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Marketing & Communications Interns

Job Description

The I School is seeking motivated interns to join the communications team. Communications include content production for the web, social media, and various campaigns, and support the I School’s degree programs in Information, Data Science, and Cybersecurity; as well as alumni and external relations. 

We seek students passionate about content creation, social media and marketing, and online community building, who are team players that will relish the challenge of helping the I School share our story.

As an intern, you will grow a communications portfolio, gain experience in a professional environment, make an impact through storytelling that supports important research and student success, and take an active role in team brainstorming and pitch ideas.


This semester we are particularly searching for interns for graphic design and video efforts, respectively. You will work closely with a graduating design/video intern this semester, and take the lead in Summer or Fall 2022. Intern candidates should be enthusiastic self-starters who are able to work independently.

We’re also recruiting general marketing/communications interns who may wear many hats and will practice a variety of communications skills, including newsletter design, writing, social media, and more.

Graphic Design Intern responsibilities:

  • Design clear engaging graphic communications for print and web. This will include marketing/communication brochures, direct mail pieces, website, and social media graphics, posters, flyers, and other marketing materials as needed.
  • Adhere to brand guidelines and complete projects on deadline
  • Receive creative feedback from the Communications Director and make necessary changes
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite design tools, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, and have strong organizational skills for file sharing and management.

Video Production Intern responsibilities:

  • Shoots videos for a variety of content needs and media channels
  • Strong knowledge in the video editing process and in utilizing popular post-production applications such as Adobe Premiere
  • Assists with video marketing strategy and with the development of video concepts & art direction

Communication Intern(s):

  • Creates written content for web, newsletters, social and more
  • Faculty, student, alumni, and community profiles and interviews
  • Newsletter production
  • Assists with general communications projects including sourcing story ideas, sourcing photo assets, community outreach, project management, and more.  


  • Can translate complicated science and technical research topics into news stories for publication consumption
  • Comfortable communicating with faculty and leadership on written features and conducting interviews
  • Excellent writer with a strong understanding of writing news stories, featured profiles, and press releases

Team Responsibilities

  • Helps develop and execute our overall marketing and social media strategies. 
  • May work on paid marketing campaigns
  • Attends weekly marketing team meetings with the expectation to lead on occasion
  • Events: Assists at I School events as needed (e.g., registration, social media posting, photography)

Required Qualifications

  • Berkeley undergraduate or graduate student, available throughout the academic year (Sept–May), with a minimum enrollment expected at UC Berkeley through Spring 2023
  • Independent worker with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Exceptional command of English: efficient and effective writing and editing abilities
  • Demonstrated ability using social media platforms
  • Strong analytical ability: Delves into analytics to improve processes; willingness to learn and research solutions independently and meet deadlines
  • Excellent self-starter, with strong task management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills & ability to appropriately represent the I School when coordinating with alumni and faculty

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience managing social media accounts
  • Expertise writing blog posts and familiarity with Medium.
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, or other design tools
  • Expert in photography, videography, and/or illustration

Start date

Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022.


6–10 hours per week, throughout the academic year (August–May). Some roles may work on a project basis.


Student Assistant III, starting between $18–26 per hour commensurate with experience. Work-study is a plus, but not required.

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We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions may be directed to Caitlin Appert-Nguyen at cappert@ischool.berkeley.edu.

Last updated:

March 23, 2022