Spring 2024: VCU Dept of Psychology, Humphrey Fellowship - Social Media Intern

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright exchange initiative that brings experienced  professionals from selected countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle  East, Europe, and Eurasia to the United States for ten months of study and practical,  professional experiences. VCU is one of 13 universities in the country serving as a Humphrey  Campus, with a program that focuses on understanding and addressing a range of health issues.  The program emphasizes the use of culturally appropriate, science-based prevention, treatment,  and policy interventions. Core components of the program include leadership development,  discipline-specific knowledge building, and knowledge of U.S. systems to foster collaboration  and problem solving. 

Name of Business: 

VCU Department of Psychology, Humphrey Fellowship Program  

Type of internship 

Social media  

Social Media Intern Position Description 

The VCU Department of Psychology's Humphrey Fellowship Program is seeking a talented and  motivated Social Media Intern to join our team. The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a 10- month leadership program for mid-career international scholars working in the field of public health. As a Social Media Intern, you will work with the assistant coordinator to create compelling content for digital and print materials, social media, and the web. You will have the  opportunity to tell the stories of mid-career international scholars working in public health and demonstrate the impact of this Fulbright sponsored program on individuals and communities  domestically and around the world. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of social media platforms and be comfortable managing multiple social media accounts. You will be responsible for creating original text, still graphics, and short-form video content. Additionally, you will be monitoring posts, helping to promote events, and working with the  assistant coordinator and social media team to develop content and campaigns.

Working for the Humphrey Fellowship Program, as a Social Media Intern offers a variety of unique opportunities and benefits including: 

  • Exposure to international communications: As a Social Media Intern, you will have the  opportunity to work with mid-career international scholars and gain experience in  communicating with diverse people from around the world. This will provide valuable  experience in cross-cultural communication and the opportunity to hone your  communication skills. 
  • Professional development: The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a prestigious program with a strong reputation in the field of public health. As an intern, you will have the  opportunity to work with experienced professionals and gain valuable skills and experience that will be transferable to future career opportunities. 
  • Networking: As an intern, you will have the opportunity to interact with scholars, faculty, and staff from the Humphrey Fellowship Program as well as members of the  Richmond community. This will provide opportunities for networking and building  relationships that can be beneficial for future career opportunities. 
  • Impact: As a Social Media Intern, your work will have a direct impact on the program  and its participants. By telling the stories of the Humphrey Fellowship Program and associated stakeholders, you will help to raise awareness of the program and its impact both domestically and internationally. 

Intern Responsibilities 

  • Create daily social media posts for VCU Humphrey Fellowship Program pages 
  • Develop original text, still graphics, and short-form video content  
  • Promoting upcoming events on VCU Humphrey Fellowship Program social media pages 
  • Assist with the design and execution of social media campaigns  
  • Create weekly and monthly editorial calendars to promote the VCU Humphrey Fellowship Program brand on various social media websites  
  • Create and distribute content such as blogs, infographics, videos and press releases on social media and traditional news outlets  
  • Brainstorm and research ideas for original content  
  • Develop new strategies for increasing engagement  
  • Ensure brand message is consistent

Intern Qualifications 

  • Basic copywriting skills 
  • Mastery of the major social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter 
  • Knowledge of social media analytics software including Facebook Insights, Google Analytics and Twitter Analytics to track audience engagement and campaign  performance 
  • Experience with content management systems, word processor applications and image/video editing software 

When offered 

Year-round, hours are flexible; ideally 10 hours per week 

Paid/unpaid/stipend 

Unpaid; college/graduate credit 

Location 

Grace Street Center – 912 West Grace St., Monroe Park Campus 

Who to contact 

Heather Ashton, assistant coordinator 

ashtonhr@vcu.edu 

How to contact 

Please email a cover letter/resume and writing samples to Heather Ashton, assistant coordinator (ashtonhr@vcu.edu).