Social Media and Adolescent Health Intern

Title: Social Media and Adolescent Health Intern                 Contact Name: Esther Lam, BS, Research Assistant                 Contact Email: esther.lam@seattlechildrens.org                 Department: Pediatrics, Center for Child Health Behavior & Development

The Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) has communications internship openings which will provide immersive experiences for undergraduate students. SMAHRT’s mission is to advance our understanding of the relationships between media and adolescent health towards educating teens, providing better care, and developing innovations in adolescent health. SMAHRT is led by Dr. Megan Moreno, an adolescent medicine physician and researcher. Our multidisciplinary team includes undergraduate students, medical trainees, and SMAHRT staff from various backgrounds of study including public health, forensic science, education, and biology.

The Project: The communications intern will join our team to work on promoting and maintaining our website, curating our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), and publicizing our Summer Scholars program. In each of these areas, the communications intern will seek to promote out team and its research, especially as it relates to developing new connections with other researchers, funding sources, and community members. The communications intern will also have the opportunity to develop and execute an individual project that promotes the team through the intern’s preferred medium (written content, podcasts, video production, web development, design and other mediums will be considered). Read more about our research at our website here: www.smahrtresearch.com

The Position: We are looking to work with an undergraduate who is interested in a communications internships on a volunteer or for-credit basis for the duration of spring quarter 2017 (March-June, 2017) with a possible extension through summer 2017. The position will have four main critical components. 1) Produce written content to promote SMAHRT work: We recently recreated a SMAHRT features page where written works such as “Scholar of the Month, Study of the Month, etc” are posted to increase engagement between the work that we do and the community. The intern will help with researching, interviewing, and producing content for these features. Internship involvement in this aspect can be tailored to the intern’s skill set, whether that is writing, multimedia work or even web design and development. 2) Curate Social Media Accounts : We use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and it is important for the intern to plan and execute appealing material to appeal to a variety of different audiences on a regular basis. 3) Publicize our programs and events: This summer, the SMAHRT will host a one week long Summer Scholars program for high school students interested in gaining experience in social media research. The role of the communications/promotions intern will be to effectively promote this program in order to advance awareness and engagement with our program. 4) Maintain and promote our website: The intern will help with maintaining the website with up to date and relevant material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Execute an individual project: We hope for each intern to complete on individual project that allows them to complete one individual project that allows them to showcase their best work in the medium of their choice.

Responsibilities include: 1. Generating new ideas for effective promotion strategies (ex. Building, maintaining, and executing a promotions calendar) 2. Updating and maintaining the team’s website 3. Reaching out to local organizations to discuss funding opportunities 4. Generating content for social platforms on a regular basis 5. Publicizing our events online, in the press, and among Seattle Children’s staff 6. Assisting with writing and editing of materials 7. Attending and contributing to team meetings

Required Qualifications: Previous communications experience and/or background in journalism, communications or public relations, specifically as it relates to scientific enterprise are helpful, but are not required. The following skills and abilities are required: Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Able to communicate openly and honestly
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in advancing a health-related mission
  • Ability to think creatively and follow instructions
  • Ability to establish and commit to a schedule of at least nine consistent weekly hours
  • Professionalism and exceptional dedication to team projects and goals
  • Currently a second or third year of undergraduate career
  • 9 hours per week in office commitment is required Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2017. The Facility: Our office is open 8am to 6pm, Monday through Fridays; we do our best to be flexible and work with your class schedule. We are not open on the weekend. Our office is located at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in downtown Seattle – 2001 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101If you are interested, please contact Esther Lam at esther.lam@seattlchildrens.org and include the following information:
  1. Your resume or CV (with contact information)
  2. A brief statement that describes your interest in this position and the work described, previous communications experience, qualifications, and/or current outreach work
  3. The number of hours/week are you are able to work

 

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