Internship Opportunities
MT. PLEASANT CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU SEEKS INTERN
The Mount Pleasant Area Convention & Visi​tors Bureau is looking for an intern.

Position Summary: Working under the direction of the executive director, assist staff in those marketing programs which are approved by the Board of Directors.

The intern’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Responsible for helping answer the phone and maintaining a presence within the office during normal office hours
· Responsible for fulfilling office inquires, following up with requested material in a timely manner
· Maintains the press book
· Maintains the brochure rack
· Assist with the online Calendar of Events
· Assist with event promotion
· Research new events to bring to the area
· Assist with the Michigan’s Central Swing program
· Update, facilitate and evaluate the Michigan’s Central Swing survey
· Assist with social media including Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogs, etc.
· Assist with the production of the Visitor Guide and Sports Commission brochures (If applicable)
· Assist with the photo library
· Assist with the production of the CVB e-newsletter
· Assist with the Group Sales program
· Assist with Sports and Entertainment Commission
· Assist with lead fulfillment
· Attend at least one trade show (If applicable)
· Assist with planning special events – Glow in the Art 5K
· Attend staff meetings, some board meetings and other meetings as requested
· Other duties as assigned by the executive director

Contact: Chris Rowley, executive director, Mount Pleasant Area CVB

113 W. Broadway, Suite 180
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
(800) 772-4433
TEAM ELMER'S SEEKS MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS INTERN​
Team Elmer’s, a family owned heavy construction company since 1956, is comprised of four divisions – asphaltexcavationconcrete and crane and rigging. Our Traverse City, Michigan-based company proudly employs more than 400 skilled professionals, and operates out of 13 Michigan locations.

Description: Team Elmer’s seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working for well-known Northern Michigan construction company.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

• Update and maintain Team Elmer’s social media presence, including website maintenance, scheduling Facebook, and Twitter updates, as needed.

• Execute, write, and manage monthly e-Newsletter

• Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts, and other stories

• Designing flyers, graphics, project profiles, and other marketing material for Team Elmer’s

• Maintain the Team Elmer’s website, archive press releases, and post updated project profiles through CMS system

• Organize and/or attend weekly marketing meeting, including preparing agenda’s and taking notes as needed

• Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications

• Design, or manage design, prepare budget, target market, and distribute construction postcards for work in the area.

• Shoot still photos and video of crews during construction season for year-end company compilation video.

• Maintain archive of references/ contacts/materials for work completed. 

Qualifications:
• Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the web/social media space

• Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Journalism,

Marketing/Communications, Graphic Design, or Public Relations)

• Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus

• Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired. Knowledge of HTML, Adobe Premier,  AfterEffects  and graphic design a plus

• An effective communicator, both written and oral

• Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts

• Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

• Enthusiasm for Team Elmer’s and the construction industry.

• Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow- up skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Must have valid driver’s license.

• Individual travel will be required at times to out of town plant locations. For efficiency, an overnight stay may be required at national chain hotels, accommodations paid for by company, gas money or transportation provided by company.

Start Date: Position open until filled, minimum 3 month commitment. May 1–Aug. 30 preferred,  possible April 1-Oct. 1, if weather breaks early and intern schedule allows.

Hours: 30-50 hours/week. Primarily Monday-Saturday.  Some Sunday work and some night work.

Compensation: This is a paid internship starting at $10 per hour.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jflick@teamelmers.com


BLUE CROSS IN DETROIT SEEKS SUMMER 2015 INTERNS​
The s​ummer 2015 internships are full time, paid and demanding, yet fun and rewarding. Interns will grow in their roles as communications professionals and learn by doing in a fast paced environment.

Interns will not only gain real world work experience, but will participate in an Employee Resource Group for young professionals, further broadening their professional experiences.  Blue Cross Interns will also participate in a number of social and volunteer events designed to build their young professional network, get to know Detroit better and have a little fun in the D.

The ideal candidate is a sophomore level or above students majoring in Communications, Journalism, PR or Marketing. 

