Internship Title: WWI Centennial Social Media Intern
Supervising Division/Department/Site: History Programs Division/Military Sites Program
Semester Internship is Available: Spring/Summer/Fall
Work Location Address: 105 W. 16th St. Austin, TX 78701
Duration: Semester based
Hours/Week: Up to 10 hours
Travel Required: No
INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:
The intern will work in the Military Sites Program in the History Programs Division, under the direct supervision of the Military Sites Program Coordinator. The intern's primary duty will be to maintain the social media platforms of the Texas World War I Centennial Commission, a project partner of the Texas Historical Commission. This includes overseeing the updating of their website, Facebook pages, and other social media accounts. The intern may also work on projects as assigned, such as coordinating social media efforts with the Texas Historical Commission's Public Information and Education Division.
Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Website and Facebook updating, which includes uploading images and short videos, adding text, linking to relevant websites, and maintaining TXWWICC's calendar of events; coordinating social media responses between TXWWICC and THC for centennial publicity events.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Proficiency with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and WordPress
Applications will be accepted from currently-enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Recent graduates (within one year of graduation) will also be considered.
Applicants should have an educational background in media/communications or a related field. Coursework or specialization in history is not required, although an interest in Texas military history would be helpful.
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
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER