Internships

We need high energy people to help us achieve our vision to create and sustain a prosperous and diverse business community.

Available Internships

Business Development Internship: Gain experience in a fast-paced sales environment, learn about how companies make location decisions, contribute to high wage job creation in the Orlando region.

Interns may be responsible for, but not limited to:
  • Assisting staff with day to day operations, including assistance in the preparation of reports, correspondence and materials
  • Conducting research on industries, markets and companies
  • Developing bios and background papers for the Business Development team
  • Helping develop the business case for companies seeking to expand in our market
  • Ensuring an adequate supply of sales kits, promotional materials and gifts
  • Assisting staff with various administrative support, including data entry and filing
  • Meeting set up & break down
  • Advantages of the internship include:
  • Learning about the Orlando region and private sector businesses in our region
  • Increasing familiarity with a broad array of industry sectors
  • Gaining experience in time management and handling multiple priorities
  • Contributing to the success of a fast-paced sales organization
  • Opportunities for job contacts
Requirements: This position is open to individuals at least 18 years of age who are currently enrolled in college in good academic standing. Strong writing and communication skills; high PC aptitude (MS Word and Excel); excellent organizational skills and a "can do" attitude; willing to work flexible hours to meet the demands of the department.
 
We are currently accepting applications for the business development unpaid internship position for a period of four to six months (20-25 hours a week).

Ideally business development would prefer a long-term intern willing to commit to a 6-month period with the ability to renew, subject to review. Internships can be utilized for academic credit. The student is responsible for obtaining permission to receive academic credit from their university.
 
Please forward resume and letter of interest to: heather.shubirg@orlando.org



Marketing & Communications Internship (Spring 2019 Semester): Intern works directly with the Marketing and Communications department on all aspects of the organization’s communications projects. This includes activities such as:
  • Composing news releases, media alerts and researching publicity opportunities
  • Writing stories for the blog
  • Developing cases studies on business development projects
  • Assisting with media plans and pitching to external communications outlets
  • Contributing to the organization’s social media platform (Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Designing and editing event specific emails and landing pages
  • Creating weekly internal employee newsletter
  • Assisting with the creation of print and digital marketing collateral
  • Creating in-depth profiles on key reporters and editors
  • Tracking media coverage and compiling monthly metrics

Requirements: The position is open to individuals at least 18 years of age, who are currently enrolled in a university or college as a full-time degree seeking individual. The internship is for class credit. Monetary compensation is not available. Public Relations or Communications-oriented education is preferred; strong understanding of public relations tools; strong writing and communication skills; willingness to manage projects; specifically interested in gaining “real-world” public relations and/or marketing experience; a minimum of one internship already completed; and 15+ hours per week.

Please forward resume and letter of interest to: laureen.martinez@orlando.org