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Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly

Social media communications student assistant

Robert E. Kennedy Library is seeking social media communications student assistant for the year. The compensation for this position is $12.50/hr.

Instagram! Snapchat! Facebook! Twitter! If these are your jam, we want you to join our design team at Kennedy Library. You will be responsible for developing social media campaigns that target specific audiences. In addition, you will implement social media plans to increase reach and engagement across multiple platforms. We offer a fun, friendly and open work environment, and give you firsthand experience in the field of communications and mentorship from communications professionals.

To apply, contact Conny Liegl. Please include reference to social media accounts you have managed when applying, and please add example(s) of your writing.

Name: Conny Liegl

Title: Senior Designer for Web, Graphics and UX

Email: cliegl@calpoly.edu

Posted: 11/9/17

 

Feedback Agency

Digital marketing research intern

Feedback Agency partners with local researchers in the countries where the HumanFilter insights are being gathered – leading to a far better understanding of individual cultures, customs, audiences and the real vocabularies used to discuss products, trends and brands.

We are seeking a digital marketing research intern for fall, winter, spring and summer. This position will be held in a remote context, and be expected to function within east coast time constraints. Most commonly through phone call check ins. Our internships are offered in two forms:

Option 1- Non-Credit:

The internship will last 40 hours, unpaid, and should be completed within the span of 1-2 weeks. There is the possibility of a 2-week extension based on mutual interest. You might think of this work simply as in exchange for our investment in offering training. We certainly want this to be a fair deal for all involved. From there, depending on our assessment, you'll be the first to be taken into consideration for paid work (most likely in the form of short-term contractual work on an as-needed basis, at least at the onset.)

Option 2 - For-University Credit:

You choose however many hours you want to commit, based on the requirements outlined by the university. The consideration for paid work wouldn't appear until post-internship. But after you've completed the requisite number of credit hours, we'll be able to offer monetary compensation in the same manner as Option 1.

Interns for Feedback are taught a variety of entry-level skills, and are encouraged to pursue additional skills and work-types based on their aptitude and relevant details. Research interns will apply basic ethnographic techniques in a social media environment, work within our research team, and perform as a part of the Feedback team and operate in a busy, but relatively casual, office environment. Interns can expect to work on projects that may span multiple geographies, industries, brands, audiences, and contexts.

If interested, contact:

Name: Michael Dabrowski

Title: Research Team Development

Email: Michael@discoverfeedback.com

Posted: 11/9/17

 

DT Digital

Marketing intern

DT Digital consists of leading digital marketing experts with offices all over Asia to ensure that you have the most updated knowledge on all markets across the region.

We are seeking marketing interns for fall, winter, spring and summer. Internships will last three months or longer in Hong Kong.

Unpaid

Intern will be responsible for market research, social media management, PR practice and event management.

If interested in this position, please contact:

Name: Joy Tang

Title: Project Manager

Email: joy.tang@dtdigitalasia.com

Posted: 11/9/17

California Mid-State Fair

Publicitiy Intern

The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for 12 days at the end of July. The Fair hosts many opportunities to enjoy entertainment, exhibits, livestock, food, drinking, and shopping. The Fair has hosted events such as the Central Coast Wine Competition and some of the biggest names in the music industry; this year’s line-up features A-list entertainers Keith Urban, John Mayer, Matchbox 20, and more.

The Fair is seeking an intern for spring and summer. Under the guidance of the publicity chief, the publicity intern will draft social media updates, website updates, and concise summary descriptions of Fair activities and events.

The intern will have flexible hours in the spring, fitting into the student’s schedule. Hours will gradually increase to full-time during the Fair (July 18-29, 2018), ending directly after the fair comes to a close. The wage is $12 an hour.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Word and Excel
  • Pleasant personality (as interns will be dealing with the public).
  • Graphic design experience helpful, but not mandatory.

If interested, please contact:

Tom Keffury

Title: Publicity

Email: tk@midstatefair.com

Posted: 10/30/17

 

Verdin Marketing

Account assistant intern

The account assistant (AA) is an integral part of the Verdin team. Aside from greeting guests and helping with phones, the AA has a broad range of account-related activities to assist with in every aspect of the firm’s services. The AA reports to the company president and perations manager.

