Internships

The Department of English offers many internship opportunities with campus and community partners. To be eligible for an English internship, you must

  • Be an English major or minor in any concentration (Creative Writing, Literature, or Professional Writing)
  • Have completed at least 6 hours of 300+ English classes
  • And secure the permission of Dr. Allegra Smith, Internship Coordinator, and Dr. Andrea Porter, Department Head

Internship Opportunities

Social Media Intern
JSU Continuing Education and Outreach

Job Description

Continuing Education and Outreach will host a part-time Social Media Intern in Spring Semester 2022. As the adult education arm of JSU, Continuing Education and Outreach provides the community with formal, non-credit courses of independent study designed for adult, part-time students. The intern will build digital communications for this office through social media writing and strategy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Director in planning, developing, and communicating content about Continuing Education events, programs, and initiatives
  • Compose and schedule social media posts
  • Develop and gather text and graphics to engage internal and external stakeholders
  • Create and maintain a repository of images, tools, and designs
  • Identify and record current key themes and objectives for messaging
  • Develop a social media style guide and strategy

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Visual and textual analysis
  • Knowledge of digital publishing, image editing and web development tools and platforms (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, WordPress, Blogger, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of social media platforms and blogging
  • Completion of EH 331: Writing for Social Media
  • Experience with search engines and internet navigation
  • Creativity, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and on teams

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Social Media and Digital Creation Intern
Digital Media Services

Job Description

Digital Media Services, a unit of JSU Marketing and Communications, will host a part-time (10 hours per week) Social Media and Digital Creation Intern in Spring Semester 2022. This intern should be able to create social media content, write email copy, and tell compelling stories to a variety of on- and off-campus stakeholders. Experience with video editing is a plus. Intern will receive compensation of $750 in flex dollars to be used at campus dining locations (if intern already has a meal plan, this compensation can be converted to a one-time honorarium).

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Director of Digital Media Services and Interactive Designer with planning, developing, and communicating content about JSU students, staff, faculty, programs, and initiatives
  • Interview JSU stakeholders to create content for website and social media
  • Compose email and press release copy
  • Create social media content for official JSU Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels
  • Design social media strategy through assessing needs, conducting user research, and identifying key themes and objectives
  • Edit video content

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Audience and visual analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Completion of at least one creative writing course and EH 331: Writing for Social Media
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and blogging
  • Experience with search engines and internet navigation
  • Leadership and ability to work as part of a team

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Creative Marketing Intern
Faculty Commons

Job Description

Faculty Commons, JSU’s center for excellence in teaching and learning, will host a part-time (10 hours per week) Creative Marketing Intern in Spring Semester 2022. This intern should be able to create social media content and strategy, design promotional and marketing materials, and write content for the center’s website, and collaborate with faculty and center staff to tell stories about teaching and learning at JSU. This internship will focus on creating engaging content for faculty.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Director of Faculty Commons and Training & Events Coordinator with planning, developing, and communicating content about JSU faculty and teaching
  • Interview faculty to tell engaging stories about university teaching and learning
  • Create social media content and strategy for Faculty Commons social media accounts
  • Develop promotional materials for center initiatives, such as flyers and invitations
  • Compose and edit monthly reports for deans and department heads

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Audience, textual, and visual analysis
  • Creative writing skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Completion of at least one creative writing course and EH 330: Writing for the Web or EH 331: Writing for Social Media
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and blogging
  • Experience with workplace writing genres, such as memos, emails, and reports

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Editorial Intern
Gigantic Sequins Literary Journal

Job Description

Gigantic Sequins, a print literary-arts journal that has been in print for over a decade, will host a part-time Editorial Intern in Spring 2022. The intern will experience and be a part of the inner workings of this publication, working closely with Dr. Kimberly Southwick-Thompson, JSU English and Creative Writing professor and Editor-in-Chief of GS. This intern will expand understanding of how a print publication is produced, and contribute to the journal’s production from submission of works to final distribution of printed issues.

