Social Media Internship

Do you have resume-ready social media experience? Walker Sands Communications is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to serve as a social media intern for 12-weeks at its Chicago office.

We are no longer accepting applications for our fall internship program.  Check back in November for information on our winter and summer internship openings!

At Walker Sands, we take immense pride in our ability to help our clients grow their business through effective social media marketing strategies. Our tactical execution model effectively marries social, search and PR to help clients get the maximum value from new media targeting.

As a Social Media Intern, you will work with our senior consultants and Media Relations Specialists on campaigns featuring various B2B and tech clients. This position is responsible for increasing our clients' and our own brand awareness, driving internet traffic, and increasing interaction for our clients online.

As part of this internship, you'll be responsible for:

  • Creating new profiles and pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.)
  • Writing and posting posts/tweets/updates, etc.
  • Finding users to follow/friend/like and suggesting ways we can engage those users in meaningful conversation online
  • Replying to comments, messages, etc.
  • Uploading videos, photo albums, links, Vine videos, etc.
  • Tracking the growth and the impact of social media on our business
  • Report findings to the team

Outstanding candidates will bring with them the ability create and upload Twitter & YouTube backgrounds, and it also wouldn't hurt to have minor video editing skills. These skills are a plus, but not a requirement to be considered.

Qualifications, Skills and Requirements

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Internet research skills
  • Moderate to advanced excel skills
  • Experience with Sprout Social and Hootsuite a plus
  • Working knowledge of social media marketing best practices
  • Fearless attitude towards technology
  • Willingness to learn

Internship Detials

  • We've completed our fall internship hiring, but we will be looking to hire winter and summer interns in the near future.  Check back in December for more detials!
  • This will be a paid internship
  • All internship candidate finalists must complete a writing test


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