MyCSU blogger and Social Media Intern

Posted on August 17th, 2011

CSU’s Division of External Relations, the primary communications arm of the University, is hiring two student social media interns who will blog for MyCSU (www.mycsu.colostate.edu) will use social media tools to communicate various aspects of student life and other information at Colorado State University. Candidates must be good writers and be willing to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogging tools to share about what it means to be a CSU Ram.

Essential areas of responsibility would include – but not be limited to:
• Writing at least two blog posts a week (250-500 words each) about your life as a CSU student. Other topics that could be covered include university events, athletic games, and general student life-oriented issues such as studying for finals, registering for courses, etc.
• Be an active user on CSU’s Facebook page by helping respond to comments posted and provide a student voice.
• Use Twitter to tweet about CSU student news, info and events.
• Use a flip cam or similar device to capture photos and videos that can be incorporated into blog posts. Candidates with flip cam experience are preferred but it is not a requirement to apply. CSU will provide the flip cam equipment.
• Conduct social media research to help the university improve its efforts in these areas.
• Other duties as opportunities arise.

Overall, we are looking for energetic, outgoing students who will showcase what it means to be a CSU Ram and promote university messaging via social media tools. External Relations can provide training on how to use specific social media tools along with equipment such as flip cams.

This internship is paid at $10/hour. Six-eight hours per week will be expected. This may include some evenings and weekends.

To apply, please submit a cover letter in which you describe 1) how you are a CSU Ram, 2) outline ideas on potential blog posts you could write and 3) indicate any social media experience you have; and a resume to Kimberly Sorensen at Kimberly.Sorensen@colostate.edu by 5 p.m., Sept. 2, 2011.