Do you have a passionate for doing meaningful work and collaborating with awesome teammates and clients that are on a mission to build impact-driven technology solutions? If so, consider joining the Websmith team.

Digital Communications Intern (Spring 2017)

Position

Websmith Studio is seeking a forward-thinking, smart, creative individual with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to assist us with a variety of digital, multimedia, and social media communications. The individual will be tasked with a variety of projects while playing a role in developing public relations, traditional media, digital marketing and social media growth for the organization.

This individual will be responsible for keeping our social media channels lively and current, and for developing ideas for social media content. This position will find creative ways to communicate the valuable mission of Websmith Studio by using existing media and/or photo, audio, video and graphics that you create.

This position will work to support and supplement the efforts of Websmith Studio’s executive and marketing team and you will be expected to collaborate closely as required.

Responsibilities

  • Work with clients to help develop original content for the organization’s media vehicles.
  • Help assess and refine Websmith’s social media strategy.
  • Attend events to capture content and multimedia for print and digital communications
  • Help write/distribute press releases and conduct media outreach
  • Utilize a number of social media tools including HootSuite & Buffer
  • Exploring Websmith’s existing catalog & media collections for opportunities to repurpose content
  • Creating simple graphics and editing media for posting on social media and the web
  • Building photo galleries and photo collections for potential use on social media or other formats
  • Organizing and tagging digital assets within existing media collections
  • Monitor and track daily news for monthly reporting

Required Qualifications

  • Experience using Twitter, Facebook, and related communication tools to reach targeted audiences
  • Experience managing social media for an institution, organization or business
  • Experience with social media management tools (Hootsuite, Buffer)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to create content in the appropriate voice for the organization
  • Ability to work in conjunction with the Websmith Studio executive team, to request and receive guidance as needed
  • Comfort working independently and staying organized
  • Experience with writing and creating web stories, blog posts, social media, and multimedia content
  • An interest in technology, innovation, and social entrepreneurship

Desired Qualifications

  • Undergraduate senior or graduate student (recommended, but not required)
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Marketing, PR, Advertising, English Journalism, or recent graduate (within three months) in related field
  • Comfort using the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Creative and innovative thinker with the ability to understand the role of social media in the non-profit sector
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player, but can work independently
  • Photography experience and familiarity with camera equipment preferred
  • Graphic design skills recommended but not necessary

Learning Potential

This Internship position is designed to introduce college seniors and/or recent graduates to the field of marketing and communications in the technology sector. Interns will gain exposure in media relations, graphic design, social media, development of internal and external communication strategies. Upon leaving the program, interns will foster a deeper understanding of the marketing and communications field and gain the experience of working in a professional and dynamic office environment.

Schedule

This position requires 15-20 hours of work per week during the academic semesters for a doctoral student or 12-15 hours a week for graduate or undergraduate students. Hours are flexible, but you will be expected to attend certain events, as assigned.

Selection Process

To be considered for the 2017 Websmith Studio internship position, please submit the following by Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Two writing samples
    • One academic and work reference will be required
Websmith Studio believes in equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or any other legally protected classification. Websmith Studio’s policy is to hire and promote the most qualified applicants and to comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws.
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  • The Websmith team did a great job and were extremely responsive and informative particularly as key deadlines approached. Our lead developer was a great listener as reflected by his adjustments to the product. We also appreciated Websmith’s flexibility in rescheduling calls and appointments due to weather-related closures in both DC and Richmond. We did not experience any loss of momentum to get the project completed.

    Council for Advancement and Support of Education
    Director
  • Using Websmith’s software development services we were able to supplement the skill set of our existing in-house programmer(s) and meet our

    deadlines. The development team members are professional and had excellent response times. They were able to keep track of the many projects assigned and they stand behind their work. We would recommend them and are very likely to use their services again.

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    Project Director
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