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CofC Men’s Soccer: Seeking Social Media Intern (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 11 December 2019 | 3:01 pm — 

With Who:  CofC Men’s Soccer Team (The College of Charleston)

Location:  Patriots Point (Mount Pleasant, SC) and Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  The College of Charleston’s men’s soccer team is seeking a Social Media intern for the Spring 2020 semester. This intern will work with the team’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, with a focus on increasing each platform’s audience base through engaging and timely content. This individual will work frequently with the coaching staff and student athletes through assignments to create social media content on the athletes’ personal experiences and the team’s progress.

Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinating, creating and distributing social media content on a regular basis
  • Manage Instagram and Twitter accounts, under supervision of the coaching staff and the Athletics Office
  • Find and pursue opportunities for social posts on Instagram and Twitter, including Instagram stories

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application today! Email your resume and a letter of interest to both Assistant Coach Seaton (seatonra@cofc.edu) and Assistant Coach McGowan (mcgowantg@cofc.edu).

With Who:  Coastal Community Foundation

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  (This is a paid internship)  The Communications Intern position is a part-time, temporary hourly position and reports directly to the Communications Officer.

The Intern will work on a variety of communications and marketing projects, including but not limited to coordinating and executing social media posts, writing copy, interviewing internal and external stakeholders for blogs and newsletters; participating in planning meetings with staff; monitoring regional news and current events and the communications channels of our key stakeholders and other organizations important to our work; assisting the Communications Officer with branding and other strategic projects.

The Intern will work closely with key members of staff and community partners to help create narrative work that speaks to what we do and how it impacts coastal South Carolina. This role will help us in increasing our social media presence, gaining visibility of our brand and streamlining our departmental processes.

The Communications Intern works 10-20 hours per week.

The Communications Intern will agree with and demonstrate respect for the Foundation’s belief that diversity means the active inclusion of the entire community as welcomed participants in all Foundation activities; support the Foundation’s practice of encouraging diversity, equity and inclusiveness as the cornerstones of all that the Foundation does.

Responsibilities:  

Coordinating, Creating and Distributing Content

  • Create and post social media content on a regular basis to ensure coverage of our work across our service area
  • Find and pursue opportunities for social posts including Instagram and Facebook stories
  • Monitor regional nonprofits’ social media for sharing content
  • Draft copy for and post blogs as needed
  • Track down information for blogs and newsletter stories
  • Occasionally interview grant recipients or donors for stories
  • Assist donors, Board members, grantees and the public in a courteous, helpful, and respectful manner.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience, and Education Required:  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be in pursuit of or have a bachelor’s degree in in Communications, Marketing, Media Studies or related field; or have at least three years of continuous work experience in communications, media or marketing fields in a professional capacity.
  • If currently a college student, must be at least a rising senior at an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.

Additional Skills and Experience Preferred:  

  • Prior professional experience in communications, media and/or marketing
  • Copywriting experience
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite, specifically InDesign and Photoshop
  • Basic graphic design skills (via online tools such as Canva)
  • Experience with email marketing platforms (Mailchimp)

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 23rd, 2019 at 11:55 pm.

Application Information:  To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and essay response to the question listed below. 

  • Why do you want to work for Coastal Community Foundation?

Please submit materials to jobs@coastalcommunityfoundation.org in PDF format by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 for consideration.

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

With Who:  Storyline Strategies

Location:  Washington, DC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  (This is a paid internship) Interns at Storyline Strategies have the opportunity to do real work – gaining valuable work experience and professional connections along the way. While every day at Storyline Strategies is different, your primary responsibilities include:

  • researching and compiling material for dial sessions and survey testing.
  • assisting junior and senior staff with brainstorming, content creation, and editing.

Qualifications:  

  • You’re a college student or recent college graduate with strong communication skills, an unquenchable sense of curiosity, a passion for details, and a love of language. A team player, your work ethic is matched by a willingness to tackle any challenge and contribute to any project.
  • We will give preference to candidates who are able to commit to 20-25 hours a week (29 hour max.)

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 31st, 2019 at 4:45 pm.

How to Apply:  To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, availability, and two recent, original writing samples (1-2 pages each) to internship@storylinestrategies.com. Those who do not send all required materials will not be considered. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

Zeno Group: Seeking Digital Intern (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 10 December 2019 | 11:35 am — 

With Who:  Zeno Group

Location:  Chicago, IL

Dates:  Spring 2020 (starting as soon as possible)

Position Summary:  (This is a paid internship) We are looking for a full time intern who is passionate about digital communications and social media to join our fun and dynamic Digital team in Chicago immediately! This position will encompass a wide array of responsibilities, with a focus on community management.

Qualifications:  An ideal candidate understands the constantly evolving world of social media engagement and reads, subscribes to, fans and follows leading social media news sources. In addition, the candidate should have prior job or internship experience in public relations, in digital or social media marketing. We look forward to hearing from bright and creative candidates who are self-motivated and committed to exceeding client, industry and personal expectations.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior internship experience in digital, public relations or social media marketing
  • Understanding of public relations
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and exceptional interpersonal skills are a must
  • Passion for digital, staying abreast of evolving trends and emerging platforms
  • Experience in graphic design
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Collaborative spirit, results driven with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work against deadlines
  • Must be pro-active, and able to operate effectively both independently and within a team
  • MS Office proficiency is a must, Experience with social media measurement tools such as Radian6 a plus

Application Deadline:  Applications close on January 30th, 2020 at 1:50 pm.

