Digital Media Internship

Time Commitment: Part-Time (15-20 hours per week)

Spring Internship: January 15 – May 1 (apply by December 15)
Summer Internship: July 1 – Sept 15 (apply by June 1)
Fall Internship: Oct 1 – December 15 (apply by Sept 1)


To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Beth Rutledge, Education Coordinator,

Supervisor: Beth Rutledge, Education Coordinator


The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) seeks a focused, creative, motivated part-time intern to help manage the digital media and communications of the organization. If you are:

–         Adept with Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

–         Passionate about historic preservation

–         Excited about content strategy, marketing and expanding our follower base

–         Interested in emerging media

–         A self-starter who also values the input of a knowledgeable team

–         Seeking an opportunity to share news of local, regional and national preservation efforts…

We want to hear from you! We hope your unique skillset will help inspire fresh interest in PAM, and strengthen our established connections. As our Digital Media Intern, you will get the chance to learn more about historic preservation while providing updated information to the masses!

Job Summary

Create a social media strategy and fresh daily content as needed. Provide support to help advance PAM’s outreach efforts through a variety of mediums. Execute the programmatic mission by assisting with the regular activities of the organization and all of its programs. Work with program leads to integrate specific program messaging into social media efforts.

Duties & Responsibilities

Specific Internship Project Duties

  • Update and maintain social media resources (website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr)
  • Update and maintain web resources –calendar events and general information on the PAM website;
  • Monthly generation of Google Analytics;
  • Maintaining news alert tracking system.

General Internship Project Duties

  • Meet with your supervisor at the beginning of the internship to define specific project goals;
  • Provide a brief bi-weekly report of work plan activities to your supervisor;
  • Record your internship schedule on Google calendar and ensure it is kept up-to-date;
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and computerized back-ups of your projects including meetings, contacts, research, and status and final reports. Ensure that this information is organized and accessible to PAM staff during and after internship;
  • Provide timely response to requests from Executive Director and other PAM staff;
  • Attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Respect the confidentiality of the organization;
  • Complete a final report about internship experience to be reviewed at exit interview.


  • This is an unpaid internship, however PAM will reimburse interns for parking.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of general office operations;
  • General computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs;
  • Pleasant, tactful, detail-oriented, comfortable working with stakeholders, staff and volunteers;
  • Familiarity with PC systems and knowledge of HTML code desirable;
  • Strong writing skills including proper spelling, word choice, and correct grammar;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others through cross communication, prioritization, and timely and accurate response and delivery;
  • Ability to communicate effectively using a wide variety of media;
  • Ability to accept direction, seek guidance, work independently, demonstrate initiative, and report results for the effective completion of projects;
  • Ambassador of goodwill for the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.

Credentials & Experience

  • Individual must have completed at least two years toward a Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Experience with online communication tools;
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign & Photoshop) and/or layout design;
  • Experience in social media, communications, marketing, public relations is desired;
  • Experience using HTML code preferred;
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp, WordPress and Vertical Response.