Internship with Dragon360

Dragon360 is searching for a strategic and creative Business Development + Marketing Intern.

Intern will gain valuable experience working with top marketers and brands with no coffee runs or lame work that wastes your time (and talent). In this internship, you’ll help shape, grow, support, and execute marketing communications and sales strategies alongside the Head of Brand Strategy, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other senior team members, including the CEO.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Working alongside the Head of Brand Strategy to help develop, maintain, and execute against Dragon360’s editorial calendar and marketing plan
  • Social media content ideation, creation, and coordination.
  • Developing an ability to flex between the creative and analytical sides of marketing, better understanding what performs well through reporting and distilling insights to help inform our strategy and goals.
  • Proactively monitoring social media and industry news for trending topics and timely engagement opportunities.
  • Creating targeted media lists for press outreach; helping write pitches or releases
  • Conducting actionable, strategic research to help with new business pitches: exploring audiences, market trends, competitors, partners, and more.
  • Translating unearthed insights into actionable plans or recommendations for the agency
  • Writing and optimizing blog posts
  • Supporting live events and workshops as needed
  • Researching and identifying speaking and thought leadership opportunities for executives
  • Presenting a weekly digest of important industry news or developments, notable trends within target verticals, and any interesting social media or other content from competitors to help shape best practices and spark new ideas.

Requirements:

  • Formal education in PR/Communications,, Marketing, Advertising, or a related major
  • Currently in your junior year or above
  • Must be able to work on-site in our office in Kingston, NY for at least 3 full days a week
  • Interest in agency life and digital marketing with an eye for design and ear for copy
  • Eagerness to learn, comfortable taking initiative, and open to working collaboratively
  • Experience creating, editing, and publishing photo and video content to social media platforms. Using Hootsuite, Over, Later, and similar tools to create and schedule posts is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to write persuasively while adhering to AP style and our agency house style. Penchant for the Oxford comma a plus.
  • Strong ability to prioritize, organize, and manage your own time as you consistently meet deadlines and pivot as needs shift.
  • Crucial soft skills including critical thinking and problem-solving, positivity, leadership, a fierce work ethic, and teamwork
  • Work with Google Suite (Docs, Drive, etc), MS Office, etc. Bonus points if you can use Adobe Creative Suite, and Asana or project management software.

Dragon360 ignites brands. We help our partners—some of the largest companies in the world—solve core business challenges with our people-first approach: unearthing insight, crafting opportunity, and igniting change. Fiercely independent since 2007, Dragon360 has evolved into a full-service digital marketing agency with team members around the world and headquarters in historic Kingston, NY.

To apply:

Send your resume, two writing samples or projects you’re most proud of, and three ideas around how we could improve our social or content game to careers@dragon360.com.

Summer Internship With Energize NY

Energize NY is looking for two interns for the summer. Interns will be in charge of “Clean Energy Outreach.”

Energize NY, or Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC), is a New York State non-profit, local development corporation that operates EIC OPEN C-PACE for the benefit of its member municipalities, which include counties and cities across New York State, as well as towns in Westchester County.

To get more information and to apply, email Carolyn at Carolync@energizeny.org

Energize NY

Summer and Fall Internships at Breast Cancer Options Inc.

Breast Cancer Options is looking for one intern for summer and one intern for fall.

This internship involves all aspects of PR including media, PR online, flyers and brochures, event planning and organization, etc.

The internship involves the following duties:
-Advertising-plan approach, identify prospects, solicit ads for event program
-Press release
-News articles
-PSA radio/TV
-Community calendars- print/online. Local, regional and national.

To apply, email Hope Nemiroff at hopenemiroff@yahoo.com.

Breast Cancer Options inc.

Org Comm and Interpersonal Comm Majors Should Take Research Methods Courses to Prepare for Senior Seminars

The Department of Communication offers two research methods courses (see below) that play a crucial role in preparing students for the subsequent 400-level seminar courses, CMM454 Organizational Communication Seminar or CMM455 Interpersonal Communication Seminar. For this reason, the Department strongly recommends you take one of them instead of CMM353 Persuasion & Social Influence prior to the semester when you take your senior seminar. 

Both methods courses, CMM352 Qualitative Communication Research Methods and CMM354 Quantitative Research Methods, help students become critical consumers of data and scholarly research as well as become familiar with techniques for how to design original research. Broadly speaking, CMM354 focuses on types of research and techniques that result in numbers-oriented data (e.g., surveys, experiments), while CMM352 focuses on types of research and techniques that lead to more context-centered data (e.g., observation, focus groups). Please don’t let the words “research methods” scare you! In the information age, being able to manage and analyze data are skills increasingly sought by employers from a wide range of communication-related industries and professions. 

