So what does it mean to be a social media intern for GirlSense & NonSense?
Valid question. GirlSense & NonSense had two freaking amazing social media interns for the past 6 months (Chloe and Hailie rule!) so we've learned some things. We now have pretty clear goals/ideas/expectations for the job. We're looking for some more girls to help us navigate the interwebz. So if you're interested in applying (or know someone who is) then keep on readin'.
You have to be at least 15-years-old and willing to make a commitment to the job through May 2016 for roughly 3-5 hours/week. You must have a computer and general knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
No, you don't have to live in Idaho or even in the USA. The internet is cool like that.
What the heck do I do for 3-5 hours every week?
Social media interns produce and plan content for one of our three social media platforms, and then spend the rest of time engaging with our audience throughout the week.
It helps to be an artist yourself.
GirlSense & NonSense is an organization and digital magazine that works with and publishes young female artists, so our social media content often speaks to that audience. Creating social media content catered to young artists will be easier if you consider yourself a young artist (photographer, writer, painter, etc.).
Know what it means to be professional and a team player.
This is a job. You will have deadlines. You will have ideas and sometimes we'll say "YES!" and sometimes we might say "No." You will be expected to work well with others and collaborate.
Don't be afraid to channel your inner superwoman and we'll be fine. Girl power is something we take very seriously around here though.
I don't have any experience. I've never done anything like this.
It's cool. Most young folks these days have a good understanding of how social media works and that's what we rely on. We don't expect you to be on point right away and our staff is here to help. Study our social media pages and familiarize yourself with our general "vibe". Also think about what you might change or what could be improved. We're open to new ideas.
So submit your application, okay?
Our goal is to make our internships a fun and positive experience, and we like to think that we help in building up your college/job resume too.
Submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30th, 2015. If you've never done this before, just Google some example documents to give you an idea. A cover letter might say things about why your right for the job and what you could contribute to our social media. You might also discuss yourself as an artist and talk about your social media experience.
We hope this post answered your questions and convinced you to apply to join the passionately fierce (and super weird and silly) GirlSense & NonSense team!
Sincerely, GS&NS Staff
P.S. Have more questions? Leave them in the comments or email us (email@example.com) and we'll answer them ASAP.