Thursday, April 23, 2015

Summer Web Marketing internship (SEO) in New Bedford, Inc., ( is an online retailer specializing in regional New England Foods. We also provide web order fulfillment services for our clients. Our work with our client companies is primarily business to consumer but also includes some small wholesale fulfillment based on the needs of the client. Companies that use our web order fulfillment services are primarily within Massachusetts and Rhode Island but our customer base – especially customers of our primary website, - is national and strongest in areas of the country with populations of former New England residents.  I am looking for a student with an interest in online marketing, and strong creative writing skills. This internship would be mostly marketing based with a focus on our long term Search Engine Optimization (SEO) campaign.

Primary duties and responsibilities: I would like the intern to work directly with me on improving our long term Search Engine Optimization Strategy on our primary website, This will include keyword research and unique content generation for top items on our website.

What will the student learn from this experience (list 4 or 5 learning objectives)? SEO plays a large role in any company’s overall online marketing strategy. Foremost, I hope that the student will gain a solid understanding of current SEO principles. This would include best practices for SEO-friendly web design, the identification of appropriate keywords for a given product through keyword research and the implementation of those keywords into a succinct, creatively written content that customers will find informative and entertaining and search engines will rank highly as unique content.  I also hope that the student will learn to evaluate his or her work based on an analysis of the websites web analytics and make adjustments based on the analysis. In addition to work on this primary project, I would like to expose the intern to other aspects of our current marketing campaign such as social media and our email marketing.

Job Title: Web Marketing Intern

Academic preparation of the student required (graduate, senior, junior, courses taken, GPA, etc.): Juniors, Seniors or Graduate would be acceptable, 3.0 GPA or higher preferably someone who has taken creative writing or other equivalent English class or classes. I would like to see a writing sample prior to placement.

Skills required: Strong creative writing skills, meticulous in detail, strong research methodology, willingness to learn, positive attitude. Bonus Skills: (Skills not required but encouraged.) Basic understanding of SEO, and/or HTML.  A love of cooking and food, particularly Classic New England foods. An interest in marketing, branding, PR, journalism, communications, digital media, social media, or related field.

Hours of work: Flexible - 10-15 hours per week.  This is paid - $12 PER HOUR.
Start and end dates: Flexible based on your academic calendar but would like to start soon if possible.

Interested students should email Mark Ribeiro at: and attach a resume and cover letter.