Career Planning

Social Media Internships for Students

Start your career in social media, publicity or marketing, with a social media internship.

Kathryn Knight Randolph

July 19, 2021

As social media platforms grow, the need for social media interns and professionals increases as well.
Social Media Internships for Students
Most people use social media as a way to unwind, be inspired, or connect with friends and family. Essentially, it’s a tool that we associate with fun or creativity, but there is a business aspect to social channels as well. Many companies, organizations, and small businesses utilize social media to drum up new business, engage with their client base, and celebrate their product or services. Because of the global reach that social media provides, it’s more important than ever for businesses to create and maintain a social presence. With that, there is an ever-growing need for social media specialists for each business in every industry. Though social media internships may not have existed 10 years ago, it is a field that, nowadays, has a serious demand. If a social media job sounds appealing, there is no better time to start your career than in high school, college, or graduate school.
Social media internships can be in-person, but you may find that a majority can be performed remotely. Whether they’re unpaid or not, there is value to a social media internship. It can be the launching point for your post-grad career in the very real, but still virtual, world of social media.

Social Media Internships

  1. Secret Media Writer Internship Deadline: Varies
    The Secret Media Writer Internship is available to an ambitious, creative and talented intern. You must have previously published writing we can look at - student work and blog posts are all fine. Social media content creation skills are a plus (anything from TikToks to Twitter), as well as a passion for city life and the topics we cover to be considered for this position. Learn more about the Secret Media Writer Internship here.
  2. Videographer Internship Deadline: Varies
    The Videographer Internship is available to students currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in film, design, communication or related field. You must have experience in working on professional-quality scripted and unscripted video (showreel and portfolio of previous work; any relevant social media links accepted as well), confidence in writing video copy, and content creation skills (anything from TikToks to Youtube). Learn more about the Videographer Internship here.
  3. Social Media Internship Deadline: Varies The internship is available to students with excellent social media skills, including demonstrated experience with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You must have experience with content creation, campaign strategies, and knowledge of platform trends is required. You must also have excellent writing and editing skills, specifically the ability to write accurate and compelling stories for a variety of social media platforms. Photography and video capture skills, utilizing a smartphone or DSLR camera, are required as well. Learn more about the Social Media Internship here.
  4. Social Media and Editorial Internship Deadline: Varies The Social Media and Editorial Internship is available to students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree (enrolled and in process) in communications, business management, public relations, or similar field. You must be good at developing content and/or projects as needed, have high attention to detail, knowledge and application of communication plans and strategy, and ability to adapt to a changing environment to be considered for this position. Learn more about the Social Media and Editorial Internship here.
  5. Social Media Specialist Internship Deadline: Varies The Social Media Specialist Internship is available to responsible, deadline-driven, creative and motivated students. You must have a creative way of thinking and presenting through multiple social channels, experience in managing multiple social media platforms, and strong multitasking and time-management skills to reach deadlines to be considered for this position. Learn more about the Social Media Specialist Internship here.
  6. Marketing Content Writer Internship Deadline: Varies The Marketing Content Writer Internship is available to junior or senior level college students majoring in sales, marketing, communications, advertising, public relations or a related field. You must have an understanding of basic marketing techniques, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and excellent organizational and planning skills to be considered for this position. Learn more about the Marketing Content Writer Internship here.
  7. Software Engineer Internship – Facebook Deadline: Varies The Software Engineer Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in computer science or a related field. Interns will help build the next generation of systems behind Facebook's products, create web applications that reach millions of people, build high volume servers, and be a part of a team that's working to help people connect with each other around the globe. Learn more information about the Software Engineer Internship – Facebook.

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