LAUNCH Visual Communication Student Assistant Application


Closed on 10/4/2019 at 5:00 PM.

The LAUNCH office at Texas A&M University is seeking an experienced part-time intern to assist in defining the office’s brand identity as well as the individual personalities of its programs through the development of various marketing assets.


Application Details

The LAUNCH office at Texas A&M University is seeking an experienced part-time intern to assist in defining the office’s brand identity as well as the individual personalities of its programs through the development of various marketing assets. In accordance with the Texas A&M Brand, and under the guidance of a Program Coordinator, this intern will assist in the planning, creation, and implementation of the LAUNCH brand through different media and marketing campaigns.

Position Details:

  • Work Days/Times: M-F, 8-5
  • Hours Per Week: Minimum of 12
  • Wage/Salary: $12.00 per hour
  • Start Date: As early as 10/5/2019

Applicants must:

  • Be able to eloquently express their creative vision for the office, work comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, team environment, and be open to constructive criticism and feedback.
  • Utilize strong written skills and bring effective visual ideas and narratives from concept through to completion using a wide range of tools and resources, including but not limited to the Adobe Creative Suite.

The LAUNCH office has an extremely broad audience ranging from high school students and their parents to Former Students and the Board of Regents, so applicants must be able to strategically analyze the trends of today to deliver fresh approaches to advertising in higher education.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and others
  • Experience with HTML and responsive web design
  • Experience with video and audio editing
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Eager to take the initiative in getting assistance and making suggestions
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Attention to detail, time management skills, exceptional initiative & follow-through skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, team environment
  • Openness to constructive criticism and feedback

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in additional Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and Dreamweaver, as well as the use of plugins
  • Experience with WordPress or other blog platforms
  • Experience with photography, photo editing, and retouching/resizing images
  • Prior knowledge of undergraduate research programming in higher education
  • Prior experience with the Explorations journal
  • Proficiency in writing and editing copy for marketing materials
  • Familiarity with email marketing programs, such as eNewsletter Pro

Learning Outcomes

Oral/Written Communication

The student will be able to:

  • Articulate thoughts clearly and effectively in written and oral form
  • Demonstrate a mastery of public speaking skills
  • Write and/or edit business communication materials
  • Communicate effectively in a professional setting
  • Listen actively and critically

Digital Technology

The student will be able to:

  • Show proficiency in current technologies
  • Maintain and manage a variety of different tools and resources
  • Adapt to emerging technologies

Professionalism/Work Ethic

The student will be able to:

  • Recognize an ethical dilemma and apply rational decision-making in order to address it
  • Acknowledge and address the consequences of one's own actions
  • Accept and learn from criticism

Contact Information

  • Supervisor: Annabelle G. Aymond, Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Research
  • Phone: (979) 458-0039
  • Email: annabelle.aymond@tamu.edu

Application Requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Link to Online Portfolio
  • Basic Information
  • 3 Short Answer Questions