Online Communications Internship: Lead Social Media Strategist

Employer Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT)
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
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Apply by September 30, 2020
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Posted on August 26, 2020


The Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) has a communications internship opening which will provide immersive experiences for an undergraduate student – all online. SMAHRT’s mission is to advance our understanding of the relationship between media and adolescent health towards educating teens, training the next generation of researchers, and developing innovations in adolescent health. Our values include diversity, collaboration and mentorship. SMAHRT is led by Dr. Megan Moreno, an adolescent medicine physician and researcher. Our multidisciplinary team includes undergraduate students, medical trainees and SMAHRT staff from various backgrounds of study including communication, forensic science, education, and biology.

Our Facility: Although SMAHRT does have an in-person facility to the west of the medical campus, the entire team will continue to work remotely during COVID-19. We anticipate this internship will be remote for at least the fall semester. Maggie, the program manager, works remotely full-time in Madison, so all meetings with Maggie would be virtual. We do our best to be flexible and work with your class schedule.

We are looking to work with an undergraduate who is interested in a communications internship on a volunteer or for-credit basis. Credit can be obtained through the School of Medicine and Public Health, or in collaboration with the J School and an adjunct mentor. The position will have three critical components:
1. Brainstorm content ideas for all social media platforms that aligns with SMAHRT’s audience and brand
2. Create weekly/monthly content plans for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
3. Collaborate with the Lead Content Strategist to cross promote ideas between social media and the blog

Required Qualifications: Previous communications experience and/or a background in science communication are helpful, but not required. The following skills and abilities are required for the online internship:
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Able to communicate openly and honestly
• Reliable time management skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong interest in advancing a health-related mission
• Ability to think creatively and follow instructions
• Ability to establish and commit to a schedule
• Professionalism and exceptional dedication to team projects and goals
• Currently a second or third year of undergraduate career
• 9 hour per week commitment preferred

Our promotions team follows SMAHRT’s long-held value on diversity, and we are continuously working to become a more inclusive and anti-racist program. Applicants with knowledge, lived experience, or passion for this effort are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please contact Maggie Bushman at and include the following information:
1. Your resume or CV (with contact information)
2. A brief statement that describes your interest in this position, previous communications experience, qualifications, and/or current outreach work
3. The number of hours/week you are able to work

Application Deadline – September 30, 2020.