Marketing and Communications Intern

August 6, 2014 9:31 AM

The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce (SVCOC) has been the voice of local business and a key community partner since 1909, helping to ensure a thriving economy by providing business advocacy, promotion, networking, education, and economic development services.
With over 400 members, the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to:

  • developing innovative programs and partnerships that enhance and promote business and a strong local economy
  • communicating information on relevant business trends
  • being a leader in legislative advocacy for business interests on the city, county, state, and local levels, and
  • providing networking and leadership opportunities for members.

Description: The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts.  This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working for well-known community based nonprofit organization and interacting with local Chamber members.


  • Update and maintain SVCOC's social media presence, including scheduling Facebook updates
  • Assist in planning, writing, and managing weekly E-Newsletter
  • Assist in planning, writing, and managing bi-monthly Member Mail
  • Update the SVCOC website weekly
  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications
  • Office reception, including:  responding to calls, voicemails, emails, and social media correspondences
  • Event support as needed, including: photography; marketing and promotion; preparing supplies/materials; day of assistance as needed
  • Administrative assistance, including: Chamber membership database maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English,
  • Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

Start Date: Week of Monday, September 1st
Salary: $12/hr
How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to
Hours: 20 hours/week in the office.


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1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA, 94928 • 707-664-2377 17612