Communication and Social Media Internship

Aug 24, 2020

Title: Communication and Social Media Intern

Department: Communication Studies

Internship Description: The Communication and Social Media intern implements all communication and messages that are shared on major social media sites by the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Alabama. The intern will be responsible for creating and managing weekly content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites. Generating content may include writing feature stories about faculty teaching and research, graduate student research, and/or undergraduate student research. Generating content may also include collecting and/or reposting messages and photos from conferences and other departmental events.

Qualifications: The Communication and Social Media intern must be an undergraduate student who is junior level or higher majoring in communication studies, advertising, public relations, journalism and creative media, marketing, or a related field. Applicant must have knowledge in social media content, writing for the public, and AP writing style. Knowledge of internet content management systems is preferred. Experience in the areas of event planning, social media, graphic design, photography, and/or marketing is ideal.

In addition to providing the intern with valuable experience and a professional portfolio, this opportunity provides the possibility of earning academic credit. If the intern is a major in Communication Studies, he or she is eligible to apply for 3 hours of credit in COM 490 Field Experience in Communication Studies. If the intern is not a major in Communication Studies, he or she is eligible to apply for 3 hours of credit in the internship course sponsored by his or her academic major. The intern does not have to earn academic credit in order to participate in this internship.

Start Date: January 9, 2021.

Contact: Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter to Dr. Heather Carmack, Department of Communication Studies, at hjcarmack@ua.edu.