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Office of Public Affairs: Social Media Intern

DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist with the social media strategy of the Smithsonian’s Office of Communications and External Affairs. Primary projects include:

  • Finding new opportunities for engagement and promotion of the Smithsonian’s strategic goals
  • Researching, developing and writing compelling content to engage audiences on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Tumblr, Instagram and Vine
  • Working with communications professionals in the Office to develop social media strategies to  complement Smithsonian storytelling
  • Evaluating social media strategies using a variety of measurement tools


  • Enthusiastic about social media and experienced using multiple social media platforms
  • Excellent research and writing skills; please provide writing samples
  • Professional demeanor, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes
  • Keen attention to detail when proofreading, copyediting and fact-checking
  • Comfortable utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and Vine

REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate level. Send cover letter, resume and one writing sample and/or examples of digital media/social media experience.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The intern will gain experience working in an active public affairs office and learn how to promote the Smithsonian and its work to the public through digital media.



Project Contact Name: Sarah Sulick

Phone: 202-633-5476 or email socialmedia@si.edu