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Social Media & Communications Intern

The Bridge Teen CenterOrland Park, IL
Unpaid Internship15 - 20 hrs/wk

2 months ago


The Social Media & Communications Intern will have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow The Bridge Teen Center’s social media presence and make a big contribution to our Marketing Department. Under the Director of Marketing, the Social Media & Communications Intern will assist in the story telling of student programs, events, and promotion of upcoming student programs and fundraising events. 


1. Creating social media content that represents the brand message and personality of The Bridge Teen Center on our main social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, IG Stories, SnapChat, Twitter and LinkedIn.)

2. Interacting with followers, local schools, and other accounts to keep engagement levels up.

3. Researching and assisting with the implementation of social media strategies that promote programs and raise awareness of The Bridge Teen Center.

4. Coordinating with the Marketing team regarding social media analytics, growth strategies, etc.

5. Working with Graphic Designer and/or Media Intern on various video projects.

6. Using social media management tools such as Hootsuite and Facebook Creator Studio. Not familiar? No problem, we’ll train you.

7. Photographing and filming video footage of student programs and some Friday Night events that could be used for social media. 

8. Assisting with one Friday Night a month as needed.

9. Assisting with community outreach and fundraising events as needed.  

10. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing.

Required graduation year

2024 - 2027

Number of positions available




1.      Passion for the mission of The Bridge Teen Center.

2.      Willingness to stay active and current (on trends) with all relevant social media outlets.

3.      Creativity and a vigorous work ethic.

4.      Sensitivity to different opinions.

5.      A friendly, responsive, and patient approach.

6.      Personal and professional integrity.

7.      Reliable transportation.

8.      The ability to work well with individuals and groups.

9.      The ability to meet deadlines and complete all tasks with excellence.

10.  Strong organizational skills.

11.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including both writing and verbal.

12.  A sense of humor.



It is the desire of The Bridge Teen Center, through our internship program, for each student to experience hands-on training in a career area of interest and develop practical leadership skills for the future. We encourage interns to:


1.      Set personal goals for what they would like to accomplish during their internship.

2.      Have regular informational meetings with staff.

3.      Tackle all tasks with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

4.      Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the organization.

5.      Gain exposure to new ideas and people (network).

6.      Not be afraid to ask questions.  

7.      Take Initiative.

About The Bridge Teen Center

The Bridge Teen Center is an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center that was designed around the interests and needs of teens in the suburbs. We opened in Orland Park in 2010, and have served over 10,000 different teens and families from 128 Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana communities. We serve students in 7th-12th grade, and also provide ongoing programs and resources to help parents navigate through the teenage years. Because student safety is our primary concern, The Bridge is managed by experienced professionals who are supported by well-trained and pre-screened adult volunteers.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    social media marketing
    media writing


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What happens after you send in your application?

The Bridge Teen Center has not provided an expected interview date. If The Bridge Teen Center chooses not to move forward with your application, they will notify you.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

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That get hired for this type of internship

  • Communication19%

  • Marketing12%

  • Advertising7%

  • Speech Communication And Rhetoric5%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations5%

  • 325 other majors49%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • NBC Universal
  • Target
  • Nordstrom
  • Edelman
  • US Congress
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Orland Park, IL | $4,214/mo

  • Housing/Rent$2,264

  • Miscellaneous$909

  • Food$439

  • Transportation$328

  • Utilities$274


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