Summer Internship at Internet Marketing Agency – More Marketing than Coffee Retrieving (We Promise)
If you’re content with C-grades and sleeping until noon, this isn’t the gig for you. But if you’re a talented, passionate problem-solver who wants to learn Internet marketing from some of the best minds in the business, then read on.
Portent, Inc is a 18-year-old Internet marketing agency with a wide range of clients from designer jeans to dating sites. Portent specializes in link building, search engine optimization, paid search, social media and Internet content creation.
Who We Expect to Hire
A hard-working young gun, who thinks ahead, sees the micro in the macro, takes direction but doesn’t require it and can whip up a killer Excel spreadsheet.
What You’ll Be Doing
During your internship, you will assist a variety of Portent departments: SEO, PPC, Link Building, Copywriting and Social Media. On any given day, you may write a blog post, help the social media department implement a Facebook campaign, or root out valuable sites with Portent link detectives… This internship will be fast-paced. It will be confusing at times. It will be a lot of work. But it will never be boring.
What’s In It for You?
Well, besides working alongside some of the most interesting, knowledgeable and laugh-out-loud-funny pioneers of the Internet marketing field? Well, cash. Not a lot. But some. And experience – which is better than cash because it gets you more cash later on. The internship also pulls back the curtain on one of the fastest growing business fields – search engine optimization. You will walk away from this internship with skills that gets jobs.
The Rules of the Game (aka How to Apply)
Rule #1: Don’t call us. Don’t ever call us. We’re Internet people! EMAIL.
Rule #2: Email your resume and brief cover letter (Portent’s definition of “brief” = less than two paragraphs) to careers[at]portent.com with “Internship” in the subject line.
Rule #3: The cover letter must include the following:
- An answer to the following question: If you could steal someone’s identity for a day, who would it be? And why?
Rule #4: Misspellings, bad grammar, and made-up words are NOT your friend. There’s no more sure-fire way to land you in the auto-reject pile (well, besides calling – see Rule #1).
Chosen applicants will go through a brief phone screening before an in-office interview and will be required to complete a short writing test as part of the interview process.
The Big Finish
We will demand of our intern the same things we demand of ourselves: creativity, honesty, curiosity, hard work and passion (oh, we’re all about passion here).
This internship will run from June 2013 through September 2013, exact start/finish dates depending on the successful applicant’s school schedule.