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

With Who:  Institute for the Study of War

Location:  Washington, DC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  (This is a paid internship) ISW offers a unique opportunity to candidates interested in learning about the marketing process for open-source intelligence products. Interns will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of national security threats and help the organization convey complex analysis to the general public. They will assist in social media campaigns; marketing and design; and audio production including content formulation, recording, editing, and publishing. Interns interact with team members across departments as well as external guests from congress, think tanks, government organizations, and the military.

Interns at ISW have an unparalleled opportunity to analyze conflicts in ways that directly inform policy-makers on some of the most pressing issues facing American national security. Our interns work directly with analysts. They receive classroom education, regular leadership engagement, and a chance to work with cutting-edge technologies employed in business and the intelligence community. Interns have the opportunity to stand at the front lines of military research and policy development, tackling the latest crises in the headlines.

ISW views interns as an integral component of the team. ISW has worked with interns to draft, edit, and publish their own research under the mentorship of senior analysts. It has also hired many interns onto its staff.

Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must be motivated and organized college students or recent graduates with demonstrated expertise in a related field;
  • Candidates must possess excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills;
  • Candidates should preferably have experience working with audio production equipment and software such as Audacity, GarageBand, Adobe Audition, etc.;
  • Candidates should preferably have experience generating targeted social media content;
  • Candidates must display the ability to conduct complex tasks in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, independent, creative, and capable of working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment;
  • Candidates must show commitment to – and interest in – the core mission and values of ISW;
  • Candidates should preferably be available to work full-time (i.e. five days per week)

Application Deadline:  Applications close on January 6th, 2020 at 10:30 am.

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

With Who:  Industrial Test Systems, Inc.

Location:  Rock Hill, SC

Dates:  Winter 2019 – Spring 2020 (December 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020)

Position Summary:  (This is a paid internship)Industrial Test Systems, Inc (ITS) is seeking a dynamic Marketing & Social Media Intern (Paid) for the Rock Hill, SC office to promote one of the most important developments in water quality testing this century which connects a NSF Certified water testing devise to a smartphone!

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the marketing team in daily administrative tasks
  • Assist in marketing and advertising promotional activities (i.e. social media, direct mail, email promotions and web)
  • Help produce marketing materials
  • Help manage and update company website and social media channels
  • Help organize marketing events (i.e. tradeshows)
  • Attend occasional tradeshows throughout the US in cities such as Chicago, Orlando, Las Vegas, New Orleans, etc.

Requirements: 

  • Must have experience with InDesign and/or Illustrator software
  • Must have experience with Hootsuite or similar software
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent social media knowledge
  • Knowledge of Big Commerce, WordPress, and/or HTML a plus
  • Familiarity with marketing computer software and online applications (e.g. Online analytics and Google Adwords)
  • Passion for the marketing industry and its best practices
  • BS in Marketing or currently enrolled in a marketing related program

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 31st, 2019 at 12:45 pm.

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

With Who:  The Local Palate Magazine

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  The Local Palate magazine is seeking an enthusiastic Intern who is interested in learning more about the Publishing industry with focuses on advertising, marketing and events. Candidates to be considered must be well-organized, adaptable and motivated. Individual must have the ability to prioritize immediate tasks, be an adept multi-tasker with communication skills, and deadline-driven. Being familiar with the Southern food culture is a plus.

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage an “Events Around the South” calendar
    • Research each event, create comprehensive overview and contact list
  • Assist Event Manager during local TLP events as needed
  • Seek out new, relevant “Influencers” for potential partnerships
  • Organize Pinterest efforts and posts to increase engagement
  • Help Sales Executives find new leads and prospects
  • Provide support to Sales Executive, such as enhancing special projects, systematizing their client list, mailing editorial coverage to clients, recognizing an opportunity to send a complimentary note card to clients, etc.
  • Systematize Advertising Contracts
    • Confirm all advertising opportunities are listed on appropriate calendars and spreadsheets
    • Develop campaign overview with deadlines and asset requirements for each client after Contract is submitted
  • Generate performance reports for various campaigns, including but not limited to organizing performance metrics, taking screenshots, etc.
  • Support subscription fulfillment and retention

Requirements: 

  • Great drive and enthusiasm
  • Independently motivated, but with a collaborative spirit
  • Consistently meets or exceeds goals
  • Detail-oriented and deadline savvy
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Superior writing skills
  • Flexible, with excellent time-management skills

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your resume and a letter of interest today! Please email to:

Amanda Fitzgerald
Director of Sales and Marketing
amanda@thelocalpalate.com
843-693-2750

With Who:  The ANA Educational Foundation

Location:  Dependent on placement. (see program overview below for more details)

Dates:  Summer 2020

Program Overview:  MADE is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in the marketing and advertising industry. Founded by the ANA Educational Foundation, MADE places you at one of over 50 marketing/advertising/media companies including L’Oreal, IBM, McCann, BBDO, Viacom and Ogilvy. Positioned as the “common app” for advertising/marketing internships, this paid program is designed to provide the skills, mentors, and training that will help you thrive in the industry. Ad Age profiled the MADE program which launched in 2018.

