By now, it’s been drilled into our minds: yes, social media can impact your future. But, why not use that fact to your advantage?
If you’re into social media, why not apply for a scholarship or internship that involves social media skills? There are plenty of opportunities out there for the Internet-savvy student!
Check out the following scholarships and internships, involving social media skills:
Social Media Internship – Marvel Entertainment
The Social Media Internship is available to full-time students.
Interns will be involved in social media reporting and analysis, assisting in maintaining the Marvel Audience Network, various online research projects and participation in brainstorming sessions.
An interest in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and emerging social media networks/technologies is a must.
You must also demonstrate internet knowledge, strong writing, research, and Excel skills and attention to detail and the ability to multi-task to qualify for this internship.
McDonald’s Corporation Customer Insights and Social Media Internship
The Customer Insights and Social Media Internship is open to junior, senior and graduate students who are majoring in business.
Intern duties may include monitoring and engaging with customers and querying databases for customer feedback information.
You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have experience with social media web applications (Twitter, Facebook), be proficient in Excel and PowerPoint and have strong communication skills to be considered for this internship.
McDonald’s Corporation Social Media Internship
The Social Media Internship is open to junior, senior and graduate students with an interest in communications and social media.
Intern duties may include supporting social media efforts, blogging and blogging relations, monitoring and research.
You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have experience with social media tools in an organizational capacity, advanced knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social media tools and creative writing skills to be considered for this internship.
Online monitoring and research experience is a plus.
Social Media, Content and Public Relations Internship – Bluefly, Inc.
The Social Media, Content and Public Relations Internship is available to students pursuing a degree in marketing, public relations, or a related field.
Interns will be heavily involved in all aspects of growing the social media footprint for Bluefly, Inc’s flagship brand Bluefly.com and flash sale site BelleandClive.com.
This includes delivering sharp witty updates across our social media profiles, helping develop new content ideas, and assisting in the development of innovative public relations tactics.
Chipotle Student Brand Manager
The Chipotle Student Brand Manager program is open to full-time students.
Brand managers will promote Chipotle to fellow students on campus by representing the brand, seeking out unique opportunities that will connect fellow students with Chipotle, and utilize social media to spread the word.
Students must commit to work five to ten hours per week for two full academic semesters.
Social Networking/ Marketing Internship – A.E. Schwartz Associates
The Social Networking/Marketing Internship is open to students interested in media coordination.
Intern duties may include maintaining the social media space of the business, creating content to disseminate on social networks, working to identify a relevant audience and monitoring day-to-day social media conversations.
You must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work independently and in teams, the ability to follow through, computer skills, Internet knowledge and experience to be considered for this internship.
Editorial Internship – Folica, Inc.
The Editorial Internship is available to students with blogging and social media experience and an interest in hair.
Responsibilities include: researching hair industry news, trends, events and products / tools; coordinating contests and giveaways; assisting editor with publishing and creative production; potential copy-writing and marketing support for qualified candidates; and completing an intern project of your choosing.