Communication & Community Building - CU History Department

The History Department at CU Boulder is offering an internship position in Communication and Community Building. The internship will have two major components, the first of which will be to learn to create public and undergraduate-focused content for the Department’s website and social media channels. With the Department’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator, the intern will contribute to developing a plan for new features on our website tuned to undergraduate interests (such as, publishing features/interviews with faculty, alumni, graduate or undergraduate students, including those participating in internships, senior thesis, study abroad, etc.) and to share those and other history-related news on social media. (Training on website development and social media available if needed.). For the second component, the intern will serve as the vice-president of the History Club, helping the current president in recruiting members as well as designing, organizing and scheduling events. All together, the internship will provide experience with public and university communications, community building, and event-planning around interests in history and the humanities. 

Number of Positions: 1

Supervisor: Cherise Lamour, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Department of History

Schedule: 8-10 hours per week, specifics to be determined with supervisor, January – May 2023

Format: Combination of in-person and remote work

Compensation/Credit: This position is unpaid. Students may earn 3 credits towards their HIST major or minor by completing several personal reflections/journal entries and submitting a final product/sample of work from their internship. To earn credit, students must enroll in HIST 4930 (syllabus).

Desired Skills:

  • Interest in social media content creation
  • Interest in building student community and event planning
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to work effectively in a self-paced environment
  • Access to a computer with internet and familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)

How to apply: Submit an internship application and a cover letter to the History Internships Coordinator, Dr. David Ciarlo ( Cover letter should be saved as a PDF and must answer the following questions:

  • What skills do you bring to this internship?
  • How does this internship support your current historical interests & future goals?
  • What do you hope to get out of the internship?

Application deadline: Applications accepted until the positions are filled.

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