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Friday, April 16, 2010

Olive & Myrtle LLC - Advertising/Marketing Internship Summer 2010

Part-Time Internship
Olive & Myrtle is an online eco-boutique that features beautifully-designed sustainable products for the home and garden.

Olive & Myrtle launched in January of 2009. It is being managed by Founder and President, Aaron Porvaznik. Aaron Porvaznik spent 8 years at Target Corporation as a graphic designer and art director. After taking the FastTrac program though the University of St. Thomas he decided to pursue his dream of starting a company based on sustainability and design. With this new endeavor Aaron plans to merge his passions for design and sustainability.

Schedule: Flexible - 20 hrs per week
Salary/Wages: $500 stipend+$250 store credit
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Position Detail:
Start Date: May 31st, 2010
This is a 12-week internship with possibility for extension or freelance opportunities.
This is a 12-week internship with the possibility of extension or freelance opportunities in the future. Olive & Myrtle is an online eco-boutique that features beautifully-designed sustainable products for the home and garden.

Intern will directly assist President/Founder with tasks related to marketing Olive & Myrtle. Major responsibilities will include assisting with the development of marketing, advertising and PR plans including social media and blogging. In addition, the intern will research newspapers, magazines, weeklies, and blogs that the company can reach out to for PR opportunities, brainstorm and implement ideas on how the business can build brand awareness and best reach the intended audience. Other responsibilities may include researching sustainable business practices, researching sustainable designers and products, building partnerships with vendors as well as organizing and attending product photo shoots as needed.

  • Major/Program: Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Student Status: Junior or Senior
  • Minimum GPA: 3.40
A successful candidate will have extremely strong writing skills. Candidate should enjoy writing and the editing process. Having educational background in journalism or copywriting is beneficial. Most importantly, the candidate must be able to show initiative as well as drive projects independently. Being a "go-getter" would be an understatement! You work smart, fast and with minimal supervision. A successful candidate will also possess strong communication skills and the ability to think strategically as well as creatively. If you are a self-starter and looking to gain valuable experience by making an impact with a small start-up (with big ideas and dreams), then this is the right internship for you.

Application Deadline: Monday, 5/3/2010
Inquiries and applications:
Please apply via e-mail by sending a cover letter and resume to
Aaron Porvaznik