Marketing and 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 Information Sciences and Technology
Marketing and Communications


The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is seeking a writing and social media intern to produce stories and content for the College, Penn State News, and publications, programs and events during the Spring 2020 semester. The intern will work closely with the marketing and communications team to connect with faculty, staff and students to tell IST’s story; edit and proofread college materials; and assist with the planning and execution of the college’s social media strategy and special events. Strong writing skills, completion of COMM 260 News Writing and Reporting, and a demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. Any student with relevant experience will be considered, but preference will be given to students majoring in journalism or advertising/public relations. Candidates should be detail oriented and must be able to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects at once. Additionally, candidates must be comfortable with independent projects, accept critical feedback in order to improve their skill set, and be willing to ask questions. Experience with photography, multimedia capture and presentation tools, social media and video production are preferred. The intern will be expected to work approximately 10-20 hours per week. Equipment and software will be provided by the college. Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples for a completed application. This is a paid position at $12/hour.

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