Below are some excellent winter/spring internships. Internships provide real world experience
to those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills required
to enter into a particular career field. For more information about any
of any of these opportunities, please contact Russell Lennon, Director of Career Services at email@example.com.
Rutland Community Cupboard (RCC) - Marketing/Communication Assistant - Rutland, VT - In the last six months, the RCC has hired a new Executive Director and moved into a newly acquired building on River Street in Rutland. The Board is interested in taking appropriate steps now to secure the future and next steps for the Cupboard. As they start to discuss and figure out exactly what that is, the idea of someone to help them with marketing and communication of the RCC is essential.
Though the RCC has specific needs of this student, they would want to make sure that they are giving them an opportunity they can benefit from in their learning and apply to their future interests.
The House of Power (soon to open) - Business Start-Up Intern - Rutland, VT - The House of Power is a place where motorcycle enthusiasts can find historical information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration that will contribute to their own love of cycles and enable them to share this love with others. Interns will assist with the following duties:
A. Business plan
a1. research products that we can re-sell in our store
These items need to align with our brand and appeal to our audience and be a varied price-range.
This is a large task. I’d like to do a thorough search and narrow it down. We will be defining our brand through the products we sell, the content we put out and how we present ourselves here in Rutland.
a2. Crunch the data to see which items are more profitable - how much inventory we can purchase for launch
Plug this information into our business plan
a3. Research the industry - see what is already out there and find how our voice can be different
I have already started this, but it is a work-in-progress. It would be great to bounce ideas off of a critical thinker to make sure I am not in love with my idea and therefore blind to it’s weakness.
a4. Look into other revenue streams, beyond retail. e.g.: motorcycle tours
What is our competition - what is the price point - what do we offer that is different? - Why would someone pay for our tour?
B. Social media strategy
b1. Help fine tune our social media strategy
I have already started this, but could use some help creating content,analyzing what is already happening and mapping out a full strategy.
C. On-line strategy
c1. Help me map out our website strategy
Information Architecture - how to scale it - SEO - web analytics - e-commerce….
There is a lot of work to do - still some fun strategy planning along with the nuts and bolts of market research. If you have a student that loves motorcycles, even better. Work that is driven by passion is always the best.
Fruition Fineries and Raw Honey Apparel (along with soon to open Bantam Menswear Haberdashery)– Business Start-Up Intern - Rutland, VT - Fruition Fineries and Raw Honey Apparel is a rapidly growing fashion boutique and gift store group, located in the heart of downtown Rutland. Intern will observe and assist in the start-up of a new small business (Bantam Menswear Haberdashery), along with observing and assisting in the running and maintenance of the two existing boutiques in the group. Intern must have computer skills and familiarity with social media, telephone and communication skills, and the ability and willingness to be “hands-on” during construction and set up.
Mentor Connector – Rutland, VT - The Mentor Connector is Rutland County's youth-mentoring organization. We match area youth with screened and highly trained mentors who provide guidance, support and ultimately a sense of value to every youth in the program. Available internships are as follows:
Rutland Regional Planning Commission - Energy Planning Researcher - Rutland, VT - The Rutland Regional Planning Commission is a quasi-governmental non-profit organization (one of 11 in Vermont) with 27 member towns. The RRPC encourages the coordinated development of the Rutland region, advocates for the needs of its member towns, and strives to build a thriving regional economy while enhancing the area’s quality of life. The Commission’s staff provides technical assistance for transportation, natural resources, energy, environmental, housing, health, education, and cultural-related issues.
Brief Position Description: The intern will gather municipal energy data from a variety of online sources – both known and to be discovered. Data will be entered into spreadsheets and turned into graphs and tables. This person also will need good communication skills to get information directly from town officials.
Requirements (college major, computer skills, experience): They are looking for a self-starter with interest and experience doing creative quantitative research. Most of the research will be online, but some will need to be done by contacting and/or meeting with town officials. Computer skills in Word Office required. Course work in energy and conservation is a plus.
Rob Stubbins Electrical & General Contractor – Administrative Assistant – Rutland, VT - This position is responsible for assisting the Office Manager in managing the activities of the executive office, and the Operations Manager in managing the activities of the Service Department.
