Social Media Intern

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How to Apply

A cover letter and three social media campaign samples are required for consideration for this position. Please upload your resumes and samples as one document. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


The social media intern will join the Department of Communication’s public relations team to help promote Michigan Medicine’s clinical care, research, news and innovative education to the world. The intern will work with public relations and marketing team members to promote Michigan Medicine through the institution’s powerful social media channels, promoting storytelling, videos and blogs. Successful candidates will have excellent social media skills, background in social media strategy, adaptability, quick thinking, enthusiasm and creativity.

Job details

  • Work to be performed remotely, with occasional meetings at the Department of Communication
  • Job limited to May 8 to mid-August 2023
  • 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, some weekends and evenings required

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


  • Develop content for social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest to share stories about Michigan Medicine clinical care, research and educational efforts that build and spread engagement with patients, families and others seeking expert and authoritative health information.
  • Community management and monitoring of Michigan Medicine’s social channels at direction of the social media strategist.
  • Providing analysis of engagement and other social media metrics.
  • Work with marketing and public relations team members on best practices for social channels.
  • Participate in live stream video broadcasts.

Required Qualifications*

Open to currently enrolled college students. Communication, social media strategy background preferred. Writing samples required. Experience with brand management, public relations or journalism is a plus. Must be comfortable in a multi-layered organization with complex reporting relationships.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline


Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.