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Hours and Compensation

We’re looking for a student who can work approximately four hours a day at our office – up to 20 hours per week – on the Stanford campus between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. This is a paid internship at $15 per hour.

Roles and Responsibilities

(50%) Social media outreach: Build brand awareness and motivate members of our community to engage with one another and with Stanford

  • Monitor and promote Stanford Woods Institute news and events
  • Post on our Facebook page and send tweets
  • Capture photos and audiovisual content and post on social media channels
  • Report and graph social media metrics

(20%) Media outreach: Help create media plans for events and announcements

  • Build media contact lists using professional media database software
  • Assist with media outreach
  • Work with reporters and editors as needed

 (15%) Media coverage: Measure the effectiveness of media outreach

  • Track and post daily media coverage
  • Help prepare media metrics reports

(15%) Writing and editing: Create content for website

  • Write news stories about events and workshops
  • Post calendar items
  • Help build experts section
  • Update faculty listings and profiles


  • At least 2 years of full-time coursework at college or university (junior level or above)
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated interest in social media
  • Prior experience in building an active following/community with social media
  • Creativity, openness to new ideas
  • Experience with writing for the web is desirable
  • Experience in shooting/editing photos and videos is a bonus

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