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Event Communications Internship


A collaborative, exciting creative team seeks an EVENTS COMMUNICATIONS INTERN to assist with event conceptualization, planning, promotion and execution, as well as strategic storytelling. The successful candidate will complete the internship with numerous published writing samples and broad experience in the area of communications relevant to new professionals entering the field.

The EVENTS COMMUNICATIONS INTERN will work 10-15 hours per week during the fall semester. Hours will be primarily scheduled during Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but may be adjusted to accommodate event timing. Attendance may be required for 1-3 evening events per semester, including Nov. 10, 2017. Some special project hours may be available during the summer depending on schedule. 

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and performance. This position is eligible for internship credit for strategic communications and public relations majors. Filing for credit is the responsibility of the student.

Salary:

$11.50/hour

Responsibilities:

Intern will support special events by assisting with event planning and logistics, leading event-related social media efforts, updating multiple event calendars, and researching innovations in event engagement and measurement. Intern will also write feature-style content to support the Office’s goal to “tell the Library’s story.” As a member of the Communication Services Office, the intern will also be called on to contribute to brainstorming sessions for campaigns and special projects, appear in Library videos, edit and proofread Library publications, and perform other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications:

  • A student in School of Media and Strategic Communications who has successfully completed Media Style and Structure or has equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in AP style.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Google Drive, and ability to work on PC.
  • Ability to maintain professional decorum in a team environment based on idea generation, creativity and collaboration.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Comfort contributing to the messaging and development of marketing and public relations campaigns.
  • Willingness to appear and/or speak on camera for Library promotional videos.

Application Instructions:

Application review will begin March 20, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit:

For additional information, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 744-9725.


Shown below: Interns in the Communications Office participate in a wide variety of video projects.

More about this Internship

Majors considered:

  • Strategic Communications
  • Ag Communications
  • Marketing
  • HRAD

Outcomes:

  • The intern will learn best practices for planning and promoting special events.
  • The intern will learn to employ social media to improve event engagement.
  • The intern will develop storytelling skills.
  • The intern will hone writing skills.
  • The intern will learn to apply the four-step process in developing a communications campaign.
  • The intern will learn to apply relevant laws and ethical codes to real life scenarios.

Benefits for the student:

  • The student will learn how to market an event using both traditional and social media.
  • The student will hone AP writing skills.
  • The student will have the opportunity to deal firsthand with donors and VIP guests.
  • The student will build on-camera skills.
  • The student will learn to work in a team environment and develop idea generation skills.
  • The student will have responsibility for a project from start to finish.
  • The student will complete the internship with portfolio items suitable to present to potential employers.

Benefits to the Library:

  • The Library will receive much needed assistance with the numerous public events held annually.
  • The Library will have improved event promotions and placement on calendars of events.
  • The Library will have an influx of fresh perspectives and new ideas on annual promotions.