Social Media Marketing Intern

Social Media Marketing Intern

Internship. San Francisco non-profit, SubArt

What: Social Media Marketing Internship
When: ongoing
Where: SubArt is a program of SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105


  • A graduate communications, marketing and/or journalism student with some knowledge, interest and exposure to public art, land use, and urban design
  • Strong research and writing skills


  • SubArt Interns are expected to devote 10 hours per week to this internship.
  • Position is unpaid.
  • Students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.
  • The research intern will have the option to work out of SPUR’s offices in downtown San Francisco and will have access to and weekly lectures and events.

Organization Overview
Founded in 2011 in San Francisco, SubArt is a creative place-making initiative that is reinventing the Bay Area’s mass transit experience. Great cities have great public spaces. In SF Bay Area, our most heavily used public space—our underground metro system—is grim and out of date. By revitalizing this space with immersive art, we can improve the daily experience for over 1/2 million people, attract new riders to our public transit system, and create an inspiring sense of place underground that will reflect the creativity above ground.

SubArt, a fiscally sponsored project of SPUR, is a dynamic start-up organization that is working to transform the Bay Area’s metro station by catalyzing the creation of an art program within BART, engaging the general public, and building private partnerships that will allow for the integration of full-scale art in our underground metro stations.
Position Overview
This position works directly with SubArt leadership to assess and synthesize existing art in transit data and reports. This project will primarily assess written material and create narratives, blogs, presentation and other communication and marketing material regarding art in transit. This communication and marketing material will support knowledge building around transit-oriented community development and creative place-making initiatives.

The daily functional tasks include:

  • Research and write concise, user-friendly educational material (print, blog, e-newsletters).
  • Generate blog content ideas that align with overall marketing campaigns
  • Produce blog posts (approx. 500 words).
  • Write copy for ads on Twitter, Facebook, and Google AdWords.
  • Draft press releases.


  • Strong command of the English language.
  • Excellent communication, research and writing skills.
  • Experienced using Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, and Google AdWords.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and unsupervised.
  • Responsible, reliable, and well organized.
  • Interested in land use, urban design, public policy, and public art.

How to Apply:
To apply for this internship, submit a cover letter explaining your specific interest in this position and working with SubArt and a resume that details your experience. Please include your preferred start and end dates and hours of availability in the cover letter. Please e-mail your materials to More information about SubArt can be found at

This is an unpaid internship. We provide equal opportunity for all applicants.