Thursday, December 4, 2014

Marketing and Communications Intern - Local Insurance Agency - Spring 2015

If interested, send your resume and cover letter via email attachment to: Vincent Sylvia Jr., Director of Marketing and Communications,
Description of the company including the mission, location, sales and market coverage. Please include your web URL (if you have it):
Based in Dartmouth on Massachusetts’ beautiful SouthCoast, Sylvia Group ( is the first six-time winner of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents’ Five Star Designation for all-around industry excellence. Along with property and casualty insurance and risk-management services for businesses and individuals, our products and services include employee benefits design and implementation, financial planning, investment consultation, life insurance and long-term care insurance.

Sylvia Group is a family-owned, community-focused business with more than 60 years of experience in meeting the needs of our clients while providing state-of-the art training and generous wages, benefits and time off to our employees. And we have fun. From our Friday company breakfasts and seasonal outings to our volunteer work at local nonprofits and the region’s many festivals, our team has a good time working together and supporting the community we love.

 Primary duties and responsibilities:

·         Write blog posts and distribute them via social media.

·         Write media releases.

·         Design and write mass emails for internal and external distribution using tools provided by an online marketing company.

·         Create and edit short videos for use on company website and in emails and social media posts.

·         Design and edit print content for company marketing materials.             

·         Assist in preparation for and participation in trade shows and job fairs.

Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, the student intern will:
1.       Develop and demonstrate improved writing and editing skills.
2.       Learn and develop print and online design skills.
3.       Develop skills for producing short videos.
4.       Interact with co-workers, clients, prospects and associates in a professional manner.
Job Title: Marketing and Communications Intern
 Academic preparation of the student required (graduate, senior, junior, courses taken, GPA, etc.): Junior or senior pursuing an associates, bachelor’s or master’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism  or related field. Minimum GPA of 2.5.
Skills required: Familiarity with Adobe products including Acrobat, InCopy, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.                                                                                                                                        
Hours of work: 10-15 hours/week during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with flexibility
Start and end dates: Jan. 26-May 1
What will the student learn from this experience (list 4 or 5 learning objectives)?

Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, the student intern will:
Primary supervisor and contact information: Vincent Sylvia Jr., Director of Marketing and Communications, / 508-742-9285