Social Media & Content Intern

We’re looking for a Social Media Intern who is looking to explore a career in social media and digital marketing. Could that be you?

Social Media & Content Intern (Edinburgh Deaf Festival)

Paid internship, Living Wage employer
3 days per week, fixed term until end of August 2024
Hybrid working, must be able to travel to Edinburgh in July / August
Closing date: 26 May 2024

Who are we?

Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity, supporting and celebrating deaf people. Our work is geared towards empowering all deaf people to achieve their potential and fully participate in society, with equality of rights, access and opportunity.

We launched the inaugural Edinburgh Deaf Festival in 2022, showcasing deaf arts and culture, proving the arts can be accessible to all. Over two very successful years, we’ve welcomed over 4,000 people through our doors, and have been making a splash on the BBC, STV and the Guardian – and we’re ready to do it all again. Planning for the 2024 Edinburgh Deaf Festival is already underway, and we need an enthusiastic individual to join our marketing team.

You can find out more about us here, or learn more about the festival at

About you

Are you passionate about social media and accessibility? Do you have an interest in creating engaging content and want to take the first steps towards a career in digital marketing? Edinburgh Deaf Festival is looking for someone just like you to join our team as a Social Media & Content Intern.

As this is an internship, previous experience is not required. All we ask is that you are someone with initiative, creativity, and a passion for learning. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop, both personally and professionally, gaining valuable skills and experience along the way.

As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your creativity, engage with diverse audiences, and contribute to making our festival inclusive for all. You’ll have the opportunity to explore various aspects of social media management, from content creation to community engagement, while receiving support and guidance from experienced staff. You’ll gain new skills, build your portfolio, and learn from an experienced team, all whilst being paid.

Knowledge of British Sign Language and the deaf community for this role is essential. Applications from people in the deaf community are encouraged.

The ideal candidates will be fully committed to our values.

The role

As Social Media & Content Intern, you’ll be part of our in-house marketing team, meaning you’ll have the support of the Marketing Manager and two Marketing Executives every step of the way. You will work closely with marketing and festival colleagues to deliver Edinburgh Deaf Festival’s social media activity across various platforms, with the support and supervision from more senior team members.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Learning all about social media management, content creation, scheduling and measurement
  • Learning how to use tools for social media like Hootsuite, Canva and Kapwing
  • Capturing social media content through video and photography
  • Writing compelling copy for social media
  • Captioning social media video content to improve accessibility
  • Pitching new content ideas to the team
  • Working with deaf artists and Festival Ambassador to promote the festival across our platforms
  • Any other marketing tasks as and when required
  • …all whilst being supported by our marketing team

In return for bringing enthusiasm and a can-do attitude, we’ll provide you with all the support you need to succeed in this role. From your first day, you’ll be partnered with a mentor who will work alongside you to make sure you get the most out of the experience. As well as diving into the world of social media, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore key marketing skills such as branding, email marketing, website management, and analytics.

What’s on offer?
  • 32 days leave inc bank holidays – pro rata for part time / contract
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured
  • Ongoing support for learning and development through our PDR process

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter, or a BSL video, to

PVG checks will be requested. Applications welcome from all sections of the community.