Francisco Noguera

Job: Interns/ Volunteers for the Question Box Project

Question_BoxRose Shuman, founder of Open Mind and the innovative Question Box project, shared with us?the following?work opportunity. Please read on if you are interested in working with the venture that is?making the ’Digital Alladin’s Lamp’ a reality.?

Position: Intern/ VolunteerLocation: Anywhere with connectivity

Description: Want to really make a difference in the life of an organization? Smart, enthusiastic interns & volunteers needed for Question Box Project!

Open Mind, a start-up nonprofit, is building capacity and momentum with our Question Box project.? We are at a critical moment, and need interns and volunteers to help us scale and develop.

Question Box brings the power of the Internet to people in the developing world using voice and a mobile phone.? The idea is a very simple – Question Box is a phone or intercom box people can use to call a local-language Operator.? The Operator answers most any question searchable on the Internet for the caller. This idea thereby brings much of the Internet’s information resources without asking much of the user in terms of new behaviors.? Open Mind has run pilots in India, and you can check out our project?here.?

We are looking for smart, flexible, enthusiastic people who can:

  • Write grant and competition submissions.
  • Help build and configure telephone and database backends.
  • Other projects, as identified.

There is also the strong possibility of site work in the developing world for people who have project management/development/ICT experience.

If you think you’d be a good fit for any of the above opportunities, or if you’re excited by the project and think you can help in some way, please email us at