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Downtown Boulder Partnership

Marketing and Communications Intern

August - December 2021 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

Some of the things I liked was learning about how Downtown Boulder operates and I liked learning about how to manage social media. This is because I grew up in Boulder and enjoyed every moment learning about the different businesses downtown has as well as what goes into the meeting and community engagement. Managing social media was different than what I expected, but it was an easy process to learn and everyone was so nice about telling me what I needed to know to post as well as keeping me updated on changes within the social app itself and what I was expected to do on social media.

What I wish was different

I wish I was a little more prepared as to what to expect from my academic career to the internship. I’m lucky enough that I had a previous internship that worked with a CMS program, even though downtown Boulder uses a different one, it was easy to pick up. It would have helped if my major helped me with understanding all the moving parts of marketing and communication just so I felt more prepared for the work load.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Especially if it’s for the fall internship. There are so many events and happenings in the winter that it gets over whelming. It may feel like you're on your own, but the people in the office will help you with anything!
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Marketing and Communications Intern

June - July 2020 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

I liked being able to work on and write about things that were of interest to me, and how close everyone at DBP is and how supportive they are of their interns and one another.

What I wish was different

Advice

Choose a semester project that you are interested in and want to dedicate time to because the staff at DBP are really accommodating and want to see you work on something that interests you!
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Marketing and Communications Intern

June - July 2020 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

Even though my internship was remote I still learned a lot and was given lots of responsibility and freedom to work on projects that I found interesting. I loved updating the website, doing social media engagement for DBP's Instagram and Twitter, and writing blog posts.

What I wish was different

It was difficult to write blog posts twice a week during COVID, especially by the second month I felt like I was running out of things to write about.

Advice

Share your ideas! The team loves hearing interns' ideas and suggestions and they value someone who is willing to speak up.
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Marketing & Communications Intern

May - August 2019 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

I loved the projects DBP gave interns. They give you a lot of freedom and responsibility from the start. I learned a lot about social media marketing, website layout, graphic design, and email marketing.

What I wish was different

nothing!

Advice

Voice your opinions and ideas! The marketing team is very open to new things and want to help make your internship better!
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