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Hiring Talented Student for Fall 2018

U of I WebStore is looking for a student majoring in communications, advertising, marketing, or journalism to intern during the fall 2018 semester. Interns will be responsible for developing communication resources that promote WebStore and its programs. The job will require 5-10 hours of work a week with flexible scheduling and course credit, if needed.

Interns will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development of a social media plan
  • Contributing to day-to-day social media activities
  • Interviewing students, faculty, and professionals for testimonials 
  • Writing student, faculty, and professional profiles for features to be highlighted online and in print material
  • Assisting or leading in production of promotional videos
  • Departmental presentation regarding internship activities
  • Other communication tasks as assigned

Necessary Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in communications, advertising, marketing, or journalism
  • Experience with social media marketing/advertising
  • Research and professional interviewing skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently


The student intern will be expected to schedule routine hours during the work week in the Digital Computing Laboratory. Electronic resources will be provided, but the student may be expected to use their own mobile resources on occasion.

To apply for this position, submit an application at To be considered for this position you must upload a resume with your application and submit a writing sample to In the subject line of the email, please write: Communication Internship – [Your Name]. The writing sample may be on any topic and of any length. Applications will be accepted through May 20, 2018. Interviews will begin immediately, but no decision will be made until the application period has closed.  

Start date is Sunday, August 26, 2018 or sooner. End date is Friday, December 14, 2018.