Unpaid RedPeg Internship Program; Alexandria, VA (Summer 2010)

RedPeg Marketing, an experiential marketing agency located in Old Town Alexandria, is seeking motivated college students to participate in its unique and competitive internship program.

RedPeg Marketing is an award-winning company that makes annual appearances on Promo magazine’s list of top 100 agencies. Creating engaging brand experiences that touch people on a personal level is what we do best. We specialize in helping our clients build long, lasting and meaningful relationship with the target consumers. Our numerous Fortune 500 clients only begin to attest to our level of expertise and impact. 

We are an agency that believes in the concept of working hard and playing hard. We pride ourselves in drawing the best and brightest to fuel. Great ideas are achieved by passion, teamwork and collaboration. We do not only think outside the box; we reinvent the box.

Our internship program offers valuable, hands-on, professional experience that few others can offer. High levels of organization, detail-orientation and multitasking abilities are required to succeed in this fast paced environment. We ask that applicants have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and be willing to adapt to a Macintosh set up. 

Program Attributes

Mentorship Program – We believe that our internship program should actually be called a mentorship program.  We believe in helping our interns grow professionally in terms of practical skill sets and business etiquette.

Weekly Meetings/Brown-Bag Lunches – Every week, interns have a weekly meeting to discuss key learnings and challenges.  During the meeting, there are Brown Bag sessions with someone from the company. Those individuals will train interns on the experiential marketing industry, the marketing industry as a whole, basic benefits information, and resume development, just to give a few examples.

Intern Project – Every intern class gets a new and exciting project that is all your own. It is up to you to come up with ideas in brainstorming sessions and decide what direction it goes in. Eventually, interns will all present it to the members of the company.

Tours and Programs – If a program comes to the area there’s a chance you’ll be invited to come see whatever it may be, from a promotional tour bus to a fundraiser down town. 

How to Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and writing sample to:


Please state which position(s) you are applying for in your cover letter (descriptions are later in this posting).  Writing sample is not required for Accounting & Finance, Venues & Sponsorship and Production positions.

If selected, phone interviews will be scheduled on a rolling-basis. Our second round will consist of in-house interviews. If you cannot come to the area, interviews over Skype or a subsequent phone interview will be scheduled.

For students studying abroad but interested in a summer internship:
You are still encouraged to apply. We will conduct interviews (both rounds if applicable) over Skype. Make sure to indicate what all days and times (in Eastern Standard Time) you are available for interviews.

We will be taking applications until 6pm 3/31/10 for the summer internship and 4/16/10 for the fall internship. We hope to make decisions our decision a month from the resume due date.

Position Availability

Talent Management – Learn how to recruit, hire and interact with field employees from across the country. Work closely with Account Teams to fulfill employee requirements for projects. Daily tasks include but are not limited to:
–     Recruitment postings
–     Screening, interviewing and scheduling
–     Database Management
–     Human Resources Management

Business Development – If you are a business guru and want to understand the value of pitching new business to a client, researching client needs and more, this position is for you. Daily tasks include but are not limited to:
–     Writing pitches and presentations
–     Brainstorming
–     Client research

Accounting & Finance – You will learn the ins and outs of Accounting including general ledgers, AP/AR, bank reconciliations and more. MUST BE proficient in Microsoft Excel. Daily tasks include but are not limited to:
–     A/P and A/R coordination
–     Journal entries
–     Reconciliations

Client Service – If you have ever wondered what it takes to plan an event from the beginning to the end, including managing employees/volunteers, identifying vendors and more, this position is for you. Learn how to manage the logistics of a promotional event. Daily tasks include but are not limited to:
–     Market and event research
–     Compiling recap data for client presentations
–     Coordinating logistics with the client and field teams

Venues & Sponsorships – If the idea of researching, negotiating, and contracting large scale events sounds exciting to you, look no further. You will work closely with our Client Services and Business Development teams as well as event organizers to meet our clients’ specific needs.  Daily tasks include but are not limited to:
–     Market and event research
–     Event negotiations
–     Database management

Production – If you have ever wondered what it takes to produce large scale event sets of all types, RedPeg Marketing’s production department internship is for you. Learn about behind-the-scene logistics of experiential marketing campaign. You will work closely with Client Service, Business Development and Create teams as well as vendors to meet the needs of our clients.  Daily tasks include but are not limited aiding production department staff members:
–     Research latest technology trends
–     Manage event element inventory
–     Pricing production elements
–     Assessing logistics feasibility
–     Managing program calendar
–     Managing fleet/DOT 

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