About Us: The mission of Crossroads Civic Engagement Center, an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs, is to develop engaged citizens for the State of Alabama, as well as at the national and international level. We do this through teaching, research, and service focused on four civic pillars: values, knowledge, skills, and action.

The Crossroads Civic Engagement Center’s vision is of a University that develops the civic capacity of its students and its community partners in ways that foster a thriving democratic society at the Capstone and beyond.

Internship Position: Social Media Manager

Duration: Fall 2024 Semester

Internship Type: For Undergraduate Course Credit

About the Role: As a Social Media Manager at Crossroads Civic Engagement Center, you will be crucial in promoting our mission and events through various digital platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating no less than 3 social media posts per week to be distributed across LinkedIn and Instagram.
  • Modifying existing civic engagement content for social media platforms.
  • Assisting in the development of digital resource libraries to support civic learning initiatives.
  • Collaborating with the team to brainstorm and implement digital marketing strategies.
  • Monitoring and analyzing the performance of our online content and campaigns.


  • Must be an undergraduate student eligible for course credit.
  • Experience with digital content creation and management.
  • Strong communication skills and a creative mindset.
  • Interest in developing civic leadership and promoting civic engagement at the campus and community level.

How to apply:

To apply for this internship opportunity, please prepare a cover letter that details your previous experience in social media management as well as your relationship with civic leadership and democratic engagement. Please send this cover letter, along with an updated resume, to Lauren Herba (laherba@crimson.ua.edu) and Dr. A. Jackson Harris (asajharris@ua.edu). A selection of candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.