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Intern Program Intern

Title:  Internship Program Assistant

Department:  Human Resources / Volunteer Services

Supervisor:  Internship Program Manager

Hours:  10-20 hours per week

Timeframe:  Fall 2013 (September - December)

Status:  Unpaid. (A limited number of stipends are available to students from communities of color underrepresented in the Society)

Location: Minnesota History Center, Saint Paul, MN

Project Summary: The Internship Program is a legacy-funded project that is in the process of developing new processes, systems, and evaluation methods.  This includes new activities that utilize technology and social media tools to enhance the internship experience.  The intern will work directly with Internship Program staff in various aspects of the program, ranging from social media communications to cohort planning/implementation and overall administrative support.  This position will provide a critical intern/student perspective to the program.  The intern will spend most of their time in an office environment working in front of a computer, although there are some opportunities to travel and assist with cohort meetings.

Ideal degrees:   Marketing, business, computer science, management, volunteer management, non-profit management, communications, history, or other related degrees.

Student Qualifications:  Undergraduate junior or senior with the ability to work well independently and in a team setting.  Student must be detail-oriented, possess experience inputting and manipulating data in a database, proficient in using social-media technologies (particularly with Facebook), excellent communication skills, be a leader and be able to think outside of the box.  Experience with Microsoft Suite, Volgistics, iMovie, Adobe Photoshop and other media editing software is a plus, but not required.  

Student Responsibilities

Administrative Support

  • Provide suggestions for improvement regarding various aspects of internship programming targeting current interns
  • Assist with administrative duties such as scanning, database management and cohort logistics
  • Assist with program evaluation, intern communications and program administration
  • Assist with the recruitment and screening process for next semester’s interns; facilitate the smooth running of intern cohort meetings
  • Special projects as assigned, which may include attendance at career fairs or other community events

Social Media

  • Work with internship program staff and interns to research, design, develop, and implement a social media plan
  • Develop content (videos, photos, contests, etc.) for Facebook fan page and groups
  • Support the development of social media evaluation tools
  • Attend weekly department meetings and monthly social media team meetings as appropriate 

Knowledge intern is expected to gain:

  • Knowledge of behind the scenes planning and implementation of the developing Internship Program 
  • Involvement in developing content and marketing materials for a professional organization
  • Understanding of the inner workings of a non-profit Internship Program, from recruitment to programmatic support 
  • Experience working with staff and students in a professional and a non-profit setting

To apply, please visit the Internship Program Application Process page.