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Communications Intern

Availability: not currently hiring for this position

Job Title: Communications Intern

Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.

Salary: $15/hr.

The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. As part of the larger TRL team, the Communications Intern will create compelling, engaging, and informative content that supports the outreach and promotion efforts of the Teaching, Research, and Learning Services (TRL) team and highlights the work and achievements of both the Digital Scholarship and the Teaching and Learning initiatives of the directorate. The intern will have the opportunity to help shape the voice of TRL and improve our ability to share our knowledge and insight with the Penn community and beyond.

Responsibilities: The Communications Intern will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in the editorial management of the PennWIC blog.
  • Writing weekly blog posts and editing pieces by other writers.
  • Writing and editing copy for use in print collateral, library websites, social media, and other digital platforms.
  • Collaborating with TRL staff and assisting in the creation of print collateral (ie. handouts, flyers, posters), from concept to final production.
  • Coordinating with Library Communications to promote TRL events, services, and news.
  • Maintaining the TRL event calendar and the PennWIC editorial calendar.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center's public services hub.

This position is open to all qualified graduate students with a strong interest in library/information science or higher education. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Strong communication and collaboration skills. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

Preferred Experience:
Familiarity with writing content for social media and blogs; Wordpress experience preferred. HTML and CSS experience helpful. Previous editorial experience and copywriting skills. Prior academic research experience helpful; teaching experience preferred.

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and 2-3 recent writing samples to:
Dorothy Espalto

Use subject line "Communications Internship."

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.