Internships at Maketank are developed to offer a robust educational experience and are best suited for current college or university students (undergraduate or graduate students), though that is not a requirement. Candidates should be interested in a career within creative industries, particularly in managing or operating creative hubs and incubators.
Given Maketank’s commitment to participatory practices, interns should be interested in experiencing a highly collaborative environment and ready to take on whatever comes their way. While interns should have some basic experience in their department of interest, the internship should be seen as an opportunity to learn new skills while further developing managerial, creative, administrative or technical skills they already possess.
Maketank’s interns are essential team members in their department and are assigned a mentor who will guide and oversee the majority of their projects. Additionally, interns are afforded numerous opportunities to learn how the company operates as a whole through regular interaction with staff and creative practitioners, networking opportunities with fellow interns, and weekly educational forums. At the end of their time with Maketank, all interns should have a sound understanding of the industry, and a solid perspective on whether or not a career in creative hubs and incubators is right for them.
Prospective interns must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as a high degree of integrity and personal ethics. They must also be a strong problem solver, able to work autonomously from idea generation through project execution, be flexible and resilient, comfortable with ambiguity, adaptable to a high-change environment, and possess an interest in working in a highly collaborative environment. Internships are unpaid, but scheduling is flexible to best fit your needs. Interns receive complimentary tickets to most events at Maketank (as well as industry offers when available), and academic credit (if available through College/University). Candidates should be able to commit to between 10-25 hours per week, for a minimum of 8 weeks. Longer assignments can be accommodated, if required for university credit. Depending on the assignments and tasks, interns are also given relevant titles to reflect their work experience.
Maketank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Strategic Planning Internship
We are looking for an intern to join our Strategy Team for support through to the end of October. The Strategy Team will be working on Maketank’s 5 year strategic (2021-2026) and internal initiatives to drive long-term sustainability. This intern will be responsible for providing internal and external research, business recommendations, process improvement initiatives, and overall decision support.
Key tasks include but are not limited to:
Completing research projects on potential new growth markets, partnerships, etc. to support strategy creation – market research, trends, competitive analysis, etc.
Supporting 2021 planning processes – refining strategy, KPIs, etc.
It is helpful if you have:
Marketing and PR Internship
Maketank’s marketing department is responsible for generating digital, print, press, branding, and social media marketing to introduce creative practitioners, visitors and newcomers to our space, as well as maintaining our dedicated subscriber base. Additionally, the marketing department creates all communications content, organizes press-attended performances and events, industry nights, network events. The marketing internship is a multi-faceted experience where the intern will have wide exposure to the marketing areas detailed above, as well as the opportunity to focus on an independent, self-directed project.
Monitor, engage and assist in content creation that is creative, compelling and fun across our social media platforms
Help maintain Maketank’s voice and engagement with existing and new followers
Working with and assisting your colleagues to instigate new content creation in a way which represents and tells Maketank’s story, across all its areas
Working with the Director to ensure all social media activity fits into Maketank’s brand and tone of voice, and evaluating this on an ongoing basis
Maintain and update databases and campaign documents
Create campaigns under the supervision of the Director and General Manager
Collect weekly content for Newsletter
Create Newsletter Drafts
Analyse reach and submit reports
Assist in updating the website content