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Summer Internship Marketing Communications

John Shedd Aquarium

Summer Internship Marketing Communications

Chicago, IL
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    Summer Internship: Marketing Communications Summer Internship: Marketing Communications Summary Title: Summer Internship: Marketing Communications ID: 1291 Department: Internship Description Objective This position offers an in-depth look at the workings of Shedd Aquariums Marketing operations. Summary The intern will gain a solid grounding in his/her marketing skills needed to understand and navigate website management, promotional copy creation and data analysis for a non-profit organization. The intern will be involved in promoting Shedds programs, events and education opportunities online. There will also be exposure to additional areas of Marketing including editorial, online communications and social media. Responsibilities & Duties Demonstrate commitment to Shedds vision, mission and values Participate in and assist with coordination of on and offsite promotional events, including public art installation and street team activation Help with expanding upon the statistics reporting plan for web Assist in keeping website up to date Manage promotional material inventory Other projects as assigned Projects May Include Assisting with web updates, email drafting/creation Compiling advertising and sale analytics Participating in marketing and web events (e.g. Facebook Live) Researching best practices and current web/marketing trends. Brainstorming ideas for monthly eNews updates and blog entries Qualifications Education: Enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in an undergraduate program, or recent graduate. Preferably, possesses either a BA in the area of Communications, English, Marketing, or Journalism, or academic progress toward a BA in these fields of study. Other Skills: The Marketing Communications intern must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills and attention to detail. They must be able to work and be productive independently, but also be a valuable member of the team. A candidate must also think critically, creatively, be a self-starter, have a passion for digital engagement and possess excellent time-management skills. Intern should be proficient with Microsoft Office, and Excel. Experience working with or knowledge of Google Analytics is preferred. Time Commitment Two to three days per week, averaging 20 hours weekly. The set schedule is based upon the intern availability. Application Deadline: March 1st Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, or the application deadline, whichever comes first.

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