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Digital Communications Intern

Position Description:
The International Institute of Minnesota seeks a savvy digital communications intern who’s ready to take our online presence to the next level. Each year, the Institute serves over 4000 New Americans: resettling refugees, assisting with immigration, training people for new careers, and teaching English. We’re looking for someone who wants to help tell that story online.

Candidate Profile:
• You’re studying for a creative career: in communications, writing, journalism, advertising, PR, design, art…you get it. You’re preparing for a job where you’re always trying new things and dreaming big.
• You can write a sentence, and rewrite it too. You’re confident in your skills but think feedback during the editing process strengthens your work.
• You actually like social media. You follow the trends, you enjoy curating your personal pages, and you get excited when a nonprofit or business you like does something cool on their page.
• You have an eye for design, or at least enjoy when things look nice. Bonus points if you’ve used Canva.
• You know how to edit a WordPress site and craft an email in Mailchimp, or can demonstrate an ability to learn quickly.
• You care about the work of the Institute and can articulate why.

Primary Duties Include:
• Managing a content calendar for the Institute Facebook page and tracking analytics.
• Writing content for email, Facebook, and the website.
• Pitching and executing digital campaign ideas for development, events, or general awareness.
• Crafting promotional materials for Institute programs.
• Promoting Institute events, job posts, and other news on external sites (ie Pollen, MCN)
• Keeping the website updated.

Time Commitment:
• 10-15 hours/week
• Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (days and times are flexible)
• Must commit to a full semester

To Apply:
• Do not use the standard internship application.
• Send an email to Shelby (spasell@iimn.org) with your resume and answers to the following questions attached as one pdf.
o What 3 traits or skills make you a good fit for this internship?
o If the Institute joined another social media platform (right now we’re just on Facebook), which should it be and why?
o Why do you think the Institute’s work is important? (If the answer is “I don’t think it’s important, you’re likely not a good fit for this position.)
o How do you think this internship will help you prepare for your future career?

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