Qualifications: Must have the ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing; pleasant telephone manner; able to think on feet when dealing with callers; customer service oriented can do approach to work. Knowledge of computers; specifically, experience in Microsoft Office is preferable. Must have superior organizational skills and accuracy. Excellent problem solving and people skills also required.
Relationships: The Administrative Assistant is responsible to the Office Manager for all of the duties and responsibilities listed above and for other duties that the Manager may assign during the duration of the employment. Because of his/her involvement in matters related to their responsibilities the Administrative Assistant would also be required to communicate frequently with the other Managers.
1. Primary phone coverage (first to answer all incoming calls)
2. Prepare and mail all USPS/UPS/Fed Ex packages.
3. Sort and distribute incoming mail
4. Input new customers to computer
5. Assign customer number to new customers & track in spreadsheet
6. Make follow up phone calls to customers who have received an estimate
7. Filing of materials in general files area
8. Assist with bookkeeping/accounting functions as appropriate
9. Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails
10. Maintain office supplies
11. Strong sense of urgency and problem solving skills
12. Provide additional administrative support for the whole team as requested.
13. May be called upon to assist with special projects and assume responsibility for the development, administration, and promotion of specific projects, as required
14. Perform other duties as assigned
15. Reviewing/answering emails
16. Special projects as assigned.
Whitehall Athletic Club - Whitehall, NY - Built in 1899, this historic landmark is now home to The Whitehall Athletic Club. Open to members and the public, we grant individuals access to a state of the art fitness center, gymnasium, links style golf course at the Whitehall Field Club, and unique events from cabaret to live sporting events (MMA and boxing events). In addition to the fitness and training facilities, the Whitehall Athletic Club is equipped with a full service bar and restaurant (The Club Bar & Grill) that can be made available for special event bookings. Available internships are:
Digital Marketing - Help WAC market their brand using digital technologies, mainly on the internet, but also including mobile phones, display advertising and other digital mediums. Communication, journalism, and/or graphic arts majors preferred.
Marketing Research - Assist WAC collect information to identify and define marketing opportunities and problems; generate, refine and evaluate marketing actions; monitor marketing performance; and improve their position as a brand.
Brand Development - Assist WAC increase brand awareness and more importantly, create brand loyalty. Develop a brand proposition that when conveyed in marketing and advertising campaigns, will provide an attractive, unique and relevant message to current and potential members.
Occupational Health Partners - Marketing/New Business Development Intern -Rutland, VT -Occupational Health Partners provide a wide range of occupational healthcare services including diagnosis and treatment for injury and illness, preventive services, pre-employment and post-offer exams and screening, and return-to-work rehabilitative care. They are currently looking for an intern, to work with the companies CFO, Marketer and Medical Director, to broaden marketing outreach, improve social media and connect with new clients. Business, marketing or finance students preferred, with some experience/knowledge of Digital/Social Media Marketing, Excel, Word and Power Point.
Killington Art Garage -
Killington, VT - Social Media/Graphic Design/Website Intern - Killington
ART Garage is looking for an intern this fall/winter 2016/17 to help the
director of a busy art studio/event space located in Killington. They
are looking for an intern with can-do attitude. Ability to
work independently, as well as in a team environment.
Dorset Theatre Festival - Marketing and Development Interns - Dorset, VT - DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL, an acclaimed AEA summer company in Vermont, offers opportunities for in-depth professional experience in small, selective and supportive apprenticeship program. Two years of college (or equivalent) is preferred, plus prior work in area of interest. Stipend may be available depending on the number of hours worked. There is a possibility of joining the Dorset Theatre Festival’s small, selective and supportive summer apprenticeship program, in which a stipend and housing is provided.Apprentices work directly with professional theatre staff and renowned actors, directors and designers, many with Broadway credits, in charming, well-equipped theater in rural Vermont setting.
The Marketing and Development Apprentice will assist in coordinating marketing and communications plans for pre-season subscription and single ticket sales, patron retention efforts, group sales and student matinee campaigns, web-based marketing efforts, promotional and grass roots marketing, public relations and customer service. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and writing skills, possess the ability to multi-task, be self-motivated, and detail-oriented. Familiarity with Excel, Google docs, social media, e-blasts and graphic design highly desirable.
