Part Time Communications Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Engineering


The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State is seeking a student communications intern to fill a part-time, writing intensive position that will support the department’s marketing and communications efforts. The student will be asked to work approximately 5 hours per week. The primary function of this position is to lead the development of the department’s semi-annual newsletter. This will include collecting materials, writing, organizing, and producing the document. Additional activities potentially include developing marketing materials for the department and setting up the programs for our new hallway displays. The ideal candidate should have strong writing, reporting, and interviewing skills and be curious about activities related to the activities of the department. The applicant must be dependable, flexible and organized. The intern must demonstrate attention to detail and possess solid oral communication skills. The internship is open to rising juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students, majoring in journalism, public relations, or related field. Applicants must have, at the very least, successfully completed the writing course COMM 260W. Courses in advanced writing and editing and photography desirable. Experience with photo editing and publication layout software (such as Adobe InDesign) would be helpful. To apply for this position, please submit a current resume and cover letter.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088