Social Media Intern

Internship Title:  Social Media Intern

Supervising Division/Department/Site: Public Information & Education Division

Semester Internship is Available:  Fall/Spring/Summer

Work Location Address: 1511 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

Duration: To be determined (Can be semester based or as needed for project)

Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Hours/Week:  20 hours

Travel Required:  No   

 

INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:

This internship will primarily be focused on writing, editing, and designing blog posts for the agency's blog. Staff from throughout the agency contributes blog posts, and those are edited and designed for the blog using the Drupal CMS. This involves basic photo editing skills, including resizing, cropping, and making collages. The successful candidate will have strong writing skills, be able to conduct short interviews with staff or external partners (in person or via email or phone), and write profiles for the blog, as well as posts on historic preservation and other topics we provide. The ideal candidate will take strategic direction, be self-directed in research and writing, and be open to constructive feedback, especially during editing. At the conclusion of this internship, the intern will have a portfolio of clips they can refer people to in the future.

Beyond this core blogging function, the candidate may help with additional social media needs. The Texas Historical Commission has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr. At times, the intern will help generate content for these platforms or work on additional marketing communications projects.

Complies with all agency Internship Program Policies and Procedures.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

  • Creation of blog posts
  • Management of the blog (editing, layout, scheduling)
  • Basic photo editing
  • Creating content for additional social media platforms

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills. Previous experience with Drupal, WordPress, or another CMS is preferred. Familiarity with sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, and YouTube. Familiarity with basic office equipment and photo editing software preferred. Must be self-motivated.

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Pursuing a bachelor or master degree in Marketing, English, Journalism, History, or other relevant fields. General coursework in a marketing, English, or journalism preferred. Applicants must be proficient in writing and editing.  Applications will be accepted from currently-enrolled college students who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Recent graduates with a bachelor seeking or have applied to a masters program may also apply. 

 

REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at www.thc.texas.gov.  Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas.  A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application.  Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications.  Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews.  After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY                                                                                           

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