Campus Internships

The following listings represent regular, ongoing internships on campus. Even if the entry is outdated, it's very likely the internship is still being offered, so feel free to make contact about these any time of the school year!

Residential Life/Student Affairs Marketing Intern
Description: Working with and overseen by the Coordinator of Residential Life Operations, the marketing team will assist in the development of and implementation of marketing and communication plans with the offices of Residential Life and Student Affairs. The team will collaborate through bringing their specific strengths and areas of interest to projects and tasks assigned by the different offices.

Specifically, the marketing team will manage social media, myNorthwest, websites, Residence Life Cinema, the creation of residence hall and Student Union public information television ads, some email, and various other publicity efforts for major events and processes put forth by the various departments within Student Affairs. A key goal for fall 2015 is the addition of video productions in support of student recruitment and retention. Evaluation and assessment of each project and overall marketing/communication efforts of these offices will be essential to making appropriate adjustments.

This internship should be seen as an opportunity for practical experience in applying skills learned in coursework and learning new skills within a team environment. Experiences will include both tangible marketing products, as well as, contributing to the development and evolution of each department’s overall marketing and communication strategy.

Selected interns will be asked to sign a statement of confidentiality. Work will be scheduled with a mix of regular office and as-needed hours, averaging 10-15 hours per week. This is an unpaid position and may be for academic credit, but is not required.

Desired Major(s):  Undergraduate Programs/Interactive Digital Media: Visual Imaging, Undergraduate Programs/Marketing, Undergraduate Programs/Graphic Design, Undergraduate Programs/Public Relations, Undergraduate Programs/Interactive Digital Media: New Media
Desired Class Level(s): Junior, Senior, Master
Salary Level: 0.00

Qualifications: Marketing team interns will be selected in an effort to build a team that collectively possesses the following skills. No one intern will be expected to possess all of the following skills unless specified.

• Must have PC and Microsoft Office skills (required for all).
• Must have solid written and verbal communication skills and be able to relate to a diverse online community (required for all).
• A basic understanding of roles and functions Residential Life and Student Affairs provide to students.
• Ability to convey a message and communicate in short-form writing.
• Exercise independent judgment and initiative.
• Video and photography skills.
• Basic web page creation/development skills (knowledge of html coding not needed).
• Ability to design graphical content for marketing materials.
• Basic understanding of marketing, communication, and/or advertising skills.
• Ability to learn new software tools quickly.

The marketing team will be comprised of four interns. Ideally, the team will be comprised of one member with desktop publishing skills, one with social media skills, one with website skills, and a fourth member with video and photography skills.

In addition, the following factors are important to successful performance:
• Problem Solving.
• Analytical ability.
• Interpersonal skills.
• Enthusiasm for social media and marketing in general.
• Detail oriented.
• Team player.

• Creative with new ideas.

To apply: cover letter and writing samples to Scott Shields,

New Student Affairs Marketing & Communication Internships
You should check Hire-a-Bearcat for better formatting of this!

Career Services Social Media Internship -- Ongoing

University Relations Graphic Design Internships for Fall 2013
Northwest University Relations is now taking applications for Summer and Fall 2013 Graphic Design Interns.  University Relations strives to give students a realistic work environment of a day-to-day operation in a professional graphic design setting.  Interns in the University Relations Office will be assigned projects including, but not limited to, postcards, posters, brochures, t-shirts, web design or other projects as assigned by the University’s graphic designers.
Knowledge of Macintosh system and software; InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator is required. This experience is unpaid and must be for academic credit. They prefer candidates that have taken this coursework:

Letterforms and Design
Advanced Graphic Design
Advertising Design
Computer-Assisted Graphic Design

The application deadline is March 15th.  Candidates should complete the application and submit a resume through Hire A Bearcat or may email both documents to .   More info.

University Relations Social Media, Magazine Assistants Internships for Summer & Fall 2013
This link explains the writing job, but there a others, too. Use contact information on this link to get more information.

Social Media internship with Career Services for Spring 2013

Career Services is seeking a social media intern for the Spring term.  This is a great way to add value to a student’s resume without even leaving campus.  Applications will be accepted until Jan. 18.

•Develop and assist in implementing a social media and marketing strategy for both internal and external outreach. 
•Create and maintain a social media content editorial calendar
•Communicate exciting social media news; update social media outlets
•Track social media statistics
•Take photos and video of events and services for social media and web pages.
•Monitor social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter and answer questions concerning Career Services. Direct questions to staff as needed.
•Search resources for material to post via social media channels 
•Other duties as assigned

This is an unpaid part-time internship for Northwest academic credit. 

