Become a digital ambassador
We are looking for new digital ambassadors! It’s extra cash, fun and helping others in one beautiful package! What’s not to like? You are eligible to apply if you are a 1st year student admitted to any of the global bachelor’s or master’s programmes at Karolinska Institutet.
Note! Open for application 16 August-1 September 2021.
Do you want to help prospective students informing them about studying at Karolinska Institutet and living in Stockholm? Are you a good storyteller keen on sharing your student experience as a blogger, vlogger or social media ambassador? Do you enjoy team work?
As a digital ambassador, you will be representing Karolinska Institutet. We expect all ambassadors to:
- Attend our digital ambassador training (approximately 12 hours, evenings)
- Attend our monthly meetings plus personal/team meetings where we talk and plan your activity for the coming month.
- Engage in team activities and initiatives.
- Answer questions to prospective students via chat, email, and phone call.
- Show visiting prospective students what a day in your shoes is like. We call it “Shadow a student” (only if the Covid-19 pandemic allows for it)
Other small job opportunities could come up too, such as helping your fellow ambassadors or others at KI. These odd jobs are given out on a first-come first-served basis.
We have described the different roles we are looking for below. We are looking for creative students from all of our global bachelor’s and master’s programmes and with any background. It’s important for us to have a diverse group with mixed nationalities. You don’t have to be a native English speaker – just good at communicating in English.
Have a look and see if you can imagine yourself doing any of this. If the answer is yes, apply!
6 bloggers for the Student Blog
You will write a minimum of 2 blog posts a month with a focus on what you learn and experience at your study programme and on campus.
Requirements: Experience from following blogs or blogging yourself is a plus but not a must. It is important that you are interested in blogging and writing. An interest in photography is also a plus.
Please note! For this intake we are only looking for bloggers from the following programmes:
- Nutrition Science
- Health Economics, Policy and Management
- Global Health
- Public Health (Health Promotion and Prevention)
1 vlogger for our YouTube channel
Three students manage the YouTube channel Karolinska Institutet student vlogs and we are looking for one new vlogger. You will regularly produce videos with a focus on what you learn and experience at your study programme and on campus. You are responsible for answering comments and questions received on the account.
Requirements: Some experience in filming and editing videos with a video camera or smartphone. Your application must include a max. 2 min long video where you introduce yourself (more information below).
2 Instagram ambassadors for KI Students
Two students co-manage the Instagram account KI Students and we are looking to fill both positions. You will take photos related to student life at KI and post them regularly on our Instagram account. You will also post stories, organise content in highlights, share content from the student blog/student vlog and collaborate with our FB Team on organising lives. Keeping track of special occasions to be highlighted on the account (Swedish festivities, application deadlines etc.) is also part of the job. You are responsible for answering comments and questions received on the account.
Requirements: Some experience in photography but more importantly a passion for taking photos. It’s a plus if you have your own camera, but it’s not required. It’s also a plus if you are already active on Instagram and familiar with stories, highlights, and IGTV. You need to be comfortable in front of a video camera.
1 Facebook ambassador for Karolinska Institutet student
Two students co-manage the Facebook page Karolinska Institutet student and we are looking for one new ambassador. You will be sharing content from for example the student blog and the student vlog, packaging it (short text etc.) to raise interest. You will also collaborate with the Instagram team on organising lives on relevant topics. You will keep track of special occasions to be highlighted on the account (Swedish festivities, application deadlines etc.). You are responsible for answering comments and questions received on the FB page.
Requirements: You are a good writer, able to tell a story in a short format and interested in social media in general. You are already active on Facebook and it’s a plus if you have tried setting up and/or been responsible for a Facebook page before. You need to be comfortable in front of a video camera.
1 ambassador for our Chinese social media
You will be part of the Chinese Team of two students blogging about life and studies at Karolinska Institutet on for example Weibo. You will post stories, short movies, photos etc. regularly – both creating your own material and sharing stuff made by others. You will also keep track of special occasions to be highlighted on the channels (Swedish festivities, application deadlines etc.). You will also guide newly admitted students in our WeChat group.
Requirements: You are a good writer, able to tell a story and interested in social media in general. You are already active on Chinese social media. It’s also a plus if you are comfortable in front of a video camera and in doing live streams on different topics.
What you get
You get paid 140 SEK/hour. There is a maximum amount of hours that you are allowed to work, and this amount depends on your role. The agreement is re-newed on a yearly basis, with good possibilities to continue throughout your study time.
We offer all new ambassadors an introduction where you will meet relevant staff from KI and meet the old ambassadors. We also train you in how to best write (and communicate) online, how to use the blog tool and whatever else you need to know to fill your role.
Last, but definitely not least, you also get to join a wonderful group of people (if we have to say so ourselves). We organise social and inspirational events together and sometimes we even have fun!
How to apply
Are you interested? Great! We will open for applications through our recruitment system Varbi on 16 August. Application deadline is 1 September.
We do not accept any applications or documents per email.
You will need to:
- Upload a CV of max. 2 pages (be sure to provide relevant links proving your experience such as blog, Instagram account, photo skills, video skills or similar if any.)
- Write a motivational letter of max 2 500 characters incl. spaces in the assigned form (no upload option.)
- Rank your roles of interest if you are applying for more than one role.
- If you are applying for the position as a vlogger, you need to send a max. 2 min long video, introducing yourself. Please send the video to firstname.lastname@example.org using the free online tool WeTransfer. Name the file with your first and last name.
We will interview the most interesting applicants during September.
If you have any questions, please contact Ulrica Kristhammar, Communications Officer at the Education Support Office, at email@example.com. Note! Out of the office for holidays 25 June-9 August. Any questions will be answered after 9 August.
We look forward to hearing from you!