We’re Hiring! Thunder’s Online Marketing Internship Program Winter 2012

By Max Thomas

Learn Organic Search & Social Media Online Marketing And Work On Real Campaigns!

We’re Excited…Are You Excited About Search And Social Media?
Our internship program is expanding and we’re really pumped to work with dynamic individuals who want to learn online marketing (specifically organic search and social media), execute on campaigns and want to make online marketing their career. As a company, we’re growing so we’re also on the look out for full time team members, so this is a great opportunity for preparing yourself for a career position.

What Do Interns Do?
As an intern at Thunder SEO, you’ll hit the ground running with an initial training period that combines structured learning of organic search and social media marketing with actual execution on client campaigns. After the training period is complete, you will take on greater responsibility in support of client campaigns as well as design and execute on a special project of your choosing.

Organic Search and Social Media Marketing Tactics you will learn and use include:

  • Local Search & Regional SEO Tactics – How to rank in Google Maps and regional search results
  • Community Building – How to find and build relationships with active and influential bloggers
  • Social Media Sweepstakes – How to design, build and support social media promotions using Facebook, Twitter and Youtube
  • Content Development – How to research and create infographics and interactive content that users want to share
  • Onpage SEO – How to structure a website for optimal search results, including keyword elements, crawlability, internal linking and other on-page factors
  • Sticky Content – How to create content on a website that users care about, want to interact with and even share with others
  • Link Building – How to identify link opportunities, build strong inbound links that Google recognizes as valuable, and drive new traffic from new sources

Do Interns Get Hired?

While we don’t guarantee a job after finishing the internship program, we definitely are looking for online marketing stars to join full-time. If you’re a great performer and there’s not a current opening at Thunder SEO, we’ll help by providing references, industry introductions and anything else to help you build your career.

I’m Interested! What Kind Of Background Should I Have?
If you want to learn more about online marketing and get some real-world experience, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for candidates who meet these criteria:

  • Passionate about SEO, social media, content development, blogging and online marketing in general
  • Basic knowledge of keyword research and on-page SEO principles
  • Basic knowledge of social media, particularly Twitter, Facebook and/or Youtube
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Currently have a blog and/or Twitter profile – that’s a plus!
  • Know web development and/or html – that’s a plus!
  • Follow any SEO/social media expert blogs or profiles – that’s a plus too!
  • Curiosity about SEO and social media, and a desire to learn is a must

What’s The Compensation?

The internship program is ongoing. The internship program is 120 hour with weekly hours varying based on the individual. This is a paid position at current minimum wage. All candidates must be US Citizens.

I’m Ready! How Do I Apply?
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and response to the above criteria to resume[@]thunderinternetmarketing[dot]com.

P.S. Be sure to check out our blog and twitter to get an idea of what we care about. To learn more about what we do at the office, check out our fan page.

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Max Thomas

By Max Thomas

Max is a nationally recognized digital marketing specialist who is an expert on search engine optimization and data-driven digital marketing who has spoken at SMX and SMX Advanced, LMA Southeast, LMA Tech in San Francisco, WordCamp and other industry recognized conferences. As the founder and CEO of ThunderActive, Max has lead his team (with offices in San Diego and New York City) to success for clients in legal, real estate, life sciences, consumer goods and new tech. A Columbia undergraduate with a Yale MBA, Max is an Impact Circle Member for The Trevor Project and is an advisor to start-up companies and angel investment networks, including Gaingels and Serval Ventures in New York.

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  • Aaron Kim

    Happy New Year! I am trying to apply for the internship program, but the email address provided is not working. Can someone help me with this? Thank you.

    -Aaron Kim

  • Aaron – sorry about that. The email resume[at] should be working now. Thanks for your interest!

  • Frank

    The Winter Internship Program sounds awesome! Will you guys be doing a Summer Program as well? Thanks.

  • Matthew

    Hi I heard about your company from a friend and decided to visit your site. I was wondering if you guys are by any chance looking for an intern?

    Thank you