Are you seeking valuable, on-the-job work experience to build your resume or further your career?

The Center for Guilt-Free Success is looking for creative, motivated and energetic talent!

Right now, we have a number of opportunities OPEN! Apply Today

The Center for Guilt-Free Success, LLC is dedicated to helping transform the lives of women business owners from being overwhelmed, overworked, and over committed to attracting great clients and earning what they deserve without sacrificing what’s important to them personally.

Started by Business & Marketing Coach, Victoria Cook in 2004, we offer individual and group coaching programs, classes, workshops and mastermind groups using our Guilt-Free RESULTS™ system, the DIY Marketing Center system and Plans to Prosper (the book co-authored by Victoria) to help women business owners get rapid results and have greater clarity and focus. Prior to starting her own business, Victoria spent nearly twenty years in corporate providing communications, marketing, change management, cultural change, and workshop facilitation within an IT Division of a Corporate 500 company.

Why intern with Victoria and The Center for Guilt-Free Success?

  • Learn skills that can increase your immediate earning potential
  • Learn skills that will dramatically increase your lifetime earnings
  • Work directly with the CEO of a start-up company and get the inside scoop
  • Work virtually from anywhere and manage your own time
  • Build your portfolio with great projects
  • Help with your resume and job search
  • Get school credit, if desired.
  • Participate in our programs and coaching, free of charge!

While our internships are unpaid, the experience, mentorship, and non-monetary benefits will impact your career far beyond the term of your internship!

What’s it like to Intern at Ctr4GFSuccess?

Interns will be offered the opportunity to make a difference in businesses and lives of women entrepreneurs and small business owners. When you join our internship program you should not be surprised to see that our culture is one that is innovative and customer-focused. Interns can expect to be challenged and supported, have an internship project plan and feel connected to the team and valued.

Internships require at least 12 hours per week for a minimum of 16 weeks depending on your internship project. Adjustments can be made to meet specific hour requirements for academic purposes. And because we offer virtual internships, you can participate from anywhere in the United States. Positions are available now for our Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 programs.

“Working with Victoria was a great pleasure for me. I will always be thankful to Ctr4GFSuccess and Victoria who believed in me and gave me this opportunity to learn and grow in the field of Digital Marketing. She made sure that my efforts bear fruit and gave me immense knowledge on social media marketing. Victoria is a dynamic boss who has the ability to encourage people to go above and beyond.” ~ Noman Rehman, Intern Summer 2017

Who’s right for this program?

Applicants must:

  • exhibit clear and professional written and oral communication skills
  • be detail oriented
  • work independently
  • have the ability to follow through on a project from beginning to end.

Your internship will include one or more of the following based on your career goals and the needs of the organization. No experience is necessary; we will train you and give you all the tools you need to be successful.

former intern testimonialHere are just some of the internship project we are interviewing for:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Writing and Public Relations
  • Product & Information Marketing
  • Customer Relations and Membership Coordinator

These internships are perfect for students or others (working or out-of work professionals, career changers, portfolio builders, stay-at-home Moms and Dads, or anyone looking for work experience).

Your major/field isn’t as important to us as your enthusiasm and dedication. We work with people of all ages, interests, and skill sets to create rewarding and valuable internships. We work with those who are actively engaged in academic programs as well as those who just want to further their skills and experience. And we work with our interns in a virtual way, so you don’t have to be local to Chicago to work with us!