The AA will learn how to write for different advertising channels, to write effective press releases and distribute using sophisticated PR tools, to create social media strategy and content, to develop themes and campaigns and to work within an agency culture and structure.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with various writing projects, including news releases, blog entries, ad copy (print, radio, TV), headlines, brochure copy, etc.
  • Assist in implementing social media programs, including developing ideas and writing posts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions, including developing concepts with our team as well as recording and organizing ideas.
  • Assist with research (ranging from online to phone calls, as appropriate to project).
  • Assist with all necessary project elements including returning phone calls, writing notes and memos, running errands, etc.
  • Assist with press release media contact list building and distribution through online PR tools.
  • Provides backup at reception desk, greeting clients, vendors and other visitors, as well as offering phone answering support.
  • Other duties as assigned including helping with project and event coordination, business development support, research, etc.

Unpaid

For more information on how to apply, please contact:

Name: Michelle Starnes

Title: Operations Manager

Email: michelle@verdinmarketing.com

Posted 10/30/17.

 

SLO Botanical Garden

public relations intern

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is located near the Pacific Ocean on the central coast. We focus on the role plants play in our lives and how they advance human endeavors and cultures by providing food, shelter, clothing, and medicine.

We are seeking part-time interns for fall, winter, and spring. The intern will work as a public relations coordinator and storyteller. We work with students to explore their interests and passions and are flexible with timing and projects, as well as being able to work on or off site.

Responsibilities will include gathering volunteer stories and oral history, developing garden audio-tour outline, photography, videography, social media posting, press releases, and event promotion.

Unpaid

The intern will learn to:

  • Develop interviewing, recording and audio/visual archival process
  • Research social media insights
  • Enhance experience with press
  • Write and submit press releases
  • Experiment with storyboarding

To inquire about the internship or for information regarding applications, contact:

Name: Lindsey Morgan

Title: Education Director

Email: education@slobg.org

Posted: 10/30/17

 

Wayfarer Entertainment

Brand partnerships and marketing intern

At Wayfarer, we absolutely believe that the right intention can inspire our audience to get up and change the world around them. Wayfarer is a positively disruptive production company that tells stories of inspirational people. We do everything with the heart and soul at the forefront.

Wayfarer is seeking a brand partnerships intern / marketing intern for winter and spring. Candidates must be available to intern 2-5 days per week and work 10 AM- 5 PM, unpaid. Days of the week are flexible depending on your schedule.

Responsibilities include assisting the head of Brand Sponsorship and executive producer, collaborating on pitch decks, and conducting research. Interns will gain experience in film/TV production and will gather knowledge about pre-production and development of content and brand sponsorship and marketing.

If interested, contact:

Name: Sam Baldoni

Title: Executive Producer/ Head of Brand Partnership

Email: sam@wearewayfarer.com

Posted: 10/30/17

 

Cal Poly Sustainability 

marketing and communications intern

The Facilities Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability organization is dedicated to responsible management of the natural resources needed to assure the continued efficient operations of the Cal Poly campus.

Cal Poly Sustainability is seeking marketing and communications interns for fall, winter, spring and summer. The intern will learn to effectively draft press releases, create communication channels for the university, effectively market the organization through social media messages, and learn about sustainability on campus.

Responsibilities:

  • Write press releases for new SLO Sustainability projects
  • Draft posts for Cal Poly Report, a weekly newsletter for staff and faculty
  • Create and edit content for Sustainability website
  • Create content for Sustainability social media accounts
  • Interview staff and faculty around campus about sustainability efforts, to be included in future newsletters/web content

Unpaid

Please direct inquires to:

Name: Kylee Singh

Title: Sustainability Coordinator

Email: klsingh@calpoly.edu

Posted: 10/30/17

 

SLO Safe Ride

Community Relations intern

SLO Safe Ride is a ground transportation operator servicing San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and the entire Central Coast. We specialize in weddings, wine tours, nightlife, and luxury charters. Our outstanding customer service emphasizes professionalism, punctuality, and attention to detail. Our mission is to exceed client expectations by providing the highest quality of service possible in a timely manner. Whether it is a ride to the airport or an all-day wedding shuttle, we believe in holding our transportation to the highest standard.

We are seeking an intern to act as the content curator and community relations assistant for winter and spring. The intern will be working alongside a small marketing team at SLO Safe Ride to create campaign content, do small-scale graphic design, and create/maintain business-to-business relationships in order to help SLO Safe Ride marketing.

The intern will learn about organizational networking skills, written content creation, graphic design, project management, and marketing campaigns.

