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Marketing Intern (Hilo)

**Must be current University of Hawaii at Hilo student**


Position Title: Marketing Intern

Department: Purchasing/Marketing

Pay Rate: $0.00 per hour, Employee Discount at Suisan Fish Market

Work Location: In shared office space at 333 Kilauea Ave. Suite 202, Hilo HI 96720


Internship Goals

  • Full workplace immersion
    • General understanding of work place setting/procedures
  • Understanding of a career in Marketing
    • Real life experiences for an understanding of what comes with a Marketing career
    • Day to day routines
  • Build & maintain business relationships/contacts
    • Meeting and speaking with partners, vendors, and customers
    • Collect business cards, build personal relationships for future use
  • Budget keeping
    • Full understanding how to set a budget, determine where to spend money, and how to leverage spending
    • Set budget for projects, track spending, keep within budget
  • Full scale marketing project
    • Planning to execution
    • Ability to see idea from concept to fruition
  • Corporate Branding
    • Learn about Branding Standards
    • Learn graphic design aspects

Services to be Provided by the Student Intern

  • Check, read, and respond to emails
  • Sit in on meetings with Partners, Vendors, and Customers
    • Part of conversation, not just an observer
  • Graphic design
    • Digital and print uses
  • Advertising proofing
    • Radio and video ads/projects
  • Budget keeping
    • Read, sort, input data, and file invoices
  • Social Media
    • Upkeep, respond, upload
  • Events
    • Plan, set up, executing, follow up
    • If available, participate in after hours events
  • Photography
    • Take pictures of items needed for advertising uses
  • Full scale marketing project
    • Present concept, budget, and ROI
    • When approved, bring project from concept to fruition
    • Guided along the whole process by supervisor
    • Allows student to see the whole process from beginning to end, able to see their idea come to life

Work-hours Commitment

  • Internship requires completing a total of 168 hours during the semester. (14 weeks x 12 hours per week)
  • Internship starts Week 2 of the semester through the end of Week 15. Per-day schedule will be arranged with individual students to accommodate their school schedule.
  • Business hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm. Student’s internship schedule should fit into this time frame.
  • All holiday breaks at UH Hilo are honored for Suisan Company, Ltd. Interns.
  • Hours missed (Due to illness or other reasonable issues) can be made up by working after hour events or adding additional hours further in the internship.
  • Student’s school courses are a top priority. We will work with each student’s individual schedule. If students must leave early to work on school projects or exams, a reasonable advanced warning is expected and hours can be made up by working after hour events or adding additional hours further in the internship.

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