Digital Marketing and Community Management internship
The digital marketing internship abroad is focused on the digital branch of marketing as its name suggests. Internet and Social Media have become strategic marketing channels and therefore contributed to develop significantly this profession. Even if the position is specialized in the digital, it is still highly versatile. Community management, improving SEO, writing contents… tasks are diversified. A business internship is always recommend after your studies, so you can turn to practice what you have learned.
Tasks of a Community manager
Here are the main tasks that an intern in digital marketing can undertake:
- Community management: designing social media campaign, creating social media contents, answering to customer’s comments or questions (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram…).
- Managing the company’s official website.
- Writing contents for the company’s blog or website.
- Creating contents for mail diffusion (newsletter…) or online diffusion.
- Follow-up and improvement of SEO.
- Helping the marketing team to follow-up and improve the digital marketing strategy
If you are willing to do an online marketing internship abroad, you must be enrolled in a for this field relevant study program.
Indeed, studying marketing is not enough, you need at least a specialization in digital or online marketing. This discipline can be particularly technical and therefore requires a strong focus on the digital field. Some school’s programs are specialized in digital marketing and only provide courses related to this domain. Evidently, students from those schools have a very relevant profile.
Different degrees may give you the demanded insight, from the Bachelor to the Master’s degree. Obviously, the further you are in your education, the more responsibilities you could receive during your internship.
Skills and Qualities
You must have certain qualities if you want to apply to digital marketing internship offers abroad.
First, you need specific and technical knowledge in this domain. The Marketing’s main principles and methods learnt at school are therefore important. An additional interest for the digital and social media is mandatory. Trends evolve very quickly in this sector and it is up to you to make yourself aware of the last Facebook update or the last tips to be on top of Google’s results. This interest might be shown by a first experience in community management for instance. Even if this experience is not professional. If you have already managed an association’s (sport, music club, school…) social media for example, it is an asset to underline.
Then, your writing abilities must be one of your strengths. Indeed, creating contents is a significant part of the internship. They are eventually published on the company’s website, blog or social media. It is therefore very important that your syntax and your speech are well mastered. Of course, you have to be fluent in English. A lot of companies have international clients and need to communicate in this language. It is even more true for digital channels which reach a bigger audience.
Langue locale (si nécessaire)
Skills developed during a Digital Marketing internship abroad
Your experience overseas as a digital marketing intern will allow you to improve in different fields.
Indeed, you will first be more comfortable with digital tools because you will have the opportunity to apply what you learnt in university. You will learn how to redact content, manage social media, improve the company’s positioning on the internet… Everything needed to be an online marketing specialist. Thus, thanks to this experience, your profile will be more attractive when you will search for your next job or internship. You will also have a clearer insight on your future and what you want to do. Maybe you will decide to specialize in community management or in SEO for example.
Given that the internship takes place abroad, you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills. English, Spanish, German… it will depend on your destination. Nowadays, it is important to fluently master English, or even a second language. Working in a team and in contact with clients will allow you to exchange and interact with foreign people daily. In the field, your ability to speak would improve rapidly. Of course, it will also allow you to add a new asset to your CV. Companies are more and more internationalized and their target markets are spread worldwide. It is a mandatory competency on the job market.
Finally, you will be able to develop a whole new set of cross-disciplinary skills for your future career. Adaptability, as you will live in a country with a different culture and working methods. But also, your creativity, writing abilities, software mastering… just to mention a few. All these values will be useful for your future, professionally as well as personally.
A marketing assistant will receive all the advice and hints from the marketing manager, as they will work together.
- Our community management internships are available all year long. You can be in the end of your studies, in a gap year or in-between two academic years, we can find what you’re looking for!
- It is better to apply about 2 months before the start of your internship. The idea is to have as many internship options and destinations to your disposal as possible.
- Most of our community management internships are available for 3 to 6 months
- A digital marketing assistant will receive a strong knowledge during their internship, the more months you do, the more you will learn.
This is just general information and trends, the best in order to have a full feedback on what you are looking for, is to contact one of our consultants via: [email protected]