Social Media Internship - New York

New York, NY

The Social Media Intern will be part of GLAAD's digital initiatives team, which works across departments to implement the organization's digital strategies.  The intern will work on a range of digital projects from advocacy to fundraising.  The intern will use social media, help with website updates, email outreach and video projects, conduct research projects and handle routine writing and administrative tasks. As a member of the digital initiatives team, the intern will be a vital part of the development of new digital initiatives and campaigns. 


The successful applicant will:

  • Be passionate about using digital tools for social change
  • Be well-versed in social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogging
  • Be very organized, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete projects independently
  • Be very tech savvy (online applications as well as Microsoft Office software)
  • Have great written and verbal communication skills
  • HTML, CSS, Photoshop, or video editing skills are a plus
  • Be genuinely concerned and conversant about LGBT issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference
  • Be able to work collaboratively and effectively with people of diverse races, ages, ethnicities and sexual identities

Please note:

All GLAAD interns are required to be students attending an institution with courses leading to a degree, certificate or diploma, such as college or graduate school. Interns must have graduated from high school. Internships are 8-20 hours/week during the school year and 15-20 hours/week during the summer and usually last twelve weeks. Internships are unpaid and must be completed in the office during the regular hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with occasional evening or weekend hours required for certain internships. Please indicate hours of availability and date available to start in the cover letter. This internship is unpaid.


Name: Human Resources (no phone calls, please)

The following MUST be included in your application:
1. A cover letter outlining your interest and experience specific to this position. Also, please answer this question in your cover letter:

Describe a social media campaign you thought was particularly successful. What worked and why? What could have made it more effective? OR Describe a social media campaign you found to be particularly unsuccessful. What failed and why? What could have made it more effective?

2. A current resume

The title of the position (such as "Social Media Intern") MUST appear in the first line of the email. GLAAD will accept applications until filled.

Other Notes:

  • GLAAD does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to interested parties.
  • GLAAD is a business casual dress environment.
  • Candidates MUST be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
  • Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.
  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
  • Selections are made as the applicant pool allows and continue until the position is filled.