Intern, Web and Digital Communications
The Field Museum - Chicago IL

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Working with the Web and Digital Communications Team, the Web and Digital Communications Intern will learn about and participate in The Field Museum’s website redesign. A new site will launch in spring 2018, but iterative planning and development will continue over the summer and into 2019. The intern will assist with day-to-day content management of the Museum’s new website, as well as participate in content development and migration.This is a paid internship open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The intern will be expected to work 2-3 days per week for 15-25 hours per week beginning on or about June 11, with a flexible schedule.

    To be considered for this internship, applications must include both a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please highlight any relevant past projects and describe your interest in doing this type of work for a science and natural history museum. Also include desired start and end dates for internship as well as schedule (available days each week).

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist with updating content on the Museum’s website, fieldmuseum.org, built on Drupal 7
    • Help with tracking of new content being produced for site, as well as migration of content for iterative site launches
    • Review formatting of website content, including checking that content adheres to web accessibility best practices
    • Participate in client-side testing and bug reporting
    • Aid in gathering of and reporting on web analytics for the Museum
    • Various other department projects and duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, including coursework in communications, marketing, journalism, digital media, or museum studies
    • Excellent writing, editing, communication, and research skills, and exceptional attention to detail
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team setting
    • Basic comfort level with social media and technology, and a desire to learn more about new platforms and content management systems.
    • Experience with HTML and/or website content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, etc) a plus
    • Interest in science and natural history
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and GSuite, experience with Adobe Creative Cloud desirable
    Working with the Web and Digital Communications Team, the Web and Digital Communications Intern will learn about and participate in The Field Museum’s website redesign. A new site will launch in spring 2018, but iterative planning and development will continue over the summer and into 2019. The intern will assist with day-to-day content management of the Museum’s new website, as well as participate in content development and migration.This is a paid internship open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The intern will be expected to work 2-3 days per week for 15-25 hours per week beginning on or about June 11, with a flexible schedule.

    To be considered for this internship, applications must include both a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please highlight any relevant past projects and describe your interest in doing this type of work for a science and natural history museum. Also include desired start and end dates for internship as well as schedule (available days each week).

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist with updating content on the Museum’s website, fieldmuseum.org, built on Drupal 7
    • Help with tracking of new content being produced for site, as well as migration of content for iterative site launches
    • Review formatting of website content, including checking that content adheres to web accessibility best practices
    • Participate in client-side testing and bug reporting
    • Aid in gathering of and reporting on web analytics for the Museum
    • Various other department projects and duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, including coursework in communications, marketing, journalism, digital media, or museum studies
    • Excellent writing, editing, communication, and research skills, and exceptional attention to detail
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team setting
    • Basic comfort level with social media and technology, and a desire to learn more about new platforms and content management systems.
    • Experience with HTML and/or website content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, etc) a plus
    • Interest in science and natural history
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and GSuite, experience with Adobe Creative Cloud desirable
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