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Our mission is to contribute to the future of our community and the communications industry by providing a program that will empower, mentor and prepare local students for the real world business environment, while giving them the experience to become future leaders and successful professionals.

The Pushing the Envelope Internship Program provides educational training and hands-on experience, working under close supervision of senior staff and benefitting from mentoring sessions with industry leaders. We are proud to have partnered with Florida Gulf Coast University and have worked with students from many others universities, colleges and institutions. Interns must be enrolled in a course or program requiring internship credit and there is no monetary compensation for participation in this internship program. Progress and learning evaluations are provided throughout course of the internship and letters of professional character reference are available upon request at the end of the tenure.

This 12 to 16 week long program is aimed at undergraduate students seeking a career in the communications, marketing, journalism, business or related field. Interns will get the opportunity to work with a team of their peers, the staff of Pushing the Envelope as well as clients in a wide-range of industries including local and national brands.

Intern Job Description

The Marketing and Communications Intern will provide support for marketing and communications activities and related services provided to Pushing the Envelope (PTE) and clients. This includes assisting with client and project management and reputation management services via research, publicity efforts, media relations, social media content development and other related tasks. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and experience day-to-day skills and efforts necessary to work within a marketing agency with a flexible schedule. The Marketing and Communications Intern will report directly to the Project Manager and collaborate with team members and clients.

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a Florida University, College or Technical school pursuing a business, marketing, advertising, communications, Internet related profession or related field of study.
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 10 weeks and up to 16 weeks at PTE.
  • Display proactive and hard working characteristics with a desire to grow skills in a fast paced environment.

Desired Qualities, Skills & Experience:

  • Ethical in all regards
  • Possess good time management skills with an ability to multitask and work independently
  • Detail oriented, highly organized
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Willing and able to work in a fluid team environment
  • Strong computer and Internet skills; knowledge and enthusiasm for web-based applications
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communications skills (business writing, creative writing, English language, etc.)
  • Knowledge of marketing communications fundamentals (promotional writing, consumer behavior, marketing research, integrated marketing, etc.)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and all related applications
  • Limited graphic design skills a plus (understanding of Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Previous internship or work experience in Sales, Advertising, Consulting, Analysis,
    Customer Service, Marketing and Communications or related field.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering phones and greeting guests
  • Preparing office for meeting including prepping conference and agenda creation
  • Content development for PTE and client communication channels including, but not limited to social media, email marketing, mobile marketing, news releases, blogs and websites
  • Copywriting and proofing
  • Maintain the organization’s media archives
  • Editorial calendar research
  • Assist with various public relations efforts (community outreach, presentation development, media opportunity research, etc.)
  • Shoot photographs for client communications as needed
  • Assist in event planning
  • Assist with reputation management and reporting
  • Assist with monthly report development and data analysis
  • Other duties as assigned including light cleaning tasks

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“My internship with Pushing the Envelope was an awesome educational experience that I believe will help me greatly upon graduation.”Richa
“I can’t put into words how thankful I am for having been a part of this team and program.”Arantza
“This was a very valuable experience. Thank you again, I have learned so much.”
Mary
“As a student from a communication background, I have always been interested in working at an agency to learn the ins and outs of marketing, branding, and public relations. Trisha
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Thank you for your interest in our internship program.
Please note, our summer internship team has been selected.
We are currently interviewing for the fall
(now through July 28) and future programs.


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