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Business Operations Internship (paid)

Location: Portland, OR

Department: Sparkloft Media

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Sparkloft Media is a Portland, OR based Social Media Agency. We are looking to fill a critical Internship role on our team in Portland. Our Operations team is responsible for Finance/Accounting and Office/Facilities Management. The Operations Intern provides critical support to the department across a range of activities. Some of the most frequent and critical tasks aren’t the most glamorous, but they help our operation run smoothly, things like stocking supplies, running errands and doing filing. There are opportunities to get progressively more involved with the Accounting side of the business as the internship progresses.

This internship will look and feel a lot like a real job, especially because the contributions are very important to the business. But make no mistake, there will be a lot to learn, our agency lives in an environment of constant change, so there will be no shortage of learning opportunities for those who aren’t afraid to throw themselves in the mix and learn by doing new things first hand.

Skills and experience we are looking for:   

  • Senior or Recent Grad with a degree or significant interest in Accounting, Finance or other business discipline
  • Previous, relevant internship/work experience
  • Solid understanding of fundamental business processes (accounting, marketing, sales, finance)
  • Strong analytical skills and high level of comfort of working with Excel
  • Outstanding writing and overall communication skills
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and able to deliver results under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Able to work independently
  • High level of curiosity and the ability to learn complex issues quickly
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills 
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office and Apple Keynote

Other preferred skills and experience:

  • Experience in Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable.
  • Experience with invoices
  • Experience with Contracts
  • Familiarity with using a database for business, inputting data, building tables, reporting
  • Solid understanding of Marketing, Social Media and Social Media trends
  • First hand or other experience to provide understanding of how Marketing Agencies provide value to their clients

Other Information:

  • This is a paid Internship
  • The initial commitment is 3-6 months with the potential to extend
  • Hours are flexible around other commitments, but availability of a minimum 25 hours per week is required, and they must be worked during business hours M – F
  • Work must be performed on-site. We are located in Downtown Portland (lots of great transit options)

Requirements for all Sparkloft Media Positions:

  • Care more: exceptional customer service skills
  • Curiosity: a high level of interest in constantly learning new things
  • Problem solving: ability to identify and understand problems and willingness to solve them
  • Sensitivity: a high level of awareness for the needs of colleagues, clients and the Sparkloft Media business
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation and continuous improvement
  • A global perspective and understanding of different cultures (ideally obtained through lots of travel)
  • The absolute willingness to occasionally work nights, weekends or holidays (social media never sleeps)
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