MOPA Internships - Summer/Fall 2015

Social Media and Communications Intern

Starts Fall 2015


Reports to the Marketing & Communications Manager


This intern works in the Operations Department, providing assistance to the Marketing & Communications Manager at the Museum of Photographic Arts. The ideal candidate is energetic, curious, self-motivated, a fast learner, tech-savvy, and a team player ready to have fun and learn about in-house marketing and communications. Qualified candidates will demonstrate creative, technical, and organizational skills that consistently exceed the expectations of our team.


This position offers an entry-level introduction into the daily marketing and communications efforts of MOPA.


Learning Objectives

• Understand the role of internal/external communications within the museum

• Learn how to research and determine what types of content audiences want

• Understanding of how social media supports marketing initiatives and used at a professional business level



Under the supervision of the Marketing & Communications Manager, the Social Media & Communications Intern will be responsible for contributing to:

• Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

• Monitor and post on social media networks

• Edit museum communications, including press releases and news posts

• Photograph clients and events for social media (phoneography accepted)

• Assist with day-to-day marketing outreach

• Opportunity to write content for website

• Email Marketing- creating and distributing email newsletters, including monthly Snapshot

• Assist with other tasks  as needed by the Marketing & Communications Manager



• Pursuing a degree related to Marketing and Communications

• Interest in bringing forward ideas and contributing to the MOPA team

• Experience with professional use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

• Familiarity with smartphone apps to assist social media (i.e. photo editing, reposting, etc.)

• Excellent “phoneography” skills plus interest in photography/visual media

• Attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to plan, prioritize, and

coordinate multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

• Ability to work independently

• Strong written and verbal communication skills, preferably in AP style



To continue with the application process, please proceed to the internship application.