Tips For New Social Media Interns and Those Who Manage Them

Yesterday, @BeatriZ_SancheZ tweeted me a great question about social media internships and I thought it might be a good idea to capture my response here on SocMedSean, as well. If you’re looking for a social media internship, be sure to check out the jobs section of SocMedSean.

Hey! I Just got a new job as social media intern in a fashion magazine, any advice, tips or recommendations to get started?
Hey! I Just got a new job as social media intern in a fashion magazine, any advice, tips or recommendations to get started?@SocMedSean

My responses were as follows:

@BeatriZ_SancheZ RE: social media internship tips 1) Learn the business & find ways for social media to help solve business problems.

@BeatriZ_SancheZ RE: social media internship tips 1) Learn the business & find ways for social media to help solve business problems.

@BeatriZ_SancheZ 2) Listen to your online community. Here's a good article by @LauraN546 on getting started http://ow.ly/6d29y

@BeatriZ_SancheZ 2) Listen to your online community. Here's a good article by @LauraN546 on getting started http://ow.ly/6d29y

@BeatriZ_SancheZ 3) Create a social media response workflow that analyzes online comments & gives sample responses. Be sure to follow it!!

@BeatriZ_SancheZ 3) Create a social media response workflow that analyzes online comments & gives sample responses. Be sure to follow it!!

@BeatriZ_SancheZ 4) Help demonstrate how social media can help sales, support, & your employees. This article might help http://ow.ly/6d2z5

@BeatriZ_SancheZ 4) Help demonstrate how social media can help sales, support, & your employees. This article might help http://ow.ly/6d2z5

@BeatriZ_SancheZ ...and finally....have fun!! Working in social media is great. Interact with people, help them learn, have a good time!

@BeatriZ_SancheZ ...and finally....have fun!! Working in social media is great. Interact with people, help them learn, have a good time!

I’d be interested to hear other thoughts and suggestions for new interns engaging in social media. One key tip is to be sure that your intern does have access to all the proper appropriate sites. Don’t expect them to do their job properly if you’re blocking access to Facebook and Twitter.

On a funny note, anyone hiring or defining the role of a social media intern should watch this video from the creator of Socialnomics detailing what role an intern should NOT play.

Read previous post:
Facebook places is being shut down
Facebook Places Dies A Hard Death….Big Surprise?

Gizmodo is reporting that Facebook places has taken a social media dirtnap. Going the path of snowball fights and gifts,...

Close