The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Communications and Social Media Intern

Communications and Social Media Intern
Status: Paid, part-time, non-exempt, 10-20 hours/week in Summer 2022
Reports to: Director of Public Affairs
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation seeks a part-time Communications and Social Media Intern. The non-profit Foundation, one of the most successful public-private partnerships in the country, is embarking on a new chapter. The Foundation, which partners with the National Park Service, has fundraised and overseen the restoration of Lady Liberty, the creation of the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, the establishment of the free 65-million-record Passenger Search database, and the construction of the new Statue of Liberty Museum. With new leadership following the retirement of its founding CEO, the Foundation seeks to build on its track record of success.
This is a chance to work with a highly successful Advancement Team as it grows its social media presence as part of a broader effort to increase brand awareness. This position will assist the Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator and Special Assistant to the CEO.
Social Media
• Assist the Advancement Team with social media campaign development and execute this vision
• Curate and distribute social media content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
• Prepare monthly editorial calendars with social media content
• Track and analyze social media analytics to drive audience engagement
• Evaluate benefits of expanding outreach to additional social media platforms
• Distribute relevant company content, including blogs, partnerships, and press materials via social media
• Maintain consistent language and presence across media platforms
• Engage with followers and key company partners to build brand awareness
Content Production and Organization
• Support development and production of multimedia content
• Support relevant events for content accumulation, as needed
• Organize and manage the Foundation’s photo and video libraries
• Conduct thorough historical content research
• In-depth knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
• Bachelor’s degree (or currently pursuing) or equivalent experience in marketing, media, communications, or a related field
• Passionate about the Foundation’s mission and the areas of immigration, genealogy, historic preservation, and parks
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Detail oriented and organized
• Excellent time management skills and self-initiative, comfortable working both collaboratively and independently
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Experience managing social media platforms
• Experience with design (Ex: Canva, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) preferred
• Experience utilizing social media analytics preferred
• This internship pays $15/hour for 10-20 hours for 10-14 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 2022.
• The work hours will generally be weekdays between 9am and 5pm, but flexibility is required for weekend hours.
• This position will mostly work in the Foundation’s offices on Ellis Island (ferry transportation provided free of charge), but also in Manhattan (17 Battery Place). 1-2 days/week of remote work may be possible.
• The Intern must be compliant with the Foundation’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy as of their first day of work. This policy requires employees to have received the COVID-19 vaccination (including boosters, when recommended), unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Additionally, the Intern must be compliant with the National Park Service policy which currently requires wearing a face mask on the ferry and on the Islands.
• Interns will take part in select offerings coordinated by staff, including tours of Liberty and Ellis Islands. Interns will present their accomplishments at their final All Staff meeting.
Application Process:
• Please email one-page cover letter and resume to: [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. Each file name should begin with the applicant’s last name.
• No phone calls, please.
About The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation is a non-profit that collaborates with the National Park Service in one of America’s most successful public-private partnerships. In 1982, President
Ronald Reagan asked Lee Iacocca to raise private funds for the historic restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Foundation has also created the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, developed the free 65-million-record Ellis Island Passenger Database, constructed the Statue of Liberty Museum, maintained museum exhibits, and funded over 200 additional projects on the islands. Follow the Foundation @StatueEllisFdn
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.