Internship to Jobs Program

About us

The Florida Technology Council (FTC) was founded in 2004 in Tallahassee as the unbiased expert voice for Florida's tech industry in our state legislature and agencies. FTC headquarters are in Tallahassee, however the team impacts tech and tech leaders across our entire nation.

FTC is Florida's Only Organization Focused Exclusively on the Needs and Priorities of the Sunshine State and its Expansive Technology Sector

 

Job Description

Summary: At FTC our focus is on building a safer, stronger, and more efficient Florida. We do this by working with organizations and groups like FDLE, the FBI, legislators, state agency leaders, educational institutions and industry trailblazers across the nation.  This job is NEVER boring and knows no limits.

FTC is building a collective of individuals excited by the opportunity to truly change the world, starting with Florida. This team will support our community partnerships, philanthropic efforts, members and partners across the state.  This includes working with existing projects, as well as helping to establish and grow new ones.  Our interns should be college students (preferably Junior, Senior or Graduate students) residing in the Tallahassee area and available 15-20 hours per week.  

 

Compensation

Each position begins as an unpaid internship running for a period of 60 days. During this evaluation period interns will showcase their abilities to work and support one another as a team, their effectiveness in their job, communication strengths, organization skills, enthusiasm, creativity, commitment, and their ability to bring fun and excitement to the team. At the conclusion of this 60-day unpaid internship, selected interns will be asked to join the team and begin a new position as paid interns with multiple opportunities for advancement and bonuses.  

Responsibilities Include

Office Administrator

  • Provide administrative support to CEO and FTC
  • Manage client and member contact - you are the 1st contact
  • Schedule appointments with clients/partners
  • Follow up with clients/customers 
  • Attend events on behalf of/with CEO and company
  • Attend events with marketing, membership and events staff when needed
  • Calendar Management
  • Database building (e.g., updating email or contact lists)
  • Take meeting minutes
  • Act as one of the principal ambassadors for our organization with responsibilities for delivering FTC’s vision within the local community
  • Grow professionally and personally
  • Have fun

Marketing/Events

  • Create and organize events
  • Create member showcase opportunities
  • Work with members to research topics for blog posts, newsletters or others
  • Write and release publicity material such as press releases and develop public relations strategies that will promote the organization's mission. 
  • Website development
  • Social Media marketing  
  • Collaborate with membership staff to develop newsletter content, email blasts, event announcements, awareness of member benefits, etc.
  • Collaborate with membership staff to develop membership and sponsorship recruitment materials, appeal letters, brochures, etc.
  • Collaborate with membership staff to develop strategic plan for expanding corporate sponsorship program, improving member benefit offerings, and increasing overall membership.
  • Collaborate with membership staff to develop and implement strategy for increasing non-dues revenue.
  • Attend events on behalf of/with CEO and company
  • Attend events with membership and events staff when needed
  • Nurture meaningful relationships with key community groups 
  • Act as one of the principal ambassadors for our organization with responsibilities for delivering FTC’s vision within the local community
  • Implementing education programs
  • Create basic reports (reports on weekly tasks, deliverables, sales)
  • Grow professionally and personally
  • Have fun

Membership Director

  • Develop goals and action plans with Executive Director for membership development and retention, including corporate sponsorships
  • Develop programs, initiatives, and policies to increase membership
  • Provide analysis of existing programmatic and membership materials as well as membership retention rates and opportunities for improvement
  • Work directly with marketing and events staff
  • Collaborate with marketing staff to develop strategic plan for expanding corporate sponsorship program, improving member benefit offerings, and increasing overall membership
  • Collaborate with marketing staff to develop and implement strategy for increasing non-dues revenue
  • Collaborate with marketing staff to develop membership and sponsorship recruitment materials, appeal letters, brochures, etc.
  • Develop regular mechanisms for providing excellent customer service to existing corporate partners and relationship building with prospective partners
  • Identify, recruit, provide member services and track benefits provided to corporate sponsors to ensure that all sponsors receive benefits offered
  • Oversee Member activities
  • Create, distribute, update information to current members
  • Attend events on behalf of/with CEO and company
  • Attend events with marketing and events staff when needed
  • Booking appointments with clients/partners
  • Act as one of the principal ambassadors for our organization with responsibilities for delivering FTC’s vision within the local community
  • Grow professionally and personally
  • Have fun

 

Is This For Me?

Not sure if this is you? Do you want to make an impact?  Are you committed to improving our state? The FTC internship is built on student development, active mentoring, and a focus on culture and community. Our goal is to provide meaningful opportunities to work in an inclusive and diverse environment and we are committed to helping you create meaningful contributions. 

 

 

To Apply, please submit a 3-5 min video clip featuring the items below;

 

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Tallahassee, FL 32301

                850-803-TECH (8324)

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