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MN Daily Media Internships

Welcome to the Minnesota Daily Media internship program, where we offer real-world experience and opportunities to dozens of students every semester. Internships exist within all three of our divisions and twelve of our departments in the areas of journalism, advertising, administration and media. As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of the job, network with our organization and gain professional experience that will propel you forward in your future endeavors. So, just about everything except making copies and fetching coffee.

We believe in keeping our intern applications open year-round to lower the barrier to entry and access for our organization. As a side effect, we aren’t able to respond to the large volume of applications that we receive as frequently as we would like. Every application is automatically shared with our HR department and that department’s hiring managers before being tracked, so you can ensure that your package reaches the right hands. The hiring manager will reach out if and when they are interested in moving you to the next application stage.

Explore our different internships below and submit your application for review.

EDITORIAL/NEWSROOM:

Reporting intern

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Associate Editor

Hours:

Paid: No

Do you have an interest in writing, but haven’t found a place to hone your craft? Are you interested in sharing important and meaningful stories to the University of Minnesota’s large, diverse community? The Minnesota Daily is looking for perceptive student writers to fill our reporter intern position. Learn how to be vigilant, talk to sources and think creatively about news delivery. This entry-level reporting position will allow you to learn about journalism from you fellow peers in an upbeat, exciting atmosphere.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for producing one story or more per week
  • Interns will work closely with associate newsroom editors to cultivate beat reporting experience, interviewing skills and writing clean copy
  • Will assist the breaking news team when developing stories arise
  • Interns should be willing to learn from their peers on all things journalism related: From live-tweeting, to engaging with readers on social media, to learning the ins-and-outs of investigative reporting
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have an interest in news writing (especially as it pertains to digital)
  • You *do not* need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds.

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Sports Reporting Intern

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Sports Editor

Hours: 5-10 hours/week

Paid: No

You’re well read, you know the game, you’re not afraid to talk to strangers — sounds like you’re a perfect fit for the Daily’s Sports Intern. The Minnesota Daily is looking for student writers who enjoy fast-paced environments, and who’re ready to put pen to paper and scout out stories about Gophers athletics.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts Q&A stories with various individuals working in Gopher Athletics
  • Write list-article stories about creative subjects
  • Generates story ideas that are unconventional for a newspaper
  • Ability to gather accurate and complete information and resources
  • Works closely with Sports Editor to develop strategies for handling stories
  • Must be able to attend weekly sports meetings and read and critically critique the Daily
  • Have undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • Will be required to fill in on sports coverage when reporters are unable to
  • Other duties as assigned by Sports Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Some writing experience and some knowledge of AP style
  • Knowledge of reporting and writing
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication is necessary to be successful in this position
  • You *do not* need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds.

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

A&E Reporting Intern

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Arts and Entertainment Editor

Hours:

Paid:

Responsibilities:

  • TBA

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have strong interest in arts reporting and criticism and general newspaper production
  • Willingness and availability to work flexible hours while developing a story
  • Must have ability to hear, speak, and write English clearly
  • Regularly requires the ability to visually analyze newspaper content
  • Frequently requires verbal intelligence to convey ideas and knowledge to the editor and other reporters

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Podcast Intern

Department: Podcasts

Reports To: Podcast Producer

Hours: 10 per week

Paid: No

                          

Responsibilities:

  • Produce content for the podcast “In the Know: Breaking Down the U’s News”
  • Responsible for reporting and gathering audio, sound recording, and editing assistance with the podcast
  • Ensure all deadlines are met and podcast needs are fulfilled
  • Assist podcast editor in proofing podcast for fact or grammar errors, as well as ethical questions
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Keep current on University and local news topics by reading local newspapers and news sites
  • Other duties as assigned by Editor in Chief and podcast editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with stress and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to learn new podcasting equipment and reporting techniques
  • Previous podcast/audio experience preferred, but not required

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Multimedia intern
Department: Editorial  

