A boutique Marketing and Business Consulting Firm who hosts over 50 business networking and social events a year throughout the Bay Area is seeking a Brand Ambassador and Marketing Intern to learn and assist with Marketing, Public Relations, Event Promotions and Social Media.The main focus is to learn and assist in implementing new creative marketing, branding and event promotion strategies to increase awareness about our company, clients and events. We host business and social networking events, workshops, charity and fundraising events, wine & spirit tastings, restaurant tastings and other luxury private events every week, usually in the evenings.This role includes learning how to engage in social media marketing, event promotion, public relations campaigns, email marketing, event planning, brand promotion and actively engaging with event attendees. This is an ideal role for a recent college graduate or current student who can make a consistent time commitment. Length of internship and amount of hours can range depending on needs (e.g. summer internship, international student part-time CPT, full-time OPT, etc.).This could be great for a current UC Berkeley student as we are nearby, as well as for San Francisco State University or Academy of Art students who can easily attend our San Francisco evening events. In this role you will also attend numerous monthly events and workshops we host in SF, Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek, etc.This position works directly with the Founder and Chief Consultant who has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with additional coursework and experience in law, business, and marketing.Opportunity:Our comprehensive Internship Training Program will provide you with important client work, projects and responsibilities, along with training and supervision to gain impressive new skills.We can provide a monthly stipend as needed up to $500 to cover transportation, meals and other expenses. There may also be opportunities to earn commission and bonuses.Interns learn through working with us about strengths they never knew they had, define their true career goals and are given projects in those areas making them more valuable in the marketplace and inside our company. The goal is that your hard work will be rewarded with new higher-level projects and opportunities.Together we create a custom flexible schedule (around classes, other work, etc.) which is typically 10-20 hours over 2-3 days a week (including evening events) for a 12 month comprehensive internship training program. If desired interns may work full-time. Interns may work more hours over a 6 month or 3 month time frame, especially for summer internships, OPT programs, etc., however 12 months is our comprehensive program.We make adjustments during the school year or based on your work schedule. The hours also include, based on your availability, attending our 5-10 monthly business networking and social events we host throughout the Bay Area.We develop a mix of activities based on your interest, experience, availability and long term goals.Typical Apprentice / Intern activities may include:Public Relations and Email Marketing CampaignsCreating, posting, tracking, updating content for Social Media and online sites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yelp, Eventbrite, Wordpress Websites, Blogs, etc.Event planning, event marketing and on-site day of event coordinating of weekday or evening networking events or restaurant tasting events we host in or around the San Francisco Bay Area (e.g. San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Danville)Attending client meetings and engaging in meaningful conversations at events and acting as a brand ambassador for both our company and our clientsCollaborating with other team members (e.g. Graphic designs, project managers, web developers)Working directly with the founder and other team members on projects at our offices in downtown Berkeley, Oakland and/or San Francisco, at the founders home office on Piedmont Avenue (near Fenton's Ice Cream) on the Oakland Berkeley Border or attending our events.Visiting clients sites and shadowing the founder and learning to participate in business consulting and marketing strategy meetingsand performing other work together or on your own as needed to get projects completed and based on interestEssential Duties:- Planning, organizing, promoting company and client events- Attending events, checking people in at events, acting as an event greeter and host- Engaging in conversations during business meetings and events- Assisting to create marketing materials and press releases with other team members- Updating company and clients’ Blogs, Websites, Social Media, etc.- Organizing schedules and maintaining projects in our project management system (Basecamp)- Completing Administrative tasks (i.e. data entry, drafting emails, transcribing meetings notes, etc.)- Following up with event guest who expressed interest in learning more about our company or clientsPotential Responsibilities:- Participating in client and new business meetings or lunches- Designing new company marketing materials- Creating PowerPoint presentations or presenting company or clients products or services at events- Writing press releases and assisting with public relations campaigns- Producing or participating in videos and photo shoots promoting company or clients products or services for website, social media and print- Email Marketing campaigns (Constant Contact)- Facebook, Twitter, Yelp Postings and monitoring- Updating company and clients Blog and Websites- Google Analytics, Keyword tracking, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)Ideal Candidate:- Savvy communicator with impeccable interpersonal skills; outstanding written and verbal communication skills- Professional appearance with natural ability to attract attention and engage in meaningful conversations at events and during business consulting meetings- Exceptional organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills- Understanding of and interest in Social Media for marketing of restaurants, retail, corporations and non profits.- Proficient Skills or ability to quickly learn to use Google Applications, project management tools, and database spreadsheets programs- Flexible and willing to adapt to changing/competing priorities- Able to take initiative and work independently in a fast-paced environment- Enjoys learning and continually seeking new ways to grow personally and professionally- Fun, outgoing, motivated, passionate, driven to succeed, and has a "can-do" attitude
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