 

Intern Positions:

Product Development & Information Marketing Coordinator Intern

(Now Hiring for August 2017)

Description:

Coaching firm is seeking qualified candidate for an unpaid virtual internship position to assist with marketing for a fast-paced growing coaching business. We are creating two new information products and launching them this Spring and Summer. The intern will spend significant time working on this project and bringing it to execution. Gain real world experience in creating and promoting information products online and locally. This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment, and will finish the internship having gained experience in various aspects of marketing.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Creation and editing of information products
  • Creation of a sales page and promotional copy
  • Promotion of information products both online and locally
  • Analyze and develop a specific marketing plan for new information product offerings and oversee execution
  • Coordinating marketing activities including social media, follow-up with contacts, sales page copy, and more
  • Marketing research and analysis
  • Perform analysis of sales data

Skill set required:

Looking for a dependable, self starter undergraduate student who is majoring in Business, Sales, Marketing or Advertising. Must be available a minimum of 12 hours per week. Depending upon the project, a few in person or skype meetings may be necessary. The internship program runs 16 weeks. This is an unpaid position but offers training, experience, mentorship, and coaching.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • good editing skills
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • easy access to a computer or laptop with internet access
  • extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • working knowledge of  WordPress, social media platforms and Canva a plus (will also train)
  • Background in producing sales copy or sales letters, and experience with Audacity a plus and will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this internship position.

Gain real-world marketing experience through our intern program

“I recently ended my internship as the Product Development Intern with The Guilt-Free Coach. Over the last 4 months, I have gained invaluable work experience and have now acquired skills that will be beneficial to me in the next phase of my work career. Prior to my internship, I had no idea how to edit audios, build websites, proofread and edit product information, or create newsletters, but now I can say that I am proficient in all of those aspects. Victoria made the internship process a very educational and great experience. I would highly recommend working for her if you are looking to learn new skills and collaborate with a great team.” ~ Mallory Gray

 

Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator Intern

(Immediate Opening)

Description:

Small business coaching firm seeking qualified individual for an unpaid virtual intern position on our marketing team. Our marketing team produces quality work to get the word out about our products and services to our prospective customers, current clients, and our networking partners. We’re seeking an intern who can participate in the creation and execution of various marketing campaigns to promote our products and services.

This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained experience in various aspects of marketing.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the creation of flyers, e-mail campaigns, online promotion, etc.
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials
  • Creation of marketing collateral to promote events, classes, workshops and more
  • Write and distribute press releases to a variety of media outlets
  • Assist with follow-up process for marketing product and services
  • Partner and coordinate with Social Media Marketing and Information Marketing Coordinators to present a uniform marketing message
  • Research and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline
  • Prepare presentations
  • Enter contact information into contact management systems
  • Provide support to social media efforts
  • Maintain tracking report of web and public relations activity

Skill set required:

Company is looking for a dependable, self starter undergraduate student in the Northwest Chicagoland area who is majoring in Journalism, Advertising, Marketing or Business. Must be available a minimum of 12 hours per week.

Depending up on the project, a few in person (skype) meetings may be necessary. The internship program runs 16 weeks. This is an unpaid position but offers training, experience, mentorship, and coaching.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • extensive knowledge of Web and social media
  • PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience is a bonus, and will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this internship position.
  • writing samples

Raven Lenoir

I have recently finished my internship as a marketing and public relations intern. After four great months I am more excited than ever to continue pursuing a career in the field. Victoria entrusted me with responsibilities that improved and enhanced my skills, and I was given the knowledge to be confident in my abilities. I was allowed to create content, brainstorm, write and edit articles and press releases, as well as help with lead generation marketing. This internship was a complete success for me and I would urge everyone to give it a chance. Thanks again Victoria for the opportunity!” Raven Lenoir

intern_golda

“Victoria, I want to thank for the opportunity given to me as a Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator from the period of March to June 2011. I have learned a great deal, gained so many new experiences, and learned to use several new tools, resources, and cloud technologies. This knowledge will be beneficial to future employers and for myself with the small business I hope to establish soon. It was a pleasure to be part of your team. Once again, a big thank you!” Golda M.

