Summer Internship – Online Branding & Marketing Intern

  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Interco is a global recycling company headquartered on the Illinois-side of St. Louis in Madison. The company has been an industry leader providing metals, computers and electronics recycling services with a focused track record of innovation and integrity in since 1996.

The 400,000+ sqft. Interco Metaltronics recycling facility is comprised of five buildings on more than 40 acres centrally located on the Illinois-side of St. Louis in the shadows of the Gateway Arch. The facility boasts a 145,000 sqft. processing plant dedicated to the processing of computers, electronics, and batteries with the remainder of the indoor facility used for the processing of nonferrous industrial metals.

The company specializes in the placement of smelter-ready materials catering to commercial, industrial, dealer, and government organizations nationwide. Interco ships nonferrous and electronics scrap worldwide utilizing established partnerships with end consumers in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

The Interco team — consisting of commercial, logistics, administrative, and operations departments — delivers innovative solutions, competitive pricing, and quality service throughout the supply chain.

Job Description

Interco is proud to offer a Summer Internship – Online Branding & Marketing Intern. The position requires a motivated attitude and an eagerness to learn about and succeed in the field of marketing. The right candidate will be a creative self-starter with the ability to follow clear instructions and an interest in driving traffic through high-level SEO strategies and strategic online marketing utilizing proprietary approaches, programs, and software.

Work remotely: No

The ideal candidate will be results-oriented with a personal track record demonstrating the ability to work both in a team environment and alone with a motivated attitude and an eagerness to excel in a fast-paced environment.

Applicants should be current college students pursuing a degree in marketing, creative writing, journalism, graphic design, business, or related field and have an eagerness to learn and develop their online marketing and business and professional writing skills. 

Candidates may earn college credit if approved by their college/university. Recent college graduates may also apply.

This is an excellent opportunity to interact with professionals while learning to develop and cultivate proven creative marketing techniques.

Throughout the course of the internship, you will:

  • Learn how to utilize a professional Social Media Management Platform.
  • Navigate WordPress, update and manage many different sites.
  • Master valuable SEO and SEM skills.
  • Help manage a $100-million company’s digital presence across the main social media channels: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn.
  • Develop email marketing skills.
  • Learn to produce effective content from 280 characters to 750+ words.
  • Create infographics for social media platforms and company websites.
  • Write and produce at least one corporate YouTube video.
  • Gain valuable knowledge about a quickly the growing industry of industrial recycling.
  • Perform digital research to analyze the competition.

As a matter of company policy, we do not sponsor employment visas or hire from out of the USA nor do we sponsor candidates who do not currently reside within the USA without an existing H-1B visa.


  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Understanding of the basic principles of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Advanced internet and computer skills. 
  • Basic proficiency with graphic design and editing programs.
  • Up to date with the latest trends and best practices in internet research and data compilation.
  • Ability to gather and review information about a topic, analyze and interpret it, and develop original content around it.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong multitasking and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with photo or video editing software is preferred.

Additional Information

  • Pay rate: $12 / hour
  • Full-time and Part-time Internships are available. 
  • Operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM.
  • Consistent work schedule 40 hours/week
  • Term of internship 2-3 months
  • This position does not offer healthcare benefits
  • This position is open to local students only

Physical Demands and Abilities

  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance
  • Occasionally lift and/or move objects 10-50 lbs.

As a matter of company policy, we do not sponsor employment visas or hire from out of the USA nor do we sponsor candidates who do not currently reside within the USA without an existing H-1B visa.

This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the requirements of the job and does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that will be required. Interco Trading Company reserves the right to modify this job description at any time; including assigning or reassigning job duties or eliminating this position at any time.

Candidate information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Work remotely: No

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