Marketing Communications Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Social Science Research Institute


The Penn State Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) is seeking a highly motivated intern to research and write news releases, annual report articles and media alerts; help to maintain the Institute’s social media presence (Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn), shoot photos and assist in special events. Strong candidates will be self-starters with strong written and verbal communication skills who are reliable, flexible and organized and who demonstrate attention to detail and an interest in the social and behavioral sciences. The internship is open to rising juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students majoring in journalism, public relations or a related field. Capability with Microsoft Office, Adobe’s Creative Suite and familiarity with social media platforms is essential. This position may be up to 20 hours/week with a flexible schedule with the possibility of continuing for additional semesters. Please complete the web application and upload a cover letter and resume along with three current writing samples (250- 500 words). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

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