SEU School of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Positions Available: 1 for spring semester
Unpaid, academic credit is possible.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Deadline Friday, Jan 22.
The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) maintains programs that provide the knowledge, perspective, and practical skills needed to pursue excellence in the fields of human behavior, social science, government, and history. Our curricula merge theory with practice to create high-impact programs with resonance. We support subject exploration through research, classroom activities, and community engagement.
Our mission is to educate, inspire, and motivate students to become distinguished voices in their respective fields and communities. The number of hours per week and total hours for the semester is negotiable. We are willing to work with the selected student’s academic program to meet internship requirements and learning objectives.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
· Assist in collecting stories through interviews with BSS faculty and students.
· Assist in creation of images, videos and graphic designs to tell our stories.
· Assist in sharing stories through writing copy for emails, social media posts, print materials, media advisories and more.
· Assist in cultivating our audience on social media, by monitoring comments and messages and moderating as directed.
· Assist in event planning, hosting and evaluation, whether virtual or in-person.
· Attend department and marketing meetings, ask questions and share ideas with your colleagues.
· Ability to speak, read and write English fluently. Spanish or other second language is a plus, though not required.
· Persuasive written and verbal communications skills, including ability to proofread and edit.
· Basic photography skills. Advanced photography skills are preferred, but smartphone photographers are welcome to apply.
· Interest in art direction. Skills in graphic design, web design or videography are a plus, though not required.
· Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
· Courage to ask questions, try new things, listen to feedback and try again.
· Ability to pay meticulous attention to detail.
· Available at least 10 hours per week. In response to COVID-19, remote work access can be discussed.
Learning Objectives/Skills you will gain:
· Effective marketing skills, including brand strategy, competitor analysis, media planning and analytics, digital storytelling, copywriting and art direction.
· Effective communications skills with faculty and students, including written, phone and face-to-face conversations (as able).
· Effective event coordination skills, by assisting with event planning, hosting and evaluation, whether virtual or in-person.
· Effective time management skills, applicable to independent assignments and group projects.
· Technical skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Constant Contact, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
· Knowledge of the structure of a university setting, through participation in department meetings and events, plus opportunities to meet with staff from other departments for informational interviews.
· Knowledge of higher education marketing strategies through attending marketing meetings and interaction with marketing interns.
Primary Supervisor: Catherine Campbell, PhD, Dean, Behavioral & Social Sciences
Secondary Supervisor: Theresa Zelazny, Office Specialist responsible for communication
Additional learning experiences provided by SEU Marketing.