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Spring Communications and Social Media Intern

Internship Responsibilities

Duration of Internship: January 2019 – May 2019 (dates flexible)


The Communications and Social Media Intern will support the Maryland Historical Society’s social media outreach efforts, and other related communications tasks, within the Communications and Marketing Department. The intern will gain valuable experience working in a nonprofit setting and sustaining a social media audience to support the museum, library and education programs at MdHS— the oldest continuously operating cultural institution in Maryland.


The Communications and Social Media Intern will:

·         Research, create and post content to MdHS’s social media platforms and execute strategies to increase MdHS’s effectiveness in the digital arena.

·         Monitor social media accounts and key word feeds for post/response opportunities.

·         Assist with tracking social media analytics.

·         Help write content and compile images for MdHS’s monthly e-newsletter.

·         Create and maintain online calendar listings of MdHS’s programs and events.

·         Update the press list and maintain the press clip files.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Skill Set Required


  • Degree or working toward a degree in communications, digital media, marketing, journalism, public relations, English or a related field.
  • Enthusiastic about social media and comfortable using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Keen attention to detail when proofreading, copyediting, and fact checking.
  • Prior communications, marketing and writing experience a plus.
  • Professional demeanor, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.
  • Ability to ask for help and accept supervision and evaluation of work.

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Spring (Feb - May), Winter (Jan)
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, 1500 stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample
Application Instructions


  • A stipend of $1,500 for the semester.
  • Complimentary MdHS membership, including free library and museum admission.
  • Opportunities to strengthen resume and portfolio.
  • Free parking.


Time Commitment: 10-15 hours a week

Deadline: Ongoing until filled

Additional Information

To Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, at least two writing samples, and references to Jennifer Michael,, Director of Communications and Marketing.


201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

About Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using the society’s collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

Founded in 1844, the Maryland Historical Society is the state’s oldest continuously operating cultural institution. In keeping with the founders’ commitment to preserve the remnants of Maryland’s past, MdHS remains the premier institution for state history. With over 350,000 art objects and artifacts and 7 million books and documents, the Society now serves more than 100,000 people through its museum, library, press and educational programs. Learn more at