The Georgia Department of Economic Development Marketing Communications Internship

Practical Experience Gained from Internship
The intern will apply principles learned in school through practical hands-on work assignments in international and domestic marketing and communications, project logistics and management, event planning, protocol and international business acumen. This will be a great opportunity to learn about economic development from the ground up and support gubernatorial missions abroad.

Internship Duties
o Collaborate on designing, editing and reviewing marketing material
o Support marketing campaigns
o Organize and draft briefing books for senior staff
o Compose social media for external communications
o Assist protocol division in coordinating all travel logistics for visiting diplomats
o Draft official correspondence to Atlanta’s diplomatic community
o Conduct company, city, regional and cultural research for trade missions
Event Planning
o Coordinate logistics for incoming VIP delegation visits, trade shows, conferences and
other events

What’s in it for you?
 Work on meaningful projects with the No.1 state-level economic development agency in the U.S.
(Ranked by the International Economic Development Council, 2014)
 Collaborate on high-level, international projects which lead to job creation in Georgia
 Develop skills in a variety of workplace tools including Adobe Creative Suite, Basecamp,
Constant Contact, Salesforce and the research database Hoover’s
 Build your network of Georgia’s economic development professionals

About GDEcD
GDEcD is the state’s sales and marketing arm: the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia and promoting the state as a location for the arts, film and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

Dates of Internship: January 5 through May 2, 2015, flexible

Work Hours: Seeking 1 full-time (40 hours/week) and 1 part-time intern (~15 hours/week)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, flexible

Compensation: No monetary compensation; course credit where applicable

Location: GDEcD is located on the Georgia Tech campus at the corner of Spring and Fifth Street and is Marta accessible. Parking is also reimbursed.

Dress Code: GDEcD’s dress code is business casual unless otherwise specified.

Please submit cover letter and resume to by November 14, 2014.

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