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Paper Source Internship - Marketing Intern - Winter 2022 in Chicago, Illinois

Internship - Marketing Intern – Winter 2022

Position Summary

This is an unpaid internship. Applicants must be able to receive college credit.

Weekly commitment: 25 hour/week

The Marketing Intern will support the Web & Marketing teams in all functions related to social media, public relations, marketing and other projects. The ideal candidate will have an academic focus in Journalism, Marketing, PR or a related field. This position will be remote with regular mentor supervision and learnings with possibility of a few in-person days at our headquarters in the Chicago Loop.

Scope of Responsibilities and Learnings

  • Create original and engaging content ideas for the Paper Source blog, and execute across other appropriate social channels.

  • Write two long form content pieces per week; coordinating with photography and design as needed.

  • Support in the management and maintenance of Paper Source social communities including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

  • Review Yelp presence of each store, completing and improving business listing for all locations.

  • Build Pinterest boards to promote seasonal product stories and support SEO efforts.

  • Assist with sample creation and styling to drive Instagram engagement.

  • Assist with content needs related to email marketing, catalog copy, product descriptions and more.

  • Coordinate with our Workshops Manager and Visual Team to mine for content that can live online, developing copy and outlining visual asset needs.

  • Support ambassador outreach efforts, helping to targeting online influencers who can drive interest in the Paper Source brand, both online and at the local level.

  • Support our Public Relations efforts with administrative tasks including media research, press archiving and communication and pitching needs.

  • Conduct audits and research as needed.


  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills; online writing experience preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Ability to perform basic functions within Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Effective organizational skills for managing multiple tasks at once

  • Career interest in social media, marketing, PR and/or e-commerce and retail.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled in your sophomore, junior or senior year at an accredited college or university

  • Must be able to receive college credit

  • Must have access to a computer, social media apps, video and camera

  • Previous internship experience in Marketing and/or Design is a must

  • Experience using Google docs, social media platforms, Zoom meetings

  • Experience using Wordpress preferred

Job Title: Internship - Marketing Intern - Winter 2022

of Openings: 6

External Company Name: Paper Source, Inc.

External Company URL:

Job ID: 2021-8302

Street: 125 S. Clark Street