Required Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled as a student at the University.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
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
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
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
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.
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
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ . Please submit the following
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
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: http://diversity.umn.edu.
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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