Reports To: Multimedia Editor

Hours: 10-15 hours per week

Paid: No

Responsibilities:

  • Shoot and edit quality news multimedia packages on deadline
  • Attend weekly news desk meetings to develop and plan multimedia stories with reporters and/or biweekly photo meetings for photo assignments
  • Independently complete a weekly 90-150 second feature multimedia package
  • Capture audio and video for breaking news or press events as needed
  • Assist other multimedia staff on assignments
  • Write cutlines (captions) for publication
  • Maintain security and condition of multimedia equipment
  • Other duties as assigned by editor

Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • Applicants must attach a portfolio or link to work samples to be considered for this position
    • Proficient in using digital SLR cameras and manual controls
    • Must be knowledgeable in technical elements of videography (e.g. ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance)
    • Proficiency in using video editing software (i.e. Final Cut or similar) preferred
    • Ambitious and self motivated with excellent time management skills in order to meet deadlines
    • There is a 30-day probationary period in which work completed will be reviewed by editor to ensure employee meets skill expectations
    • Must have the ability to hear and speak English clearly
    • Regularly requires the ability to visually analyze photos and newspaper content, while distinguishing between colors
    • Frequently requires repetitive finger motion and finger dexterity
    • May frequently require the ability to lift up to twenty-five pounds
    • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions and be required to reach, stretch, crouch and crawl when on a shoot

    Submit an Application

    Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

    The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Social Media Intern

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Social Media Manager

Hours: 5-8 hours per week

Paid: No

Social media is a vital component to the Minnesota Daily’s digital presence. The primary job duty of the Social Media Intern is to assist the Social Media Manager in managing the Daily’s curated news content on Twitter and Facebook — including scheduling posts, tracking engagement, and thinking strategically about how to best serve digital audiences. The Social Media Intern will closely follow the pulse of the
newsroom and will interact with the Social Media Manager on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Curate and schedule social media content
  • Outline plan with benchmarked goals for driving traffic to the website and increasing social media engagement
  • Be responsive when news breaks and social media strategies are needed.
  • Work with the Social Media Manager to brainstorm new ideas to keep the Daily’s social media, and overall, digital, presence strong
  • Other duties as assigned by the Social Media Manager

Qualifications:

  • Currently-enrolled University of Minnesota student
  • Strong knowledge of grammar and AP style
  • Competency in understanding social media analytics
  • Ability to exercise judgment in prioritizing news content
  • Ability to write headlines succinctly
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

BUSINESS DIVISION:

Marketing Intern

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Directors of Marketing

Hours: 8-10 per week during normal business hours

Paid: No

The Marketing Interns will develop content for advertisers in select publications each year. The Marketing Intern will also help the marketing department conduct market research. The Minnesota Daily is looking for Marketing Interns that will push out brand awareness, engage with our audience and contribute innovative ways the Minnesota Daily could market itself. This entry-level position will allow you to learn about the field of Marketing in a fun, exciting and creative atmosphere.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the face of the Minnesota Daily 
  • Perform research and market analysis activities
  • Create and curate engaging content for advertisers
  • Discuss trends in social media analytics
  • Collaborate with the team to generate ideas for holistic marketing spectrum
  • Personally interact with our campus to increase brand awareness and audience engagement 
  • Attend weekly marketing meetings
  • Potential managing local businesses’ social media accounts
  • Other tasks assigned by Directors of Marketing 

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Success in a University writing-related class strongly advised (knowledge of grammar, style conventions, etc. is essential)
  • Willing to commit to the Daily for a full semester 
  • Creative thinkers with a strong work ethic
  • Experience with social media
  • Familiarity with the University of Minnesota campus preferred
  • Ability to hear and speak English clearly

