Social Media Internship

Social Media Internship Job Description

The Shelving Inc. Social Media internship offers aspiring marketing professionals a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the digital marketing industry. Intended for current college juniors or seniors majoring in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or other related topics. Interns will work directly with the marketing team to manage, strategize and implement various social media campaigns.

Effective social media strategies require a focus on lead generation, business development and customer service. We are looking for ambitious, self-starters that love marketing and are ready to go beyond the surface of social media.

Shelving Inc. is the home of and While both sites specialize in shelving, has a business-to-business focus, while The Shelving Store is a residential, consumer site. Therefore, the best candidate is willing and able to create diverse marketing campaigns for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

  • This is an unpaid position, for college credit only
  • Available to Junior or Senior level college students
  • Must be available at least 15 hours a week, between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, M-F
  • Position is virtual, must have access to computer and hi-speed internet
  • Preferred location is Michigan but we are flexible for the right candidate

Duration: 1 School year or 1 semester

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Eagerness to learn about new tools, software and marketing trends
  • Demonstrated copywriting and editing skills
  • Some analytical skills and knowledge of social media analytics software
  • Creative mindset with an eye on the latest social media trends
  • Ambitious and team-oriented
  • Some graphic design and content generation experience a plus

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage’s and The Shelving Store’s social media accounts.
    • Create and schedule content
    • Post on various Facebook groups
    • Develop plan to grow Instagram and Pinterest accounts
  • Brainstorm campaign ideas.
  • Monitor various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter daily.
    • Reply to messages and post comments
    • Invite engaged profiles to follow the page
    • Send shelfie discount code to customers
  • Analyze data to gauge the success of campaigns. Review data on a bi-weekly basis with Digital Content Coordinator.
  • Understand the overall concept of the company, including the brand, customer, product goals, and all other aspects of service.
  • Engage with customers via social media, email, or phone (if contacted) and provide information on promotions, who to speak with about sales, quotes, etc.
  • Provide suggestions to the marketing team for improving customer experience on social platforms and internal processes.
  • Learn and become proficient on internal software systems.
  • Assists in creating performance reports
  • Report to Digital Content Coordinator.
  • Update Marketing Team on weekly progress via weekly update email, every Friday by Noon.
  • Attend weekly virtual team meetings.

About Us
Shelving Inc. has been in business for over 60 years, providing shelving and storage products to help our customers be more comfortable in their own space. In a nutshell, our mission is to "rack your world" with shelving, racks and other storage products. Our strong culture of work hard, play hard, and have fun has allowed us to attract a very talented group of individuals to join our team. We're not the biggest, but we feel that we are the best.

To Apply
Contact us using our Inquiry Form and we will provide next steps.