Web and Social Media Intern

The Oglesby Union offers an undergraduate non-paid internship for a web/media assistant  working towards a degree in an appropriate area of specialization (Communications, Media  Production, Media/Communication Studies, Marketing, Advertising, Information Technology,  etc.).


The undergraduate media assistant will work with the Oglesby Union electronic media specialist to communicate the mission and market the programs and services of the Oglesby  Union through the use of Internet and media technologies. The candidate should be familiar with editing HTML, CSS, social media (Facebook & Twitter, etc.), editing digital photos and take  an interest in learning and applying Internet based technologies. Some of the tasks and expectations of the web/media assistant include, but are not limited to the following:


• The web/media assistant will work under the direction and supervision of the Media Specialist in a Webmaster role to maintain the web sites of the units comprising Oglesby Union and Student Affairs using Adobe Dreamweaver, ezPublish or WordPress.

• Maintain Oglesby Union and Student Affairs Twitter and Facebook accounts. Work on social media projects and campaigns as assigned.

• Assist with managing Union and Student Affairs events on university calendaring  system.

• Collect content from the various units comprising Oglesby Union to be included on their respective websites. Help develop and maintain content for the Union’s web presence.

• Assist with developing social media marketing campaigns and information resources, and methods for integrating social media in Union and Student Affairs sites.

• The media assistant will capture and edit photographs and video for use on social media and websites.

• Must be able to follow W3C standards for web development.  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• The web/media intern must be able to follow instructions, adhere to policy guidelines.    The undergraduate web/media assistant should have some familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop, and some experience with editing digital video (iMovie, Final Cut, etc.) would be helpful.


The undergraduate student assistant should be comfortable working with Macintosh and PC computers. Experience with graphic design and knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks and InDesign is a plus, but not necessary.


The undergraduate web/media assistant must be able to interact and communicate well with other students and represent the department to campus and non-campus groups effectively.


This position is non-paid.


Contact Gina Bollotta, Web & Social Media Manager, Oglesby Union Marketing Department if interested in opportunity.