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Business Development / Marketing Intern

Marketing | Chicago, IL | Internship

Job Description

Elevate is a digital commerce agency with clientele including brands like L’Oreal, Champion, Trunk Club, and Kraft Heinz.  In today’s digital landscape, brands are challenged to grow more than just their e-commerce business. They must engage and retain the customer in the ever-evolving digital commerce ecosystem.

Driven by design, we create customer-focused websites that pair a world class user experience with a flexible e-commerce platform. Together, we advance brands by delivering results and establishing a foundation for future innovation.

To achieve this goal, we are in search of an intern to assist in our new business and marketing efforts through various internal projects.  This internship will give you real world experience in research, marketing, business development, and working with sales and marketing technology.


  • Conduct web research on prospective clients via LinkedIn and other sources

  • Running and reporting on email and social media marketing campaigns

  • Assist in identifying potential business opportunities

  • Monitor news and developments relating to, or impacting, our prospects

  • Prepare periodic reports on the success of email and social marketing campaigns

  • Work with our CRM platform to keep track of leads and progress


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate effectively as a team member

  • Ability to communicate at all levels with internal/external prospects by phone, email and face to face

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Experience using LinkedIn, Twitter, and other major social media networks in a professional capacity

  • A positive attitude with good organizational, presentation and writing skills

  • Pursuing a Bachelors Degree or equivalent education in Business, Marketing, Advertising, English, or a related field

This is an unpaid internship, however, we can work with your program to provide support needed for class credit.  All tasks associated with this internship must be performed onsite in our Chicago West Loop office.

Ideally, this internship will run the length of 1 semester or quarter and will begin as soon as possible.  We are flexible but ideally, this intern would be onsite for 9-15 hours per week for a minimum of 3 hours per day.