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Internship Opportunity

Cicada Books & Coffee, a family-owned, independent bookstore and cafe located in Huntington’s Central City Antiques District (604 14th St. W), is looking for a social media marketing intern for the spring 2024 semester. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Conducting social media audits of business and its competitors 
  • Helping marketing and events coordinator plan monthly content calendar 
  • Creating content (including photos, graphics and video) for Cicada’s Facebook and Instagram accounts
  • Assisting the marketing and events coordinator with monitoring and managing social media platforms 
  • Reviewing social media analytics and developing reports 
  • Brainstorming social media campaign ideas with marketing and events coordinator
  • Attending store events to capture social media content 

*If the intern displays an interest in other areas of marketing, additional responsibilities can be discussed.


  • Current Marshall University student pursuing a business or journalism degree (also open to other majors with related experience)
  • Possesses an in-depth knowledge of/familiarity with social media platforms and willingness to learn about new trends/best practices
  • Passionate about community and small business (books and coffee/tea are also a big plus!) 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Able to display professionalism in all instances 
  • Self-motivated but also able to work collaboratively 
  • Creative and open to new ideas 
  • Organized and able to meet deadlines 
  • Graphic design and video editing experience (preferred but not required) 

The intern will be expected to work approximately 15 hrs/wk over the course of 13 weeks for course credit (this internship is unpaid). Scheduling is flexible; however, the intern will be expected to have a weekly in-person meeting with the marketing and events coordinator and attend store events as needed. The intern will receive an employee discount on books, food/beverages and store merchandise.  

Email resumes to Dawn at