Social Media Fall Internship

New York
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
C. Schaeffler
Social Media
Duration of Internship:

Work Study/Internship position (12-18 weeks, 20-24hr/wk preferred)

Required days of Internship (Tuesday, Thursday, and possibly Friday)
The student’s participation is at-will and he/she can at any time with or without cause be removed from the position as an intern at the sole discretion of the ASPCA.
No part of this internship is required


The Fall Internship will begin in August or September 2013 and end between November and December. As part of the Media & Communications team, the Social Media Intern will assist the Social Media Manager in blogger outreach efforts by developing media lists and pitch emails. Additionally, the internship will include the planning and execution of various social media events to help raise awareness for ASPCA’s program areas. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, list building, online research, writing social media press releases, monitoring online conversations, coordinating event logistics, and brainstorming innovative ways to increase ASPCA brand visibility in the social media space.


Research top social media bloggers/influencers and evaluate their level of influence
Build and maintain media lists across different categories of bloggers
Research celebrities that would be relevant for ASPCA and brainstorm creative ways to reach them
Analyze and track success of social media programs
Research events and social media opportunities that could help promote ASPCA program areas in the online space
Research relevant speaking opportunities that relate to social media
Assist with planning and execution of social media events, both virtual and in-person
Stay up-to-date on new social media trends, bringing new ideas to the table


Students entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study and who have an interest in pursuing social media marketing. The ideal candidate will posses strong writing skills and a very keen sense of social media trends online. Must be computer and Internet/search engine savvy to perform online research.


Hourly salary will be paid bi-weekly throughout the entirety of the Internship

College Credit:

Credit hours will be awarded for completion of the full internship program.


Housing is not available and is the responsibility of the incumbent.


All resumes must be submitted by September 24th. Candidates will be interviewed and a selection will be made in middle to late August for a fall 2013 internship.

Skills Requirements:

Excellent communication (verbal, listening and writing) skills and an outstanding attention to detail
Must be able to conceive, draft, proofread and edit written materials
Present professional online responses and comments and be receptive to feedback and editing prior to posting
Strong social media monitoring skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Outstanding time management and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
Ability to work rapidly and meet deadlines under pressure

Additional Information:

All Interns will need to complete an employment application, submit a resume with at least two professional or educational references and complete a standard background check.
All Interns will be required to sign our Work Study/Internship Agreement on or before the official start date of the engagement.

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