Summer 2019 Internship Information

Title: Summer Associate

Period of Performance: May to August 2019

Hours: Less than 30 per week

Location: Virtual

Pay: For college credit only

College Major: All majors are welcome to apply

Please forward a cover letter and resume to with “Summer Associate” in the subject line by no later than May 1, 2019.


The Summer Associate will be responsible for assisting the CEO with a variety of marketing, public relations, and business development tasks for Firestarter and its clients. Tasks may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Write/edit printed and digital assets
  • Design printed and digital assets
  • Develop original or editing videos
  • Build and update media lists and databases
  • Create and distribute press releases and media alerts
  • Compile lists for sponsorship, endorsements, and speaking engagement leads
  • Compile lists for business development leads
  • Use analytics tools to compile, organize, and analyze campaign data


  • Must be available by phone and email Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET
  • Must have own computer and access to reliable internet service
  • Must be creative, self-motivated, organized, and able to multitask
  • Must have a working knowledge of all major social media platforms
  • Must be a strong written and verbal communicator
  • Must be a strong researcher
  • Experience creating and editing video a plus, but not required
  • Graphic design experience a plus, but not required
  • Experience in sports marketing or public relations a plus, but not required

About Firestarter

Firestarter, based in Alexandria, Virginia, advises athletes, coaches, and executives, helping them develop, manage, enhance, and protect a key professional asset: their personal brand.

The firm provides strategic consulting, detailed analysis, day-to-day support/management, and individualized and group training to help clients position themselves in the marketplace, engage stakeholders, and motivate customers and other constituencies who could have short- or long-term impact on their positioning and reputation.

Building and/or growing a personal brand is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, so Firestarter offers multiple options to help you create enhance, and/or protect this most valuable asset.

  • Personal brand and message development/enhancement
  • Strategic planning, creation, and management of social media and content marketing
  • Media representation
  • Reputation management and repair strategies
  • Personal brand training for individuals and teams


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