Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Multiple Marketing & Communications Internships at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC

Marketing & Communications

The Marketing and Communications department at the National Building Museum is responsible for promoting the Museum's mission to the general public. Some of the department main responsibilities are management of all printed materials, oversight of the Museum's web site and on line strategy, press outreach, and brand management. The internship provides the opportunity for hands-on work in a busy marketing department and the chance to manage your own projects, from start to finish.

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Marketing and Communications: Web, Social Media, and Video Internship

A main component of this internship will be working with the Museum's Convio system, a content management system used to manage the Museum's website.
  • Post regular updates to National Building Museum constituents via social media accounts
  • Assist with tracking and maintaining statistics for Museum social media interactions and other website analytics
  • Assist with other Marketing & Communication department activities, such editing web and print content, promoting Museum exhibitions and programs online, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Foursquare
  • Familiarity with analytics applications, such as Google Analytics
  • Some knowledge of Final Cut Pro video editing software is a plus
  • 10-40 hours/per week
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Marketing and Communications: Public Relations and Marketing Internship

The Museum is seeking an intern with interest in learning more about marketing and public relations in a Museum environment. This internship will focus on press outreach and marketing for the Museum’s exhibitions, public programming, and Museum shop. A large component of the internship is dedicated to working with Cision to create targeted and effective press lists. The Marketing and Communications department wants it interns to have an experience that is both rewarding and substantive and works to find projects that its interns can manage on their own.

  • Conduct press research though Cision to develop press lists and keep all existing press lists up-to-date
  • Work with staff on writing press releases
  • Research advertising opportunities
  • Assist with press clip management
  • Assist with social media projects
  • Various office management projects.
  • Pursuing a degree in Marketing, Communications, Museum Studies, or related subjects. 
  • Prior experience with social media preferred 
  • The minimum time commitment is two eight hour days (or four half-days) per week
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Marketing and Communications: Graphic Design Internship

The designers in the National Building Museum’s Marketing and Communications Department create
brochures, postcards, posters, exhibition graphics, web graphics, advertisements, and publications for the various departments within the Museum. The designers works closely with internal clients to create high quality creative design solutions that fit within the Museum’s established brand and style guidelines and meet project needs.
The National Building Museum is seeking an intern to work with the Museum’s designers to create designs for various print and web materials. The intern will work closely with the Senior Graphic Designer on production techniques, specifications, and coordination as well as design archiving. The internship provides the opportunity for hands on design work across a variety of media in addition to mentoring in the museum field.
  • Design web graphics within the National Building Museum brand guidelines.
  • Design print pieces such as postcards, flyers, and posters as well as web graphics within the National Building Museum brand.
  • Update electronic and physical file archive of design projects.
  • Assist with production coordination.
  • Sample portfolio of design work. Please provide a sample portfolio of work with the Internship application.
  • At least two years of progress on a degree in graphic design.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
  • Knowledge of print design and web design.
  • Available during the week
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of architecture, construction, design, engineering, or the built environment a plus.
Preferred Characteristics of a Graphic Design Intern:
  • Creativity.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Open mindedness.
           The minimum time commitment is two eight hour days (or four half-days) per week

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