Interships

Community Engagement & Program Intern

As an integral part of the Venture Café Miami team, the Community Engagement & Program Intern is passionate about social impact, community engagement, innovation ecosystem development and aligns with Venture Café Miami’s mission.

Minimum Duration:        Three (3) months, with flexibility.

Internship Hours:         10-30 hours per week- Flexible schedule, remote working options available.

Employment Type:        Unpaid internship

Responsibilities:

  • Support Program Manager in logistical planning and execution of #ThursdayGathering program. Specific responsibilities may include leading or assisting with:
  • Coordinating with programming partners and community organizations to onboard new partners and ensure sessions run smoothly at the #ThursdayGathering ;
  • Leading the ambassador program – recruiting new ambassadors through startup community, universities, high schools; managing ambassador program and coordinating events and socials;
  • Have an eye for design! Develop engaging and attractive communications materials (including social media, impact reports, website updates);
  • Development of content to support signature programs and projects
  • Assist with Program Operations of the #ThursdayGathering which includes: managing Inventory; assist in creating forecasting and inventory management tools; working with local breweries and vendors;  experience in hospitality and event management a huge plus
  • Other responsibilities include: project planning; event organization and facilitation; and working with other team members to execute on tasks and other deliverables

Qualifications:

  • Local Roots-  You have local root in Miami, previous experience engaging with community by organizing events or working with private/public partnership to get things done;  you love this city and want to be part of the tremendous growth that is happening in Miami related to startup/entrepreneurship/innovation and more.
  • Business Savvy & Community Oriented.  You are sharp and have prior business experience. You may have started your own business before or worked for others in the past. You have a passion for community building, diversity and inclusion. You care about education, building skills, and creating a better community for work and play.s
  • Stellar interpersonal skills.  You are a natural connector, a people person, who loves to network and can see the long term connection impact. You have empathy, charisma, professionalism, and you are well spoken. Experience in hospitality, customer service, and sales are highly desirable qualities.
  • Managing Moving Pieces. You are comfortable managing chaos and a million things happening at the same time.  You don’t have to know everything but you have to be willing to try. Working in a startup and a small team requires managing many moving parts; being able to handle chaos will get the job done.  You are also flexible and will take on new challenges.
  • Hustle. Ideal candidate is a go getter and likes to hustle. You are self motivated, a big picture person, likes to work in  fast paced environment and can handle the pressure.

Apply:  Submit your resume to: recruitment@venturecafemiami.org, with the subject line: “Community Engagement & Program Intern”

Social & Digital Media Marketing Intern
As an integral part of the Venture Café Miami team, the Social and Digital Media Marketing Intern works to maintain and develop innovative social media content, digital marketing and communication campaigns in alignment with Venture Café Miami’s mission through creative storytelling and engagement.
Minimum Duration:        Three (3) months, with flexibility.
Internship Hours:         10-30 hours per week- Flexible schedule, remote working options available.
Employment Type:        Unpaid internship. Part time on project basis only.

Responsibilities
• Generate content for social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other outlet
• Bring value to user’s interactions through engagement and storytelling
• Monitor media & social networks for stories relevant to Venture Café
• Assist in the production and coordination of internal and external communications
• Draft summary content for newsletter
• Developed engaging content from event photos and videos
• Integrate social and digital media presence, including website presence
• Review data on the performance of social media platforms and adjusts plans to optimize reach
• Assist with special projects as needed

Qualifications
• Experience with social media management
• Experience with social media strategy
• Excellent English writing and communication skills
• Detail oriented, excellent organization skills
• Creative thinker
• Experience with content creation, photography, or graphic design is a plus
• Proficient with social media outlets, Adobe Creative Suite, or other graphic design software
• Able to work effectively in a self-paced and independent work environment
• Highly motivated, positive and flexible attitude
• Keen interest in innovation and entrepreneurship
Apply: Submit your resume to: recruitment@venturecafemiami.org, with the subject line: “Social & Digital Media Marketing Intern”

Special Projects Intern
As an integral part of the Venture Café Miami team, the Special Projects Intern works on a wide variety of operational, strategy, research and special projects aligned with Venture Café Miami’s mission.
Minimum Duration:        Three (3) months, with flexibility.
Internship Hours:         10-30 hours per week- Flexible schedule, remote working options available.
Employment Type:        Unpaid internship. Part time on project basis only.

Responsibilities
• Performs research on potential programming collaborators, funding prospects and important stakeholders in Miami innovation and startup community.
• Assists with development outreach strategy tied to formal launch of Venture Café Miami operations
• Provides a high level of service to supervising team members to ensure effective dissemination of information
• Supports team members to develop project plans and timelines Qualifications
• Excellent research and organizational skills.
• Bachelor’s Degree in progress
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; as well as internet based research
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
• Unswerving attention to detail and a high tolerance for working with minutiae.
• Ability to distill and evaluate a large volume of data.
• Ability to work effectively in self-paced and independent work environment.
• Highly motivated, positive and helpful attitude

Qualifications
• Excellent English writing and communication skills
• Detail oriented, excellent organization skills
• Creative thinker
• Experience with content creation, photography, or graphic design is a plus
• Proficient with social media outlets, Adobe Creative Suite, or other graphic design software
• Able to work effectively in a self-paced and independent work environment
• Highly motivated, positive and flexible attitude
• Keen interest in innovation and entrepreneurship
Apply:  Submit your resume to: recruitment@venturecafemiami.org, with the subject line: “Social & Digital Media Marketing Intern”