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Company Name: 1517 MEDIA
Are you a natural strategist?
Do you love children’s literature?
Are you interested in publishing?
Then we have an internship for you!

Sparkhouse is the ecumenical division of 1517 Media. Our mission: to spark new life in Christian communities. We develop innovative faith formation resources for kids, youth, and adults through design thinking, innovation, collaboration, and creativity. Our team is small, nimble, and tuned into the changes and opportunities in the 21st Century religious landscape. We are passionate about creating faith formation resources that make a difference.

The Sparkhouse Congregational team at 1517 Media is seeking a marketing intern who is interested in acquiring valuable skills in marketing, product development, and project management. The intern will work with the Sparkhouse Congregational team for 12 action-packed weeks of promoting stellar print and online resources.

The marketing intern will work closely with all members of the marketing teams on operational projects as needed and can expect to gain experience across marketing strategy and tactics, from launching new products to helping plan events to developing content. While the internship involves no editorial work, you will observe the entire publishing process up close, and it offers excellent industry experience.

The 1517 Media internship program includes flexible scheduling and great benefits! The beautiful, newly re-designed corporate headquarters hosts 100 employees and is located in downtown Minneapolis with adjacent access to light rail and MetroTransit bus lines, as well as skyway access to restaurants, banks, and shopping centers.

This fall semester, for-credit position will offer unique exposure to the world of Christian children’s trade publishing, including traditional marketing, product marketing, content development, and digital and social media.

Create. Inspire. Grow.
As a Sparkhouse marketing intern, you will have the opportunity to learn about the publishing industry, as well as receive an introduction to the fundamentals of marketing strategy. You may find yourself working on any of the following tasks (including, but not limited to):
• Supporting event planning and execution, including coordinating on-site details with support of marketing team
• Providing support to digital and social media, including the development and scheduling of content across social media channels
• Contributing to the execution of the content marketing strategy, including maintaining blog, social and email marketing calendars with some content development
• Assisting the marketing team with key product marketing tactics related to product launches and development
• Creating and maintaining media lists, as well as developing and maintaining relevant editorial calendars
• Researching industry trends and providing key insights to team to drive overall marketing strategy
• Participating and contributing to marketing and strategy meetings
• Assisting with marketing project management
• Assisting in other duties as assigned
Requirements: Seeking Learners With:
• College experience, pursuing a degree in Marketing, Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, English, or a related field
• Proven excellence in writing and oral communication
• Strong attention to detail with demonstrable proofreading skills for content and grammar
• Ability to take direction and work independently
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Availability for 15-20 hours per week of in-office work
Location: Minneapolis, MN
How To Apply For This Internship:
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Please include a cover letter and list of references with your resume and application.
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