Communications Internships

About the Department

The communications department manages MEI’s media relations, website content, social media marketing, and multimedia production. It also works closely with the programs department on promoting and running public events.

Responsibilities

Media Relations
Interns will track MEI scholars’ media appearances and publications, field media inquiries, and monitor breaking stories and the journalists writing about them.

Website and Social Media
Interns will post new publications to MEI’s website and manage content using Drupal. They will also help to regularly post content to MEI’s social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Newsletters and Press Releases
Interns will write content for the ‘News & Views’ weekly newsletter and prepare other e-mails and flyers for public distribution. They will also draft occasional press releases and media advisories to promote important events, and write summaries of MEI events that will be posted online with a byline.

Multimedia Production
Interns will film and/or photograph MEI’s public events, edit videos in Final Cut, and post them to YouTube and MEI’s website. They may also assist in developing special features, such as interactive pages, podcasts, and infographics.


Number of positions: 1

Required Skills

  • This position requires strong writing and communications skills and technological savvy.

Desired Skills

  • Experience in journalism, multimedia production, and/or graphic design is a big plus.
  • Photography, videography, Final Cut Pro, HTML/CSS

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