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Intern with Buy Nearby in Fall 2018

Want more than just an internship? Spend the end of summer and fall working at the front line of the fun and valuable Buy Nearby campaign. Our Buy Nearby interns collaborate, travel, gain real-world experience and promote an important Michigan cause.

Lansing-based Michigan Retailers Association seeks responsible and outgoing interns to work with the Buy Nearby Guy mascot at community events – parades, festivals, farmers markets, store openings – around the state. Interns are needed for the mascot duties and multimedia duties.

The work includes weekend and evening appearances throughout Michigan, as well as in-office responsibilities, so a flexible schedule is a must.  These are above minimum wage, paid positions. Great experience for communications, marketing or public relations students and others.

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Fall 2018
INTERN JOB OPENINGS

MASCOT

Michigan Retailers Association, a statewide non-profit organization based in Lansing, is seeking an intern to be the 2018 Buy Nearby Guy, our mascot that promotes shopping local so Michigan downtowns will thrive, our friends and neighbors can get jobs – and we’ll all have cool places to shop!

As the mascot, you’ll travel around Michigan attending parades, festivals and farmers’ markets. Required: Ability to walk in the costume during parades, carry some weight on your shoulders and stand for extended period of times; must enjoy people and kids, and be willing to pose with them for photos; travel with other Buy Nearby interns, often on weekends. Preferred: Some theatrical experience to make the non-talking mascot as expressive as possible.

This is a paid internship. Rate is $13 per hour with most lunches and travel to and from events included. Expected timeline is August to November.

To apply, send a resume to MRA’s Rachel Schrauben at rschrauben@retailers.com.

MULTIMEDIA

Michigan Retailers Association, a statewide non-profit organization based in Lansing, is seeking a multimedia/marketing intern for our shop-local campaign, Buy Nearby. We encourage Michigan residents to keep their shopping dollars in our state so our downtowns will thrive, our friends and neighbors can get jobs – and we’ll all have cool places to shop!

As the multimedia intern, you’ll travel around Michigan with our mascot, Buy Nearby Guy. We need photos and videos for social media, print and our buynearbymi.com site of shoppers and attendees having fun and interacting with Buy Nearby Guy at festivals, farmers markets and parades.

Required: Ability to travel, often on weekends, and drive the Buy Nearby van. A digital portfolio showing photo and video capabilities. Your own camera equipment capable of shooting quality videos and photographs. Someone who is comfortable talking with shoppers and the media about the Buy Nearby message. Preferred: Social media savvy and experience appearing on camera and Facebook Live.

This is a paid internship. Rate is $13 per hour with most lunches and travel to and from events included.

To apply, send a resume to MRA’s Rachel Schrauben at rschrauben@retailers.com.