Spring 2022 social media internship

(Applications now closed)

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is looking for an undergraduate student to be a remote social media intern and join the Communications team mid-January through May 2022. The social media intern reports to the Senior Social Media Specialist to help develop and execute overall social media strategy for the Broad Institute by facilitating thoughtful conversations on important topics. This includes helping create content for the main Broad Institute social media accounts (including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn); developing and deploying social media community engagement campaigns; providing metrics and analytics for measuring engagement; and collaborating with science writers, video producers, and graphics specialists to create original content. This is a paid position, 15 hours a week during business hours EST. 


  • Work with Senior Social Media Specialist to develop, execute, and continuously refine social media strategy across a variety of platforms (including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn).
  • Enhance the sense of community at the Broad both internally and externally through social media engagement.
  • Assist in posting and monitoring of all social media feeds.
  • Develop and/or adapt text, slideshows, and other multimedia content for use on various Broad social media platforms to promote scientific or institutional news, and/or for specific social media campaigns.
  • Work proactively with members of the Communications group to plan social media efforts around individual stories, events, and related content.
  • Other communications duties as required.

Supervision exercised



  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree, preferably in communications or marketing, with an interest in social media and journalism
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable in a visible role, with the ability to interact professionally with a variety of Broad employees
  • Must be flexible and able to manage deadline-driven projects to completion
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be available to work 15 hours a week between the hours of 9 am - 5 pm EST
  • Applicants must reside in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, or Washington D.C. for payroll purposes.
  • Broad Institute will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Application process

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and work examples showcasing prior social media or writing experience (class assignments are acceptable) by December 13, 2021, to Allison Dougherty at adougher@broadinstitute.org.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.