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Digital Media Intern

Department: Digital Media

Reports To: Digital Media Manager

Hours: 7-10 hours

Paid: No

The Digital Media Strategist Intern is a vital component to the Minnesota Daily’s branded presence across all digital platforms, including mndaily.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email blasts. The primary job duty is to support the Digital Media Manager in managing the Daily’s digital presence with a holistic perspective — including creating content calendars, planning digital campaigns, and balancing editorial content with paid advertising and in-house marketing content. The Digital Media Strategist Intern will work closely with the Daily’s sales and marketing teams on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and forecast advertising inventory on mndaily.com
  • Coordinate with Digital Media Manager regarding digital advertising and promotions efforts
  • Communicate in an agency like setting to develop social media strategies
  • Monitor social platforms for engagement and make suggestions based on performance of posts
  • Create a content calendar and strategize for monthly social media campaigns
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt and succeed in a dynamic environment
  • Research new media trends and opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student with at least 2 semesters remaining before graduation
  • Proficient in Facebook & Twitter Ads Manager
  • Competency in understanding social media analytics
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

ADMIN DIVISION:

Human Resources Intern

Department: Human Resources

Reports to: Human Resources Manager

Hours: 6-10 per week

Paid: No

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with human resources paperwork
  • Assist with execution of HR events and trainings
  • Maintain the safety of all employees within the organization
  • Monitor diversity and EEO levels within the organization
  • Implement general business best practices into the organization
  • Aid in undergraduate outreach and communication strategies
  • Encourage employee participation in HR events
  • Perform additional reception duties (mail, email, messages, supplies, etc.)
  • Create a semester-long HR project and present it to the Administration division
  • Attend weekly human resources staff meetings
  • Learn job duties and functions of other HR department employees
  • Other duties as assigned by the Human Resources Manager

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse identities
  • Ability to display a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn and adapt to necessary computer programs
  • Strong time-management skills and tactics
  • Limited knowledge of human resources is acceptable

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Creative Design Intern

Department: Business

Reports To: Creative Director

Hours: 5-10 hours

Paid: No

The Creative Design Intern is a vital component to the Minnesota Daily’s Creative Department. The primary job duty is to support the Creative Director and Creative Designer by contributing to office tasks and design collaborations. Weekly meetings will be held to communicate current projects such as outside advertising and in-house promotional content as well as design research and ideation techniques. The Creative Design Intern will assist in newspaper layouts, organization tasks, and design collaborations. The Creative Department works closely with sales and marketing to develop the best designs for our clients and MN Daily’s brand.

 Responsibilities:

  • Organizing & maintaining department digital files.
  • Laying out the newspaper using InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Collaborate with the Creative Department to create advertisements and promotional materials.
  • Communicate in a professional graphic design setting by developing creative problem-solving skills and utilizing interdepartmental communication.
  • Learn about MN Daily’s brand and brainstorm with designers on ways to grow and improve it.
  • Create designs that will build your resume, portfolio, and experience with the Adobe programs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt and succeed in a dynamic environment.
  • Research new design trends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student with at least 3 semesters remaining before graduation
  • Familiar with Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign  
  • Competency in understanding design terms
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Curiosity and passion for learning more about the research, collaboration, and business behind graphic design.

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Information Technology Intern

Department: Business

Reports To: Creative Director

Hours: 5-10 hours

Paid: No

The Creative Design Intern is a vital component to the Minnesota Daily’s Creative Department. The primary job duty is to support the Creative Director and Creative Designer by contributing to office tasks and design collaborations. Weekly meetings will be held to communicate current projects such as outside advertising and in-house promotional content as well as design research and ideation techniques. The Creative Design Intern will assist in newspaper layouts, organization tasks, and design collaborations. The Creative Department works closely with sales and marketing to develop the best designs for our clients and MN Daily’s brand.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to help requests
  • Check the status of servers and Active Directory
  • Update computers and assist with computer deployment
  • Assist with developing and implementing new service offerings
  • Other duties as assigned by the IT Manager

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student with at least 2 years remaining
  • Experience with Windows Server 2008 and/or 2019 preferred  
  • Experience with Windows 7/10 preferred
  • Experience with backup systems, network hardware, automated deployment, cloud technologies, and Linux preferred
  • Must have the ability to hear, write, and speak English clearly
  • Regularly requires repetitive finger motions and finger dexterity
  • Ability to lift up to fifty pounds occasionally

