SEEKING: Summer Intern for Small Coffee

Small Coffee is seeking Public Relations Interns for Summer and Fall 2017. These paid internships will provide hands-on experience at a growing agency. Interns will walk away with both knowledge and experience about publicity, events planning, marketing, and being a small business owner.



About Small Coffee

Austin-based Small Coffee is a small agency that helps small businesses amplify their brands through strategic public relations, social media and grassroots marketing campaigns. Founded in 2014, Small Coffee currently works with five (really fun and interesting) B2B businesses and is taking on more work.


Internship Position Description

Interns will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Principal with a variety of marketing, public relations, and events planning tasks for Small Coffee’s clients. By the end of the 12-week internship, interns will know the ins and outs of owning and operating a small public relations and marketing agency. This is a paid internship ($10/hour) and interns will be expected to work 8-12 hour weeks. Office hours are somewhat flexible and interns may be able to work remotely on occasion. Small Coffee’s office is in East Austin.


Job Functions and Responsibilities

Engage with Principal on a regular basis to brainstorm ideas for new and innovative marketing and public relations campaigns for clients

Assist with event-planning logistics by following up with vendors and helping coordinate project management

Assist with gathering and analyzing data and metrics for reports

Provide support and assistance for product launches and events. Tasks may include media relations and email marketing

Participate in the occasional meeting or photo-shoot with clients

Assist with social media engagement by helping manage social channels, drafting editorial calendars, and monitoring social media analytics

Write and assist with the pitching of press releases and other media pitches

Research and compile the editorial calendars of publications

Create and update editorial database using industry software

Write and research content for blogs

Help with the project management of events and workshops

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Report weekly to Principal, outlining accomplishments and goals

Keep organized files of company materials that are either shared with intern or created by intern, and be able to access those files when needed

Communicate as directed with third parties, such as publications, website developers, photographers, graphic designers, etc.

Assist with researching industry-specific and competitor sites for product releases, product reviews, customer comments, and other relevant marketing information

Responsibilities and tasks may change based on company growth and Principal’s needs



Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

Some knowledge and experience with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp and Instagram required

Very strong interest in marketing, PR, and entrepreneurship

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills required

Must be deadline-driven, dependable and have good follow-through

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required

Experience with design programs (such as Adobe Suite) a plus, but not required

Experience with Google Analytics, MailChimp, Eventbrite, BaseCamp, and Squarespace a plus, but not required

*A personal laptop is required for this position. A computer is not provided by Small Coffee.



Must be enrolled in college

Business, Public Relations, Journalism, or related major


To Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and two recent writing samples (or portfolio) to Clarisa Ramirez,, by April 28, 2017.