Opportunities 

Events and Promotions Summer Internship Position
Communications / Public Relations Summer Internship Position

Groundwerx

Events and Promotions Summer 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 Starlight Cinemas outdoor movies, Music in the Park concerts, HER City socials and weekly Friday Farmers’ Markets including, but not limited to, on-site logistical set up and vendor load-in/load-out over, 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 relations and PR 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 2014 (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 Feb. 11, 2014

____________________________________________________________

Communications / Public Relations Spring Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Communications / PR Summer 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
  • Monitoring media / maintaining photo and clip libraries
  • 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 May – August 2014 (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 Mar. 17, 2014
____________________________________________________________

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

May 20, 2013