Social Media Student Internship

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Josh's presentation about social media was unbelievably fantastic. Our students learned so much about what kids should and shouldn't be doing. The fact that it is such a thoughtful process made it all worthwhile.

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This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Green Zone.
This app is not safe for students to use unsupervised, but a Green Zone app can serve a positive purpose to help a student to navigate social media and someday build an online brand. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Green Zone.

This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Gray Zone.
Gray Zone apps often contain lots of private & disappearing messages, and strangers can use this to chat with students. Parents should participate in these apps with students to keep them safe. This zone can be a great place for family time since many of these apps can be entertaining, and let your students express themselves. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Gray Zone.

This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Red Zone.
Red Zone apps often have lots of anonymous features, adult content, and easy contact with strangers. Supervision is strongly suggested on each of these apps or move your kids to a safer zone. All apps require parental supervision, these apps more than others. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Red Zone or view our list of 100+ Apps to find a safer app with your student.
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This trend is categorized as a Dangerous Social Media Challenge.
Viral challenges encourage students to do dangerous things to garner likes, views, attention, and subscribers. These challenges can be found across several social networks and may encourage students to perform dangerous activities. SmartSocial.com keeps parents updated on these social media challenges before an incident may occur in your community.

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SmartSocial is excited to announce our new internship program for students ages 10-18.

Our current student internship topic is about chatting with strangers online (such as apps like Discord or through online video games).

Our social media interns can complete the internship tasks any time during the month - we know how busy our students are!

These fun activities (that happen on TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram) will give students the chance to share their personal experiences and give our audience insight into the typical social media activity of teens and tweens. They might learn a few things about themselves and their own social media habits and even some new content creation skills in the process. 

A SmartSocial internship is a great addition to a student’s list of extracurriculars or resume and can fulfill required service hours with the approval of their school/organization. 

 At the end of each project, students will participate in a short interview with our staff and could be selected to be featured in our online courses and on our YouTube channel.

What is the SmartSocial Student Internship?

  • Benefits: Exploring personal social media habits, reflecting on the pros and cons of social media usage, and a chance to build new skills
  • Bonus: A unique experience to add to a resume or application

More about the program: 

  • Students participate in fun social media activities and have the opportunity to gain real-time insight into the positive and negative impacts of a wide range of online activities
  • Internship participants will directly impact the work we do here at SmartSocial, providing IRL (in real life) insight into what students are really experiencing online.
  • Our interns will gain skills and knowledge that will transform them into leaders and mentors in the world of digital citizenship (and they can positively influence their peers)

Who:

  • Students going into 5th-12th grades, who are active online, use social media or play video games 
  • Students who are committed to completing a project over the course of 1-2 weeks
  • Students who already are - or want to become -  comfortable speaking on camera

What: 

  • Students select one or two of the social media internship projects
  • Students will spend about 1-2 hours (per project) independently participating in a social media activity, taking notes on their findings, and will complete a survey after the activity
  • Students will present their findings during a 30-60 minute interview with the SmartSocial team using their notes and post-activity survey
  • Stand-out participants of this program may be invited to participate in our Social Media Advisors program to be an ongoing student voice at SmartSocial.com 
  • Opportunities are limited, apply today

Why:

At SmartSocial we strive to provide students, parents and educators the most up-to-date and relevant information on the impact of social media. The goal of our new student internship is to go right to the source (your students!) and gather information about student habits, gain insight into typical media usage,  and fully explore the pros and cons of various media and gaming platforms.

Fill out this Google form to tell us you are interested! We will notify our chosen interns by email/text  in 5-7 business days with instructions on how to get started:

Click here to apply today!

Why should parents & educators care?

  • This internship has been developed to get students interested in learning about online safety while giving them opportunities to have fun and create a positive online presence to Shine Online
  • Parent approval via email will be required prior to participation 
  • Student products and an edited version of the student interview will be used in various SmartSocial resources including blog posts, social media, YouTube videos, and live VIP events

Conclusion

We are excited to give students a fun and flexible opportunity to add a unique experience to their list of activities and  we look forward to learning and growing with our intern team!


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