Spring 2023 Marketing Intern

Ascend Indiana (Ascend) is a fast-growing nonprofit on a mission to address Indiana’s workforce misalignment. Ascend’s vision is for Indiana to be a place of economic opportunity for all. An initiative of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Ascend collaborates with corporate, education, philanthropic, and community partners, and is well-positioned to play a leadership role in addressing Indiana’s workforce challenges.

The Marketing Intern will help further Ascend’s vision by designing collateral, writing content for the website and social media channels, researching marketing trends, analyzing data to measure progress, and supporting Ascend’s ongoing marketing and communications efforts as needed. Finally, the Marketing Intern will support the Director of Marketing and Creative Brand Manager on high priority projects as assigned.

To be successful in this role you must be...

Excited by the opportunity to create engaging collateral materials.

  • You design collateral that upholds Ascend’s brand standards using Adobe Suite tools.
  • You implement good uses of hierarchy, contrast, and positive and negative space into collateral pieces.

Interested in developing innovative and engaging content to support Ascend’s marketing and communications efforts on its website and social media platforms.

  • You research and develop ideas for content to increase traffic via Ascend’s website (ex: blogs, articles, etc.).
  • You research and develop ideas for content to increase engagement via Ascend’s social channels including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
  • You track and manage social media engagement.
  • You support additional content creation for communications and marketing activities as needed.

Eager to research the latest marketing trends and apply them to Ascend’s brand.

  • You research the latest trends in marketing and develop ideas of how to implement your findings into collateral materials across all mediums.
  • You ask thoughtful questions and take thorough notes in your research.

Able to successfully manage progress and track progress towards goals

  • You create memos and training materials to assist team members, including processes, how-to guides, and other important information.
  • You manage and report against daily and weekly goals, priorities, and objectives to the Director of Marketing.
  • You provide additional support to the Director of Marketing & Creative Brand Manager as needed.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution with 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, research, and project management skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud preferred.
  • A detail-oriented self-starter who can be given a need or objective, break it down into executable pieces, identify questions that need to be asked, gather priorities and requirements, set and manage to milestones, and then execute effectively.
  • Track record of successfully working collaboratively.
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite preferred.

Details

  • Manager: Director of Marketing, Ascend Indiana
  • Office location: 16 Tech Innovation District with hybrid work, in office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays each week.
  • Required internship hours: up to 15 hours per week
  • Pay rate: $15 / hour
  • Time period: January 2023 – April 2023
  • Travel: Limited

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to careers@ascendindiana.com


CICP grants equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, disability, age, national origin, military service obligations, veteran status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. CICP provides equal opportunity in wages, promotions, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to careers@ascendindiana.com or 317.464.5412.

Responsibilities for this role include interacting with student personally identifiable information (PII). As a condition of access, you are responsible for taking steps to protect the confidentiality of student PII in both electronic and physical form. All responsibilities relating to student PII must be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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