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Texas Core Business Intern

Department: Marketing
Location: Austin, TX

Texas Core Business Intern
Program: MassChallenge Texas (Austin)
Full Time Role
Compensation: $7.50/hour 

Not all internships are created equal. In fact, MassChallenge is world-renowned for high impact internships that offer unparalleled opportunities to aspiring young professionals. If you are a current student or recent graduate with a passion for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, we want to meet you!  

MassChallenge internships are semester and summer-long engagements that support all facets of business. We offer a flexible schedule; hands-on, real-world work experience; and a creative environment to learn and grow.  

MassChallenge interns support and assist in the planning and execution of communications, operations, and partnerships initiatives. This includes but is not limited to collecting and organizing data, planning and attending events, producing digital marketing assets, coordinating speaker schedules, sitting in on partner meetings, and more; all in the name of building ground-breaking programs that support high-potential, early stage startups. (Read below for specific work examples.) 

Our interns are self-directed individuals who are comfortable taking direction from team members, ask for help when they need it, and take the initiative to learn the current startup landscape across Texas.  

If the above gets your heart racing and gives you butterflies, then this is an internship opportunity for you. Read more about the specific opportunities below to get your applications started!  

Work Examples: The work you do will vary and may be heavier in some areas than others. The following are the types of work you’ll actually do in your internship with MassChallenge Texas: 
Communications Work Examples: 

  • Support the planning and execution of events for the MassChallenge Texas community 

  • Research and draft digital marketing content including: blogs, vlogs, social media posts, etc… 

  • Support the development of email campaigns, newsletters and website copy.  

  • Curate and manage data about the “who’s who” in startups and entrepreneurship resources across Texas  

  • Identify community events and speaking opportunities for MassChallenge Texas to be seen 

Operations Work Examples: 

  • Support curriculum development and workshop planning 

  • Speaker outreach and management 

  • Calendar creation and management 

  • Plan and attend startup events 

  • Organize and scrub data for Salesforce ? 

Partnership Work Examples: 

  • Support logistics of client accounts 

  • Support the planning of and attend partnerships events 

  • Draft materials and proposals for current partners and new partner outreach 

  • Support the maintenance of sales records and prospecting activities  

  • Coordinate schedules and meetings among the MCTX team and partners 

Who You Are:
MassChallenge interns are self-starters that share our passion for startups and innovation. In addition, you should also be/have… 

  • You have outstanding writing and editing skills. 
  • You are well-versed in technology and basic computer programs, cloud based platforms, and websites like: Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Outlook, Eventbrite, etc… Adobe Creative Suite is a bonus. 
  • You are detail oriented and organized.
  • You have a basic understanding of business principles.
  • You have the ability to meet deadlines and produce quality work. This means you are willing to put in the effort to get the job done right, not done right now.  
  • You are a quick learner who listens and asks good questions.
  • You have the confidence to share your ideas, participate in business conversations, and take (or give) constructive criticism.
  • You have a positive disposition, ability to play well with others and find the humor in chaos.
  • You have strong customer service skills.

Who We Are? 
MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, industries, and regions around the world. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, Israel, Mexico,?Rhode Island?Switzerland, Texas?and the UK, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over.? 

How We Work? 
We envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact?. Our mission is BIG and so we are a team that gives 110% to it every day. Our Guiding Principles ensure we stay true to our mission and our core beliefs:? 

  • Impact Now: Think big, act big, know that you can change the world? 

  • Be Genuine: Give trust and earn respect.? 

  • Help Entrepreneurs Win: Startups first in every facet of our business.? 

  • Team Up: Work together, empower your teammates, laugh often.? 

  • Own It: Celebrate wins; embrace failures; this is how we learn together. Be at cause.? 

Why You Should Intern at MassChallenge 
We believe working at MassChallenge is fulfilling because of the mission, challenging because of the pace and work, and rewarding because you’ll get to build to your resume and skillset here. We value our interns and aim to give them a rewarding experience where they get to own projects and become a part of our community. When you join MassChallenge you join?an incredible team and network of innovators and entrepreneurs, you take ownership over significant and strategically important projects, you focus on impact and output, and you help catalyze a global renaissance.  

How to Apply? 
In addition to completing the online application and providing your resume, please include a one-page cover letter in which you tell us about yourself, why you want to intern at MassChallenge and why you are a perfect match for this position. 

Our goal is for our team and culture to reflect the diversity of the global community we?serve.?Employment at MassChallenge is contingent upon verification of identity and eligibility to work in the country that the position is based in, based on applicable laws.



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