Thanks to Lauren Porat, co-founder of Urban Interns for this insightful guest post regarding the part-time and internship job market. Happy hunting!
It’s late September. Big companies start recruiting for internships in November. But we all know that the market is still ultra-competitive, so now is the time to start your internship hunt. And as the co-founders of Urban Interns, we have a bird’s eye view into this segment of the job market. We’re seeing some really cool opportunities at some amazing small- to mid-sized companies. A small company, or even working directly with an entrepreneur, can be a phenomenal opportunity to gain hands-on experience that you would not otherwise get at a larger company. It looks great on the resume, and can set you up to snag that big-company job come November (if that’s what you’re looking for)!
We’re seeing companies hiring for part-time jobs and internships in the following industries: agencies such as marketing/advertising/design; websites or anyone with an internet presence; event planning; sales/bus dev; nonprofit. These employers are mainly looking for help with the following tasks: PR/marketing; admin tasks like organizing, scheduling & errands; research; email marketing; social media; blogging; help with events. Specifically, below are some of the hottest part-time jobs and internships on Urban Interns right now.
- Office Internship for Dylan’s Candy Bar (NYC): The office Staff Assistant will assist in the organization and maintenance Dylan’s Candy Bar office resources as well as other duties as assigned. Duties: Assist with the staffing of local festivals and events. Assist with the organization and maintenance of the file system. Plan corporate events as assigned. Perform other duties as assigned. Benefits: Excellent experience with many of the projects and people working within DCB. Involvement in a variety of international, national, and local environmental programs and efforts. Participation in fun field days. Experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating programs. Opportunities to contribute to improvement of an education program. College credit, if appropriate. Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship… (read more and login to apply)
- Life Science Startup – Executive Assistant Intern (Boston): Lux Capital is a venture capital firm helping to build lasting businesses around early stage, emerging technologies in the life sciences. Our companies are bringing breakthrough science to market in areas such as vaccine discovery, nanopharmaceuticals, and drug delivery. One of our Boston-area portfolio companies is seeking a part-time executive assistant intern. This individual will gain front-seat exposure to the CEO and other executives working side-by-side with the lead executive assistant at one of Boston’s most exciting venture-backed startups…RESPONSIBILITIES: May include: arranging and budgeting executive travel, legal document management and organization, and preparation of expense reports. As this is a small organization, a successful intern may find themselves getting involved with a variety of other tasks… (read more and login to apply)
- Media Relations Internship (NYC): Trylon SMR is a mid-sized NYC-based PR agency specializing in media/tech accounts. We’re seeking a Fall intern that has familiarity with the media industry and a fair understanding of the tech sector. The intern will support our Account Directors with administrative task completion, media industry research, and possible writing of press releases and pitches. The candidate should have solid writing skills, be comfortable on the telephone, strong internet research skills, and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast paced agency; familiarity with MS Office and strong Internet Skills are a requirement…(read more and login to apply)
A couple of side notes: 1) most jobs are based in NYC and Boston, but as noted in the WSJ recently, about 1/3 of the jobs on the site are virtual so people from all over can apply! 2) note: you must be a registered Urban Intern to apply for these jobs! Click here to register.
Good luck with your search! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback and questions regarding Urban Interns.
Thanks Lauren! And stay-tuned each week for more career tips and advice to help you Soul Search, Research and Job Search your way into your ideal career!