Unpaid

Interested? Contact:

Name: Mike Linn

Title: Owner

Email: SLOSafeRide@gmail.com

Posted: 10/30/17

 

Make-A-Wish®  San Diego

Public relations and news interns

Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish® San Diego grants wishes to eligible children in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Make-A-Wish® San Diego is seeking interns to take on the positions of: special events intern, marketing/communications intern, development department intern, wish department intern, wish assist intern, and volunteer interns. Internships are available for spring 2018, summer 2018, and fall 2018.

Interns will:

  • Learn how to compile research on high involvement wishes and present that information to the team
  • Learn how to manage a heavy case load
  • How to communicate with families going through a time of crisis
  • Learn how to craft a professional document
  • Learn how to interact with others in a professional setting

Unpaid

For a detailed summary of available internships, visit the Make-A-Wish® San Diego site or contact:

Name: Jenna Martin or Sarah Woo

Email: internships@wishsandiego.org

Post: 10/30/17

 

Red Light Management

Public relations interns

Red Light has developed into the largest independent music management company in the world. We’re a collective of like-minded individuals, international in scope, united by our primary focus: to develop sustainable careers and long-lasting legacies for our artists, and along the way, influence the musical landscape for the better.

Our diverse roster features many uniquely talented artists from all genres including: Dave Matthews Band, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, Tiësto, Enrique Iglesias, Dierks Bentley, Odesza, Chris Stapleton, Bastille, Lady Antebellum, Alabama Shakes and Phish.

Red Light Management’s Internship Program is open to qualified and dedicated individuals in Charlottesville, New York City, Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta and London.

Applicants should have an interest in learning more about the music industry through the hands-on experience of working in our management offices. This internship offers learning opportunities in the areas of management, tour marketing, publicity, radio and web promotion, graphic and web design, merchandising and tour promotion.

Internships are unpaid and weekly hours are flexible.

Experience with Office / Google Docs is a must and some and graphic design knowledge is preferred. Specifically, we are looking for dedicated, hard working, high-energy individuals, not afraid to take initiative.

Applications for summer of 2018 on February 12, 2018.

For more information, visit RLM’s internship page.

Posted: 10/30/17

 

IAMSOUND

public relations intern

IAMSOUND is a multidimensional ecosystem encompassing a record label, creative agency and visual art studio. We like music. We like art. We thought it could be fun to work at the intersection of the two.

IAMSOUND is seeking a part-time intern to start immediately.

Ideal candidates must have a strong interest in music/visual art, be proficient in Google Suite, and are clear communicators/extremely organized. The position is unpaid.

Please send resumè to iasintern2017@gmail.com.

Posted: 10/30/17

 

Walt & Company Communications

Public Relations Intern

Walt & Company is a team of innovative PR, digital and social communications professionals committed to building creative, engaging and effective programs for consumer and enterprise tech companies. From traditional media relations to high profile events to cutting-edge social, we build multi-channel brand, product and technology programs that advance business objectives, sustain market visibility and deliver results.

Walt & Company is seeking a public relations intern who has graduated and can hopefully transition to a regular position at the end of three months. This internship is available in spring, summer and fall. Candidates must be able to work full-time. The wage is $14 an hour.

Positions, particularly summer internships, are also available for juniors and seniors.

If interested, contact:

Name: Jeannie Gustlin

Title: Vice President

Email: jgustlin@walt.com

Posted: 10/30/17

 

Cal Poly Athletics

marketing intern

Cal Poly Athletics is seeking marketing interns for yearlong internships. Interns are hired in the spring with the expectation of committing to the next full school year.

Marketing interns will work both in the office and at a variety of games to help execute the marketing and fan experience plans for all 21 varsity sports at Cal Poly.

Interns will learn how to market and promote a sporting event, execute all elements of the game day experience, manage membership databases, write scripts and timelines for games, and will gain experience running the kids club and student fan group for Cal Poly Athletics.

Unpaid

If interested, contact:

Name: Jason Namanny

Title: Assistant Director of Marketing & Fan Experience

Email: jnamanny@calpoly.edu

Posted: 10/30/17

 

SLO Chamber of Commerce

public relations and communication intern

For more than 112 years, the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to serving our membership through work to enhance the economic prosperity and community wellbeing of San Luis Obispo County. Our focus is on creating the best possible environment for people to live, raise their families and pursue their passions in the place they love.

