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Digital Marketing Internship

Reporting to: PR and Digital Marketing Manager

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of the internship is to give a dynamic individual the opportunity to gain digital marketing experience in a role with domestic and international responsibilities. The role will include an internship in the college’s Marketing and International Student Departments and a place on an MSc in Marketing course (subject to academic and other criteria). This is a one year paid internship.

The role will work under the direction of the college’s PR and Digital Marketing Manager to execute all digital marketing activities aimed at recruiting domestic and international students to NCI courses. The main focus of the position will be digital but support will also be provided for the college’s events, PR and other marketing communication activities.

Key Relationships:

PR and Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Marketing
Director of International Department
Marketing and International Teams

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing content and placing that content across all social media platforms where the college has a presence including platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others.
  • Implementing SEO strategies and campaigns across all online media.
  • Writing content for blogs, articles and other online media.
  • Creating video and other content to enhance user engagement with the college online.
  • Working with the college community to gather content on all the different activities that are happening in the college and generating interest for these events online.
  • Coordinate with the PR and Digital Marketing Manager to ensure that all paid for online advertising is effective and in keeping with the overall digital strategy.
  • Coordinate with the International Department to develop online campaigns in international markets such as India, China and Middle East.
  • Assist in the process by which content managers are supervised to provide timely and accurate content for the NCI website.
  • Prepare analytics and other reports to monitor progress of social media campaigns.
  • Assist with NCI events, PR activities and other tasks as required.

Key Attributes:

  • Passionate about social media and digital marketing.
  • Highly organised with an ability to prioritise workload.
  • An exceptional writer and communicator.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines is essential.
  • Ability to work with different groups across the college and manage their internal and external messages to ensure consistency.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Proficient in MS Office and computer packages.
  • Knowledge of video and photography would be beneficial.


The role is a one year fixed term internship. The salary is fixed at €10 per hour. The role will be approximately 3 full days per week and runs for a full calendar year and is expected to commence in September 2014 until September 2015.

The role includes an educational scholarship on the part-time MSc in Marketing course at NCI. The successful intern will receive a bursary of €7,900 to cover their full fees on this programme. Note that places on the course are subject to availability and subject to the applicant meeting the academic requirements for the course. The successful candidate will complete the MSc course on a part-time (evening) basis over 2 years.

The successful applicant will, in the first year, pursue the internship and study on the MSc part-time. After the first year they will have completed the internship and will be free to pursue other employment opportunities whilst completing their final year of study on the part-time MSc in Marketing. Should the intern leave the position within the first year they will assume responsibility for any fees outstanding to complete the MSc course.

Salary: €10 per hour
Schedule: 21 hrs. Per week (exact schedule of working week will be agreed)

Apply: Applicants are asked to send their CV and a cover letter outlining why you are applying to this internship to recruitment@ncirl.ie by Friday 15th August

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the role are based on the current stated role and objectives of the college. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of NCI.

Equal Opportunities Policy: National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

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