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Digital Marketing Intern (Fall 2024)

Columbus, OH

For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world. 


At Battelle, interns and co-ops make an impact through hands-on learning and exciting and challenging projects. Our interns are an integral part of the teams they support and will feel like they are a true, valued team member. 

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. 


A brighter future is possible with you.

The Marketing & Communications team is seeking a creative and analytical university student to serve as the Digital Marketing Intern for Fall Semester 2024. This position is remote/hybrid located in Columbus, Ohio


In alignment with corporate and global business unit strategies, the Digital Marketing Intern plays a crucial role in executing our company’s digital marketing strategy. The Digital Marketing Co-op will assist in developing engaging content and helping to optimize digital campaigns, across paid and organic media. They are a creative scientist, continually evaluating and improving digital media effectiveness, ensuring adherence to best practices, analyzing digital landscapes, and creating and implementing optimization strategies.

The Digital Marketing Co-op’s primary responsibility is to perform search engine optimization, but the Digital Marketing Co-op will also be expected to help with other projects and marketing needs, such as reporting, content creation, social media scheduling, website development, market research and more. 

The role requires strong communication skills, timeliness, attention to detail, and critical thinking to ensure accuracy and continuous improvement of digital marketing efforts. 



Intern activities may include some or all of the following:

  • Perform SEO, including tagging, meta data, link building and citations 
  • Assist with content creation, including website, email and blog content 
  • Evaluate large data sets to identify trends, monitor key performance indicators and recommend optimizations 
  • Set-up and audit Google Analytics profile settings and tracking, including goals 
  • Perform market and client research 
  • Assist with media campaigns as needed, including Paid Search and Social Advertising 
  • Create and/or optimize recommended searches and other website features as needed 
  • Work with all members of the Battelle team to resolve problems 
  • Submit, manage and troubleshoot support tickets as needed 
  • Create and update best practices documentation 
  • Assist with email marketing campaigns promoting Battelle’s offerings 
  • Assist with social media scheduling and optimization 

Key Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Computer Science or a closely related field of study
  • Must have at least two years of college coursework complete
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics
  • Understanding of HTML and Search Engine Optimization
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A strong work ethic and team mentality including professional presentation, timeliness, discipline and behavior
  • Resourcefulness and ability to work independently to problem solve
  • Must be U.S. Person by definition of U.S. export laws 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants for Previous internship or experience as a Digital Marketer
  • Applicable course work in Digital Marketing
  • Experience with tagging, link building, user experience, content management and optimization tools like MOZ
  • Strong communication and writing skills; comfortable creating original content
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and schedulers like Hootsuite and Octopost
  • Working knowledge of Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, LinkedIN Ads
  • Working knowledge of AI focused marketing tools 

Preparing You for Career Success

The Battelle intern and co-op program is a great way to increase experience both on a team and as an independent contributor. Ninety-eight percent of internship survey respondents said they felt better prepared to enter the workforce after their Battelle internship and 100% said they were treated with respect by their colleagues. 


You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

  • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects 
  • Pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery 
  • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment
  • Become the next generation of scientific leaders and business professionals


Are you ready to help solve the most important challenges of today and tomorrow? 


If so, we are ready to support you with:

  • Flexible work schedules: Most teams follow a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off
  • Employee Resource Groups that help cultivate an inclusive and welcoming community
  • Social and professional networking events with Battelle Senior Leadership and your colleagues
  • Opportunities for philanthropic involvement to give back and make an impact in the community


Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law.

Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

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