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Communications / Public Relations Summer Internship Position
Events and Promotions Summer Internship Position
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Communications / Public Relations Summer 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 Summer 2016 (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 20, 2016


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, operations, promotions and media sponsorship 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 contacts and skills beneficial to a future career in a variety of areas, including event production.

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

  • Assist with production duties associated with Farmers’ Market (Fridays May 6 through November 18); BIG Lunch (June 8); Dine Downtown Restaurant Week (June 10 – 19); Music in the Park concerts (June 24; July 15; August 4 and August 25) and Public Space Activation related events. Experiences may include: production advance work; on-site logistical planning; vendor advancing and management assistance for load ins/load outs.
  • Assist with updating/maintaining weekly Farmers’ Market merchant/media/sponsor vendor schedule and advancing on sites with those various partners.
  • Assist with fulfilling media sponsorship and other partner promotional trade agreements.
  • Oversight of SJDA information table and volunteer management at all events.
  • Assist as liaison between media and participating restaurants Dine Downtown restaurants, to help schedule opening weekend interviews and promotions.
  • Assist with developing and tracking promotional marketing efforts. Experiences may include: compiling recap reports: photo and collateral tracking: conducting event surveys and formulating results.
  • Assist with neighborhood and business promotional outreach efforts associated with 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, including ability to lift items up to 8 pounds in weight.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills – comfortable with face-to-face and phone conversations with partners.
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks.

Schedule: 15 to 25 hours per week mid-May 2016 – August 2016 (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.


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Updated February 2, 2016