Summer Integrated Communications Intern


Cause Areas


Fri May 04, 2018 - Wed Aug 01, 2018


10 W 7th StSt. Paul, MN 55102


Position Summary

We seek an enthusiastic individual looking to gain experience in digital storytelling, marketing, and social media at a non-profit serving over 400,000 visitors a year in sparking children’s learning through play. The intern will be responsible for assisting the external relations department with content creation including social media and communications at Minnesota Children’s Museum.

Responsibilities may include creating copy for the Museum’s blog, an e-newsletter and other owned digital channels and assisting with the execution of a content (editorial) calendar. The position will also include collecting analytics from owned social media channels and, conducting market research and analysis, assisting with promotional and sales opportunities, and assisting with marketing plans.

Major Job Accountabilities

The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of the External Relations department.

  • Creating content for owned channels
    • copy for Instagram and Twitter
    • research power of play articles and post to LinkedIn via Buffer
    • photos for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Researching as directed
  • Executing content calendar
  • Promotions & partnerships
    • material/collateral fulfillment including mailings
    • includes list management/clean up
    • communications with key partners to ensure fulfillment of partnership
    • includes securing additional member benefits
  • Analytics
    • compiling, analyzing & reporting on admission data
    • includes coupon redemption tracking
    • keyword research for AdWord campaigns
    • build, monitor and analyze AdWord campaigns
  • Events
    • assist with coordination and day-of-event duties as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  1. Ability and willingness to work independently.
  2. Strong writing (copywriting) and proofreading skills with an eye for detail.
  3. Formal education in related field (marketing, communications, journalism) or related experience.
  4. Ability to organize time, follow directions and complete tasks in an effective manner.
  5. Ability to interpret and analyze data.
  6. Knowledge of branding, logos and target audiences.
  7. Ability to work well with people.
  8. Computer skills, including MS Office Suite and Google Drive

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience in one or more of the following (please indicate this is your application):

  1. Long-form blog platforms
  2. Video production or photo editing software
  3. Graphic design software
  4. Social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter

Training Provided

  1. Intern orientation
  2. Policies and practices of communications in a nonprofit cultural institution
  3. Optional free training: The Ways of Play

Application Process

Please include the following with your application:

  • LinkedIn profile
  • Portfolio of volunteer and/or professional experience relevant to the position you are applying for.
    • This includes photography, videos, published written work and links to public social media accounts that you contribute to.

Applications accepted until positions are filled. Submit resume, cover letter, and online application at


  • Audio-Visual
  • Online Flash/Video Production
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Web Design
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Video Production

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 100 hours
  • 10-12 per week

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