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Graphic Design, Video and New Media Communications Intern

Program (Check all that apply)

☑ College Intern               ☐ Native American Undergraduate Museum Fellow           ☑  Heritage Studies & Public History Intern

Position Title

Graphic Design & New Media Communications Intern


Community Engagement


R. Crowder & C. Lewis


Director, F.E. Thompson Digital Library for Family Research


Spring Spring 2024 (January-May)

Hours Per Week

10-15 hours per week



# of Positions Available



Hybrid: Virtual 50% In-Person 50%

Project Summary

The Frances E. Thompson Digital Library for Family Research is seeking intern support in the areas of production, and implementation of a variety of multimedia projects for education, promotion, mobile tours, and multi-media elements within exhibits and identified public programming.Includes elements of website development and social media coordination assistance; video/audio content creation for various digital platforms.

Ideal Degrees

Completed or in-progress degree in media or film production, creative graphic design, communications, computer, or social sciences; or related marketing/PR fields is desired.


Create schedule that works for you and communicate any changes or needs in advance.

  • Website development, improvement, and maintenance.
  • Social media campaign plan development and execution.
  • Attend meetings as requested. Participate with progress updates, communication of ideas and feedback.
  • Creative graphic design for marketing & communications of the identified public program(s) being curated.


  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills, an eye for detail, accuracy, and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Creative graphic design skill
  • Ability to develop ideas into digital products for multiple used in the media marketplace.
  • Knowledge of marketing/PR communications concepts.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting.
  • Preference given to applicants with knowledge of Minnesota African American history.
  • Knowledge of and able to comfortably interact with varied platforms of communication and research such as websites, media (print/radio/social media).
  • Experience with conducting oral histories or source interviews is ideal, but not required.

Knowledge Intern is Expected to Gain

  • Example of a quality community-led engagement and partnership with a public learning institution.
  • Research, writing, developing best business practices and skill building.
  • Experience in a professional museum environment.
  • Increased skill in executing graphic design concepts and public communication planning.
  • Creative strategies in culturally specific community engagement

Additional Materials Required

Writing sample

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to


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