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Company/Organization: The Argan Tree


Were in search of a creative and energetic Communications and PR intern, who is looking to be a part of an exciting social enterprise in the beauty sector. The intern will coordinate marketing campaigns, publish press releases, develop content for the web, and work on self-initiated projects to drive consumer adoption. The intern will work directly with the founder and two other interns in our workspaces in the Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA area.

The intern will be a critical part of our team, and will gain hands on experience in:
Writing press releases and media pitches to build brand awareness
Researching, building, and maintaining a list of press and media contacts (writers, journalists, bloggers, etc.)
Creating web content for The Argan Tree’s website
Writing pieces for blogs, social media, and news feeds
Expanding coverage in national and local media/publications (developing feature article opportunities)
Understanding current trends in the beauty space
Developing new marketing strategies (as a startup, we are super flexible and highly encourage independent thinking)

This is a great opportunity to hone your creativity and communications skills while gaining direct, hands-on experience in marketing and PR within a fast-growing, sustainable beauty startup. You will benefit from the flexibility of a startup and work independently within a team of motivated, down-to-earth professionals. The founder and president of The Argan Tree will directly support your development by offering you guidance and mentorship throughout the program. We are an ambitious startup with big plans and, if successful, you will have a big role in our company as it moves towards realizing its vision.

At the end of this internship, you will have a firm understanding of B2B (selling to retailers) and B2C (selling to consumers) marketing, in the cosmetics and beauty products industry. You will have experience in building strategic partnerships with various media and social channels. You will learn how to listen to customers, find influencers, start new trends, and most importantly, how to engage your public.

At the end of this internship, you will be considered for a paid full-time position, based on the availability of resources.


Pursuing a degree in Marketing, PR, Communications, Advertising, Journalism, or a relevant major
Expected graduation date in 2014 or 2015
Passionate about sustainability and/or social entrepreneurship and/or beauty
Superb writing and editing skills
Well-spoken, outgoing personality
Capable of developing compelling content topics to engage our audience
Well-organized with a great attention to detail
Can effectively manage time and multi-task as needed
Critical and creative thinker who is driven to consistently raise the bar
Comfortable working independently and as a member of a team

We are looking for an individual who wants to be part of a team that is committed to creating products that redefine beauty by improving the lives of everyone involved – from its producers to its consumers.

Paid Internship Info:

This position offers a stipend of $3000.


40 hours per week. Monday to Friday (9AM – 5PM).


10 weeks

Start Date:


End Date:

, 05/23/14, 08/09/14

Additional Info:
Application Due Date - May 09, 2014


This internship will be based in the Boston / Cambridge area.


This position offers a stipend of $3000 for the 10-week duration. This amount is meant to cover the cost of meals and housing.

We value all of our interns and will make sure you receive a learning experience that not only fits your career goals and interests, but also generates credible references and job recommendations in your respective industry.
Additionally, we are happy to work with you to structure a program for college credit, if interested.

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