The Vermont Herbal General Store – Marketing/Production
Assistant – West Rutland, VT - Marketing
Assistant - help in getting pictures of products posted on website,
flyers and distribution.
Marketing Assistant -
Apple Computer experience
Neutral Zone LLC – West Rutland, VT - Neutral Zone LLC, a new hockey scouting and news website, located in West Rutland. Last year, the company hired 6 interns from the men’s and women’s hockey teams. This year, they are seeking to expand the skill set within their intern team and are in need of interns in the following areas: data entry, journalism, sales, and marketing. Neutral Zone is an incredible opportunity for students to acquire applicable job skills and obtain real-world business experience that will help them to be competitive in the job market after graduation.
Interns could work in one specific area of need, or try out different tasks in each area. Brief details of each work area are listed below:
Data Entry: Transfer data from our current database to a new one, enter scouting reports into database, update rankings and ratings, research player information.
Journalism: Create new ideas for stories, write articles, edit articles, and develop article titles.
Sales (commission based compensation): Direct marketing to constituent groups, create and conduct surveys to obtain feedback on our site.
Marketing: Analyze survey findings, create surveys, social media marketing, help to design and create promotional materials, find other appropriate marketing avenues.
Rutland County Women's Network and Shelter - Advocate Intern - Rutland, VT - Interns will learn to work directly with victims of domestic and sexual violence providing crisis intervention, case management, and safety planning. Students may also assist with fundraising and other projects as requested. Students must be confident self-starters able to take direction and work both independently and as part of a team. Basic computer skills preferred but not required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. All majors are welcome to apply, position best suited for Criminal Justice and Social Work majors.
Wonderfeet Kids' Museum - Rutland, VT - The museum is a non-profit children’s museum that provides a place for families to learn and play together. They offer educational programs to schools, daycares/preschools, general public and the Boys & Girls’ Club.
Internship Title: Marketing and PR
General Description: Help with the redesign of the Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum website.
Potential Duties and Necessary Skills:
* Research other children’s museum websites
* Some graphic design experience
* Data entry skills
* Develop a clean and modern website (including ecommerce through Paypal)
* Excellent writing and communication skills
* Knowledge Word Press and other development tools such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Java Script
Internship Title: Education Intern
General Description: Assist with the development and implementation of educational programs
and experiences for the museum.
* Some education courses completed and familiar with levels of child development
* Good computer and writing skills
* Feel comfortable leading/teaching programs to pre-k through second grade
* Have good people skills
* Understand evaluation tools and how to use them
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum - Development Associate - Vergennes, VT - The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a non-profit whose mission is to preserve and share the heritage of the Lake Champlain region by connecting its past, present and future and creating a unique maritime pathway to inspire public school students and others to greater achievement. Development intern will assist with annual and capital campaigns, donor research, writing grant proposals, data entry, event preparation, corporate sponsorships, special projects, etc. Intern must have good communications and writing ability, marketing and advertising experience, familiarity with databases, comfortable around people, team-player, interest/passion for all things nautical — boats, archaeology, environmental — and a capacity as a problem solver.
Enterprise Rent-a-Car - Management Training Internship - Multiple Locations - Interns play an integral role in the success of Enterprise and are a comprehensive introduction to their Management Training Program. For a college student, real-world professional business experience can put you above the rest when you enter the job market. Interns go at a highly energized pace. From day one as a paid intern with Enterprise, you'll learn what it takes to run a successful business and acquire highly marketable skills and experience pertaining to every aspect of operating a business. And it's learning by doing, not by getting coffee or filing all day. College interns take on the same challenges as their first and second year full-time professionals. It's a team-based environment where the Enterprise employees are supportive and fun.
When you join the Sales Management Internship Program, you'll acquire highly marketable skills and experience pertaining to every aspect of running a successful business. You'll soon discover that every day is different, because it is filled with so many new, exciting, rewarding and often unexpected challenges. There is one consistent aspect, however - everyday, you'll learn more about sales/marketing, customer service, business management, and administrative skills than you ever thought possible.
