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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

University of Minnesota - Social Media Intern


Required Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled as a student at the University.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Extremely detail-oriented
Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to juggle multiple tasks
Advanced experience using Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels for personal and professional use.
Knowledge of Foursquare and emerging social media
Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel especially) and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop

About the Job

The University of Minnesota is seeking a social media intern to help strengthen the University’s social media presence. This person will provide support for all social media campaigns, execute social communications, collect analytics and report on progress and work with other University departments to strengthen the connection between departmental social media accounts and the U’s main account. The position will be part of University Relations, the primary communications office for the office of the President and the Twin Cities campus.
Hours to be arranged 15 hours per week. Hourly pay rate $10.00 per hour.

Execute social media strategies
Respond to social media questions, concerns, and complaints on University of Minnesota social media accounts
Post to social media accounts as part of campaigns and track all dialogue that follow
Assist the social media coordinator by researching and seeking out current conversations about the U of M and proposing opportunities to capitalize on those conversations

Create social media reports:
Track all social media activities from U of M accounts
Create reports for the social media team
Provide weekly email updates on most popular content

Coordinate Meetings:
Schedule meetings and arrange for meeting space
Set up audio/visual equipment as needed
Ensure copies of materials such as handouts are made and distributed
Clearly communicate details with meeting attendees
Coordinate meetings
Additional project support and other duties as assigned.

About the Department

General information about the unit University Relations is the central government and public relations office of the University of Minnesota. University Relations builds awareness of and support for the University through high quality communications to internal and external audiences, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, the news media, opinion leaders, elected officials and other community members.

How To Apply

Student positions are a form of financial support while pursuing an education at the University of Minnesota.
Application Process
Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled. Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System at . Please submit the following documents online:
1). A current resume
2). A list identifying three references who can speak to your experience and skills as they relate to this position with the following information about each: their contact information, their title and position, how long they have known you and in what capacity
3) A cover letter specifically addressing your interest in and your qualifications for this position.
If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Human Resources at 612-624-8647


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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