Spring 2016 – January through May
The digital communications intern will be trained to support initiatives in web and social media through participation in daily operations and special projects. The intern will be exposed to data driven decision making and development practices, usability testing, content development best practices, the content audit process and strategic change management. Tasks will include supporting and leading usability testing, providing content and social media audit support, assisting with web content updates university-wide, building reports using analytics and governance data to inform and support strategic decision-making, working with tools such as Google Maps to improve user experiences, and developing content for web and social media assets. Will frequently be thanked in sandwiches, donuts, coffee, and nerd toys. Bonus burritos happen. You will learn a lot about the web and marketing. Other duties as assigned.
For Credit (unpaid) Internship
Desired Class Level(s)
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
Arts/Design/Planning, Communication, Computer Science/Statistics, Consulting, Education/Teaching, Management/Administration, Marketing/Sales, Research
Job Titles, Responsibilities & Qualifications
- Technical Writer – As a technical writer, you would be creating support materials, capturing screenshots, creating short video, and helping users understand how to use available tools to accomplish tasks. Qualifications include basic html skills, good writing and editing skills, and experience using WordPress. English, Journalism, and Education majors are encouraged to apply; experience with digital storytelling or digital studies; blogging; and editing preferred.
- Web Editor – If you like WordPress, working with web content, and organizing a lot of information to be user friendly and accessible (or you really want the experience to be able to go do those things after graduation), you could be instrumental in developing the new UMW website. Qualifications include WordPress experience. Excellent organization, spelling, and grammar skills also required.
- Developer – We’re looking for someone who is fluent in HTML, CSS, and PHP, for starters. If you’ve built WordPress plugins or hacked a theme (or even done something amazing with IFTTT), we’d love to talk to you. Don’t forget to submit links to your work.
- User Experience Technician – support the web redevelopment project by delving into user behaviors and helping identify opportunities for improvement. You’ll use Google Analytics, Siteimprove, Optimal Workshop, and more. You’ll love this job if statistics is your thing and you enjoy (or want to learn how to) using data to tell a compelling story.
Additionally, you should be able to:
- ask good questions
- know when to ask for help
- learn from mistakes (yours and ours)
You will never be required to:
- know everything we’re talking about (geek alert: we use a lot of jargon)
- do anything without help
Submit your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts for consideration. Include any relevant interests, experiences, or hobbies that would make you a solid candidate.
We are no longer taking applications for Spring 2016. Stay tuned for Summer/Fall 2016 announcements.