Niki Smithers

Social Media Intern

Niki Smithers
IU Communications Indianapolis
340 W. Michigan Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202


As a social media intern, Niki captures life at IUPUI and in downtown Indianapolis in 280 characters or less. The content she creates is spread across various social platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.

Niki is a senior at IUPUI pursuing a degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in advertising. Before graduating in May, she is hungry to learn as much as possible about the communications field.

In addition to this internship, Niki works for the Campus Center and Student Experiences as their student employee program assistant. Before joining IU Communications this semester, Niki interned with Eli Lilly and Co. and Franciscan Alliance Information Services. In these positions, she was exposed to various functions of corporate and in-house communications.

When she isn’t twiddling her thumbs on Twitter, Niki enjoys taking road trips and vacations, watching sports games (except Patriots games), cooking, and cuddling with her two puppies, Ace and Echo. She also has a very unhealthy addiction to caffeine, particularly Dr. Pepper.

Social media is unique in the fact that it allows for brands to interact directly with its target audience. I’m excited to utilize it to build relationships with those who matter most to IUPUI.


  • Caffeine Addict
  • Foodie
  • Native Hoosier
  • Roadtripper
  • Social Media Ninja
  • Sports Fan