We are seeking a public relations and communications intern for fall and winter. Internships require working a minimum of 10 hours per week. We’re looking for a smart, creative individual looking to gain professional experience and who will bring fresh ideas to the table and contribute to the SLO Chamber team. Their efforts will inject personality into how we market the place we love, San Luis Obispo!

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and editing press releases, articles for news sites and other marketing materials.
  • Researching industry publications and pitching editorial content.
  • Creating social media campaigns including scheduling and tracking analytics.
  • Collaborating with team members on new projects, stories and ideas.

Unpaid

If interested, contact:

Name: Molly Kern

Title: Director of Communications and Business Education

Email: molly@slochamber.org

Posted: 10/30/17

 

RISE SLO

Public relations intern

As a nonprofit organization that serves both victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault/abuse and their loved ones, RISE provides comprehensive programs, services and resources to the community.

RISE is seeking interns to assist with social media, public relations, events, and marketing related projects. Duties include development and implementation of social media plans, writing press releases, building business partnerships, event organization, and much more! We are willing to work with our interns to develop an internship focused around their area of interest. Interns are expected to commit to 6 months (or 2 quarters) and 8-12 hrs/week of work.

Unpaid

If interested, contact:

Name: Sophie Marsh

Title: Outreach and Events Manager

Email: smarsh@RISEslo.org

Posted: 10/30/17

 

Philosophy PR + Marketing

PR coordinator & Marketing researcher

Paid internships.

Two positions available. Accepting applicants year round.

  1. PR Coordinator – join as an important contributor to our PR team, supporting clients ranging from streaming media (like Netflix) to security software to cloud computingtechnologies. Duties include assisting with press release development, distribution, media outreach, pitch development and reporting. 
  2. PR & Marketing Researcher – support PR team with research on competitive coverage and trending industry topics for various accounts

For more information and who to contact view the proposal here

*posted 9/15/17*

Baseball Player Representatives

Public Relations and Marketing Intern
Simi Valley, CA

Work with small independently-owned baseball agency working directly with owner on public relations and marketing tasks. 

Intern Requirments:

  • At least one quarter, but can commit to longer. (Available all year round).
  • Be able to work 6-10 hours per week, remotely. 
  • Have good communication skills, since the internship is remote; be able to communicate progress, ask questions, etc.
  • Comply with confidentiality agreement

Contact Information: 
Jennifer Marder
​Email: jenmarder@gmail.com
Phone: 818-421-4571

 

CASA of San Luis Obispo County

Public Relations and Marketing Intern

Intern requirements:

Make a commitment of two quarters

Be able to commit to a schedule for each quarter, 6 to 12 hours per week                            

Pass a thorough screening process including:

  • Completion of volunteer application
  • Background check with law enforcement agencies
  • Agreement to policies in confidentiality and child abuse reporting
  • Intern agreement form

Desired qualities:

  • Eager to learn new systems of services specific to abused and neglected youth
  • Self-starter, independent yet unafraid to ask for clarification
  • Multi-tasking and flexible
  • Ability to act professionally on behalf of CASA in person, on social media or via telephone
  • Ability to empathize and respect the diversity of others 

For more information regarding this internship and who to contact, view the proposal form here

*posted 5/2/16*

Bella Mar Productions

Intern with Mark Devendorf right here in SLO! 

Learn by doing.  With the guidance of a supervisor, the student will get a list of names, then research the names, contact info., and best method to contact them.  They'll learn what makes a compelling on-line presence, along with the frequency and types of online offerings that get the best/most responses.

Learn the organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to make a documentary.  Learn the fundamental financial requirements for raising funds for a documentary.  Learn grant research and writing.

Proposed duties: Organize contacts, set up appointments, research grants, help with social media.

Contact Mark Devendorf: markeducation@yahoo.com or 310-770-6275. 

*posted 4/1/16*

Writer Internship

This is 12-week, part-time internship is a great opportunity to have your articles published on a website with over 100,000 monthly visitors. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.

  • Write 3 articles per week. 
  • Research topics. 
  • Assist with advocacy efforts. 
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST. 

Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Experience working in a newsroom is preferred but not required.

Application Process: Apply online

*posted 1/15/16*

Tri-California Events, Inc

Available Winter-Spring-Fall 2016

The Public Relations & Promotion Assistant reports to the Promotions Director, and will assist in the areas of social media, marketing and media relations. The Social Media & Promotion Assistant will play an essential role in Tri- California’s efforts to engage and build a community of fitness minded individuals, driving these individuals to “Exercise with Purpose” and participate in a Tri-California event.