Job Responsibilities

  • Copyedit and proof submitted works
  • Track submissions and build repositories of documents and records
  • Update and maintain Editors Schedule for current and upcoming issues
  • Schedule tweets and Facebook posts promoting journal contributions
  • Pack and mail issues, keeping detailed records for distribution
  • Brainstorm and implement new ideas for journal promotions and initiatives

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of digital publishing, image editing and web development tools and platforms (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, WordPress, Blogger, etc.)
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and blogging
  • Experience with project management tools or software
  • Creativity, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and on teams

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Communications Intern
Houston Cole Library

Job Description

JSU’s Houston Cole Library will host a part-time (10 hours per week) Communications Intern in Spring Semester 2022. We are looking for an undergraduate student with experience in email messaging, social media content creation, editing, blogging, and technical writing. The intern should be able to build the Library’s promotions and media for student audiences.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Head of Technical Services and Library faculty and staff with planning, developing, and communicating content about library events, programs, initiatives, and services
  • Compose web and social media content and build social media strategy
  • Edit and format correspondence, print, and digital content
  • Design educational documents (such as brochures and fact sheets) and promotional materials (such as event flyers and advertisements)
  • Develop technical writing materials (such as documentation, manuals, and how-to or help guides) for library services and tools

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Textual and visual analysis
  • Completion of EH 322: Technical Writing, EH 330: Writing for the Web, and/or EH 331: Writing for Social Media
  • Experience with search engines and internet navigation
  • Creativity, organization, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently and on teams

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Marketing Intern
International House and Programs

Job Description

The JSU International House and Programs will host a part-time (10 hours per week) Marketing Intern in Spring Semester 2022. This department offers services in international admissions, international student and scholar support, and study abroad to carry out the university’s mission of diversity and global engagement. This intern will support the work of the International House and Programs by building print and digital content that tells student stories, provides resources for international students, and articulates events and initiatives across campus.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Director and Assistant Director with branding and messaging
  • Edit and format documents for both international and domestic audiences
  • Compose email, website, and social media content
  • Create and edit presentations and/or technical writing materials (tip sheets, how-to guides, documentation, etc.) for an international student audience
  • Articulate social media strategy and build a repository of materials for social media engagement

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Audience analysis, particularly with an eye to diverse points of view
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Editorial skills
  • Presentation skills and PowerPoint
  • Teamwork and project management
  • Experience with workplace genres, such as memos, emails, and/or reports
  • Completion of EH 322: Technical Writing, EH 323: Writing for the Workplace, EH 330: Writing for the Web, and/or EH 331: Writing for Social Media

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Communications Intern
Online@JSU

Job Description

Online@JSU, the university’s hub for digital teaching and learning, will host a part-time (10 hours per week) Communications Intern in Spring Semester 2022. To build Online@JSU’s connections with faculty, staff, and students, this intern will craft weekly emails, web content, social media posts and strategy, as well as other information related to services and support provided by Online@JSU. Additional responsibilities may involve creating tutorials and support for faculty and at-risk groups of students.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Director and Instructional Designers with branding and messaging
  • Compose email, website, and social media content
  • Edit and format documents for faculty, staff, and student audiences
  • Create and edit presentations and/or technical writing materials (tip sheets, how-to guides, documentation, etc.) for an international student audience
  • Articulate social media strategy and build a repository of materials for social media engagement
  • Collaborate with Online@JSU staff to support writing, editing, and design projects as needed

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Audience analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Editorial skills
  • Teamwork and project management
  • Experience with workplace genres, such as memos, emails, and/or reports
  • Completion of EH 322: Technical Writing, EH 323: Writing for the Workplace, EH 330: Writing for the Web, and/or EH 331: Writing for Social Media

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Communications Intern
Strategic Communications (President’s Office)

Job Description

JSU’s Strategic Communications division (under the Office of the President) will host a part-time (10 hours per week) Communications Intern in Spring Semester 2022. We are looking for an undergraduate student with experience or interests in email messaging, editing, media relations, and technical writing. The intern should be able to contribute to Strategic Communications’ promotional and educational materials for a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Director of Strategic Communications with planning, developing, and communicating content about university news, events, programs, and initiatives
  • Create content for university website
  • Compose copy for emails and newsletters
  • Edit correspondence and print and digital content
  • Develop technical, promotional, and educational materials with a focus on storytelling

