(Now Closed) Illinois Water Resources Center—Undergraduate Hourly: Student Assistant

The Prairie Research Institute and the Illinois Water Resources Center, a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Illinois, are seeking several motivated, resourceful, and tech-savvy undergraduate students to join our team.

The duties across all opportunities will include the following:

  • Producing materials that may include, but are not limited to, ads, posters, brochures, newsletters, flyers, digital ads, displays, banners, window signs, special events, mobile apps, and websites.
  • Adhering to University of Illinois and Prairie Research Institute branding and style guidelines.
  • Archiving, organizing, and managing Center data while ensuring its protection for future use in research and policy making for the Center.
  • Assisting with evaluating, updating, and adding content to the Illinois Water Resources Center website and social media accounts.

Desired experience per opportunity includes the following:

  • Web Design & Development Intern
    • Experience with WordPress
    • Experience with, or willingness to learn, Elementor
    • Knowledge of Intermediate SEO (using WordPress plug-ins)
    • Knowledge of Basic HTML & CSS
    • Experience with interactive design platforms, including, but not limited to, Figma and Adobe XD
    • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
    • Knowledge of JavaScript & PHP a plus but not required
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to communicate with supervisors clearly and concisely on project status
  • Marketing & Communications Intern
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to tell an engaging story in multiple formats and of various lengths (e.g., photos, video clips, and words)
    • Understand internet and social media marketing best practices
    • Experience with multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
    • Experience with design platforms, including, but not limited to, Adobe Creative Cloud and Canva
    • Experience with mass emailing platforms (prior Webtools knowledge a plus but not required)
    • Excellent proofreading and editing skills; strong attention to detail
    • Knowledge of Basic SEO (using WordPress plug-ins)
  • Graphic Design Intern
    • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Experience with many different types of design, such as print and digital
    • Understanding of current design trends and best practices
    • Ability to solve new design problems in innovative ways
    • Strong layout and typography skills
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to communicate with supervisors clearly and concisely on project status

Wages for the successful candidate(s) will be commensurate with experience. The candidate will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week during standard business hours (M-F, 8 am to 5 pm), but scheduling is otherwise flexible and will accommodate the student’s class schedule and U of I holidays and breaks. This will be a remote work position until remote work needs change.

To apply, send your resume, a short cover letter, and an original writing and/or design sample no later than January 31, 2023, to Amy Weckle (aweckle@illinois.edu).