In sum, these two research methods courses play a crucial role in preparing Interpersonal/Intercultural and Organizational Comm. students for their later 400-level senior seminar. Again, we strongly suggest taking one of the methods classes in place of CMM 353 Persuasion & Social Influence to make sure you are best prepared for success in the senior seminars. 

 

Fall Internships at Historic Huguenot Street

Fall internship opportunity with Historic Huguenot Street.

Interns will assist the Communications & Marketing Coordinator with a variety of tasks that include but are not limited to advertising, marketing, public relations, graphic design, and social media.

Candidates should be pursuing a degree in a related field; marketing, communications, digital media, etc. Communication and computer skills required. Graphic design skills, an interest in history, and/or experience working for a non-profit organization preferred.

Send your resume, a letter of interest, and completed application to Kara Augustine, Director of Public Programming, at kara@huguenotstreet.org.

Struggling With Quarantine or Online Learning? Here are Some Resources

We recognize that this is a time of unbelievable stress and uncertainty. If you are struggling with mental health or with the transition to online learning, check out some of these resources that may be able to help you.

Counseling Center: The SUNY New Paltz Psychological Counseling Center can be reached at 845-257-2920 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tele-counseling services. After business hours, students on campus experiencing a mental health crisis should call the University Police at 845-257-2222 for access to the PCC emergency counselor.

New York State has also set up a COVID-19 mental health hotline, staffed with over 6,000 mental health professionals, that you can access to get online or by phone therapy to cope with the stress, anxiety, isolation, etc.  Call the hotline at 1-844-863-9314.

See Ulster County’s entire list of resources at https://ulstercountyny.gov/health/health-mental-health

For a complete list of resources to help with online learning during COVID-19, visit SUNY’s page here: https://innovate.suny.edu/covid19/

For free tutoring sessions for SUNY New Paltz students, from  7 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sunday – Thursday until May 7, visit https://sites.newpaltz.edu/news/2020/03/star-ny-online-tutoring/

For a list of FAQs, visit the SUNY New Paltz website at https://www.newpaltz.edu/coronavirus-info/frequently-asked-questions/

New York State Coronavirus health hotline:
Call 888-364-3065 for concerns with travel or symptoms.

We hope these resources will help you during this hard time. If you are struggling in any of your classes, reach out to your professors. If you are struggling with mental health, please visit these resources to get the help you need.

Spirit of Resilience Summer and Fall Internships

Spirit of Resilience has 3-5 internship opportunities for summer and fall.

This internship is for students with a passion for Earth care, social justice and promoting a new paradigm for living on Earth.

Interns work with staff and community stakeholders to complete segments of Spirit of Resilience. They develop promotional strategies with well defined goals to help Spirit of Resilience build a mailing list, engage digital conversations and invite speaking engagements. Production Assistants effectively interact with Technical Assistants using archived and original recordings, to create sound drops of various lengths for use in show segments and promotions.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to Rev Dele at spiritofresilience@gmail.com.
Applicants should identify which skill set they bring to the table (sound engineers, social media managers, website managers, etc.). You will receive a work culture statement if accepted for an interview.

Multiple Summer and Fall Internships at Woodstock Film Festival

The Woodstock Film Festival has internships available for more than 5 interns in the summer and fall.

They have both Press/Marketing and Operations Internships. General experience includes database management, film entry screening evaluations, fundraising, public relations and press, community outreach, production coordination, event planning, equipment optimizing/organization and more. Of course, the internship will be custom tailored depending on the intern’s individual experience and skills.

Applicants with extensive knowledge of relevant software systems will be able to expand upon their experience editing web pages, doing design layout, organizing files, editing photo and video, and much more. Some programs that we use include InDesign, Photoshop, Squarespace, Illustrator, Lightroom, Automator, Final Cut Pro, FileMaker and more. Interns will have many opportunities to meet and network with well-connected and up-and-coming industry members while enjoying responsibility in a fast-paced and team-based environment.

Apply through this link: https://forms.gle/V6XwH4tQaAij7Xde9

This internship is offered every semester.

Use LinkedIn Learning to Refresh or Learn New Skills

We’d like to remind students about a very helpful resource that can be useful during online learning: LinkedIn Learning. Every student has access to LinkedIn Learning through my.newpaltz.edu. It is a treasure trove of helpful videos on professional skills, from balancing work and life, to magazine design, and more.

To access LinkedIn Learning, go to my.newpaltz.edu, and under “General,” click “LinkedIn Learning.”