 

 

Social Media Marketing Coordinator Intern

(Now Hiring for June 2017)

Description:

Forward-thinking, fast paced small business coaching company seeking a qualified candidate for an unpaid virtual intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape. Our company is currently preparing to introduce a two new products and promote our 2nd Quarter catalog of classes and workshops resulting in the launch of a social media campaign. The intern hired for this position will need strong critical thinking and organizational skills in order to integrate into our vibrant and passionate team. Intern will leave the opportunity with a great deal of online experience as well as an understanding of how to merge a marketing campaign with social media tools.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Implement a social media marketing plan
  • Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more
  • Create a social media marketing campaign for new product launch
  • Website and social media optimization
  • Keyword research and analysis
  • Create and maintain relationships with social networking connections through comments, posts, article population, and other activities
  • Partner with Marketing Coordinator on new product campaign and creation of a social media marketing plan

Skill set required:

Company is looking for a dependable, self starter undergraduate student who is majoring in Marketing, Business, or Communications. Must be available a minimum of 12 hours per week. Depending up on the project, a few in person meetings may be necessary. The internship program runs 16 weeks. This is an unpaid position but offers training, experience, mentorship, and coaching.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • excellent organizational skills
  • great verbal and written communication skills
  • easy access to a computer or laptop with internet access
  • extensive knowledge of Web and social media platforms and tools
  • basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • proficiency in creating graphic images (using GIMP, Canva, PicMonkey or PhotoShop) a plus
  • experience with creating or editing a WordPress website is a bonus and will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this internship position

 

social media marketing internship“The time I spent with The Center for Guilt-Free Success as a Social Media Coordinator gave me confidence in the concepts of digital marketing and provided an opportunity to apply what I learned in a real business environment. Victoria was very open with me and gave me the flexibility to approach different tasks with my own ideas. Instead of doing mundane tasks, I was given work that challenged me to apply my skill sets, which was very rewarding. We were able to work well with one another to figure out what would be the most effective way to complete certain tasks. The hands-on experience I’ve gained with The Center for Guilt-Free Success has definitely enhanced my abilities and knowledge about social media as well as building client relations. Victoria’s enthusiasm for marketing and communication processes provided me with a unique platform to familiarize myself with the business of the marketing industry and to grow as a professional. This was all possible because of how Victoria mentored me and because of the trust she had in me as an intern. I was always passionate about digital marketing, but this experience with The Center for Guilt-Free Success opened new horizons for me by showing me the tools I needed to really succeed in this industry. If anyone is looking for an internship experience within the marketing industry and if you have a willingness to learn, I would highly recommend being an intern for Victoria. Thank you for all that you’ve done for me!” Stevenson Oh

 

KaylaAfter four amazing months, I have completed my Social Media Marketing Coordinator internship and I couldn’t be more grateful for the experience! There is a vast difference between having an interest in a field and actually doing it, and this internship has given me the real life experience to understand it and gain expertise. Victoria has taught me the value of organization and planning with social media, which was a major contributor in the success we had, and is extremely necessary when digitally marketing on a professional level. I also learned other valuable things that pertain to social media marketing, such as analyzing data and minor graphic design work. This internship has given me the confidence to be able to adequately apply the skills needed to do the job, as well as be able to bring value to a company in the near future. Thank you for everything Victoria, and I highly recommend this internship to anyone who wants in depth, real life experience in the social media marketing world, and seeks great guidance from an experienced professional!” Kayla DeLano

 

intern_eric“Victoria’s internship helped me gain a lot of valuable experience. Social media was always something I was interested in, but due to lack of experience, I was never able to apply my interest and turn them into results. The position allows you to be creative and put your own ideas into action. By working with Victoria, I found that my efforts were making positive results for her business and positive results that I could put on my resume.” Eric Bausch

 

To find out more and to apply

To apply for one of the internship positions above:

  • Send a cover letter explaining which position is of interest to you, why you’d like to work with The Center for Guilt-Free Success and a resume to: Victoria AT CenterForGuiltFreeSuccess DOT com.
  • Please include an answer to the following questions with your resume, “Where would you like your life to be in 2 years?” and “How you hope this internship experience will help you achieve this goal.”

Victoria Cook, Chicago business & marketing coach, speaker & co-author of Plans to Prosper: Strategies, Systems & Tools for Small Business Marketing SuccessThanks! I look forward to hearing
from you!

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