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Alumni Relations Operations Intern

Department: Admin

Reports To: Alumni Relations Director

Hours: 6-10 per week

Paid: No 
  
 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the MDAA onboarding process with current staff
  • Communicate and facilitate scholarship process and timeline with Daily staff
  • Oversee MDAA website updates and improvements in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Director
  • Facilitate and produce the MDAA podcast 
  • Partner with the editorial and business student representatives to ensure the students’ voice is being brought to the MDAA table 
  • Work with the Alumni Relations Director to create and distribute MDAA satisfaction surveys to determine how to continuously improve the MDAA programs 
  • Assist with execution of MDAA events throughout the year
  • Research similar alumni programs to learn and implement best practices in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Director
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Alumni Relations Director

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must embrace the mission of the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse identities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to learn, grow, and seek continuous improvement

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Alumni Relations Fundraising Intern

Department: Admin

Reports To: Alumni Relations Director

Hours: 6-10 per week

Paid: No
     

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MDAA Fundraising Chair to manage all MDAA fundraising 
  • Research and identify fundraising techniques of similar organizations 
  • Develop and executive innovative fundraising strategies in collaboration with the MDAA Fundraising Chair
  • Create and execute annual fundraising schedule 
  • Own the execution of fundraising initiatives including Give to the Max Day and beyond
  • Research and identify potential funding opportunities through grants and foundations
  • Assist with the development of the Daily’s most compelling fundraising story and train students and volunteers to share this message
  • Identify strategic partners through the MDAA database, identifying potential sponsors, potential collaborations, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Alumni Relations Director

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must embrace the mission of the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse identities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to learn, grow, and seek continuous improvement

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Alumni Relations Mentorship Intern

Department: Admin

Reports To: Alumni Relations Director

Hours: 6-10 per week

Paid: No
     

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MDAA Mentorship Chair to manage all Daily student and alumni mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Develop and execute the Minnesota Daily Mentoring Program in collaboration with the MDAA Mentorship Chair
  • Assist with the coordination of the Mentoring Program mentor/mentee matching process
  • Interpret, evaluate, and synthesize data regarding mentors and mentees to assess the program, provide feedback to stakeholders, and consistently improve the program
  • Create and distribute Mentoring Program communications to alumni and students
  • Identify, source, and retain alumni for the Mentoring and Speaker Series Programs
  • Organize and facilitate the monthly Speaker Series Program
  • Write thank you letters to all alumni Speaker Series participants
  • Research and execute additional initiatives to connect Daily students and alumni
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Alumni Relations Director

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must embrace the mission of the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse identities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to learn, grow, and seek continuous improvement

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Alumni Relations Communications Intern

Department: Admin

Reports To: Alumni Relations Director

Hours: 6-8 per week

Paid: No
     

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MDAA Communications Chair to manage all MDAA communications
  • Create, collaborate on, and distribute the MDAA Monthly Newsletter
  • Develop and execute the promotional schedule for all MDAA events
  • Oversee all MDAA social media platforms and work with the MDAA Communications Chair to manage the social media content calendar
  • Develop and execute story ideas on a variety of topics including alumni and employee experiences, community relations, customer service, benefits, core values, etc.
  • Write, edit, and distribute various forms of internal employee, external, and alumni communication
  • Pitch and execute digital campaign ideas for development, events, or general awareness
  • Collaborate and oversee internal communications within the department
  • Perform other duties within purview as assigned by the Alumni Relations Director

Qualifications:

  • Must be a student enrolled at the University of Minnesota
  • Must embrace the mission and vision of both the Minnesota Daily and the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association
  • Ability to work effectively with people possessing diverse identities, as well as filling the position with your own unique identity
  • Ability to display a professional manner at any given time
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to learn, grow, and seek continuous improvement 
  • Communications experience is heavily preferred, but not at all required

Submit an Application

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

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