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How can I obtain a summer internship in marketing?


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John’s Answer

Jacoby My recommendation is check with your school’s job listing site and alumni network: If you can get access to a database like this, you will vault over other potential interns vying for these jobs.

HOW TO LAND A MARKETING INTERNSHIP

You stand the best chance of finding the perfect internship if you employ several different strategies. Networking, attending career fairs, looking for internship listings online, and identifying potential employers through classified ads, the local Chamber of Commerce, or by searching online are all ways to begin conducting your internship search. Finding an internship requires time and planning, but the results are definitely worth the effort. Here are some recommendations for those seeking a successful internship online.

CHECK ONLINE RESOURCES

LINKEDIN
Not only should you use LinkedIn to hunt for internships, you should build a fleshed-out profile and reach out to everyone you know, especially professional contacts, on the 12-year-old Mountain View, CA professional networking site. Get people you’ve worked for to write you recommendations. Do include volunteer work.

GLASSDOOR
Glassdoor gets its internship listings from several sources, including company websites, partnerships with job boards and directly from employers. But its main attraction is that it offers an instant way to search for salaries, company reviews and descriptions of job interviews. In did a search for “paid marketing internship” and in the location box, Tampa FL, and I got 11 listings.

INDEED – https://www.indeed.com/q-Summer-Marketing-Internships-jobs.html
An excellent site to look for both internships and jobs in the non-profit sector, The site currently lists more than 2,000 internships worldwide. When I searched for “paid marketing internship” in Tampa FL, I got full pages of results, though some of them were not paid. But there were some promising listings,

INTERNSHIPS.COM – https://www.internships.com/
Founded in 2010, Internships.com is now owned by Chegg. It offers 100,000 listings from 60,000 employers. Internships.com does not charge employers to list positions. When I searched for “paid marketing internship” in Tampa FL, I got 11 listings. One huge advantage the site offers: a “who” button that lets you see which of your Facebook friends have a connection to a company, either because they work there or used to work there.

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Ereka’s Answer

For Sports & Entertainment, use this website as a resource for internship opportunities:
Teamwork - teamworkonline.com
And of course Linkedin.
Good Luck!

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Nethra’s Answer

In addition to what @John Frick had answered above,
I would like to add that it is important to narrow down what type of marketing and industry that you are intersted in as well.

This article provides a clear example of how you can figure that out!
https://www.thebalancesmb.com/landing-the-best-marketing-internship-or-entry-level-job-2295197

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Joshua’s Answer

Hello! I'm my experience good internships involve a lot of networking.

If you don't have one already I would suggest making yourself a LinkedIn with your information and try to connect with some people you know. Your parents or their friends are a good start to building your network. You will slowly build your network over time by adding people that you meet and you work with.

Some options for finding internships could be...

- Finding your local AMA (American Marketing Association) and going to an event to network
- Print out some free business cards with your email and distribute them at events
- Look up some marketing meetups locally
- Check out Linkedin, glassdoor, and Indeed for postings for internships

Make sure to get your resume together! Have some friends, family, or mentor check it for you.

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Thalia’s Answer

Marketing is a broad industry, so the first thing to do is understand what industry you want to get into. Is it Media & Entertainment, Consumer Packaged Goods, Banking? Each of these industries have insight days to learn more about the industry so look into leadership programs like , "https://www.pgcareers.com/standout ."

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halee’s Answer

- Use your connections (network and contacts) to increase chances of placement
- Tap into your university’s career center for paid roles at the college & internship listings
- Reach out to diversity clubs which may have internship connections
- Look for internship lists from marketers’ organizations or big organizations like the National Retail Federation
- Create a LinkedIn and look for internships on the Jobs Page
- LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed have job alerts

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Thalia’s Answer

Marketing is a broad industry, so the first thing to do is understand what industry you want to get into. Is it Media & Entertainment, Consumer Packaged Goods, Banking? Each of these industries have insight days to learn more about the industry so look into leadership programs like , "https://www.pgcareers.com/standout ."

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Anne’s Answer

Hi there,

Look on Linked In, in addition, look for people on Linked In that work at companies you are interested in. Network - network - network. Follow blogs that you interest you, and don't hesitate to reach out and find out more about what the person's job entails. Begin with fact finding about what the job is that people do and learn about their career progression. then, if applicable, ask about shadowing opportunities, etc.

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Brian’s Answer

Network, Network, Network. People land jobs and internships from people they know. Search on Google, LinkedIn, company website for people in roles that you are interested in. Reach out to them to request an "Informational Interview". Informational Interviews are 1 on 1 conversation where you learn about what they do and their career. Make sure to ask who else they can connect you with. Show genuine interest in the person you are talking to and do research on the company beforehand. Do this multiple times before applying. Your connections will lead you to the right internship.

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Gabrielle’s Answer

Great question, I have asked this question myself before and I found that Indeed.com has so many opportunities for internships. They have some that are paid, unpaid, completely remote and area specific. I have found some amazing opportunities on their that are helping me grow my own marketing business. Also, the internet just has so many free resources, you'd be amazed at how much helpful content you can find on Youtube. Best of luck to you!

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Matt’s Answer

Marketing is a broad field with many sub-specialties. While there are many online job boards you can look at, my recommendation is to search for a marketing or ad agency that represents some of the brands you are interested in. Most of these agencies have a contact us section on their website or LinkedIn pages where they post jobs or summer internship opportunities. Even if you do not see anything listed, seek our the HR manager at that agency and express your interest, offer to take them to coffee and drop a copy of your resume off. While it may lead to a non-paying internship, the experience is invaluable. Best of luck!

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halee’s Answer

- Campus career fairs and internships opportunities
- Handshake.com
- Follow companies that inspire you - reach out to them on LinkedIn
- Don’t wait - apply early
- Reach out even if you do not see a posting, pitch what you are looking to do/help with and build your own role

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Anne’s Answer

Hi there,

Look on Linked In, in addition, look for people on Linked In that work at companies you are interested in. Network - network - network. Follow blogs that you interest you, and don't hesitate to reach out and find out more about what the person's job entails. Begin with fact finding about what the job is that people do and learn about their career progression. then, if applicable, ask about shadowing opportunities, etc.

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halee’s Answer

- If you don’t already have a pre-existing relationship with someone (e.g. family member or friend) that’s in the marketing space, the best advice I can give is to use tools like LinkedIn to find people that have a role you’re interested in. Reach out to them and ask whether or not their company accepts interns. Most growing startups are looking for extra help since many of the employees have multiple responsibilities, so chances are you’ll be able to find an internship opportunity with a company like this.
- Reach out to any existing connections you might have. After that, see if you have connections with your ideal companies on Linkedin and try to reach out to them. Depending on your area, companies might list their internships on several different sites, so don’t stop looking after one place. - Try Linkedin, Zip Recruiter, etc.
- Use LinkedIn to look for alumni from your university that currently work at companies you’re interested in. Set up a time to chat and learn about their experience. When it’s time to look for a job, you’ll already have inside connections to reach out to for recommendations and advice.

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Aki’s Answer

As mentioned above, LinkedIn is a great tool to search people in the marketing field. However, you want to do your homework first around what type of marketing you might be interested in initially. There's advertising, digital & social media marketing, communications , sponsorship, partnership, etc. From there, you can search for your ideal companies or marketing agencies that you may want to get involved with. I always recommend to start with marketing & advertising agencies to gain as much exposures as possible between different industries and roles. Good luck!

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