ABOUT DOWNTOWN VISION, INC. (DVI):
Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is the Business Improvement District (BID) for Downtown Jacksonville. DVI is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization whose mission is to create and support a vibrant Downtown and to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work and play. Our vision is for a dynamic, 24-hour pedestrian Downtown that serves as the premier center for the arts, dining, retail, entertainment, business and urban living in Northeast Florida. Downtown Vision, Inc. was formed in 2000 at the request of Downtown commercial property owners, is funded by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a board representing property owners. DVI administers a 90-block BID to provide a multitude of services over and above what the City of Jacksonville provides, with a focus on clean & safe, experience creation, marketing and information management. DVI provides such services as Downtown Ambassadors, First Wednesday Art Walk, downtownjacksonville.org and the annual State of Downtown Report.
Downtown Vision, Inc. Marketing, Events and Research Internships
If you're a college student in your junior or senior year of college, we want you! DVI accepts up to three interns per semester. We work with you to determine how often and when you work, and provide guidance and instruction in a wide variety of areas:
- Marketing strategy
- Writing and editing
- Event planning
- Content marketing
- Graphic design
- Social media
- And more!
If you already love Art Walk, want to get to know the city better, or even if you just want the opportunity to see how an organization like ours works, apply for one of our internships.
Marketing & Events Intern
VP of Marketing
The marketing and communications intern will be responsible for the valuable support functions of the marketing/communications department. He/she will maintain a time sheet and a log of projects and activities, as required by college and/or supervisor needs. The preparation of initial drafts of required paperwork for school reporting is his/her responsibility.
SPECIFIC DUTIES (subject to change):
Make calls to update database information
Assist with Art Walk logistics and vendor support
Conduct media scans and maintain clip binder and clip report
Data collection, analysis and entry
Contribute to our blog through copy and photography
Assist with press-release writing, as needed
Shoot photos and video, as needed
Research website directory listings and event calendar listings
Facilitate collateral distribution and restocking
Copy and collate materials for mailings
Track stats and conduct surveys for events
Provide status updates on projects and activities
Participate in staff meetings and marketing team meetings
Additional projects and responsibilities assigned based on intern capabilities and desire.
First Wednesday Art Walk, plus additional promotions and events (to be determined).
The unpaid internship may be full- or part-time. Minimum of 15 hours per week. Must fall between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
ENVIRONMENT & QUALIFICATIONS:
DVI maintains a professional office environment. Candidates must have the solid oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the Downtown community. He/she must have good time management skills and be proficient in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Excel. He/she must also be able to work collaboratively as a team and be a self-starter. All interns are required to attend and assist with every First Wednesday Art Walk during his/her internship. Knowledge of design software (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) and social-media platforms preferred. A love and desire to be Downtown Jacksonville is a plus!
Candidates working toward marketing, communications, public relations or journalism degrees are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to Hana Ashchi at firstname.lastname@example.org.