Opportunities

Spring Membership/Marketing Internship Position
Summer Communications / Public Relations Internship Position
Summer Events and Promotions Internship Position
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Spring Membership/Marketing Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Membership/Marketing Spring Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable research skills, relationship management experience and advertising, marketing, event and project management knowledge.
SJDA provides hands on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. The seasonal position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining contacts and skills beneficial to a future career in a variety of areas, including event and marketing promotions.

The Membership/Marketing Internship duties consist of:

Providing support to SJDA’s Membership and Outreach Manager, including but not limited to:

  • Assist with outreach activities related to business retention, new business on-boarding, and event and meeting notification.
  • Provide support with database management, including: records verification; researching businesses via internet searches, phone calls and in-person outreach; cross-referencing multiple lists.

Providing support to SJDA’s Marketing Director, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in implementing marketing and promotions duties associated with downtown’s 7th annual restaurant week Dine Downtown, including mailings, tracking and following up with participating restaurants, collecting materials for SJDA’s information table; overseeing event surveys and assist with managing event collateral and poster distribution oversight.
  • Assist with various marketing promotions for downtown restaurants, arts groups and retail businesses. The promotions may include special offers for a website, resident and/or a social media promotions. Duties may include following up with businesses to make sure current offers are still valid, distributing information to businesses, working with other departments to provide content for website, etc.
  • Assist in collecting summer event listings for a Downtown for the Summer web page.
  • Work with museums, performing arts group and restaurants on the Downtown Dining Gift Certificate promotion.
  • Assist with collecting tear sheets for Farmers’ Market, Dine Downtown, Music in the Park
  • and Live & Local ads.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications a plus.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks

Schedule:

8-10 hours per week March 16 – July 3 (course-related requirements negotiable)

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com or fax 408-279-1904.

Revised: March 10, 2015


Summer Communications / Public Relations Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Communications / PR Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable writing and PR/marketing experience.

SJDA provides hands-on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. The seasonal position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining skills beneficial to a future career in public relations.

The San Jose Downtown Association seeks an outgoing communications intern with good writing and interpersonal skills to join our fun and energetic team:

  • Assisting with SJDA’s weekly electronic newsletter Downtowner Online
  • Assisting with writing a variety of media and event materials, including social media
  • Fact-checking and / or updating websites
  • Assisting with media lists
  • Maintaining newsletter library
  • Assisting at events with SJDA / downtown information dissemination

Works closely with the Communications Department and indirectly with promotions, events and development.
Necessary Qualifications:

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications a plus.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks

Secondary qualification:  Video production and editing

Schedule:  10-20 hours per week June – August 2015 (course-related requirements negotiable).

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact:  Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com or fax 408-279-1904.

Updated May 12, 2015


Summer Events and Promotions Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Events and Promotions Summer Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable event logistics, promotions and PR/marketing knowledge. SJDA provides hands on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. The seasonal position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining contacts and skills beneficial to a future career in a variety of within event production.

Events and Promotions Summer Internship duties consist of providing support to SJDA’s Events and Promotions Manager and Communications and Marketing Departments including the following potential duties:

• Assist in implementing production duties associated with Music in the Park concerts, Dine Downtown Restaurant Week, HER City socials and weekly Friday Farmers’ Markets including, but not limited to, on-site logistical set up and vendor load-in/load-out oversite, volunteer staffing and coordination, managing event promotional booths and weekly production advance work (i.e. tow zone sign postings, scheduling, advancing and managing weekly entertainers and/or promotional events).
• Manage Farmers’ Market Merchant at Market and Sponsor vendors – including weekly scheduling, advance work and revenue collections (when applicable).
• Assist with Dine Downtown promotions, business and attendee correspondence and survey collections.
• Assist with on-site sponsor fulfillment and related follow-up for all events.
• Assist with Downtown Doors Program as needed, including but not limited to, teacher and student outreach; artist recognition reception logistics and coordination with event sponsors and site hosts.
• Develop and track promotional marketing efforts – including recap reports, photo and collateral tracking, conducting event surveys and formulating results.
• Assist with media partner follow-ups and social media for all events as needed, including weekly calendar updates and updates for Downtowner Online.
• Assist with neighborhood and business promotional outreach for all events.

Necessary Qualifications:

• MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications a plus.
• Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience
• Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks

Schedule: 18 – 24 hours per week May – August 2015 (course-related requirements negotiable).

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com or fax 408-279-1904.

Revised 3/17/15


For Groundwerx clean and ambassador team job inquires, please contact the Groundwerx office at 408-287-1520.

February 26, 2015