Gain Experience with DC’s leading B2B & B2G Communicators with One of Our Internships

Borenstein Group is looking for industry-savvy, energetic and motivated interns to join its team for the spring, summer or fall semesters. This high responsibility, rewarding internship will provide students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge to achieve results for business-to-business and business-to-government clients. We offer internships “for credit” and “not for credit” based on the individual’s needs. All internships are unpaid.

Borenstein Group’s internship program offers the opportunity for interactive learning. The program will expose the intern to the types of experiences that will make them a top contender in one of the most competitive job markets that college graduates have ever faced.

Marketing Intern

This position will provide strong working insights into how the actual business of marketing and advertising transpires. By working closely with the Account Management team, the Marketing Intern will help with tasks related to developing and executing on campaigns for a variety of clients across a wide range of industries. The intern will be exposed to agency culture and as a result will gain an understanding of project management and standard account duties which are crucial to the success of any agency organization.

The Details

Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Candidates must be able to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment, multi-task, be highly organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office. A strong proficiency in MS PowerPoint is highly desirable, but not mandatory.
  • Must be confident and comfortable speaking to and communicating with clients.
  • Candidates must be able to work independently on projects.
  • Should have a strong sense of personal accountability and be willing to show leadership in terms of required tasks.
  • Candidates should be a university junior or senior, currently pursuing a BBA or degree in communications/marketing or a related field.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Competitive and Industry Research
  • Project plan/timeline development and maintenance
  • Assistance with account finance record keeping
  • Assistance writing internal and client facing briefs
  • Attend industry events as an ambassador of the company

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • At least 2 writing samples: one demonstrating an ability to think strategically from a creative or business problem solving perspective

Social Media Intern

We are looking for natural conversationalists who are passionate about brands, marketing, and the digital space. Most likely the ideal candidate will either be a sharp recent graduate who has used social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) personally and has amazing energy and writing skills or they will be a seasoned marketer with directly applicable experience producing social media campaigns/strategy for clients.

The Details

Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills are required with impeccable attention to detail
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required
  • Excellent working knowledge of either: a.) Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Powerpoint
  • Able to work independently while in tight coordination with a team
  • Existing knowledge of the social media space (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, etc.), including key platforms, tools, measurements, and technologies

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Project management of several social media campaigns
  • Research social media industry best practices and keep up to date with new technologies
  • Write daily to the corporate blogs
  • Efficiently provide accurate responses to specific requests for information

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • At least 2 writing samples: one demonstrating an ability to think strategically from a creative or business problem solving perspective
  • An example of how the candidate uses Social Media in their everyday life or a Social Media campaign they have contributed to.

Public Relations Intern

The department is looking for a well-rounded and intelligent public relations professional with a specific knowledge in digital (web 2.0) strategy and tactics, as well as traditional public relations.

The Details

Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Candidates must be able to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment, multi-task, be highly organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office. A strong proficiency in MS PowerPoint is highly desirable, but not mandatory.
  • Must be confident and comfortable speaking to and communicating with clients.
  • Candidates must be able to work independently on projects.
  • Should have a strong sense of personal accountability and be willing to show leadership in terms of required tasks.
  • Junior or senior undergraduate students or graduate school students pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, journalism, international affairs, marketing, or something similar

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate ability to think strategically and tactically
  • Contribute to the strategy and implementation of web 2.0 solutions
  • Conduct competitive research and provide analysis (i.e. SWOT analysis, market and media recall surveys, etc.)
  • Brainstorm and implement digital PR strategies for the agency and clients
  • Contribute to weekly PR department meetings
  • Write and deliver compelling pitches to the media and bloggers
  • Conduct communication/media audits as necessary
  • Write and edit press releases, memos, byline articles, executive bios, etc.
  • Be comfortable with public speaking/presenting ideas to peers and clients
  • Be able to work independently and manage assigned projects

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • At least 2 writing samples: one demonstrating an ability to think strategically from a creative or business problem solving perspective

Content Development Intern

This intern will work as part of a creative team (copywriters, designers, developers) whose primary challenge is synthesizing unified and consistent messaging across multiple media channels. They will also work on projects ranging from Print Collateral to Web Content and Multimedia Presentations.

The Details

Qualifications:

  • Mastery of English writing
  • Ability to research, comprehend, and synthesize mildly to extremely technical information
  • Candidates must be able to work independently on projects.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office. A strong proficiency in MS PowerPoint is highly desirable, but not mandatory.
  • Junior or senior college students pursuing a degree in English, Creative Writing or Journalism

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Assists in writing collateral and web content, boilerplate and elevator pitches, sales letters, articles, bulletins, speeches, and other related informative, marketing and promotional content in support of a core messaging strategy

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • At least 2 writing samples: one demonstrating an ability to think strategically from a creative or business problem solving perspective
  • Online portfolios are preferred. Please include the URL for the portfolio in your resume as well as in the body of your email.

Digital Design Intern

This intern would work as part of a creative team (copywriters, designers, developers) whose primary challenge is synthesizing unified and consistent messaging across multiple media channels. They could work on projects ranging from Print Design (collateral, logos, advertisements) to Web Design/Development (webpage design, HTML, CSS) to Multimedia (video, audio, animation).

The Details

Base skills should include:

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • DreamWeaver
  • Flash (basic Actionscript and XML knowledge)
  • HTML / CSS

Bonus Skills:

  • Advanced Acrobat
  • Final Cut & Motion
  • ASP & PHP
  • SQL & MySql
  • Javascript & JQuery
  • Actionscript 3.0

Qualifications:

  • Junior or senior college students pursuing a degree in graphic design.
  • Candidates must be able to work independently on projects.
  • Proficient with basic design software.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Deliver well-designed content in a deadline-driven environment for projects that include, but are not limited to:
    • Web pages, including interactive tools
    • Email
    • Brochures
    • Outdoor advertising
    • Trade show exhibits
    • Focus on appropriate design for our B2B customers marketing needs
    • Play an integral part in the production of client pieces

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Online portfolio. Please include the URL for the portfolio in your resume as well as in the body of your email. If you do not have an online portfolio, please submit examples of your best work in PDF format not to exceed 5MB in total file size.