At Enterprise, you won't be a glorified gopher getting coffee or filing all day. Interns go at the same energized pace and take on the same challenges and responsibilities as our Management Trainees. Not only is it a paid internship program, but interns may also be eligible for performance incentives and employee referral rewards. The business training you'll receive will be an amazing jumpstart to your career.
*Must be graduating May of 2017
*Must be at least 18 years old.
*Must have valid drivers license
*Must be authorized to work in the United States
Rutland City Police Department - Crime Analyst Intern – Rutland, VT - Project Vision Crime Safety Committee – Burglary reduction, collect, collate, manipulate, analyze burglary data. Intern will look for trends, MO’s, victim, and determine reduction actions based on data. They will present findings to command staff, line supervisors, and public. Senior Criminal Justice/Psychology/Statistic majors with exceptional Microsoft office skills. Understanding of victimology, criminology aspects a plus, but not necessary.
Senior Circuit, LLC - Pittsford, VT - Accounting/Administrative Assistant Intern – Senior Circuit offers private computer and technology lessons, to give seniors an opportunity to express your interests and needs in the relaxed setting of your own homes. They provide personalize lessons around these interests and suggest ways to explore these interests using their computer or other technology. Senior Circuit is looking for a knowledgeable intern to assist them with entering transactions into accounting software and CRM called Batchbooks. Proficiency in QuickBooks online, data entry, basic accounting principles and general typing ability. Work can be done remotely. No need to be at business site on a daily basis.
Funky Wrap (Funkywrap.com) - Rutland, VT - Marketing/Social Media Intern - These Wraps enable the wearer to carry essentials, including cash, credit card, ID, phone, and/or passport. The product has been tested for high/low impact uses and endorsed to go the distance. It has been worn comfortably, for 26.2 miles by numerous subjects, in marathons. It can also be used for errands, traveling, a night out, walking, running, hiking, and/or biking.
The inventor of this product is seeking a person with a strong understanding of the most current forms of social media and whom is confident navigating to these mediums to advertise her products. The purpose of this internship is to help the inventor generate further interest in her products and to diversify her consumer market including customer ages, varied backgrounds, and a multitude of leisure/sporting interests.
The person best suited to join forces with her should be energetic, forthcoming with input/ideas, and MUST have a sense of humor.
Midway Oil/Donuts of Rutland - Rutland, VT - Marketing and Management Intern - Midway Oil Corporation and Donuts of Rutland has an exciting Internship opportunity focusing on Marketing and Business Management. You’ll gain valuable work experience from two different industries in many disciplines including Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing and Business Operations.
* Manage and maintain social media websites
* Develop and implement marketing strategies for both companies.
* Learn internal operations, including but not limited to accounting, event planning, finance, human resources, payroll, marketing, relationship building, customer service, sales, daily operations, etc.
* Identify areas for process improvement
* Make recommendations to leadership for streamlining systems and processes
* Research and implement solutions for enhanced efficiency
* Provide general administration assistance and support
* Training and development of staff
* Sales building, merchandising and financial and inventory management.
* Project management responsibilities
* Other administrative and business management tasks as assigned
* Business or Marketing Major
* Proficient in Microsoft Office and Social Media
* Self-starter with a desire to learn and apply your own expertise.
* Excellent communication skills
Middlebury Fitness – Middlebury, VT – Health and Fitness Intern - Middlebury Fitness is a community wellness center located in Middlebury, VT. As a full service health and fitness facility we offer a wide variety of cardiovascular machines, free weights, a 12 piece Cybex Strength Circuit, TRX suspension training and more.
QUALIFICATIONS: Degree seeking student majoring in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, etc.
SKILLS REQUIRED: Fitness experience, computer skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, team player.
JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:
• Assisting in program development to include coordination of new programs and/or classes
• Conduct body composition tests and general fitness assessments with members.
• Assist in the development of corporate wellness partners.
• Aiding in member retention though phone calls and emails to members that we haven’t seen in the facility recently.
• Shadowing of Certified Personal Trainers and/ Group Fitness Instructors. Provide assistance if and/or when appropriate.
• Engaging members in routine conversations with a focus on their exercise and nutrition programs.
• Promotion of facility including effective newspaper ad design, development of flyers, social media campaigns, etc.
