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Winter-Spring Internship (PDF)

MassEcon is seeking interns to join our small, active, and dynamic staff this winter and spring (January-June). We are looking for mature interns with a positive, can-do outlook who can work constructively in a team-oriented environment. This is an outstanding opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of our mission-driven operation, work closely with senior staff, and to network with member organizations and the economic development community. The candidate will work in an environment where ideas are valued and innovation is encouraged. Check us out at www.massecon.com and on Twitter at @massecon.

Principal Responsibilities Include:

  • Communications, Writing & Research: Updating www.massecon.com through WordPress and providing content for social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Providing design, content, and research support for our electronic newsletters, presentations, and reports. The intern will learn to conduct research and write for our two monthly newsletters tracking growth in Massachusetts.
  • Event Planning & Execution: Each spring, MassEcon recognizes companies that are new to Massachusetts through its Corporate Welcome Reception. The intern will assist MassEcon in preparing for this major event, and as such will gain exposure to new and growing companies in Massachusetts. In addition, the intern will support the organization’s other meetings and events by designing and issuing invitations, maintaining guest lists, and assisting with audience building via phone and email outreach. Our interns attend all of our events and have significant opportunities to meet members of the business community.
  • Administrative Support: Providing general administrative support to the office including screening phone calls, drafting correspondence, assisting with meeting logistics, and other administrative tasks on an as-needed basis.

The intern should have the following skills and credentials:

  • Top-notch writing and research skills. Details matter!
  • Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated competence with Adobe Creative Suite, Constant Contact, and CMS tools
  • Ability to learn new computer applications that are relevant to design and communications
  • High comfort level in communicating in a public facing role
  • Enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree program

Transportation: Accessible by public transit. Red line to Park and/or 70 & 71 buses from Cambridge and Brighton. Bike-friendly, free on-site parking.

Hours and Compensation: Minimum 16-20 hours/week, $12/hour. Potential to continue through summer as full-time internship.

Please email cover letter & resumes to Annie O’Connell at aoconnell@massecon.com