Brand Connections Summer Intern

Overview

The Express Summer Internship Program is a 10-week paid program that offers undergraduate Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced professionals while gaining exposure to various aspects of a retail fashion company. The Summer Intern class will include students interested in hands-on experience in an area of interest and exposure to cross-functional collaboration as well as gaining valuable professional development.

The 2023 program runs from June 5th to August 11th, and positions will be available in our Columbus, Ohio headquarters or New York Design Studio.

Responsibilities

  • Work alongside Express' Brand Connections Team (PR, Social Media and Influencer Marketing)
  • Place sample and gifting orders for media, influencers and talent
  • Update and maintain industry contact lists and influencer database for micro/macro influencers
  • Assist PR Specialist and Influencer Marketing Specialist in the execution of digital influencermarketing campaigns
  • Conduct competitive research for social and influencer campaigns; create audits
  • Assist in the recruitment of new nano influencers for the Express Ambassador program
  • Daily monitoring of social media news, conversations and trends
  • Assist in weekly Instagram Stories development and TikTok video conceptualization
  • Partner with the Social Coordinator to source, approve and tag user-generated content via Curalate
  • Support Specialists with ad-hoc reporting on Brand Connections initiatives
  • Remain current with best practices, strategies, and industry standards related to PR, influencer marketing and social media
  • Possess an understanding of basic media relations skills, an ability to interact professionally with press and influencers, and demonstrate good judgment
  • Familiarity with media relations software (such as Cision)
  • Familiarity with influencer platforms a plus (such as Mavrck, Fohr Card, etc.)
  • Active social media user with working knowledge of notable social media platforms (Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc.)

Key Attributes
  • Interested in a career in fashion retail or a specialized department
  • Curious and eager to learn•Motivated self-starter
  • Mature, responsible, reliable
  • Strong computer skills; must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Requirements
  • Availability to work full time (40 hours per week)
  • Preferred GPA at or above 3.2


Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.