Communications Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Smeal College of Business
Center for Supply Chain Research


The Center for Supply Chain Research™ (CSCR™) within Smeal College of Business at Penn State is seeking a student Communications Intern to fill a part-time, writing intensive position for summer and/or fall 2019 to assist the department’s communications efforts. The student will be asked to work approximately 10-20 hours per week, which may include occasional evening hours for activities and events. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: researching and writing news articles; generating story ideas and related activities in the development of a quarterly newsletters; create and manage department website content; taking photos and videos of events; serving as a liaison to Supply Chain and Information Systems student organization events and reporting; and assisting in special events. Providing support when required for department’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. The ideal candidate should have strong writing, reporting and interviewing skills and be curious about activities related to supply chain, technology, and industrial engineering. The applicant must be dependable, flexible and organized. They must demonstrate attention to detail and possess solid writing and oral communication skills. The internship is open to rising juniors and seniors majoring in Journalism, Public Relations or related fields at Penn State. Applicants must have, at the very least, completed the writing course COMM 260W. Courses in advanced writing and editing, photography, video and digital media desirable. Experience with photo editing and publication layout software (Adobe InDesign), MailChimp and Wordpress would be helpful. This paid internship is for summer and/or fall 2019 with an excellent possibility of refunding beyond the fall semester. In order to apply for this position, you must submit a current resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to be considered for the position. Those applicants who do not submit the aforementioned materials will not be considered.

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