Social Media Intern

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The Social Media Intern manages the College Autism Network’s (CAN) social media presence. Working with other members of the Media and Communication team (Graphic Design, Video Production, Web Development and Design, and Public Relations), the Social Media Intern will leverage social media to cultivate an engaged network of stakeholders committed to improving college access, experiences, and outcomes for students with autism. The Social Media intern will manage the day-to-day activities of CAN’s Facebook and Twitter account, implement processes to facilitate efficient interaction with our digital clientele, and work with the leadership team to develop a long-term strategy for the College Autism Network’s social media efforts.

The Social Media Intern manages the College Autism Network’s (CAN) social media presence. Working with other members of the Media and Communication team (Graphic Design, Video Production, Web Development and Design, and Public Relations), the Social Media Intern will leverage social media to cultivate an engaged network of stakeholders committed to improving college access, experiences, and outcomes for students with autism. The Social Media intern will manage the day-to-day activities of CAN’s Facebook and Twitter account, implement processes to facilitate efficient interaction with our digital clientele, and work with the leadership team to develop a long-term strategy for the College Autism Network’s social media efforts.

To Apply…

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to
info@CollegeAutismNetwork.org

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to work with the College Autism Network?
  • In what ways could you make a distinctive contribution to the College Autism Network?

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Curate news, articles, blogs, resources, and posts from other sources to identify material that should be shared/retweeted via the College Autism Network’s social media accounts
  • Improve CAN’ presence on social media by increasing the number of followers/fans/likes
  • Use social media to announce forthcoming CAN activities and new CAN resources
  • Produce social media posts, drawn from content produced by other members of the CAN team, that are eye-catching, accurate, and consistent with CAN’s image and mission
  • Engage fans/followers directly by interacting with comments, direct messages, replies, mentions & likes

QUALIFICATIONS (Preferred)

The ideal candidate is creative, professional, tech savvy, and well-connected on social media platforms.

  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate majoring in marketing, communications, or related field
  • Experience working with Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and/or other social media tools/services
  • Comfort working with undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and administrators
  • Willingness to take independent initiative while fulfilling responsibilities as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of tools
  • Flexibility and organization to balance multiple tasks simultaneously

LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a result of this experience, the intern will:

  • Grow their professional portfolio to advance career prospects
  • Expand their social network following
  • Establish a network of professional colleagues working in the fields of autism, social media, and marketing
  • Develop technological competency with multiple social media programs and services
  • Build collaboration and communication skills
  • Contribute to a rapidly growing entrepreneurial organization focused on social justice
  • Gain an understanding of how a nonprofit organization operates

COMPENSATION, CREDIT, and WORK CONDITIONS

This volunteer position may be eligible for internship, independent study, and/or Garnet and Gold academic credit. The position requires approximately 10 hours/week, has flexible hours, and can be completed remotely as needed. Initial appointment is for one semester, though we are especially eager to work with interns who foresee potential year-long involvement.

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