Position: Social Media and Marketing Intern
Semester: Fall 2017
Compensation: Unpaid Internship
Department/Office: Office of Emergency Management, www.prepare.umd.edu , @preparednessUMD (Twitter) and University of Maryland Emergency Management (Facebook)
Contact Information: Alisha Childress, Emergency Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-405-2670
The UMD Office of Emergency Management is looking for two Social Media & Marketing Interns to join our team! Interns will create and promote emergency preparedness messages on social media (Twitter and Facebook), and to develop educational materials for various hazards and protective actions (ex., fire safety, weather-related emergencies, terrorist/active shooter) and for training (ex., how to use Blue Light phones, how to register cell phones for UMD Alerts, etc.). Interns will also need to think of creative ways to deliver/market these messages, materials, and training.
Undergraduate/graduate students with experience in Communications, Marketing, Education, Community Outreach, Social Media Management, Digital Strategiy or relevant experience are welcome to apply.
- Successfully manage social media via Hootsuite, schedule messages
- Create and implement marketing concepts; ideas include: infographics, short videos, posters, etc.
- Create education videos to include in the YouTube Library
- Assist with marketing to and educating campus community on emergency preparedness
We are looking for interns that can think outside of the box, that can relate to their peers and the UMD community, and produce creative and quality work!
-Excellent writing and communication skills
-Excellent social media management skills with Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite sites
-Marketing and promotion creativity
Academic credit is available for internships. This internship is available for 3 credits (120 hours). Students must talk with their academic advisor to see if internship credit is available through their academic department for this internship. If credit is not available through the student’s home department, internship credit may be available through other departments. Students must satisfy the specific internship requirements of the supporting academic department to earn credit, which typically involve 120 hours of work and a significant writing assignment, in addition to an Activities Log and a Letter of Evaluation from the on-site supervisor. Students are responsible for covering the tuition-related implications of accepting the internship. The Office of Emergency Management cannot pay for course credits.