Social Media Intern

social media intern (summer 2023)

National Children’s Museum is a world-class institution dedicated to sparking children’s imaginations and encouraging them to dream big. Located steps off the National Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue, National Children’s Museum celebrates the joy of childhood through playful science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) exhibits and programs.

National Children’s Museum is seeking an innovative, organized, and responsible Social Media Intern to join our organization this summer. This internship is a fantastic opportunity for a curious learner who daydreams about content creation, has a creative spirit and strategic mindset, and enjoys sharing the story of our brand with the public.

Choose to make your impact with National Children’s Museum and ignite the dreams of Washington’s children!

what you’ll do

Reporting to the Communications and Digital Manager, and working with the entire External Affairs team, the Social Media Intern will support daily social media posting administration, contribute to ongoing content strategy, and help with special projects related to elevating the brand and voice of National Children’s Museum. Responsibilities of the Social Media Intern include:

Helping implement the Museum’s monthly communications calendar across all social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn;

Drafting captions and designing graphics;

Supporting content development, including creating shot lists to correspond with upcoming posts as outlined in the communications calendar, capturing institutional photos and videos during Museum events and programs, logging content; and securing and filing media waivers;

Supporting the development of the Museum’s TikTok framework and helping create a backlog of brand-aligned, short-form videos; 

Engaging with visitors and aligned brands/institutions across platforms;

Monitoring mentions and tagged photos and requesting use of assets and testimonials when applicable; 

Staying up to date with the latest trends across social platforms;

Aggregating and reporting performance data to inform strategy;

Supporting administrative duties as requested; and

Other duties as assigned.

what we believe are important experiences + traits for this role

Interest in social media marketing, content creation, branding, communications, museums, and/or non-profit operations;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

Highly organized, and able to work without supervision;

Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas;

Professional, responsible, and courteous demeanor;

Previous experience working in marketing contexts;

Previous experience working with the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro);

Previous experience working with social media management platforms and Google Analytics a plus;

Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and G-Suite;

Must be able to pass a criminal background check; and

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two-doses of an FDA approved vaccination).


May – August, with start and end dates flexible. The candidate should be able to commit 20-25 hours per week in-person (Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, with the potential for infrequent weekend work at institutional events), based on their existing schedule.



Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Social Media Intern – Summer 2023.”

Students and recent graduates are welcome to apply!

what we value

Our mission is to inspire children to care about and change the world. The Museum is an innovative institution that sparks curiosity and wonder and a space where all children feel valued. In order to do this well, we need a team that reflects the dynamic and diverse communities that we serve and brings a variety of perspectives, abilities, and skills. We embrace that this work is critical to our mission and never finished. The more inclusive we are, the stronger our Museum.