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Looking to beef up your resume? Hoping to land a fun internship with great opportunities? Interested in working from home?

Uptown Liz wants you.


Your work will be seen by over 30,000 people a month from all over the world.

We are in contact with media, CEOs, marketing/PR professionals and nonprofits of the largest organizations in the country.

Company Description:

Founded: July 2007

Uptown Liz, created in memory of Elizabeth "Liz" Overturf (the founder's sister) who died from breast cancer at 28 years old, was founded to promote products from companies whose proceeds directly give back to charitable organizations. You can shop this one-of-a-kind Web site by charitable cause or product category, with the knowledge that every time you link to a company and make a purchase, you are making a difference. Our mission is to build a bridge between compassionate consumers and concerned companies in order to improve the world around us.

To read more about the company, go to our About Us page.

Company Highlights:

Unique visitors per month: 32,000
General hits per month: 250,000-300,000
Web site Google rank: 4
Blog Google rank: 5
Unique inbound links: approx. 500
Press: over 50 press mentions, including TV and magazines (FOX News, BusinessWeek, Lucky, etc.)

The company received national press three weeks after its inception in 2007.
The story of Liz and the company appeared in the FranklinCovey GALS planners in 2008.
The company, along with their retailers, raised thousands of dollars for a breast cancer charity in 2007.
The company has worked with retailers to create products in Liz's memory that raise money for charity.
The company's founder appeared on a business panel for a Microsoft conference in 2008.

Job Description:

Start date: Immediately
Hours: 10-20 flexible hours per week
Pay: This is an unpaid internship, but will go toward college credit, pending approval from the school and applicable department.
Location: Telecommuting (interns can work from home).

Requirements:

1. In college working toward a business, marketing or communications degree.
2. Have a program at school that allows internships to count toward college credit.
3. Have access to a computer and printer.
4. Have excellent communication skills - written and verbal.
5. Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel.
6. Be a motivated, self-starter and quick learner that can meet deadlines and needs little supervision.
7. Be passionate about entrepreneurship, community service and people.

Duties (but not limited to):

1. Manage company blog - researching and writing blog entries which will involve celebrity, company and nonprofit research.
2. Product research - this will involve online and magazine research and contacting the companies directly.
3. Media - write press releases, research opportunities and contact media directly.
4. Social Marketing - manage Facebook page, Twitter and other social marketing outlets.
5. Advertising - research potential advertisers and develop/manage advertising campaigns.
6. SEO - maximize company presence in major search engines.
7. Affiliate Program - set up affiliate programs when applicable.

Application Process:

1. Please e-mail the following to info@uptownliz.com, and put "Intern" in the subject line.

  • Resume
  • 2 recent writing samples
  • 3 professional references
  • Brief explanation of why you would be a great intern for our company.

2. If interested, we will contact you for an interview.

Testimonials:

I absolutely love Uptown Liz and Ramona! Working for Uptown was the best learning experience I had in college. After the internship, I felt more confident in my writing ability, my professionalism, and my skills as a marketer. Ramona is a wonderful teacher and really gave me the freedom to pursue my passions, and the direction to be successful. I learned valuable skills in social networking, public relations, marketing, and the non-profit sector. The internship was a valuable addition to my education, and the experience helped me earn a full time position after graduation. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. - Bethany Bowen, Texas A&M University

Working for Uptown Liz, taught me more than just the ins and outs of marketing and writing. Working for Uptown Liz inspired me to find a career that I was truly passionate about and to strive to find a job where I could do something that I loved and make a difference. I left the internship with the writing skills to land myself a communication job and with the understanding of how to make an online company run. I enjoyed the responsibility Ramona gave me throughout the internship, knowing that what I was doing was having a tangible impact on her company and those that it reached. - Roslynn Fitch, Texas A&M University

It has truly been such an honor to have interned with Uptown Liz! I have learned so much that has helped me later in my classes and also with other internships and work experience. I also talked about my internship in almost every interview I went on for a job after graduation! I really enjoyed being able to have such a personal role with the business and give my input. I absoultey loved being on the lookout for new products, trends, events, or promotions that believed in the same cause as Uptown Liz: giving back to charity and building a better tomorrow. By interning with Uptown Liz, I have been able to truly put my education to the test and learn what it means to run a business and become a successful businesswoman. Uptown Liz is amazing!!! - Melissa Long, Texas A&M University

I had a wonderful experience working for Ramona and Uptown Liz. There are a lot of responsibilities, but they help you to learn and grow as a professional. Ramona is a wonderful supervisor, she wants you to get the most out of your experience and is very encouraging. Most of all, you're working for a great cause! I definitely recommend this internship to anyone interested in marketing and public relations. - Rose Provine, California State University, Sacramento




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