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Communications Intern

Employer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Jul 30, 2021

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Job Details

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Communications Intern

Department Name:

Renaissance Computing Inst - 637100

Vacancy ID:

S018129

Position Posting Category:

Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

Hiring Range:

12.00 - 16.00 hourly

Full-time/Part-time:

Full-Time Temporary

If part-time, how many hours per week?:

10

Work Schedule:

Flexible

Proposed Start Date:

08/02/2021

Estimated Duration of Appointment:

4 months or less

Posting Open Date:

07/12/2021

Posting Close Date:

07/30/2021

Description of Work:

Department Description:The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is a living laboratory that creates cyberinfrastructure for the benefit of science, business and society.What makes us so “renaissance”? Our work isn’t just about solving known problems. It’s about unlocking human potential.

  • We accelerate research.
  • We help overcome barriers to make research faster, stronger and more creative.
  • We advance the state-of-the-art. Not just in what machines can do, but what people can do with machines.
  • We transcend boundaries.
  • We foster inclusivity, promote diversity and collaborate across disciplines to enhance science, engineering, art, the humanities and commerce.
  • A research institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, RENCI links people, data and resources across the UNC system, Duke University, Research Triangle Park and the State of North Carolina.

Position Summary/Description:The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) Communications Intern provides support for the Communications team’s content and marketing opportunities. Working primarily with the Communications and Marketing Specialist, the Communications Intern will plan, create, and schedule content for RENCI teams. Content to be developed is likely to include: social posts for RENCI and its affiliated social media accounts; flyers; emails; blogs; webpages; and/or press releases. The intern will complete all functions in support of RENCI’s internal and external strategic goals and the strategic goals of UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Assist the Communications and Marketing Specialist in creating content, scheduling calendars and developing strategies for RENCI-affiliated social media accounts.
  • Monitor relevant conversations on social media channels and build community presence in associated feeds.
  • Research and plan social media campaigns consistent with RENCI’s brand identity, with a focus on affiliation and engagement.
  • Stay current on social media platform best practices, specifically for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • Create and curate timely web content to be shared on RENCI-affiliated websites, including but not limited to blogs, job postings, and event pages.
  • Assist in further communications efforts, such as event research, presentation creation, and newsletter curation.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:High School (internship is ideal for Undergraduates)

Essential Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of, or an interest in, marketing, communications planning, and social media best practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal communication, human relations, and team building skills.
  • Knowledge of, or an interest in, quality graphic design.
  • Knowledge of, or an interest in, photography and/or the ability to create or edit short video clips will be advantageous and viewed favorably.
  • Ability to write and copy edit is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a communications or leadership position. Training or experience in science and research and/or education will be advantageous and viewed favorably.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:

No

Temporary Employment Policies:

Temporary Employment Policies

Organization

The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.


Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television. housing.unc.edu

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid. studentaid.unc.edu

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services. www.unc.edu/depts/career

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI. www.unc.edu/cci

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas. www.unc.edu/depts/abroad

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies. www.unc.edu/depts/honors

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them! www.unc.edu/depts/union/student/listintr.htm

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