Additionally, candidates must:
• Demonstrate academic excellence and have a GPA of 3.0 or better
• Possess a strong interest in writing and have above average writing abilities
• Have the ability to take direction and utilize time management
• Have a sense of urgency to meet critical deadlines
• Be a creative problem solver and brings new and innovative  ideas to the table
• Be a self starter and be accountable for one’s work
• Be versed in social media application
• Be willing to travel ( up to 20% local travel) to support various events
• Have their own reliable transportation
• Be willing to work evenings and weekends as required
• Have some previous work experience

Preferred Qualifications include:
• Have experience with creating video content and familiarity with latest image/filming technology
 
Assignments & Responsibilities:
Selected interns will work in the corporate communications group and have exposure to all aspects of corporate communications including PR, Corporate Communications, Advertising, Social Media writing & blogging, video production, internal and external event management, in addition to other tasks that are assigned. In an exciting and ever changing environment, our interns are never bored!


THE WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS SEEKING 2015 INTERNS​
We are now accepting applications for the 2015 West Michigan Whitecaps Internship Program. The first internships begin right after January 1st, with other programs starting before our season begins in April. Our current program consists of the following internships:

Ticket Achievement Programs
Group Sales
Promotions
Video
Operations (2 positions)
Groundskeeping (3 positions)

Full-time start date availability and academic credit:  Please note (and share with potential applicants) that all of these internships are full-time. We are either looking for people who have a semester designated for an internship or who have a very light course load with lots of flexibility.  The best applicants are going to be college seniors, graduate students or college juniors.  In addition to the start date availability we are asking that all internship applicants be taking the internship for academic credit. We are confident that this will strengthen the educational value of our internship programs.

If you have questions about our internships, the best place to start is our website:  http://atmilb.com/12qMzyJ​. Let us know if we can answer questions too.   
 
We’re looking forward to another great group of interns. Thanks for your partnership in promoting our program.


THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SEEKS SUMMER INTERNS​
The Wall Street Journal’s internship program is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in journalism. This is a paid summer internship, which lasts for a 10-week period. The summer internships generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.

Include a cover letter, resume and up to six samples of your work (written and/or multi-media) in your online application, which is due no later than November 1, 2014. Apply online.

The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. Most of those chosen have had prior internships with other large media organizations as well as experience on a campus newspaper or as a freelancer. Only finalists will be contacted.

Interns are placed in various U.S. cities and, when appropriate, some of our bureaus in Canada or Latin America. For example, past interns have worked with the Money & Investing section in NYC, covered the auto industry from Detroit and handled general assignment reporting out of Atlanta.

Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news relevant to their beat. Interns write market commentary and forward-looking features, analyze market data and generally hone their journalistic skills. Interns are expected to generate their own story ideas appropriate for the section to which they are assigned and follow the stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor. Interns should be self-starters who understand the needs of the paper’s growing readership on various real-time, online, mobile and print platforms. Dedication to high journalism standards, proof of excellent writing skills and dogged reporting are absolute musts. Candidates should have prior reporting experience and a demonstrated interest in news as well as the ability to work independently and under deadline pressure.

It helps for applicants to state if they have a location preference and if they have any preferences in subject matter (for example: metro, economics, politics, finance, arts, WSJ. magazine, etc.). We cannot guarantee to meet your preferences, but it helps us when placing finalists.


EISBRENNER PUBLIC RELATIONS SEEKS WINTER INTERN

As an Eisbrenner Public Relations account team intern, you’ll support client activities through writing, research, media monitoring, event assistance and all that other fun PR stuff. An internship opens doors to developing and expanding your portfolio. You bring the positive attitude and willingness to get your hands dirty, and we’ll provide the challenges and team atmosphere.

  •  Paid internship
  • Ideally 40 hours per week, but minimum is 20
  • MUST have outside-the-classroom PR experience, preferably more than one PR internship
  • Interns get experience in all aspects of agency PR – their responsibilities and tasks mirror those of our entry-level team members
  • Accept current students and recent grads 
Writing
Releases, media advisories, memos, newsletter articles, SpeakEasy blog posts

Media relations
Tracking client media coverage, use of media database, updating media lists

Event management
Assist at press events, facility openings, receptions, meetings and conferences

Vendor coordination
Scheduling project pick-up and delivery, research and gathering costs

Account administration
Copying, researching, running errands to vendors and clients

Office assistance
Answering phones, helping the office manager when needed

We treat our interns like account coordinators, and we expect them to actively engage in our daily activities. Our interns are proactive, creative and reliable … and usually come with an impressive resume.

