Marketing Internship

The Ruby Slipper Cafe - New Orleans, LA

InternshipEstimated: $20,000 - $29,000 a year
About the Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group:
Ruby Slipper Café and Ruby Sunshine restaurants bring the unique flavors and hospitality of New Orleans to everyday breakfast and brunch. Founded in post-Katrina New Orleans, Jennifer & Erich Weishaupt turned a blighted corner store into a cozy restaurant, with the hope that it would help draw people back to the Mid-City community. The Ruby Slipper Café was an instant hit, becoming a sought out destination among both locals and visitors to the city. In the decade since opening that neighborhood storefront, Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group has become one of the fastest growing concepts in the Southern United States. The group has grown to operate two brands with (eleven) restaurants. Both Ruby Slipper Café and Ruby Sunshine remain owned and operated by the original founders. They serve all-day brunch and eye-opening cocktails seven days a week.

Winter/Spring 2019 Marketing Internship

Interns will provide critical assistance to the marketing department while gaining hands-on experience in the communications field. Supporting the Marketing Manager and Community Ambassador, this is a unique opportunity to work on a NOLA-born brand that’s rapidly expanding across the Southeast. In addition to experience-appropriate tasks, Interns are given projects to help build their resume and/or portfolio. We strive to help prepare Interns for the first step in their Marketing career.

Areas of responsibility may include:
Research and insights
Completing desktop research on competitors, the industry, and consumers
Developing reports & summaries for the Marketing & Executive teams
Content creation
Crafting written and visual content for social media platforms
Writing and sending promotional emails as needed
Community relations
Crafting articulate responses to online customer reviews
Maintaining an accurate community events calendar for key markets
Responding to donation requests in a timely fashion
Representing the Ruby Slipper brand through community events/outreach
Assisting with the fulfillment of online merchandise orders
Administrative duties
Data entry
Office errands as needed

Must be a college student (or a recent graduate) pursuing a degree in business, marketing, communications, public relations, or a closely related field
Must feel comfortable with deadline-driven work
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Powerpoint, Word, Excel)
Must have hands-on experience with all major social media platforms
Experience using Adobe Creative Suite is desirable, but not mandatory

Work requirements:
Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, with a fairly consistent schedule
Must commit to an internship period of 3 months or longer
Completing this internship for course credit may require additional hours
Must be able to work on-site at our Mid-City New Orleans headquarters
Internships are unpaid, but Interns receive one free Ruby Slipper Café meal each work day

How to apply:
All applicants must provide both a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should outline why you’re interested in this particular opportunity as well as explain which consumer brand you admire most, and why.