Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Incredible Summer Internship Opportunity!

Areas: Marketing, Strategy, International Business, and Entrepreneurship
Description: The internship offers the candidate an opportunity to get involved in an early stage international venture and to make important contributions regarding products and markets.
A seasoned entrepreneur is building a business plan for launching a for-profit business in Cambodia, seeking to leverage that country’s comparative advantages for the development and marketing of products made from bamboo.  The objective of the enterprise is to build a triple bottom line measured by financial profit, environmental sustainability, and social advancement. 
The Intern will be guided by the entrepreneur and will be responsible for contributions including:
  • Evaluating the Bamboo Flooring Market in the US and Europe, analyzing product types, customer preferences, sales trends.
  • Evaluating US distribution channels for bamboo flooring, describing the flow of goods, buyers, pricing and tradeoffs among the various channels.
  • Conducting pricing analysis on bamboo flooring sold in the US.
  • Making recommendations on positioning, distribution, and sales.
  • Conducting competitor analysis on manufacturers and distributors of bamboo flooring.
  • Evaluating market opportunities in the US and Europe for toys made from bamboo.
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and explore
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to use internet to dig and to find answers
  • Ability to summarize thoughts in prose and concepts in graphics
  • Reliability
*This is an unpaid internship.  The intern will gain functional experience in Marketing and Strategic Analysis, and will understand the entrepreneurial process and key elements of international business. 
The internship hours are flexible.  There will be milestones and weekly meetings with the entrepreneur.  The internship will begin in May 2012 and will end in the first week of August 3, 2012.
If Interested, contact David Palmer at or (412)327-5158
Post written by Kelly Kane

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Market Analyst Wanted!


Schmidt Consulting Services is looking for a Market Research Analyst
Job Description:
  • Provides support for the organization’s quantitative and qualitative market research studies:
-  Assists Project Manager in conversion of quantitative and qualitative
  results into actionable insights
-  Proofs and edits verbatim comments and other qualitative data
     -  Codes verbatims based on specified code frames
     -  Analyzes research data using Microsoft Excel, SPSS,
        or Microsoft Access; tabulates data and develops formats for charts,
        graphs, and tables for reports
  • Reports to Project Director/Manager; interacts with Interviewing Supervisor, Interviewers, and Administrative Assistants
  • Interacts with clients on occasion
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Required proficiency in Microsoft Excel; an ability to work with databases; SPSS would be an asset but not essential
  • Course work in research methods and statistics is preferred but not essential
  • Project skills include: keen attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness; ability to edit information for spelling and grammar; ability to develop charts, graphs, and tables from data; ability to meet all deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills include: willingness to make decisions; initiative to identify potential problems or improvement opportunities in a timely manner; ability to follow instructions carefully; ability to coordinate and cooperate with other members of a team; ability to communicate with clients as required

  • Located in the North Hills suburb of Pittsburgh, Schmidt Consulting Services is a full-service marketing research and consulting firm founded in 1986.   Schmidt CS serves Fortune 1000 clients in a variety of business and consumer markets with a specialized focus on financial services, technology, energy, and consumer retail.

  • Dependent on qualifications. Benefits include: medical, disability, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick and personal days; 401(k)

    IF INTERESTED: Send resume and cover letter detailing interest and experience to:

    Post written by Kelly Kane

Internship: Ace Wire Spring Company

 Ace Wire Spring Company located in McKees Rocks, PA is seeking an intern for the Winter/Spring/Summer terms of 2012 to assist with the design of a creative online sales marketing and tracking concept for the company.
Company overview:
Ace Wire Spring & Form Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Compression Springs, Extension Springs, Torsion Springs and Wire Forms for over 72 years. Our years of experience allow us to offer a wide variety of custom precision springs to manufacturing clients. Our strength comes from engineers and craftsmen who develop compression, extension, torsion springs and wire forms for a large variety of applications.
Internship project description:
This is an excellent creative internship opportunity for the right student.  The intern would be working with the Marketing Manager to assist in the development of communication with sales leads and brand awareness for the company.
Qualifications include:
Sales & Marketing background.  Mechanical Engineering background a plus.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service experience, webmaster skills and knowledge of sales and marketing.  Ability to be creative and provide original ideas are definitely a plus.
Proposed internship project goals, objectives, outcomes: 
To grow company sales via communication with potential leads.  Expand company brand awareness with Online Marketing projects.
Business hours are 8:30 to 4:30 at the McKees Rocks office location. Fifteen hours per week would be anticipated during the school term and full time additional hours can be utilized during the summer months when class is not in session.
Rate of Pay:
$10-12 per hour depending upon level of experience. Start date is ASAP.

Interested candidates submit resumes directly to:                

Design Dynamics Internships

Design Dynamics, Inc. is a 40 year old company in Ambridge.  Design Dynamics is a grand format printer of billboard poster, banners, and political campaign signs.  Design Dynamics is a manufacturer of DayGlo polyethylene billboard posters on the entire planet, under company trademark GloFlex PolyPosters.
They are seeking a summer intern to integrate marketing initiatives to gain greater national and international recognition of their company’s products and technology.  The ideal intern candidate will be personable and extroverted with an affinity for advanced sciences (ie quantum chemistry, physics, etc).  Prior experience in industrial marketing or industrial sales is also of benefit.  A student currently pursuing an MBA is preferred.

Qualified candidates can email resumes to and can learn more about the company at

Internship: Visual Storytelling Student

Wanted:Visual Storytelling student!!
Berner International Corp. New Castle, Pa.

Berners mission is to save energy and create healthy, comfortable environments.  Our vision is an air curtain on every door.  We are looking for an innovative, creative and practical individual with design aptitude to help us achieve our goal.

We are looking for a Visual Storytelling intern for the Summer of 2012
Enhance our storytelling processes through compelling, information-driven visuals.  The project is to increase our ability to visually tell the story of what our products do, their benefits, where they should be used and how its done in the various formats used today (Web, new media, print collateral, etc..).  Working with Berner staff, you will be writing, shooting, creating and editing pictures, and video.

Proposed internship project goals, objectives, outcomes:
An internship with Berner can provide you an opportunity to integrate your academic knowledge with work experience while being exposed to different aspects of our company.
We offer you the chance to help shape our company and how and what we communicate.  We give you a hands-on experience that will allow you to apply what you've learned in school to real-world projects.  The experience and skills gained will be a positive addition to your resume and portfolio.  Though roles and responsibilities vary, you will work alongside experienced professionals, as well as on your own.

Type of student sought:
     Multimedia / creative content student with at least 3 years of studies from an accredited institute of higher learning completed
     Expected: Knowledge of Adobe FinalCut and AfterEffects, knowledge of writing and producing video.
     Bring with you: professional video / photography equipment (either your own or your school’s)
     A plus: knowledge of graphics and Adobe Creative Suite
Individual must be comfortable with taking initiative, able to work within a team, yet also be comfortable with working independently.  There will be guidance, support and interaction with the Development team, but we do not like to handhold.  The atmosphere at Berner is friendly, open and respectful.
Please include 2 3 samples or a link to your portfolio (If you have.  If you dont, dont worry about it).

Contact: Miranda Berner

Berner is a member of AMCA, the Green Building Alliance and the USGBC.