Interns are compensated for their work, so a basic understanding of public relations is a must. You don’t have to know everything, that’s why it’s an internship, but it’s best to have previous experience before applying here. Candidates should be familiar with AP style and current events and absolutely must be motivated to learn everything they can while working here.

If we haven’t scared you off yet, you just might be the person for the job, contact Tricia Marion for more information.  

Additional information on our internship program and our firm can be found on our website (www.eisbrenner.com).​

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MICHIGAN SEEKS SPRING ​INTERN

Spring 2015 Public Relations and Marketing/Development Internship

Job Description
Assists the Public Relations and Marketing & Development Departments with overall PR and marketing activities of Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) to help strengthen SOMI’s presence in the state and build awareness about the programs and fundraisers. *Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Some weekend work will be required.

Qualifications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint)
  • Writing skills (A.P. style required)
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign required and Photoshop preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills a must
  • Website management, photography and videography skills a plus
  • Ability to work independently when PR and Marketing & Development staff is out of the office required
General Internship Duties
  • Assist with media relations: prepare press releases, media alerts, fact sheets, media lists, etc. and conduct media pitches for SOMI events
  • Writing for publications, the website and eSpirit electronic newsletter
  • Interview athletes, coaches, volunteers, sponsors etc.
  • Graphic design for publications and collateral
  • Assist in special event planning and in promotion/PR planning for events
  • Create engaging social media posts
  • Attend SOMI events to help with set-up, photography, media relations, etc.
  • Occasionally assist other departments as needed
  • Research projects
  • Rarely but occasionally assist at front desk
Specific Projects
 

I. Polar Plunges - spring interns must commit to working two weekends

II. State Events - spring interns must commit to two of these events:

• State Winter Games (Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Snowboard, Snowshoe, Speed Skating) – February 3-6, 2015, Grand Traverse Resort, Schuss Village & Howe Arena (Approximately 789 Athletes and 316 Coaches/Chaperones)
•State Unified Basketball - February 28, 2015 Western Michigan University (Approximately 307athletes, 45 Coaches/Chaperones)
• District Basketball – March 7, 2015 Mt. Pleasant, Northville, Saline & Grand Rapids Approximately 2,703 Athletes and 421 Coaches/Chaperones)
• State Sr. Male, Junior, Female & Skills Basketball Finals – March 27 & 28, 2015, Rockford (approximately 557 athletes and 202 Coaches /Chaperones)

Qualities:

As an intern for Special Olympics Michigan you will represent our organization in the public and with media relations.  The following are expectations in this position:

​Excellent attendance           Patience
Positive attitude                   Desire to learn
Appropriate attire                Flexibility
Teamwork                             Willing to go the extra mile
Helpful nature                      Initiative
Considerate                          Creativity
Professional                                      

An internship with Special Olympics Michigan is very hands-on, rewarding, dynamic, fun and challenging.  There is a variety of things to do. You will learn a lot and have very meaningful experiences.  We ask that if you make the commitment you follow through with it. 

For more information, or to apply for an internship position (only resumes complete with a cover letter, writing samples or other work samples and schedule of availability will be considered), contact:

Erin Dougherty, Marketing & Development Manager
Office:  (989) 774-6278
Cell:  (773) 458-0292
Email:  dough1ek@cmich.edu

DOW CORNING SEEKS STUDENTS FOR CO-OP POSITIONS​

Job Title: College Co-op: Events & Planning

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provides general department administrative support
• Provides support to the Program Managers on complex meetings and events
• Graphic Design: Creates posters, menu cards, brochures, tent cards, name badges, meeting packets. 
• Helps maintain Departmental Tools/Resources: Lan Shares, TeamRoom, Various Mailboxes, Meeting Registration Information
• Coordinates ordering / shipping of meeting and event materials
• Reconciliation of expense reports / works with Accounts Payable in regards to invoicing

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Dow Corning Suite at the Dow Diamond and Loon’s Tickets
• Assists in scheduling and coordinating arrangements for the Dow Corning Suite at the Dow Diamond for executive, sales professionals and management
• Assists in maintaining and managing ticket reservation system. Distributes tickets and parking passes as needed

Midland Country Club Liaison/Invoice Reconciliation
• Reconciles / submits billing for the usage of the Dow Corning account/membership monthly

Required Qualifications:
• Must be currently enrolled in college and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
• Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours during both Fall and Winter semesters.
• Must live within commuting distance to the Corporate site.
• Must upload most current transcript.

