We Can Help You Bolster Your Resume 

If you think summer is a great time to search for internships that can give you valuable experience and bolster your resume, look no further. In July, the MacPhaidin library will open the search for qualified candidates to join our Web and Social Media Team. 

In that role, you will have a chance to engage in social media marketing, design promotional materials, and write content for the library’s monthly newsletter. You will walk away with a slew of items to add to your portfolio and data quantifying the impact of your work on our social media streams. 

Over the past year, we have been fortunate to have two talented Stonehill seniors work with us, and we are gratified to hear that they have found the experience valuable. 

“This internship is a great opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of social media marketing and journalistic-style writing, preparing you well for a career in PR or journalism as well as expanding your resume,” said Tanner Walling, whose Instagram reels for the library quickly became the most popular of all our social media posts. “Between writing articles for the library newsletter and creating social media content, you have a fantastic opportunity to really expand your portfolio and make your resume more appealing to potential employers,” he said. Tanner will be continuing along the marketing/publishing /social media path as he pursues graduate studies in Communication at Syracuse University. 

Senior Julia Marchak also served on the Web and Social Media Team. During her library tenure Julia helped Tanner produce our social media content and wrote stories on topics ranging from the rise in recreational reading to library resources related to the total solar eclipse. 

“During my time as a MacPhaidin Library Web and Social Media Intern, I learned how to write from a journalistic point of view, created content for the social media pages to boost ratings, and interviewed a series of individuals for newsletter story inspiration,” said Julia who this fall heads to Scotland to pursue graduate studies in publishing. "I believe that this internship allowed me a greater chance of exploring all different types of jobs that can be related to the publishing industry such as journalism, marketing, and creativity." 

Depending on an applicant's skills and interests, they will work on one of three areas: social media marketing – creating content for and drawing new followers to our social media streams (Instagram and Facebook); graphic design - producing marketing materials (brochures, infographics, posters, etc.) to market the library’s services, resources, and events; writing – crafting news and feature stories for the library’s monthly newsletter.  

We are looking for applicants who are skilled writers, and/or have experience working with social media in either prior internships or volunteer roles.  

Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors, and academic credit is required for this internship. Business majors must commit 12 hours/week and all other majors are required to complete 8 hours to receive credit. While the internship is not paid, the opportunity to earn credits while building your resume makes it a valuable opportunity. Past interns have earned course credit in Business, Communication, and Marketing through their internship with us. 

Keep your eyes on Handshake. Our call for applications will be available the week of July 15 with an application deadline of August 27. We hope to begin interviews the week of September 2.