Communications Internship

Posted on August 25th, 2014

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is the largest college at Colorado State University with approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 600 graduate students in 13 departments. The Communications Intern will work with the Assistant to the Dean for External Relations in the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office to coordinate communication to external constituencies.

The Communications Intern can expect to work approximately 10 hours per week to:

• Manage CLA social media accounts
• Write and edit press releases and social media features
• Interview CLA faculty, staff, and students to develop content for press releases and social media features
• Learn to share stories in new and different ways through video, photo, and infographics
• Develop creative design skills
• Complete individualized projects directly related to your area of study and professional interests
• Attend Division of External Relations meetings and roundtables
• Provide support for major CLA events
• Support staff in the Dean’s Office by covering the front desk and answering phones as needed

Qualifications

Interns should demonstrate the characteristics of a great CSU community member, including:

• Ram Pride
• Desire to serve the CSU community
• Highly developed and effective communication skills
• Willingness to quickly learn and adapt
• Maturity and ability to problem solve
• Willingness to adhere to professional dress, etiquette, and conduct codes
• Ability to honor required time commitments
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Application Process

Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate or graduate student for the duration of the internship. As this is an unpaid position, the Communications Intern is expected to work with her/his home department to register for internship class credit. A current résumé listing contact information and any campus involvement, leadership roles, volunteer service, and work experience along with 2-3 writing samples should be sent to rachael.c.johnson@colostate.edu. Writing samples may include a press release, blog entry, feature story, classroom assignment, or creative writing. Position begins ASAP; applications reviewed on a rolling basis.