As a reminder, all candidates must apply in order to be formally considered for a position at Dow Corning,  In order to apply:
• Visit www.dowcorning.com/careers
• Click on ‘Apply’
• Select ‘Sign In or Create an Account’
• If you are a new user, select ‘Create an Account’
• For returning visitors, login with your profile information
• Leave all search criteria in the default ‘All’ selection except for Position Type
•​ Select  ‘Student – Co-op’ (High School/College)
• Select ‘Search’
• Apply for the job you’d like to be formally considered for!

CHRYSLER SEEKS COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS FOR 2015

Chrysler's College Intern Program offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated, innovative, and inspired individuals to work in a challenging assignment where contribution, teamwork, and communication are vital to the success of the organization.

As a leading edge company, we are able to provide real world challenges and rewarding intern experiences to candidates from a variety of colleges and universities while providing candidate a competitive salary.

Interns for 2015 are assigned to an organization department based on the candidate's background, skill set and interests. The assignments are project-oriented, meaningful to the department and allow the intern to take responsibility for a major task. Interns experience a sense of personal accomplishment and contribution and experience the corporate business culture through work assignments and structured activities. They gain the communication and etiquette skills required in business while sharing knowledge gained from recent courses. They also enhance their computer skills and learn new systems and software.

Each 2015 intern assignment consists of challenging projects with specific goals, providing opportunities for personal growth and development. Interns that demonstrate outstanding qualities may be invited back the following year for a second internship or to interview for full-time positions in our various new hire programs. Summer internships are primarily located at the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, other facilities in the Detroit Metropolitan area, and Business Centers located throughout the country.

2015 Chrysler Group Communications Internships are fast-paced, project-oriented, and allow the intern to take responsibility for major tasks. Interns experience a sense of personal accomplishment, contribution and experience the corporate culture through work assignments and structured activities. Each intern assignment consists of challenging projects with specific goals, providing opportunities for personal growth and development.

Communications Interns work in one of the four below areas:

Product: Assisting product managers with programs and/or events, writing news releases and media advisories, coordinating competitive research projects and managing/producing media clips.

Corporate: Writing media materials including news releases and fact sheets in support of Manufacturing, Community Relations, IT, HR, Sustainability and Supplier communications initiatives; assisting PR managers with corporate events, including developing photo shoots and video projects; supporting the news center, including news clips searches; assisting with supplier press release requests; and support Corporate web site manager including content development.

Internal: Writing content for internal communication tools, supporting the internal Communicators' Network, coordinating WCM communication with internal audiences, assisting with internal social media proposals, coordinating and supporting internal/manufacturing events and developing internal communication strategies.

Creating posts for Chrysler Communications blog (includes conducting appropriate interviews, covering events, taking photos, writing), producing (shoot and/or edit and write) videos for use on Chrysler Communications social media sites, media site and Scoop and assisting media site team with editing and posting content to media website.

2015 Interns may qualify for a housing allowance and/or travel assistance. During the internship, interns will have the opportunity to participate in many activities designed especially to enhance their knowledge of Chrysler, our products and the metro Detroit area.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Completion of sophomore year at an accredited university by summer of 2015
  • Public Relations, Communication, and Journalism majors
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Strong interest in automotive industry
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Computer proficient (including spreadsheet, word processing and database applications)
  • Proven ability to demonstrate solid judgment and flexibility; thrive in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint; basic understanding of Excel helpful
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Internet search tools to find requested information quickly, with minimum direction
Preferred Qualifications:
  • College/University third or fourth year student or graduate with major in communications, public relations, advertising, or journalism, preferred
  • Willingness to learn from every experience
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, photography and graphics skills, video writing/production skills, on-line content management tool familiarity
  • High interpersonal communication skills
  • Database management skills
  • Familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs)
  • Ability to operate a small video camera such as a FLIP
  • Some experience using consumer-level video editing programs (iMovie or Adobe Elements)
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Previous internship experience helpful