Summer internship

Avenue is hiring! Social Media/Content
Marketing intern.

Avenue is a hybrid strategy and creative firm that lives at the intersection of business vision and culture, marketing and sales, and buyers’ needs. We help B2B companies succeed at important moments, whether that means a new product launch or a significant new direction for their business and brand. We’re based in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, and our teams emphasize creative collaboration.

Avenue is offering a paid summer internship to help with Avenue’s social media/content marketing strategy. The best person for this position is most likely majoring in communications, advertising, or marketing (double major? even better) and is a prolific participant in social media. He or she is an investigator at heart who loves digging in to new topics and industries, and excels in his or her coursework—and especially loves the marketing classes. Past work experience (in the form of an internship, part-time, or full-time job) is a must.

In this role, you will:

  • Research deeply to learn about Avenue’s strongest areas of opportunity: companies in trigger-of-change moments
  • Develop a brief profile for each “trigger of change,” company type, which includes companies:
    1) with a new leadership team, or
    2) introducing significant new products to the market, or
    3) that have recently received significant capital infusion
    4) that have recently merged with or acquired another business—and more.
  • Identify and report on influential online media targets (eg, bloggers, sites, associations, linkedin groups, twitter, etc) for each of those groups
  • Participate in the development of an editorial strategy and calendar
  • Help with the selection and management of vendors and tools
  • Assist in the creation of thought capital
  • Work collaboratively with a talented team
  • Have a point of view and share it

Avenue hires unabashed overachievers—people who bring their A-game, every time, and who are comfortable in a collaborative environment. The desire and ability to go all in and tackle ambiguous problems and complex situation is in our DNA—and should be in yours as well.

Avenue offers:

  • Flexibility in start/end and duration of internship
  • Pay! Yes, even for interns
  • Delicious coffee, ice cold La Croix, free lunch Thursday (formerly known as Free Lunch Friday), Action Hero Awards, a celebration for every holiday that counts, abundant snack drawer, all the bananas you can eat, and regular gatherings at Magical Friendship Island
  • Enthusiastic and friendly coworkers who are committed to doing great work
  • Awesome workspace

 

How to apply:

Send an email to with a subject line that includes the words “Internship” and include:

1. Resume and cover letter
2. Tell us about your social media experience and why you would be a good fit at Avenue
3. Resume and relevant coursework