Promotion Assistant must be an innovative, a team player with interpersonal skills, and a proven self starter with the ability to learn on the job.

Paid Internship. Available for full time or part time internship. Minimum of 20 hours per week. 

If you are interested, click here for more information.

*posted 12/4/15*

Matchfire

Digital Account Intern 

This internship is for someone full of bright ideas and the skills to apply them. Someone with their finger on the pulse of what’s trending – are you constantly checking Mashable or scrolling through your Instagram feed? We dig that. We want a quick-thinker who’s eager to contribute to our team, but hustles on his or her own. The ability to juggle different projects and jump from creative to analytical work is essential. You’ll be working with accounts spanning from major CPG brands to well-known nonprofits, and definitely having fun along the way. Not only will your accounts be brag-worthy, but you’ll be joining a stellar team. 

Duration of internship – 3 months or by academic quarter. Flexible hours around class schedule – 10-20 hours/week. 

If you are interested in applying click here for more information.

*posted 12/1/2015*

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The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

SUITABLE FIELDS OF INTEREST:
Public policy development, Non-profit organization administration, Statistics, Communications, Journalism or Marketing minor preferred.

TERM: Winter and Spring terms 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:
Work closely with Foundation’s Scholarship Program Associate to assist with coordination of all activities of the
Scholarship Program including:

Implement and manage the scholarship programs of the Community Foundation, including but not limited to conducting outreach with local schools; developing and implementing a social media strategy to promote scholarship program; coordinating the review of applications by appropriate community-based review committees, as well as communications with applicants; analyzing scholarship program trend data and generating program reports. In coordination with other Foundation staff, provides assistance with writing and editing materials related to the scholarship and grants programs. 

If you are interested, click here for more details and contact information

*posted 12/1/15*

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

PR/marketing/social media intern 

The Discovery Museum’s PR/marketing intern will work with the organization’s executive and administrative staff to help promote our brand, programs, and events via various media platforms. Proposed duties include managing the Discovery Museum’s social media pages with guidance and support from staff and assisting with the planning and execution of programs and events. The internship will last one quarter with the potential to continue if both parties wish to do so. The intern must work at least 10 hours a week, but the days and times he/she works are flexible. 

If you are interested in applying click here for more information.

*posted 12/1/2015*

Family Care Network, Inc.

Internship opportunities in Community Relations, Public Relations & Marketing, Event Coordination, Sales and Project Management.

Family Care Network, Inc. is a non-profit agency providing services for children and families in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.  Interns assist with all aspects of managing community outreach, from planning and executing special events and researching social media channels to developing marketing campaigns. 

For more details on specific internship opportunities and how to apply, please visit: http://www.fcni.org/be-the-difference

*updated 10/9/2015*

Editorial Media Communications Intern, Lifewater International

Lifewater focuses their efforts on the global water crisis. They offer different types of internships. For more information on how to apply, please contact Direction of Communications, Sada Andrews at sandrews@lifewater.org or (805) 541-6634 PO box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403. Volunteer applications are available here

*updated 10/9/2015*

Communications Intern, The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

At The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, the intern will assist the Foundation in its mission to build an enduring source of charitable funds to meet the changing needs and interests of the community.

The intern will contribute to the Foundation's website and create press releases. Responsibilities also include assisting event planning and participation in all forms of communications the Foundation uses. 

The internship also yields opportunities for committee-work experience and engaging in management meetings.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to the following contact: Pat Holley -- pat@cfsloco.org; (805)543-2323, ext. 17; 550 Dana Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

*posted 1/11/2015*

Marketing and Communications Intern, Dignity Health of the Central Coast

At Dignity Health of the Central Coast, the intern will be involved with public relations, mass communications, philanthropy and event planning, operating from the Marketing Department at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. The work will encompass creating hospital press releases, newsletters and content for hospital brochures and flyers.

In addition, the intern will help create TV/radio and print advertisement campaigns for the hospital Image Campaign and Service Line Campaign, as well as coordinate open house events and hospital celebrations. The intern will also be responsible for updating website and social media content.

The intern will leave the internship with a working knowledge of hospital marketing and public relations, in addition to skills in press releases and hospital stories.

For more information on how to apply, click HERE or contact Megan Maloney, Sr. Director Marketing & Communications – megan.maloney@dignityhealth.edu or (805)458-1957; direct lines (805)994-5448 or (805)542-6498. 

*posted 1/11/2015*

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