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Textual analysis
  • Creative writing and editorial skills
  • Experience with search engines and internet navigation, as well as on-the-ground research
  • Ability to work independently and on teams
  • Experience with workplace genres, such as memos, emails, and reports

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Undergraduate Admissions Communication Intern
Office of Admissions

Job Description

The Office of Admissions will host a part-time (10 hours per week) Undergraduate Admissions Communication Intern in Spring Semester 2022. We are looking for an intern who can enhance the office’s storytelling and educational/promotional material development for all areas of undergraduate admissions: freshmen, transfer students, dual enrollment, and out-of-state.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment with planning, developing, and communicating content about for a variety of print and digital channels, including print, email, and newsletters
  • Identify potential admission communications growth areas, such as podcasting and social media
  • Edit correspondence and print and digital content
  • Conduct online research
  • Develop and design educational and promotional materials

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Experience with PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and blogging
  • Completion of EH 322: Technical Writing or EH 323: Writing for the Workplace
  • Creativity, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in teams

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Communications and Special Projects Intern
Undergraduate Studies and Special Programs

Job Description

JSU’s Office of Undergraduate Studies and Special Programs will host a part-time (10 hours per week) Communications and Special Projects Intern in Spring Semester 2022. This office provides students with opportunities for high-impact, experiential learning through initiatives like the JSU Honors Program, Study Away, Pre-Law, Model United Nations (MUN), Model Arab League (MAL), and the American Democracy Project. This intern will support the work of the office by creating website content, promotional materials, email messaging, and social media posts and strategy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Senior Director with branding and messaging
  • Edit and format documents for a variety of student audiences and other stakeholders
  • Compose email, website, and social media content
  • Create and edit educational and/or technical writing materials (tip sheets, how-to guides, documentation, etc.)
  • Articulate social media strategy and build a repository of materials for social media engagement

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Critical thinking and research skills
  • Editorial skills
  • Powerpoint
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Experience with workplace genres, such as memos, emails, and/or reports
  • Completion of EH 322: Technical Writing, EH 323: Writing for the Workplace, EH 330: Writing for the Web, and/or EH 331: Writing for Social Media

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Development Intern
University Development

Job Description

The Office of University Development will host a part-time (10 hours per week) Development Intern in Spring Semester 2022. We are looking for an intern who can enhance the office’s storytelling and traditional and social media content through online research, editing and proofreading, document design, and content strategy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Executive Director, Development Officer, and Development Coordinator with planning, developing, and communicating content for a variety of print and digital channels, including print, email, media relations, and newsletters
  • Identify potential development communications growth areas, such as social media
  • Edit correspondence and print and digital content
  • Conduct online research
  • Develop and design educational and promotional materials
  • Write and edit grant proposal content

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Editorial skills
  • Textual analysis
  • Experience with workplace genres, such as memos, emails, and reports
  • Creativity, problem solving, and research skills
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Completion of EH 482: Grantwriting

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu

Social Media Intern
JSU Writing Center

Job Description

The JSU Writing Center will host a part-time Social Media Intern in Spring Semester 2022 to support the center’s digital promotions, education, and outreach. We are looking for an undergraduate student with experience in content creation, social media management and/or strategy, copywriting, online publishing, digital writing, and graphic design. The student should be a motivated and committed individual who can combine their technical, writing, and investigative skills to develop and deliver digital content as to members of the campus community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Interview tutors, Writing Center director and staff, and students to create social media and website content
  • Assist Writing Center Director in planning, developing, and communicating content about Center events, programs, and initiatives
  • Develop and gather text and graphics to engage internal and external Writing Center stakeholders
  • Create and maintain a repository of images, tools, and designs
  • Identify and record current key themes and objectives for messaging
  • Develop a social media style guide and strategy

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Visual and textual analysis
  • Knowledge of digital publishing, image editing and web development tools and platforms (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, WordPress, Blogger, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of social media platforms and blogging
  • Completion of EH 331: Writing for Social Media
  • Experience with search engines and internet navigation
  • Creativity, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and on teams

Contact

Email Dr. Allegra Smith, EH 491 Internship Coordinator, to indicate your interest in this position: awsmith@jsu.edu