communications intern

Term: August 1st – November 30th

Reports to: Director of Communications

Students United is looking for an intern who is prepared to manage social media projects, and contribute strategically and creatively to future Students United event efforts. This intern will gain communication experience from developing communication plans, pitching ideas, and strategizing for social media platforms. To excel at this internship one must be self-motivated, interested in pursuing a communication profession, and able to take initiative on projects.

position duties

  1. Implement communication plans to promote events (50th Anniversary & Give to the Max Day)
  2. Develop a social media plan for a new platform
  3. Research digital/mobile avenues for disseminating conference materials
  4. Collaborate with Director of Communications and Director of Programs and Alumni Outreach on the planning and implementation of Give to the Max Day and the 50th Anniversary Reception
  5. Assist in social media/photography during events
  6. Collaborate with Director of Communications and Director of Campus Organizing for communication material and planning for campus committees
  7. Other duties as assigned

expected outcomes from internship

  • Knowledge about strategically using social media
  • Improved event planning skills
  • Improved communication skills
  • Familiarity with drafting communication plans
  • Understanding of nonprofit organizations


  • Excellent independent worker, with time management skills and self-discipline
  • Pursuing a major or minor in a communication-related study (mass communications, public relations, advertising, marketing, communications, etc.)
  • Experience or interest in learning how to use social media professionally 
  • Self-motivated and a team player with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and problem solving abilities
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Preference will be given to Minnesota State university students

compensation and schedule

  1. $10 per hour
  2. 10 hours per week (these hours can be split between working in office and at home)
  3. Event weeks may require more hours
  4. No Benefits

how to apply

Please email a resume and cover letter the Director of Communications, Aly Hagglund, by July 9th, 2017 at