™, allowing individuals and organizations to store and share their information, updates and content with others, while retaining full privacy, ownership and control. MyCube believes that your "digital identity" – the collection of your online content, communications and interactions – is YOURS. Meaning yours to own, yours to control, and yours to share with others as you see fit.
For more information:
Main Website: http://beta.mycube.com/
Digital Blog: http://blog.mycube.com/
Digital Academy: www.digitallifeacademy.tumblr.com