Writing/Social Media Student Intern
Minnetonka, MN 
Posted 9 days ago
Job/Internship Description
  • Position Type:
    Student Interns/High School Student Writing Intern

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Minnetonka High School (MHS)

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    open until filled

  • Are you an MHS student interested in digital journalism, creative writing, graphic design or social media management? If so, you may be the right fit for the Minnetonka Schools Communication Department's Writing/Social Media Internship Program. Through this program, interns learn how to use their skills to support District communication to students, families and community members.

    Position Description:
    The Minnetonka Schools Communications Department is recruiting interns to write feature stories and social media posts, assist with updating the District's website, update annual publications and provide support for a variety of other projects. This paid position is a great opportunity to build a portfolio of professional work, get experience publishing content in traditional print publications, online and through social media and help tell the amazing stories happening in the school district.

    • 5-10 hours/week
    • Flexible schedule - after school and/or weekends
    • Reports to the Communications Specialist and the Creative Director in the Minnetonka Schools Communications Department

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Gather story ideas, take/collect photos and write/develop feature stories
    • Interview teachers, staff, students and community members
    • Work with staff to generate copy for the District website, social media pages, and print publications
    • Fact check, proofread, format and edit copy
    • Work on a variety of graphic design projects for print and social media
    • Assist with basic website edits (spelling, broken links, accessibility, search engine optimization)
    • Perform other duties, as needed

    Required Skills/Qualifications:
    • Must be a current Minnetonka High School student
    • Excellent writing, editing and organizational skills
    • Self-starter who will contribute ideas
    • Dependable, mature and self-directed
    • Must have the ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines
    • Must be comfortable with approaching and interviewing students, teachers, staff and community members

    Additional Preferred Skills:
    • Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Other)
    • Graphic Design skills or familiarity with InDesign/Photoshop
    • Photography skills
    • Web editing or html skills

    Compensation: $11.25/per hour

    Application instructions: Interested students will need to complete an online application.


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