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Now Hiring: MU Office of Economic Development Student Intern

Seeking candidates with experience in graphic design and strategic communication.

Jesse Hall

Applications are due Friday, April 7. Apply today! 

The MU Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development is hiring a student intern with experience in graphic design and strategic communciation. Please see the position posting below.

MU Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development

Job description - Internship

Position Title: Student Assistant – Clerical or Student Internship

Organization Overview

The Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development oversees several areas that relate to research and research compliance, grants administration, technology management, economic development, graduate education and more.  The Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development encourages collaboration among faculty, and helps to build closer ties with businesses that can leverage research discoveries.  The Office works to ensure that the main thrusts of MU’s research and economic development agenda are positioned to best complement and enhance broader local, state, and regional programs.

The student assistant (intern) will be given the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development by exposure to strategic development plans, business formation and growth processes, social media and specific projects currently being advanced. Interns may have interactions with partnering offices and must be able to communicate effectively and provide administrative support.

The Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development is seeking an intern with a basic design aptitude, and/or is currently seeking a degree in strategic communication with an emphasis in art direction.

Position Description

The primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain and continuously develop the Office of Economic Development’s website along with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.
  • Research and locate stories, articles, and other relevant information for posting and tweeting.
    Conduct research on various projects currently being developed in the Office of Research, Graduate Studies, and Economic Development
  • Assist the Office of Economic Development with the promotion and advertising, social media, and marketing of the “Bringing up Business: Mid-Missouri’s Innovation Week” strategies.
  • Analyze data from specialized projects and assemble reports and briefings for distribution
  • Develop rapport with partnering offices and others by demonstrating an understanding of their concerns, needs,  and issues
  • Answer telephones and other receptionist-related duties, including being the front office face for walk-ins and day-to-day interactions with faculty, staff, students, and outside stakeholders.

The intern will be responsible for all social media aspects for the Office of Economic Development. The intern will be responsible for continuously updating the office website and maintaining/growing the Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.  The intern will be responsible for conducting research as requested, and help to craft messages for the office.  It is very important that the intern have strong written and oral communication skills as they will be in charge of writing tweets, posts, updates, newsletters, and other promotional pieces.  The intern will be encouraged to develop new ideas and bring them forward, identify and develop new strategic methods to optimize the promotion of the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development, by way of social media channels. The intern will have oversight from the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development Project Coordinators, and from the web development director. 

There will be other duties as assigned, such as errands, stocking supply room, and miscellaneous office tasks.

Qualifications

  • Be pursuing a degree in Journalism or Strategic Communication, preferably with an emphasis in Art Direction
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficient in computer programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF)
  • Strong quantitative/analytical skills, attention to detail and people focus
  • Exceptional time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and take on new responsibilities
  • Be a self-starter; learn what to do, then do it, and expand on it.

Logistics

  • Internship will take place at our office in 310 Jesse Hall.
  • Internship will begin June 5 or, if student is away for the summer, August 21.
  • Require the intern to work at least 10 to 15 hours per week
  • Intern will be paid $10.00 per hour

To apply

To apply for the position (internship,) please submit resume, cover letter, and references to Sherri Helm at Helms@missouri.edu by Friday, April 7.

For more information, candidates should contact Sherri Helm at Helms@missouri.edu or 573-882-3087.