Copywriting & Content Strategy Paid Internship - Spring 2019 | Perfect Search Media

Copywriting & Content Strategy Paid Internship - Spring 2019

What's This All About?

Are you a creative mind looking to dive into copywriting and content strategy? Good news. Your dream internship is waiting. (And we're waiting for you!)Perfect Search is looking for Copywriting and Content Strategy interns. The position will expose this individual to search engine optimization (SEO) copywriting, blogging, ad copy creation, content strategy, social media strategy, and more.

At Perfect Search, we love our interns! In fact, many of our current employees began here as interns, so this is a great stepping stone for anyone interested in personal growth, learning, and responsibility.This opening is for students and recent graduates available during the spring quarter/semester for three months. Interns must be available part-time for a minimum of 3 full days a week in office, preferably including Thursdays, beginning in March. This internship pays $12 per hour and will provide the opportunity to work closely with our team to deliver value to our clients.Applicants will be required to send a 1-3 page writing sample that displays their unique voice.

What You'll Learn

  • Write and optimize a variety of content for clients (website content, blog posts, ad copy, etc.)
  • Create content strategy plans with keyword research, user experience, conversion rate optimization, and SEO in mind
  • Assist in managing social media pages for client accounts
  • Contribute to Perfect Search's internal content, including the blog and social media accounts...
  • Basics of PPC & SEO

"The level of autonomy is perfect: they are willing to answer any questions and help as much as you need, but will not just feed you the answer."

Luke Piatek
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Class of 2016

"My experience at Perfect Search has helped me learn a part of marketing that is growing at a rapid pace and I will always be grateful for being exposed to such great information so early on in my career."

Lizzy Michan
Northwestern University
Class of 2017

"Learned how to do client reports and the mock calls are really helpful."

Sadie Winters
Loyola University Chicago
Class of 2017

"Perfect Search has a cohesive, dedicated and welcoming environment, which made me enjoy and look forward to coming into office."

Kimberly Fishman
Northwestern University
Class of 2017

"The company culture is passionate and diligent but fun-loving and inclusive"

Northwestern University
Class of 2016

"The Perfect Search internship gave me all the skills I needed to land my next three positions - you'll definitely learn a lot"

Chase Wilson
University of Chicago
Class of 2016

"In the end, I even got to report to a real client. That kind of experience is rare for most internships."

Helen Liang
Northwestern University
Class of 2016

"I enjoyed this internship because of the people that work at Perfect Search. Everyone was so willing to help me with any questions I had about PPC, SEO, or the program in general. The structure of the training was great, with constant one-on-ones with team members and hands-on tasks that are used for actual clients, instead of just busy work. I felt included and welcomed from the start of day 1 until the end of the program! I learned a ton and can't wait to apply what I learned to future jobs and experiences."

Courtney Culligan
DePaul University
Class of 2017

"During my time as an intern at Perfect Search, I was able to learn so much information to help further my career. With a mix of instruction and hands-on projects, the learning experience was top notch. Perfect Search also has a very positive work culture that allowed me to feel comfortable and part of the team. All of these elements combined made my internship a satisfying and rewarding few months that gave me skills that will last a lifetime."

Joe Langhenry
University of Illinois
Class of 2016

"PSM allowed me to develop both professionally and personally. The internship program was well developed and provided the perfect amount of training and hands-on experience working with real data to deliver to the clients."

Kyle Peterson
Purdue University
Class of 2018

"Perfect Search knows how to challenge and guide interns so that they grow and learn on their own. As an intern, the team invests a great deal of energy and effort into you so that you can truly walk away with tangible Digital Marketing skills."

Emma Komrska
University of Cincinnati
Class of 2019

"At Perfect Search, I felt like an equal part of the team. I was consistently busy with real, client-related deliverables, while the company remained invested in my personal internship experience and understanding of the Digital Marketing industry."

Emma Komrska
University of Cincinnati
Class of 2019

"The Perfect Search Media internship was the best step I made to invest in my future during my undergraduate studies. During my time at PSM, I got a ton of hands-on experience, one-on-one attention and jumpstarted a portfolio of work that has been a huge advantage in my post-graduate career opportunities. The internship at Perfect Search is so well thought out that I immediately felt like a valued part of the team!"

Katie Cavanaugh
Northwestern University
Class of 2018

“My time at PSM truly set me up for success and I will forever be grateful for my time there. Having the opportunity to go through extensive training and being able to creatively contribute to the team by working with real world clients was an amazing way to build my portfolio and my skill set.”

Eleanor Alexander
DePaul University
Class of 2018

"During my internship at PSM I learned many valuable skills and knowledge. From organizational skills to industry knowledge. The team was extremely helpful throughout every step of the process, being extremely inclusive, and always having fun! I’m very happy in my current role as a Business Development Manager and look to further develop skills and relationships at PSM."

Amedeo Zanotti
Loyola University Chicago
Class of 2018

"The PSM team cares about its interns as members of the family. Not only did I get to learn about and apply methods of SEO, PPC and content strategy, but I also had the opportunity to get close to a hard-working and super-fun group of professionals. PSM invests in interns so that I finished my experience knowing I'd learned a lot while being creative and earning priceless experience. And the endless free food, weekly meetings, and company off-sites were a major bonus! More than just about any other internship, I felt like my hard work was valued and that I made a real impact in my life and others'."

Sarah Walther
Northwestern University
Class of 2019

What You Need

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and other reporting tools
  • Knowledge of SEO a plus
  • Background in Journalism, English, Communications, or related field
  • Knowledge/Experience with the following social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Linkedin, etc.
  • Familiar with social media management systems (Hootsuite, etc.) a plus
  • Ping Pong skills a plus

Lifestyle Perks

  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Work-from-home (WFH) Fridays
  • WFH the week between Christmas and New Year’s
  • WFH the Monday after Lollapalooza (A.K.A when you need it the most)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Weekly team-building
  • Birthday treats (go wild!)
  • The ability to DJ in the office
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Fitness challenges
  • Quarterly social events
  • Quarterly ping-pong tournaments

Company Perks

  • Medical premiums covered at 85%
  • Dental premiums covered at 80%
  • Vision, life, and AD&D premiums covered at 100&
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Commuter benefits
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Opportunities to pursue company-sponsored education
  • Healthy (and occasionally not-so-healthy) snacks and drinks provided
  • Wednesday breakfasts
  • Access to the Perfect Search library
  • Casual dress code
  • Employee recognition program

Location Perks

  • Prime River North location
  • A short walk from the Grand Red Line station
  • Access to a beautiful courtyard, perfect for lunch on nice days
  • Near Jewel, Trader Joe’s and the Post Office
  • Too many lunch options (Eataly, Shake Shack, Sweetgreen, Chipotle, the list
    never ends…)


  • Personal work laptops
  • Dual monitors
  • Laptop stands
  • Standing desks

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