Imagine jump-starting your career in an internship that encourages you to challenge the status quo. Are you ready to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to gain real-world, hands-on experience? The next SAM Social Media Intern will do just that.

SAM is a 109-year-old professional society with a rich history. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for our collegiate members to increase management skills and expertise through participation in programs and services designed to improve the professional quality of their knowledge, performance, and leadership ability. Our Social Media internship seeks a creative individual who is able to work independently as well as collaboratively as the project progresses.

SAM’s internship seeks to provide student members with opportunities to manage projects from creation to implementation. Students gain hands-on experience while making lasting contributions to our organization.

Basic Qualifications

We are looking for someone who…

  • Is a strong communicator that possesses excellent writing skills.
  • Has prior experience in marketing, communications, or social media.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects in an efficient manner to meet all deadlines.
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Shows talent to write in varying tones, voices and styles in order to meet the appetite of our diverse audience and the varying social platforms we use.
  • Is passionate and knowledgeable about social media channels such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and SnapChat with a strong desire to continue learning in order to stay on top of trends and emerging platforms.
  • Has proven computer proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Job Functions & Responsibilities

Social Media focus includes:

  • Executing and implementing social media marketing campaigns and strategy across all social media platforms.
  • Coordinating weekly social media posting to increase brand visibility.
    Drafting and editing copy for social channels.


Marketing & Advertising focus includes:

  • Engaging with headquarters on a regular basis to brainstorm ideas for new and innovative marketing and social media campaigns.
  • Assisting with gathering data for marketing reports and supporting a variety of marketing and advertising programs.


General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching industry-specific sites for relevant information.
  • Maintaining marketing program outline.

Internship Program Specifics

The SAM Internship Program is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learning in the classroom with practical application and skills development with a professional non-profit organization. The SAM Internship Program will give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections. It also provides SAM a chance to guide, asses, and help develop young talent.

SAM Internships are virtual remote internships open to any collegiate member of SAM. Additionally, students are required to be enrolled in an internship program with their academic institution for college credit.

The SAM Internship is designed to provide students with a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) hours of internship experience to be completed within a standard college semester (Spring, Summer, or Fall). If the institution requires an more than 120 hours to qualify for academic credit, the Internship Coordinator will develop additional projects to satisfy those hours. This requirement is adjustable based on the length of semester, number of credit hours, or other specific expectations or needs of the institution.

Students will meet with an Internship Coordinator to develop a set of learning objectives and project goals that coincide with the Internship description and responsibilities. SAM will provide a method for sharing work files and materials easily accessible via the Internet. A minimum of three (3) face-to-face or videoconference meetings will occur over the course of the internship timeframe.

Internships are designed to be compliant with the National Association of Colleges and Employers guidelines and the U.S. Department of Labor Rules for internships within non-profit organizations. SAM Internships meet the following definitions:

Internship Coordinators will ensure that the work assigned to an intern in the Program applies knowledge gained in the classroom for successful completion.

An internship Coordinator will work with the intern to develop a series of learning objectives and identify personal and professional goals for the Internship experience.

The Internship Coordinator will ensure that the skills developed during the experience are transferable to other organizations.

Academic and industry professionals who provide routine feedback facilitate internships. Internship Coordinators are available by phone or email to assist in providing guidance and constructive feedback on the intern’s performance.

Interns will be provided with a designated digital space to communicate with Internship Coordinators and have access to information necessary to complete their projects. Students are only expected to provide their own Internet access as necessary with any virtual program.

Internships with SAM are limited to a single semester timeframe and prior to the first week of the Internship specific dates will be coordinated between SAM and the academic institution granting credit. All Internships have specific job descriptions.

This valuable level of experience we can provide through the SAM Internship Program will not only benefit the students we onboard, but the organization as well. Labor resources are finite and with the largest segment of our membership currently collegiate students, the ability to have access to this demographic within the organization’s operations is critical to the future development of the organization.

Application and Selection

To be considered for this opportunity, please click the link below and complete application for consideration. This position is unpaid. The application below requires an institutional and faculty contact for your internship. Applications will be reviewed continually for a match to the current needs of the Society. If selected, we will coordinate with your institution to complete the required internship paperwork for you to receive college credit.