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Social media intern

The Social Media Intern will work directly with the Digital Communications Coordinator to maintain the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) presence on social media sites (primarily Facebook and Instagram). The intern will curate and create content that start conversations online, and encourage social media followers engage more with AFC.

The Social Media Intern will learn:

  • Best practices for monitoring and posting on social networks
  • Workflow for social media communications
  • Effective strategies to increase traffic, brand awareness, and engagement
  • How to write and create targeted content for AFC’s online presence
  • Tracking and analysis of social media networks
  • Effective communication of analytics


  • Current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate program
  • Extremely proficient in social networking and online communications with documented Facebook and Instagram experience
  • Exceptional writing ability
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a group setting
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications
  • Experience volunteering with a non-profit organizations desired
  • Able to commit a minimum 3 months for the internship

This internship is unpaid (stipend available), however AFC can help interns obtain college credit for their internship, where available. The intern will receive necessary training and staff supervision. We require a minimum of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months (longer internships are preferred). Communications, Marketing, and Journalism majors are encouraged to apply. Individuals who identify with the LBGTQ community, as people of color and/or are living with HIV are especially welcome to apply.

All candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application form, which can be found at:

Email (preferred):

Mail: AFC Intern Program, 200 W Jackson Blvd, Ste 2100, Chicago, IL 60606

Fax: (312) 922-2916