Job Opportunity: Paid Marketing Internship 

Want to work with us? That’s a rhetorical question. Of course, you do. Now, here’s your chance. We’re looking for a marketing intern who can commit to 15-20 hours a week.

Our basic pre-requisites:

  • You have to be reliable. Moreover, you need to understand that deadlines are absolutely paramount.
  • You have to be able to work independently/without extensive supervision. (We’re not going to throw you to the wolves, but we won’t hold your hand.)
  • Be genuinely interested in the work we’re doing.
  • We expect you to give your full effort to assigned projects/tasks.
  • You have to be able to work in Santa Monica. (We’re located close to Metro Rail, so you don’t even need to drive.)

If you hit all of those, keep reading.

Here’s our official internship listing:

7 Generation Games, an educational video game startup, is looking for a reliable and motivated marketing intern to work 15-20 hours per week. This is a PAID internship at $12/hour.

Targeted start date by June 15. We’re looking for someone to commit for four months, but often our interns end up staying longer when it works out for both of us. (For the right candidate, we might be willing to consider 3 months, but we’ve found anything less than that isn’t going to be a beneficial experience for you or us.)

This internship will likely best be a fit for someone with some marketing skills who is interested in one of the following areas: education (our games focus on middle school level math), history, gaming, entrepreneurship or startups. Those skills sets align with the biggest projects we’re working on in the coming months.


The internship will involve providing marketing support for 7 Generation Games. Position will also support 7 Generation Games project manager with office tasks and assist with game testing.

Primary Required Skills

Basic computer proficiency.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office.

Experience with major social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)

Secondary Desired Skills

Other desirable but not required skills include: PhotoShop; audio editing software; video editing software; GoAnimate; MailChimp (or related newsletter CMS); WordPress; Canva.

More important than having experience with these platforms/software is a willingness to learn them.

Required Duties

Intern will work on-site in Santa Monica, two or three days a week. (Working remote is NOT an option.)

This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in a thriving – and rapidly growing – startup.

We’re looking for someone who is able to commit (to both the position and a set schedule) and who is willing to work hard. You will learn a lot. Also, as we mentioned before, you’ll get paid, so we expect you to treat this experience as a job.

If you would like this internship for credit, we can work with you to set that up as well. (And we’ll still pay you.)

Please note: This internship isn’t a guarantee to a staff position, but when we do add staff, the first people we look to hire are our current and former interns — and we are a growing company.

Consider reading our internship hiring dos and don’ts. We know you would never be like this, but we’re speaking from experience.

FYI, please check out our website before you apply so you know a bit about our company. If you want to make a really good impression, play through the demos. You can also download our iPad app here.

Please email resume and briefly explain (300 words or less) in the body of the email why you would be a fit for this position at 7 Generation Games to Maria Burns Ortiz at No phone calls please.

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