Hours per week: 5-8
Internship Start and End Dates: Jan. - May 2013

Send resume and 5 short writing samples along with a brief statement outlining your recommendations for changes to the Career Services Facebook page:

A previous listing for the same position:

Career Services Social Media Intern, Spring 2013

Northwest Alumni Magazine Internship

Alumni Magazine Internship Announcement

Marketing Internship Opportunity- NWMSU Wellness Services
The Marketing Intern will work closely with Wellness Services staff to assist with health and wellness projects, initiatives, and events. The Marketing Intern will also serve a primary role in updating, maintaining, and/or implementing various Wellness Services communication strategies. Various duties will be assigned on an as-needed basis, with tasks and deadlines to be established by the group.

Duration: 1 academic semester.  Hours: Three hours per week, on average (equivalent to a three credit course). Schedule can be flexible as needed (i.e. six work hours one week, no work hours the next)

The Marketing Intern will work in an office setting (University Wellness Center), with outreach to other Northwest Missouri State University organizations and programs as needed. Dress attire will be business casual, as deemed appropriate by the Intern’s direct supervisor. The Intern will be expected to follow the same policies and guidelines that govern all employees at Wellness Services, including signing a confidentiality statement.

A select group of applicants will be chosen for an interview, and from the interviews a single applicant will be selected for the position.

Desired Major(s): Undergraduate Programs/Marketing, Undergraduate Programs/Public Relations
Salary Level: Though this is an unpaid internship, it will fulfill the internship requirement for many academic departments at Northwest Missouri State University (including Marketing/Management, PR, Organizational Communication, etc.)

Job Function: Arts/Design/Planning, Communication, Healthcare, Marketing/Sales
Qualifications: Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Background in Marketing / pursuing a degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Organizational Communications, or related major – preferred cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater. At least 48 credit hours completed—completion of Principles of Marketing course. Positive attitude, with the ability to work independently and be self-driven. Flexible schedule, to accommodate meetings with organizational leadership

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Evan Rand at University Wellness Services, 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468, or Resume, Letter of purpose (explaining why you are pursuing this internship)

Applications Accepted Until Sep 13, 2012.

The following internships are likely already filled for the Fall 2012 trimester; however, you may look them over for future semesters, as many of these internships tend to be offered every semester!

Career Services Office Web Assistant
For details:

Career Services Ambassador
This is a paid position. Great for someone who might want customer-service-related experience.

Social media internships ON CAMPUS for summer and fall
Great opportunity to work with Mallory Murray and her team coordinating NW social media efforts. Positions available for summer and fall. Contact Mallory:
   Also with Career Services has an unpaid part-time internship for Northwest academic credit... keep reading...

Career Services at Northwest Missouri State University is seeking one intern for the 2012-2013 academic year, to assist in the following areas:
 • Develop and assist in implementing a social media marketing strategy for both internal and external outreach

  • Create and maintain a social media content editorial calendar
  • Communicate exciting social media news; update social media outlets
  • Track social media statistics
  • Take photos and video of events and services for social media and web pages
  • Monitor social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter answering or forwarding questions as applicable
  • Search resources for material to post via social media channels
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Technical Skills Required:
     • Basic computer hardware/software knowledge
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 2010, Outlook and Internet browsers
    •Knowledge of HTML and Google Docs preferred
    •Knowledge of current Facebook policies and functionality
     • Excellent communication skills
    • Solid writing skills.  Ability to convey a message and communicate in short-form writing
    • Enthusiasm and passion for social media with a strong personal network
    • Detail oriented, team player
    • Creative with new ideas
    Apply:  Send resume and 5 short writing samples along with a brief statement outlining your recommendations for improvements of the Career Services Facebook page to:
    Hours per week: 5-8
    Internship Start and End Dates: August 2012 – May 2013

    Flash designer and programmer -- On Campus CITE officePaid positions! See info here.

    NWMSU Graphic Design Internship 
    Like to design? Good at web design? Then you should apply for this campus internship. The University Relations office has added a paid student position for a web graphic designer, 10-15 hours a week. They want applicants that can help create artwork for web features and promos on their Northwest site and the athletics site as well as other design projects for the web. There would also be a need to help replace and maintain current photos on the sites.

    They would like applicants with advanced design experience, have an eye for layout and composition and have strong typography skills. The applicant will use Adobe Design Suite 4/5 programs. On-the-job training will be provided as needed for web projects.  Check this link for details. 

    Northwest Athletic Marketing & Promotions Internships
    Do you know someone who would like to work in sports? The Northwest Athletic Marketing and Promotions office has some exciting internship positions available for motivated, enthusiastic Northwest students. These positions offer qualified students the opportunity to earn valuable experience in the areas of marketing, management, advertising, promotions, and sales. However, we are interested in recruiting students in every major. We regularly seek students to fill the following positions:
    * Marketing and Promotions Support Committee Memebers
    * Marketing and Promotions Managers
    * Graphic Designer
    These positions typically are filled at the end of a year for the following fall and spring semesters. If you would like more information concerning our intern program, please contact (660) 562-1581. Some information also is available at this site.

    Alumni magazine internship
    See document below for details.

    Spring Internship Announcement