n. An intern hired to monitor and post messages to a company's social media accounts. [Twitter + intern.]
twinternship n.

Example Citations:
A twintern is a graduate or university student who completes an internship at a company and has a focus on social media, including — but not restricted to — Facebook and Twitter.
—Cara Jenkins, "Interns help firms turn on social media," The Advertiser, January 8, 2011

You know all of those unpaid work experience kids that are handed the keys of a business' Twitter account? They now have a name for their situation — 'twinternship.'
—Oliver Milman, "The business buzzwords set to dominate 2013," StartupSmart, January 22, 2013

Earliest Citation:
COMPANY Pizza Hut Inc.

JOB TITLE Summer Twintern

JOB TITLE, TRANSLATED A summer intern who uses Twitter....

JOB PURPOSE ...The Twintern must also play social-media defense, monitoring Twitter for any mentions of the brand and alerting superiors whenever anything negative about the Hut is being said.
—Stephanie Clifford, "Tweeting Becomes a Summer Job Opportunity," The New York Times, April 19, 2009


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