Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Social Media Intern- Spring 2020

Position Overview:

The Crystal Bridges Social Media Internship is an outstanding opportunity for a student or recent graduate looking to round out their portfolio and resume with real-world application of marketing and social media practice. The intern will learn how the social media strategy of an in-house communications department supports the goals and objectives of the museum through deployment of specific promotional tactics supporting a variety of projects from start to finish and ranging from large to small. The Social Media Intern will gain an understanding of how various channels support the museum’s marketing and PR efforts. Responsibilities will include: assisting the Social Media Specialist with weekly social media planning and application, monitoring user generated content, caption writing, image and video selection, reporting, trend research, social media style guide maintenance, and project management. The performance will be evaluated on the ability to meet deadlines, follow directions, and contribute workable solutions to communications challenges.

This is a part-time summer internship, approximately 10-15 hours per week based upon intern availability. There is flexibility in scheduling.

Areas of Support:

The Social Media Intern will learn how the social media strategy of an in-house communications department supports the goals and objectives of the museum. The following areas of support in the Communications Department will be specifically targeted:

  • Public Relations
  • Creative Services

Internship Expectations

  • Aid weekly social media planning and application
  • Image and video selection
  • Reporting
  • Trend research
  • Social Media Style Guide maintenance
  • Project management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Familiarity with using computers and the Internet as research and communications tools
  • Ability to accept and synthesize constructive critique of work
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work between 10 and 20 hours per week depending on schedule
  • Sign a confidentiality agreement



  • Spring Semester
  • 9-12 weeks long
  • 10-20 hours per week
  • Weekly schedule to be arranged
  • Some evening or weekend event opportunities



Applications due Friday, November 15, 2019

Interns selected by Monday, December 2, 2019

Start date approximately Monday, January 6, 2020 based upon intern availability

End date approximately Friday, May 8 based upon intern availability


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands:  In the work environment described below, position requires work at a desk and utilizing a computer and a telephone for prolonged periods of time and good eye/hand coordination, bending and stretching for filing, and physical stamina to lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a height of at least three feet for file and materials storage as appropriate for the demands of the office. Visual acuity to review written materials is required for this job.
  • Work environment:  Work will be performed in an office environment, and museum spaces. The noise level in the Museum work environment is usually low to moderate.
  • If the intern’s personal equipment is used, the Museum accepts no liability for any damage caused to said equipment while being used for Museum purposes, nor loss or corruption of electronic files on device.

Additional Information

Crystal Bridges’ internship program currently requires that the internship be a prearranged and structured learning experience scheduled within a specific time-frame and pre-approved by the leadership of the Museum. An internship is performed under the direct supervision of Crystal Bridges’ staff. As a Crystal Bridges’ intern, you will not only expand your academic knowledge and improve your skills, but also apply both your knowledge and skills in practical ways. Crystal Bridges is happy to work with the selected candidate to provide an experience meeting the requirements for academic credit through their school.


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