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We're Looking for Summer Interns

Posted by Alexis Nido-Russo on


We are currently hiring for two summer internship positions: a Marketing & PR Intern and a Content & Editorial Intern. The job descriptions for both are below. Internships will begin mid June and run through mid October. Please make note of which internship you are interested in when applying. 

The application deadline is May 31 

Marketing & PR Intern

Who are we?
Local Eclectic is an online shop that promotes and sells products from emerging, on the rise designers from across the country. The e-commerce shop was founded in November 2013 and is based out of the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Nothing on Local Eclectic is mass-produced and the majority of pieces you’ll find on our site are made by hand. We also create limited edition collaborations between creative influencers and emerging designers. These pieces are exclusive to Local Eclectic and made in small batch, limited runs. Our customers are 24-35 year old females who are fashion forward and are looking for pieces that are unique and stand out as much as they do!
What will you do?
  • Update our social media channels weekly using Hootsuite
  • Manage Pinterest boards
  • Identify creative muses to partner with for collaborations and various marketing initiatives
  • Seek out new partners to feature on our weekly 5 O’CLOCK FRIDAY feature
  • Maintain contact lists for potential, current, and future partners
  • Conceptualize & explore additional grass roots marketing opportunities for Local Eclectic
Who are you?
  • You should have a solid understanding of all current social media platforms
  • You must be currently enrolled in school and working towards a degree
  • You should have a genuine interest in fashion, culture and art and be plugged into
  • current events and the industry
  • Adaptable and assertive
  • You should be able to take direction easily and work independently
  • Eager to learn and self motivated
  • You have a strong attention to detail
  • You should have the ability to meet and exceed deadlines
  • You are a creative and out of the box thinker
The Marketing and PR intern will report directly to Alexis Nido-Russo the Founder of Local Eclectic. This is a 4 month unpaid internship. Approximately 10-15 hours per week. 

To apply email your resume to hello@localeclectic.com and in place of a generic cover letter, follow these steps and include each in the email with your resume:

  1. Create a pintrest mood board with 10-20 images that will give us a sense of your aesthetic and why you are a good candidate to work for Local Eclectic. Send us a link to your mood board.
  2. Take a 10 second snapchat introducing yourself. Save the snap and send it to us in an email. 
  3. Identify 3 Instagram or YouTube personalities that you would recommend Local Eclectic to partner with. Include each of their names, a sentence on why you think they would be a good fit and a link to their pages.

Summer Internships at Local Eclectic

Content & Editorial Intern

Who are we?
Local Eclectic is an online shop that promotes and sells products from emerging, on the rise designers from across the country. The e-commerce shop was founded in November 2013 and is based out of the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Nothing on Local Eclectic is mass-produced and the majority of pieces you’ll find on our site are made by hand. We also create limited edition collaborations between creative influencers and emerging designers. These pieces are exclusive to Local Eclectic and made in small batch, limited runs. Our customers are 24-35 year old females who are fashion forward and are looking for pieces that are unique and stand out as much as they do!
What will you do?
  • Add new prodcuts and images to Local Eclectic
  • Write product descriptions
  • Work with designers to collect product images and editorial content
  • Learn to work the back end of an e-commerce site
  • Learn to take product photography and upload photos to our website
  • Concept blog posts and potential guest blog posts
  • Help to build and write content for emails 
  • Learn how to maintain an editorial calendar through Basecamp

Who are you?

  • You should have an excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You have a strong attention to detail
  • You should have the ability to meet and exceed deadlines
  • You must be currently enrolled in school and working towards a degree
  • You should have a genuine interest in fashion, culture and art and be plugged into
  • current events and the industry
  • Adaptable and assertive
  • You should be able to take direction easily and work independently
  • Eager to learn and self motivated
The Content and Editorial intern will report directly to Alexis Nido-Russo the Founder of Local Eclectic. This is a 4 month unpaid internship. Approximately 10-15 hours per week. 

To apply email your resume to hello@localeclectic.com and in place of a generic cover letter, follow these steps and include each in the email with your resume:

  1. Send us a writing sample or a link to your blog
  2. Select one product from Local Eclectic and re-write the product description
  3. Come up with 3 blog post ideas for our blog and write one sentence about why you think this is a good idea.