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|Date Posted: May 3, 2013|
Name: Laura Driskell (Trigger)
Year Graduated: 2004
Location: , VA
Email Address: email@example.com
Employer: CACI, Inc.
Message: Hey SMAD students and recent SMAD grads, CACI, Inc. is looking for a web and graphic design intern to help assist me with tasks in the Corporate Communications office at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) in Dahlgren, Va. For those of you who dont know where Dahlgren is, it is about 45 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, Va. and about 30 minutes from Waldorf, Md. I am the Web Administrator for NSWCDD so I manage both the internal and external websites for the organization. We are looking for someone who is familiar with Photoshop, InDesign, HTML, section 508 compliance and the MS Office Suite. Microsoft SharePoint experience/knowledge would be a plus but it is not required. Good writing skills are also required. Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task is a must. Applicant must be able to obtain a secret security clearance. If you have any questions or are interested in applying, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Date Posted: April 15, 2013|
Name: Amy DeCicco
Year Graduated: 2010
Location: Iselin, NJ 08830
Email Address: email@example.com
Employer: ecVision Inc.
Message: Hello Fellow SMAD Majors! My company, ecVision, is searching for a social media and special projects inter to join our marketing team this summer in Iselin, NJ. If you are interested please see the job posting below. Be sure to remember a cover letter, your resume and a mock "tweet" of why you are perfect for this position. Position Title: Social Media & Special Projects Intern Application Deadline: April 26, 2013 Internship Time Frame: May 2013 June 2013 (Seven Weeks / Paid / 30hr work week) Job Description: The primary responsibility of the Social Media & Special Projects Intern will be to research, understand, strategize and develop social media and social commerce opportunities. Additionally, the Social Media & Special Projects Intern will have the opportunity to work on various special projects and initiatives that drive brand-level revenue generation and customer acquisition. Research and report industry-relevant social media and social commerce information and news Research, strategize and propose new social media and social commerce opportunities for the ecVision Brand Responsible for content management and scheduling of a brand specific social media outlet Responsible for conducting a social media audit with a goal to understand all brand social presence and vendor relationships Research and compile an overview on the competitor social landscape Work with various internal corporate functions to support current marketing initiatives related revenue generation and customer acquisition, and other special projects as requested Desired Skills & Experience Junior or Senior in College with a major or concentration in marketing, eCommerce or equivalent Attention to detail and accuracy Ability to handle multiple responsibilities Experience with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Blogging Experience with Microsoft Office Experience with the Internet as a research tool Strong written and verbal communication skills This position is located at our New Jersey headquarters located in Iselin, NJ. If you are interested in this position please email your resume, cover letter and a mock tweet explaining why you are perfect for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Date Posted: March 30, 2013|
Name: Sarah Moore
Year Graduated: 2008
Location: Washington , DC 20010
Email Address: email@example.com
Employer: Amani Ya Juu
Message: AmaniDC Marketing Summer Intern Position Description Position: DC Social Media, Marketing, and Shop Intern Status: Part-time, unpaid Internship @ 5-7 hours per week Location: AmaniDC (3166 Mt Pleasant St Washington, DC 20010) Direct Report: DC Director Overview: Amani ya Juu (meaning higher peace in Swahili) is a holistic skills- training project for marginalized women in Africa. Amani is comprised of five centers in Africa where textile-based products are made and two centers in the United States where they are sold. This network of interdependent locations thrives on its diversity and common mission to pass peace globally. We are seeking a media-savvy intern who would be responsible for designing and executing the overall social media and marketing strategy for AmaniDC including promotions, graphics, contests, theme days or weeks, etc. Our summer intern would also assist in the shop with sales and customer service. An ideal candidate would be a self-starter with knowledge of various media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, Pinterest), the ability to write well, some background in photography or graphic design, and an interest and creativity in developing new marketing strategies and campaigns. Responsibilities: Manage AmaniDC shop marketing and branding Assist with shop sales and customer service Assist in planning and executing promotions each week/month Manage AmaniDC blog, social media, and other marketing materials (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc). Lead planning and growth initiatives for AmaniDC media strategies Keep current and knowledgeable about other fair-trade branding and media strategies Collaborate with Amanis other US center directors on design, marketing, and communications Contact: Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please describe why you should be considered, what skills you bring to the table, and what it is about working with Amani that appeals to you. There is a desired 2-3 month commitment. Desired weekly commitment is 5-10 hours.
|Date Posted: March 14, 2013|
Name: Kim Conquest
Year Graduated: 2007
Location: Arlington, VA 22203
Email Address: email@example.com
Employer: KZO Innovations
Message: Hi everyone! @ SMAD alumni, my company has a full time position opening up (for hire in the next 60 days) for a marketing associate in Northern VA. We're looking for someone with at least a year of full time work experience, preferably in the commercial market and ideally from a SaaS company or learning/training services company. It's a great job for a SMAD grad because this role will heavily involve writing (for our company blog, guest posts and press releases) but also requires a baseline understanding of on page and off page SEO, web analytics, and a basic familiarity with html/web design (preferably). The job description is online at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2swPIdiBhAicEQwSU1MVVp1dzA/edit? usp=sharing. Also, the company is a B2B video platform company, so much of our content is written about video production best practices, mobile web content, etc. so the best candidates ramp up quickly when already knowing how to talk video lingo. Feel free to reply to the email address in the job description or to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org!
|Date Posted: February 8, 2013|
Name: Kristin DeRamus
Year Graduated: 2008
Location: Herndon, VA 20171 USA
Email Address: email@example.com
Employer: USA TODAY
Message: Hey SMADies, we're looking for several digital/web design interns for this summer! Here are the details, feel free to reach out to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Join Gannett Digital, a top 40 global digital media and Fortune 500 company in our Summer 2013 Internship Program. As part of the Gannett Digital team, you will develop, integrate and apply digital technologies in support of our strategic initiatives. The program offers mentoring from those at the top of their game, networking opportunities and provides real world experience in a fun, start- up like environment. Excellent paid internship opportunity and work environment! -The Web Designer for product draws from existing design patterns, or occasionally extending the patterns, to create new products for Gannett's digital operations. The best Web Designers are skilled at working alongside front-end developers to envision new functionality that isn't overly difficult to create. -The intern is considered an integral part of the Digital department and as such, their ideas and input will be valued. REQUIREMENTS: -BFA Web Design majors desired or similar such as Digital Design or Multimedia majors -Minimum 3.0 GPA -Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, HTML & CSS -Familiarity with Web design, front-end development, multimedia production experience desired -The intern must be well organized, and detail-oriented -Must possess strong computer and design skills. -Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask essential -Excellent communication skills
|Date Posted: January 28, 2013|
Name: Katie Hibson
Year Graduated: 2012
Location: Sterling, VA 20165
Email Address: email@example.com
Employer: Tier10 Marketing
Message: Web Communications Intern opportunity: A friend has an web communications internship opportunity in DC for the spring semester available, to begin immediately/as soon as possible. The internship is through the American Resort Development Association, with a possibility of an eventual full-time position. Feel free to contact me for more information. Go Dukes!