Intern Job Description

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

COMPANY PROFILE: Start-Thinking, LLC, is a marketing, advertising and public
relations firm headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. We emphasize a strategic and
integrated approach to communications planning and implementation and rely
heavily on social media and rich media to keep brands top of mind. In addition to
providing all the services expected of a full-service agency, we offer custom web
application development, and special events and experiences.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Start-Thinking internship for fall
2010 will be focused on promoting the agency, with additional responsibilities in
these areas:

CLIENT SERVICE
• Works within confines of approved written plans of activities
• Maintains good will with contacts and builds productive agency/client
relationships
• Participates in internal and external meetings
• Reads and studies publications and information relating to communication
practice

ACCOUNT COORDINATION
• Adapts to changes in plans as necessary to produce results
• Keeps supervisor and other relevant team members updated on current status of
assigned projects
• Ensures all work is complete
• Establishes strong personal rapport with clients and vendors

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supports and follows Start-Thinking management systems; reads, knows and
follows procedures outlines in the Policy & Procedures, Style Guide and Visual
Standards manuals
• Provides ideas and suggestions to management regarding the development and
growth of Start-Thinking
• Takes initiative
• Maintains positive employer/employee relationship
• Meets or exceeds internship goals and objectives

REQUIRED WORKPLACE SKILLS: Microsoft Office, familiarity with social media,
high comfort level using the telephone

TENTATIVE WORK SCHEDULE: flexible but prefer 4-hour increments; our office
hours are 8am-6pm M-TH and 8am-3pm on Fridays.

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A little about our intern program:

Our office is located in Old Town, a fun neighborhood with lots to do within an easy walk of the office. Our office is a smoke-free environment, we have a recycling program and a company bike that can be used for errands, meetings and recreation. We have high standards for our work but function in a very relaxed environment that is fast-paced and at times chaotic. Our office hours are 8-6 M-Th and 8-3 on Fridays.

* internships at Start-Thinking are unpaid
* Start-Thinking encourages professional networking and will cover the cost of business lunches and other professional development opportunities you may participate in (when meeting with clients or when attending a professional meeting) when approved in advance
* interns work 16 – 20 hours weekly (typically 4 half-days or 2 full-days and one half day)
* interns develop learning objectives to help define their experience at Start-Thinking
* enrollment in a co-op or internship program of a college or university is required
* interns are expected to write a minimum of one blog a week
* interns are required to make a presentation to the team during a staff meeting or team retreat (usually a recap of a workshop or learning opportunity or of a recent magazine or journal entry)
* interns participate in a weekly Intern Learn that is led by one of our team

This fall we anticipate an emphasis on the following: agency PR, new business planning, research on local non-profit organizations to support formation of strategic communication plans), event planning and execution (Feld Entertainment, Smithsonian magazine Museum Day, Bike Wichita), writing and reporting (case studies), photo and video editing, website updating, miscellaneous tasks relating to PRSA, PRSA Kansas, AdFed Wichita and Wichita AMA.

If you’re interested in this terrifical opportunity, please send your resume and your responses to these 20 questions to Kristen Klucas at kristen.klucas@start-thinking.com, who will then be in touch in the near term to arrange a time to meet.

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