If you’re just starting out as a copywriter but dream of making it a successful career path, you need to build up your strengths in writing for a range of avenues and types of content. Landing your first copywriting job in the marketing department of a company, organization, or marketing agency can be difficult without a robust portfolio and proven experience. To build up your portfolio, an internship is a great place grow your business acumen and polish your writing — to reach a marketable professional level.
The Digital Marketing Division at CMSBC is currently seeking Communications, Journalism, Marketing, and Advertising majors to join our team part-time for a 16-week copywriting internship. A minimum commitment of ten hours per week is required. We are specifically recruiting interns who are interested in learning how to be freelancers in addition to growing their business acumen in a corporate environment.
During their 16-week internship, CMSBC copywriting interns will learn how to market themselves to both formal corporate environments and as freelancers by developing mastery in the following writing styles:
- Text on adverts
- Advertorials online or in magazines
- Product descriptions and category descriptions
- Web content
- Product descriptions
- Blog posts
- Social media
- White papers
- In-depth industry guides
- Jingles and commercials
- Press releases
The ideal candidates will be proficient in both the Google Workspace environment (including competencies in GMail, Google Drive, Google Chat, and Google Calendar) and in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Additional aptitude in graphic design is a plus. Since this is a work-from-home opportunity, some flexibility with your availability to accommodate synchrony with management’s schedules would be appreciated.
We expect you to not only build your business acumen and hireability during this internship by gaining valuable administrative skill sets and learning about workplace interactions, but also by gaining further insight into your professional interests. In addition to your copywriting responsibilities, you will complete various adjunct tasks related to department initiatives, and collaborate with industry experts. These include, and are not limited to, assisting in daily departmental activities, taking part in special projects, and lending a hand with research.
We care about your expectations too. In your cover letter, please address what your expectations are, what you’re looking for in your internship, and your goals for the internship. CMSBC hires interns who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in one of our service sectors, are conscientious, and have a commitment to rigor. We also value the ability to thrive in a team environment, creativity, flexibility, problem-solving abilities, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
CMSBC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally- protected characteristics.