• Develop a working knowledge of effective membership sales techniques.
• Provide equipment orientations and fitness training to membership. Personal Training possible with appropriate experience and/or certification.
• Instruction of group fitness classes such as, circuit training, balance and flexibility, strength training, senior fitness, etc.
• Routine equipment maintenance inspections.
• Complete routine inventory of equipment and supplies.
• Conducting tours of facility with prospective members.
• Assist managers with membership record keeping.
• General cleaning of facility to include (but not limited to) workout floors, locker rooms, group fitness studios and tanning rooms.
• Any other duties as assigned
BROC - Community Action in Southern Vermont - Rutland, VT - BROC is an anti-poverty agency offering a broad scope of programs, services and opportunities to help move low-income people from crisis to stability to self-sufficiency throughout Rutland and Bennington Counties. BROC is looking for to fill two opportunities:
Agency Canvasing Intern - Looking for students interested in helping with collecting signatures from residents of certain towns by going door to door in order to put BROC’s name on the yearly town ballot in order to be voted on to receive appropriations. These appropriations supplement other funding for direct service to clients and they are fully discretionary. Intern must be someone who likes to talk with people, and training and information will be provided by BROC. This activity is preferably done in teams of two. Castleton happens to be one of the towns that they need signatures from in the amount of 150 names of registered voters. This is not convincing someone to vote for BROC, merely getting our name on the town ballot.
Development Assistant Intern - Looking for help to design an e-newsletter for the agency, give input to marketing plan and keep social media and website up to date. Communications, marketing, any other related majors.
Pure Water for the World - Rutland, VT - Online Marketing Communications Intern - Pure Water for the World is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Rutland, Vermont. Their mission is to improve the health and livelihood of children and families in the developing world by partnering with communities to establish safe water solutions. They work with the most underserved communities, in Latin America and Haiti, to eliminate the suffering, struggle and death caused by consuming contaminated water and using unsafe hygiene practices. Their safe water solutions include a combination of sustainable water filtration and sanitation systems, along with essential hygiene education. Visit www.purewaterfortheworld.org for more information.
The Online Marketing Communications Intern will support the Program Director and marketing team with all aspects of online marketing, including (but not limited to): social media, email marketing, database management and fundraising.
Vivacious Mama - Rutland, VT - Marketing/Sales/Advertising Intern - This local health, fitness, and wellness business is looking for a qualified intern to join their marketing/advertising team. They are a personal brand, service business with a lot of heart, and seek an intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns. This intern should be prepared to work in the wide virtual world of health coaching, on local projects, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing. Intern will have the opportunity to do many of their working hours from home.
o Assist in the creation of flyers, brochures, e-mail campaigns, on line promotion, etc.
o Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials
o Assist with fulfillment of marketing offers
o Assist with execution of local and virtual marketing events such as workshops and webinars
o Perform analysis of marketing and sales data
o Seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline
o Prepare presentations
o Enter contact information into contact management systems
o Provide support to social media efforts
o Maintain tracking report of public relations activities
Boys and Girls Club of Rutland County (Hickory Street) - Rutland, VT - The purpose of the Boys & Girls Club is to promote the social, educational, health, leadership and character development of boys and girls during critical periods of their growth -- To inspire and enable all young people between the ages of 6 and 18 years old, especially those most in need, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
The B&G Club would love to have interns coming in to develop classes in the following areas:
· Exercise Club - Have Castleton Students start and exercise club for members. You don’t have to go to the gym to get fit. Yoga teacher desperately needed.
· Basic Read - Help members develop stronger reading and writing skills.
· Math Club - Show the practical aspects of math after a flushing toilet is a math experiment.
· Science Club - How making bottle rockets is Rocket Science even though you only have baking soda. Science and the world how it all connects.
BAYADA Hospice - Rutland, VT - BAYADA Hospice has a special purpose - to help people with advanced illness and at end-of-life have comfort, independence, and dignity. There are many ways interns can work with BAYADA Hospice - in a patient's home, in the office, or in the community - and make a positive difference in someone's life. Intern duties include:
· light meal preparation
· routine errands
· patient visits (reading, letter writing, companionship)
· light housekeeping