Looking for a way to gain experience while building your resume and evaluating career fields? We offer internships where you can do just that and could even lead to full time work after school. Internships are available for marketing, graphic design, and Web development.
Direct Online Marketing™ is a Google AdWords- and Bing Ads-certified firm that specializes in search engine marketing, social media optimization, banner advertising, and online reputation management.
We’re looking for a bright, hardworking individual with skills and an interest in marketing, graphic design, or computer programming – or a combination of the three. Internships with part- or full-time hours (minimum of 15 hours per week) are available for the summer in our Wheeling, WV headquarters. This unpaid position will involve a variety of tasks related to your particular skill sets, courses of study, and interests for future employment.
Explore this Web site to learn more about our company. The Internet Marketing Terms glossary should be particularly helpful if you are unfamiliar with online advertising and marketing.
Yes, It’s Real World Work
All internships offer the opportunity to do real work and gain experience to help you find future employment. In addition, you’ll learn whether this is really a career path you want to take after seeing how the sausage is made. But you won’t be picking up dry cleaning or pushing brooms. Will there be tedious work? You bet! But, you’re also going to use your skills to create solutions that help our clients. You’ll leave with real world knowledge and tangible results you can put on your resume.
Who You Are
To successfully apply for and excel in an internship, you will have at least:
- Outstanding computer skills and strong familiarity with the internet
- Organized and detail oriented
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Positive attitude and professional behavior
Programmers will also need knowledge of a variety of programming languages, databases, etc. Designers will need a strong eye for design and in-depth understanding of how to use image manipulating software such as Adobe Creative Suite.
This internship is not for everyone. You’re expected to work hard and perform just like it were a regular career position. You may find that you love the work, you may find that you hate it, but either way you’ll have a clear idea about whether you want to continue to pursue a career in marketing, design, or programming.
Here’s what two recent interns had to say about the opportunity:
“I thoroughly enjoyed my internship experience at Direct Online Marketing. Justin Seibert gave me an opportunity to become more valuable in the marketplace. As a search marketing intern at DOM, I received hands on training along with instruction. I would recommend a DOM internship to anyone who is interested in learning the nuts and bolts of online marketing.”
“The experience I gained in one summer at DOM taught me more about search marketing than the two years I spent working on my MBA. This internship is invaluable to anyone considering a career in online marketing or SEO. Those who are serious about getting their hands dirty will be rewarded with wonderful learning opportunities. In addition, Justin and his staff are a true pleasure to work for.”
Past interns have come from the following schools:
- Akron University
- Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Technical Institute
- Smith College
- West Liberty University
- West Virginia University
- Wheeling Jesuit University
Why You Want to Intern with Us
We could be a great match if the following benefits sound interesting to you:
- The opportunity to work with an impressive group of clients in a booming industry
- Consideration for future employment opportunities
- Search engine marketing certifications
- On-site parking
- Casual dress environment
- Real world marketing experience
We don’t know of many opportunities like this for aspiring marketers in the Ohio Valley and surrounding areas. You’ll gain real world experience that lets you figure out whether this is a field you really want to pursue in college and after graduation. Plus, it will really stand out on a resume. And if it works out for both you and us, there may be the opportunity for a full-time position with benefits after graduation.
Using this work experience toward college credits depends upon the individual school, although several local universities recognize this work for credit. We can assist you in the application process.
How to Apply
Take some time looking at our Web site. Email a copy of your resume (included in the body of the email or in .pdf or .doc format) and a paragraph or two about why you would like to intern with Direct Online Marketing™ to firstname.lastname@example.org. Top candidates will be chosen for a brief telephone interview. From there a few individuals will be selected for an in person interview.
Direct Online Marketing™ is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Updated April 10, 2013.