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Social media/public relations internship description + application

Ideal majors or areas of interest include: Journalism, Mass Communication, Marketing, Public Relations; undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student is preferred.

Supervisor: Writer
Time commitment: Minimum of 8 to 10 hours per week for three months (minimum requirement); depending on class schedule, LBFE may be able to accommodate more hours

Skills required

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated creativity with various social media platforms (predominantly Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Ability to quickly understand and adapt to Little Brothers’ tone and content
  • Excellent research skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong writing and communication skills, as well as attention to grammar
  • Curiosity and ability to ask questions that can lead to a conversation
  • Interest in photography is a plus, as intern will have opportunities to photograph elders and volunteers, depending on internship schedule

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Work closely with the entire Development Team, especially writer, to refine and develop Social Media Plan and respond to unique social media needs on a weekly basis
  • Choose one specialized project/focus during your internship (for example, gaining an acute understanding of LinkedIn while growing the platform’s presence and connections)
  • Raise awareness of, maintain, and develop social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn)
  • Create a variety of engaging content for social media sites in close collaboration with writer
  • Will work toward confident ownership over content creation by developing creativity and sound judgement, proposing potential posts, and devising and revising drafts accordingly 
  • Take pictures at LBFE events for sharing on social media
  • Assist with posting and maintaining Flickr galleries
  • Research and implement ways to broaden LBFE’s social media presence, build “brand” image, engage donors, volunteers, community partners and public at large

Learning objectives

  • Organizational management: student will be able to plan, implement and manage projects
  • Analysis/problem solving: student will be able to strategically research, analyze and develop solutions


  • $500 stipend (paid in two installments at midway and end of internship period)
  • Experience in and deeper understanding of the field of aging
  • Potential to further strengthen writing abilities
  • Experience working in conjunction with a close team and with a non-profit organization
  • Potential to contribute ideas and see those ideas developed and implemented

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please include the social media platforms you use personally.
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  • Drop files here or
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      These may also be mailed directly to: Christine Bertrand, Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, 355 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
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      Max. file size: 256 MB.
        Please upload samples that are a good depiction of your writing experience and skills.
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        You will be working with an editor to post across Little Brothers' Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. In creating this sample post, let your creativity and voice show while also demonstrating your understanding of LBFE's tone and messaging. Look to past posts for content ideas.

      Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

      355 N Ashland Ave
      Chicago, IL 60618

      355 N Ashland Ave
      Chicago, IL 60607-1016


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      F: 312-455-9674

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