Core Attributes: 

  • Relentless Explorers & Learners – We are looking for students who are relentless in their pursuit to acquire knowledge and learn more about a wide variety of topics. You might love Shakespeare as much as you love an Instagram post that went viral.
  • Creative Storytellers – We want people who can write and speak in a way that captures the imagination of those around you. While the story itself might be fantastic, knowing how to communicate it is just as important.
  • Data Wonks – If you dream in decimals and thoroughly enjoy long division, you may possess one of the most coveted skills in marketing: data intelligence. Don’t fret if you’re not a math whiz, though. We simply want you to be comfortable using numbers to guide your decision making.
  • Critical Thinking Problem Solvers – Every day, there is a new business problem and there’s no textbook with solutions to these problems. We need critical thinkers who can find ways to address problems that the industry has never faced.
  • ActionOrientated Collaborators– We want those who lean toward action and can follow an instinct, but who also bring people along toward that vision. Working together is just as important as knowing how to lead.
  • An Entrepreneurial Mindset – Do you have new ideas? We want that entrepreneurial spirit in the industry. Because of digital disruption, there are no set rules anymore.
  • Cultural Anthropologists – You love culture whether that be film, art, music, or just people. You observe culture as much as you want to create culture. You have a diverse point of view because you come from a diverse point of view that enhances the thinking of others around you.

Who Can Apply:  Only current undergraduate juniors and seniors.

The Application Process: 

  • Step 1: Submit the Basics – Complete the application form and submit a resume that includes your school, GPA, and other basic information.
  • Step 2: Academic Recommendation – You’ll be asked to submit a professor recommendation. This is so we get a sense of your intellectual curiosity.
  • Step 3: Recorded Digital Interview – You’ll be asked to respond to several interview questions. Answers will be recorded as part of your application. It’s our chance to see your passion, your emotion, and your interest in the industry.
  • Step 4: Final Interview – If you’ve been selected as a program finalist, a member of our team will interview you live via our video interview platform.

Placement Rates:  This is a highly-competitive internship. We expect over 1,000 applications with only 50 slots to place candidates. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances.

Preparation for the Summer: 

For those who do get offers, we plan to provide you with the following:

  • Spring Semester Training – We’ll prepare you with training during the spring semester. We’ll connect you with industry leaders who will make sure you are briefed on the industry. We will also will make sure you get the career advice you need to make the most of your summer.
  • Mentorship – You will be assigned a mentor who can serve as a resource for you over the course of the summer and beyond. We want them to be a sounding board for your personal and professional growth.

Timeline:  Submit the full application by Friday, January 10th. It’s a long process and final placements can happen anywhere between November – April. MADE interns will start their summer internship in June.

Frequently Asked Questions:  Please visit our frequently asked questions page for more info!

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application today!  MADE Internship Application

Quinlan: Seeking Research Intern (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 2 December 2019 | 2:53 pm — 

With Who:  Quinlan

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Description:  This is a paid internship. Quinlan (quinlan.io) is a corporate investigations and intelligence consultancy with offices in Washington, DC; Charleston, SC; Birmingham, AL; and elsewhere that serves financial institutions, law firms and corporations globally. We are seeking an intern to assist with public record and open source research, data mining and analysis. Experience and/or aptitude in advanced open source (internet, social media, etc.) and database research is required. Experience in public records research, securities filings, financial analysis or other related areas is a big plus. Pay is commensurate with experience, qualifications, and performance. There is ample opportunity for advancement for high-performers. The internship will start on or around January 1, 2020, and end on or around May 31, 2020, with an option to extend. Expected hours per week would range from 10-15, although more work is available for those who have the availability. Interns can expect to receive training in investigative journalism and open source research techniques, as well as financial and legal research and analysis.

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 31st, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

With Who:  Ibu Foundation

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Winter 2019 (ASAP)

Hours:  Part-time

Supervisor:  Hannah Blatt, Executive Director

Position Description:  Ibu Foundation is seeking a student interested in a website design/update project for their website, weareibu.org – a SquareSpace site. Ibu Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that helps elevate women out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency by supporting female artisan cooperatives in places like Cambodia, Mexico and Afghanistan.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities:  The student would first meet with the Executive Director of Ibu Foundation to discuss vision for the website and best steps for moving forward.

  • Familiarity with SquareSpace
  • Graphic design experience
  • Website updates and front end development
  • Manipulating and optimizing photos, graphics and other images for web

Learning Objectives: 

  • Capacity to analyze website integration
  • Communication and analytical skills
  • Graphic design experience
  • Nonprofit knowledge and awareness

Apply (or request more information):  If a student is interested, please contact Hannah Blatt, hannah@weareibu.org, (615) 260-0576.

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