UMW currently has a number of internships available for students with an interest in Digital Communications. For full details, see http://www.umw.edu/webjob/. To apply: submit resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and available hours to email@example.com. Interviews will begin immediately.
As a technical writer, you would be translating existing tutorials and technical jargon into user-friendly language, capturing screenshots, creating short video, and helping users understand how to use available tools to accomplish tasks.
Qualifications include basic html skills, good writing and editing skills, and experience using WordPress. English, Journalism, and Education majors are encouraged to apply; experience with digital storytelling or digital studies; blogging; and editing preferred.
Google Map Editor
Work with Google Maps to update UMW campus maps. Includes adding additional information, cleaning up existing data; providing building descriptions; creating secondary map features such as noting accessibility features, computer labs, art, historically important places, etc. Photography and copyediting experience a plus.
Qualifications include a thing for maps and a desire to help us make all kinds of user experiences better. Google Map data touches GPS on all Android phones, search results, walking directions, the campus tour – be involved in all of those things. KML experience is a bonus. It’s also ok if you don’t know what that is.
Social Media Auditor
Identify all UMW social media properties and review them for specific criteria. You would work with Digital Communications, Public Relations, and Design Services, as well as participate in weekly workgroups and monthly Social@UMW users group meetings. You’ll gain an understanding strategy, voice, tone, and the goals of social media use by organizations.
Qualifications include knowledge of social media and attention to detail.
If you enjoy working in WordPress, working with web content, and organizing a lot of information to be user friendly and accessible (or you really want the experience to be able to go do those things after graduation), you could be instrumental in redeveloping a website for a high-profile UMW initiative.
Qualifications include WordPress experience. Excellent organization, spelling, and grammar skills also required.