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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:27am

The Johnson Foundation has granted $60,000 to JCC to support its social media marketing internship program. 

The program places JCC students into local small businesses and non-profit organizations to strengthen social media communication efforts and is led by JCC faculty member Simone Mullinax and Small Business Development Center business advisor Curt Anderson. Felix Muzza, JCC’s coordinator of experiential learning, is responsible for managing JCC’s internships.

JCC’s social media marketing internship program began in 2015 with five companies and eight interns, expanding to 19 companies and 19 interns in 2016 with companies such as Triple E Manufacturing, Water Street Brass, Jamestown Mattress, Borsari Foods, and Colecraft Commercial Furnishings. Some of the interns have been hired as employees to continue their online marketing work.

Students apply key social media marketing skills during their internships. The one-credit program includes three hours of classroom time and three hours of internship work each week. The student is paid $10 per hour by the employer, which is a total investment of $450 per intern for the semester. The Johnson Foundation grant will help defray the cost of the internship.

For more information, contact Curt Anderson at 338.1024. Internships are available for the fall 2016 semester.

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