The person in this role will assist our Program & Event Coordinator with organizing and promoting events and programs at Cowork Frederick, such as our Artist of the Month Program, Frederick Artists Night, Cotivation Day, and our Brain Boost series. The emphasis of this internship is strengthening marketing, as well as planning, organizing, and communication skills. You’ll wear a lot of hats and gain well-rounded experience.
To be successful, you’ll need a solid understanding of Cowork Frederick and our target audience, so your first week will be spent becoming familiar with Cowork Frederick’s branding and communication style to write in our “voice”, and how to use the tools you’ll need. You’ll then start generating content that, after being reviewed and edited, will be published. You’ll get direct feedback on all your work so you can perfect it over time.
NOTE: this internship is for class credit only
Targeted majors: Business, Marketing, Communications
Tools you’ll use: Canva, Mailchimp, MS Word or Google Docs, Slack, Socialbee
Time commitment: 120 hours, typically as 10 hours a week for 12 weeks (negotiable)
- Design and create event posters
- Hang posters at designated locations around downtown Frederick
- Create event-related social media content
- Schedule social media posts using Socialbee
- Write press releases and blog posts for events and programs
- Assist with event setup and, schedule allowing, work some events
- Update our sidewalk sign weekly with upcoming event information
- Assist with routine operational tasks (restocking soft drinks, taking out trash, etc.)
- Provide a weekly status report of activities and progress toward goals
- Other tasks as assigned (related to event planning and promotion)
- Attitude – We have “playground rules”, like being considerate, to which all interns must adhere. In addition, we want you to approach your internship with integrity, leadership and a can-do attitude.
- Laptop – Everyone at Cowork Frederick uses their own computers, so you’ll need to bring a laptop you can use for your work. We’ll give you access to our network, software, and the files you need.
- Prerequisite Skills – You must have basic computer and good communication skills, be able to work independently (once given direction), and effectively manage your time to complete tasks.
- Parking – We do not have dedicated parking. There are two parking garages within a block of our location. That said, we encourage walking, biking, car-pooling, and taking public transportation.
- Work schedule – We’ll work with you to agree on a work schedule, then expect you to adhere to it. Timely arrival for work is essential, as is completing the full internship term.
Let us know which internship position you want and why. Be prepared to provide us with a copy of your college transcript or high school grade sheet and a resume.