Gray Matter Experience Seeks Marketing Intern



Position Title: Marketing Intern

Organization Profile The Gray Matter Experience (TGME) is a non-profit and entrepreneurial experience program for Black high school students. Our mission is to expose Black youth to entrepreneurship and provide them access to the tools and resources necessary to build businesses that impact their communities. We believe that by allowing students to serve on the front lines of community growth and ownership, it will increase their self-worth and strengthen ties to their the communities in which they live.

Position Overview The Marketing Intern will be responsible for helping to develop marketing strategy, project manage and implement marketing activities. Being a Marketing Intern for The Gray Matter Experience is an excellent experience for working with education, management, and community building. We see this position as an integral part of our mission to uplift students from under-resourced communities and help close the education, knowledge and resource gap. This position is currently unpaid, but other incentives will be offered.

Intern Responsibilities Responsibilities include assisting with gaining visibility for the organization including - event planning, writing articles for the blog and newsletter, and other tasks as assigned.

Other tasks include:

  • Writing press releases, managing digital content, researching and creating media lists

  • Manage all social media and marketing channels - including curating and scheduling social media posts and carrying out marketing objectives

  • Manage Google Adwords account

  • Managing website updates - including text and images

  • Source and create quarterly newsletter to be sent to all involved partners, donors, parents and volunteers

  • Fulfill all other duties as assigned by the founder and director of programs

Internship Benefits This unique internship opportunity allows you to gain a wide variety of skills incredibly useful in the non-profit and entrepreneurship industries.

The internship experience offers a unique opportunity for growth for students thinking about a career in entrepreneurship, marketing or non-profit organizations. Interns are provided supervision through both formal and informal feedback to help them grow. In this way, interns develop their leadership and communication skills, and build their learning of non-profit organizations and business practices.

We are happy to work with your university to give course credit for your work with us. While we do have a specific structure & goals for this internship, we are able to customize it based on your academic schedule and skills.

Internship Requirements

  • Must be a full-time college student or recent graduate

  • Must be available to lead weekly session once per week and to be on call to assist students on a regular basis

  • Must be knowledgeable with digital marketing tools such as: MailChimp, Google Adwords, Hootsuite, Facebook Ads, etc.

  • Must be willing to make at least 6 month long commitment for this position

  • This position requires approximately 10-12 hours per week.

  • This is a remote position with occasional on site meetings and program duties

  • Must provide own transportation to program site

  • Must be available Saturdays from March - May 2018

  • Applicants should also have strong writing and problem-solving skills, be organized and able to manage a variety of tasks, have a strong understanding of entrepreneurship, and be able to work independently and collaborate as part of a team

How To Apply Please submit the following to Britney Robbins at britney@graymatterexperience.com:

  • Resume

  • A brief personal statement as to why you're interested in this opportunity

  • Days of availability during the week

  • Hours of of availability between 8am and 5pm, during the week (include which days)


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