With the Internet in almost every home in America, companies have found a new way to reach consumers. Developing a decent web presence can make or break a company. Because of this, a growing number of employers are placing a large focus on creating an online marketing strategy. The problem is that there are few colleges training students for this growing field.
Because of this, Dallas-based SEO 1 Services has created a Internet marketing internship
program geared towards exposing students both the company and search engine marketing along with aiding them in gaining work experience. This program will be open to a variety of majors including journalism, web development, business management, graphic design and information technology.
The company realizes that since search engine marketing is drastically under represented in academia, few students have an accurate idea of their interest in the field. SEO 1 hopes that through offering this internship program they will be able to help individual who have an interest in learning more decide if this is the right career choice from them.
This Internet marketing internship program will focus on giving students hand on experience through a variety of different search engine optimization projects that relate to their chosen disciplines. A recent press release from SEO 1 said that it will also provide those picked to participate with “constant communication” with their mentor who will provide them with feedback, input and helpful advice. The interns will also have the chance to network with some of the best SEO professionals in the industry.
Unlike many internships, the program SEO 1 has in mind will be somewhat flexible. Internships may vary in length, depending on both the availability of the intern in question and the company, but could potentially last as long as 6 months. The company is also offering the possibility of telecommute internships for those not located in the area.
The company has stated that participating in the program may lead to an intern being offered an entry level SEO position, though this is not guaranteed. Letters of recommendation and/or certificates of completion will be given to those who complete their internships. Those interested should submit their resumes through the internship section of the corporations web site.