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Smithsonian On-line Marketing Internship
Date inactive: 12/19/2013

Employer: The Smithsonian Associates

Description: The Smithsonian Associates advances the Institution's mission "to increase and diffuse knowledge" through life-enriching educational and cultural experiences inspired by the Smithsonian's research and collections for DC-region students, families, and adults, and for learning communities nationwide.
Intern Duties: Support the Web & eMarketing Team by assisting with eMarketing projects, such as: •Help with eMarketing campaigns by sending emails to targeted members of the TSA database to help fill open spaces in classes and tours.•Design, write and proof emails. Assist with website copy-writing•Using web analytics software to research results from marketing campaigns and report on findings•Participation in planning and strategy sessions for specific projects•May include some content management for social networking websites as well as friend communication and contest implementation•Assist with research as needed•Additional projects as assigned based on marketing needs and skills of applicant.Professional Development Opportunities:• Develop enhanced communication skills for customer relation and marketing• Become familiar with common eMarketing tools, reporting and best practices that are valuable for future employment• Gain exposure to a wide variety of real life marketing needs and solutions• Practice database management and learning to target campaigns for greater ROI and lower COS, to ensure successful marketing approaches Qualifications: Candidates should possess the following skills:• Strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills. Impeccable attention to detail•Basic facility with computers and technology; basic html knowledge preferred• A basic knowledge of Photoshop and aesthetic abilities• Positive energy and an eagerness to learn.• Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. College students at the junior, senior and graduate levels studying marketing, communications, music administration or public relations are preferred.

Locations: Washington, D.C.

Compensation: Unpaid

How To apply:  online at http://intern.si.edu/ and then clicking on the words Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).  You will need to answer all questions and attached a resume and writing sample and most recent transcripts.  Those writing your letters of recommendation (We need two letters of recommendation.) will enter those letters themselves or you may do so for them if you have the letters of recommendation.  If whoever is writing the recommendations has trouble with SOLAA, they may send the recommendations to me by email (TSAInternships@si.edu).  Please use the Help function if you need assistance with SOLAA; SI staff members WILL respond promptly to you questions. Tips for application success:  Apply early; use standard English; proof your work; request and read the position description for the internship you are seeking before you apply; tailor your resume to the position being applied for; enter into SOLAA the names and email addresses of those two individuals who will write recommendations for you and then hit the Send button so they are notified; ensure all application materials are entered into SOLAA prior to hitting the Submit button.  A complete application consists of the application form, resume, writing sample, most recent transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.  If you have any questions, please write to TSAInternships@si.edu. )TSA offers internships in the winter-spring, summer, and fall. There are no application deadlines, but early submission is encouraged. Interns at the Smithsonian are required to undergo a security background investigation and fingerprinting through the Office of Protection Services before they are accepted into an internship. winter-spring (early January – March/April), fall (August/September – November/December), summer (early June – late August)