Internship Offers Marketing Experience for Youth

City of Burien and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Offer Digital Main Street Program for Burien Youth and Support for Local Businesses
Posted on 08/03/2022
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The City of Burien is collaborating with the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle to provide a paid summer internship opportunity for Burien youth where they will develop digital marketing and other essential job skills. The program supports, a new website providing an online marketplace for Burien businesses.

Youth interns will spend four weeks learning basic digital marketing skills while developing a profile, story, and social media channels for Burien business owners participating in the website. They will learn how to market a small business and use multiple social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, to create an online presence for small business owners in Burien who may not have an existing presence.

Specifically, students will:

  • Learn to plan, design, and build Instagram, Facebook, and Google Business pages.
  • Develop copywriting, social media strategy, and marketing skills.
  • Learn the critical elements of a successful brand.
  • Explore career pathways in social media marketing and how to further their education in this field.
  • Receive a stipend of $500 for participation.
  • Earn a resume-building experience.

The four-week internship will run from Monday, August 8 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022. For eligibility requirements and to apply, interested students can apply on the Urban League’s website. The deadline to apply is August 7, 2022.