Monday, June 13, 2016

Online Communications Internship with UMD's Education Abroad Office

DESCRIPTION
Education Abroad seeks a creative and self-motivated Online Communications Intern to assist with developing an engaging and dynamic office personality and voice through various online channels. The Online Initiatives Intern must demonstrate strong writing skills and creativity and be familiar with using social media platforms in a professional manner.

This position is available for the summer and/or fall semester, with a preference for applicants who can start in late June. Please note the date you are available to start in your cover letter.

• Assist with daily posting on social media feeds and contribute to best practices for generating content that engages a student audience
• Review new social media platforms and suggest implementation plans
• Track weekly statistics for social media channels to gauge student engagement
• Develop content for biweekly news-oriented listserv that focus on office updates, program and student features, job and internship highlights, and campus events
• Help to administer photo contest during fall semester
• Initiate office campaigns that combine social media presence with in-person outreach activities
• Support social media training for program faculty and staff
• Assist with generating student-focused content for the Education Abroad website through initiatives such as the #TerpsAbroad student feature web page
QUALIFICATIONS
• Demonstrated interest in managing social media accounts on behalf of a professional organization.
• Attention to detail, ability to multitask and manage projects to completion.
• Proven record of dependability, punctuality and ability to work independently.
• Strong writing skills.
• Must be a responsible self-starter with a friendly attitude and professional demeanor.
• Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Good academic standing and maintenance of a minimum 2.5 GPA.

DESIRED SKILLS
Cross-cultural Communication SkillsCommunicationSocial Media