Intern & Apprentice Program

For people interested in gaining digital marketing agency experience in a part-time role, Raka offers traditional student internships as well as apprenticeships. Both interns and apprentices perform the same roles and have the same involvement with our team and clients. The only difference is that internships are meant for currently-enrolled college students while apprenticeships are meant for people who have professional, post-graduate experience which may not be specifically in digital marketing. Apprentices are usually professionals early in their career who are interested in making a career shift to digital marketing.

Raka’s intern and apprentice roles provide real-world experience in a truly collaborative environment that helps build knowledge and skills in inbound marketing, data analysis, social media marketing, HubSpot management, time management, professional communication skills, and client service. Duration of internships and apprenticeships are typically fall and spring semesters as well as summer.

Some typical tasks for Raka interns are listed below:

Inbound Marketing

  • Helping to create content calendars
  • Performing SEO maintenance
  • Writing and editing blog posts
  • Contributing to social media marketing
  • Reporting on online marketing effectiveness
  • Contributing to inbound marketing strategies
  • Supporting team members with research and analysis
  • Using Google Sheets to analyze and organize data
  • Using Google Analytics, Google Search Console, HubSpot, SEMRush, and other tools to help gain insight into digital marketing performance

Technical

  • Updating sites on WordPress or HubSpot
  • Adding content to sites in development
  • Developing email marketing templates
  • Creating and editing beta sites

Design

  • Designing creative for social media posts
  • Laying out wireframes for new websites
  • Designing creative for advertising campaigns
  • Laying out white papers or other collateral

Advertising

  • Conducting keyword research
  • Building search/social advertising campaigns
  • Writing search/social ad copy
  • Using Google, Facebook, and other tools to create advertising campaigns

Project Management

  • Running time reports
  • Preparing presentations
  • Organizing meetings
  • Managing budgets
  • Proofing copy and creative
  • Communicating with clients
  • Supporting other departments

Raka interns and apprentices most frequently work on the inbound or design teams. You should have an ability to write well and should possess a basic understanding of the Microsoft Office suite, as well as common email programs. Additionally, we expect that you’ll have a strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, and appreciation for a good GIF.

In addition to getting experience, when we are working in the office, you’ll also get the following perks:

  • Free snacks (and lots of them)
  • Friday lunches from some of Portsmouth’s best restaurants
  • Dog-friendly office (not a perk if you’re allergic, we suppose)
  • Billiards and cornhole at your leisure
  • Money! (yep, all our interns are paid)

Want to learn more about joining the team? Apply below.