Intern Program

The Digital Marketing Intern Program at FourFront

We highly value our interns at Fourfront, many of them still working here as full-time employees years after they initially started their program with us. Applicants can expect an active, communal experience with opportunity to try a range of tasks related to digital marketing the opportunity to exercise a level of independence.

Even virtually, our team has consistently come together through happy hours and weekly team meetings to ensure a thriving sense of community within the team. Our interns are welcomed into our company culture and encouraged to make themselves at home while they are working us.

Learn more about our company culture.

Interns in our program will find many opportunities to obtain skills and experience in the industry of SEO and digital marketing at large. We traditionally find students and graduates who are looking to use this professional exposure to advance in their careers in the field. All members of our internship program, along with all employees at Fourfront, are required to complete the foundational certifications offered by Google in their various analytics services and tools. Upon completion of the program, interns will be fully certified in the essential courses, with the opportunity to become certified in a wide range of courses related to digital marketing.

This is a paid internship position, offering 20 hours per week for roughly three months. It is important to us that our interns understand that they are working employees along with their fellow co-workers at Fourfront.

Why FourFront?

There are many unique benefits to working at FourFront. We are a small business in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, with employees from across the city and many that live around the country. We have been Google partners since 2013 and every member of our production team is Google certified, with years of experience studying search engine behaviors and trends. Our collective knowledge (and passion) has helped to build some of FourFront’s most innovative tools.

There are many unique benefits to working at FourFront. We are a small business in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, with employees from across the city and many that live around the country. We have been Google partners since 2013 and every member of our production team is Google certified, with years of experience studying search engine behaviors and trends. Our collective knowledge (and passion) has helped to build some of FourFront’s most innovative tools.

The pay

All internships pay $15/hr up to 40 hours a week.

The flexible schedule

You’ll only be asked to work in the office three days a
week—the other two you can work from home.

The professional development

Learn directly from your department manager with daily one-on-one training. Get training and certifications for your marketing specialty.

The Perks

Get the same perks as the rest of our flock, including free company trips. The only perks that don’t carry over are maternity leave, enforced PTO, health benefits, and 401k matching.

The work environment

Everyone likes to work hard and play hard. We actually do it. Free snacks, drinks, and foosball, for one. Company wide events and monthly parties. You’ll make colleagues and friends fast.

The people

We are constantly adding some of the marketing industry’s best and undiscovered talent to our flock. You’ll find our team is welcoming, supportive, and very good at what they do.

Positions Available

Depending on the time of year, there will be internship positions available at Fourfront that will last roughly three months. The most common time of an internship is during the summer months, as students will have a more manageable schedule and the demand of coursework will not be compounded by work in an internship. Due to ongoing circumstances, these positions will be virtual, which will aid in finding time amid other responsibilities.

With that said, we have offered spring and fall internships that are able to align with a college class schedule. This can mean working only in the morning hours, or only in the afternoon.

Preferred Skills

It is not necessary to begin an internship with our team and have a pre-existing list of skills applicable to SEO and digital marketing. With that said, there are certain skills that are highly relevant to the work we do, and an intern would benefit from being exposed to these skills before beginning with us. These can include:

  • Skills in Microsoft products, specifically Excel
  • The ability to write and edit content for web pages
  • Familiarity with the general principles of SEO and PPC
  • Soft professional skills such as adaptation to change and dependability

With that said, we have offered spring and fall internships that are able to align with a college class schedule. This can mean working only in the morning hours, or only in the afternoon.

What You Will Learn on the Job

While the skills listed above would benefit an intern in beginning their work with us, most of the required skills will be learned on the job. After initial training in the basics of SEO, members of our internship program are encouraged to expand their skillsets and responsibilities based on their interests. Our team has a wide range of specialists that will assist in training and task designation once an intern has been fully prepared with training materials.

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SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the application of content, user design, and technical updates to improve the visibility of a web page on search engines such as Google, Bing, and more. SEO is the primary specialty at Fourfront, and most employees are extremely well-versed in the industry. We also work to innovate in the field of SEO with proprietary tools and procedures based on the most recent trends and site updates. All members of our internship program will be exposed to the field of SEO and given training opportunities early in their time at Fourfront.

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PPC

Pay-per-click advertising (PPC) is a form of digital marketing in which advertisements are placed on search engines or elsewhere on the internet, and an advertiser will pay a fee for each click that the ad generates. As opposed to SEO, which can often take a long amount of time to naturally improve in organic search, a strategic advertising campaign can generate clicks to your site relatively quickly with a cost attached.

We have a number of PPC specialists on our team, and interns may work directly alongside our specialists while working at Fourfront. This can include keyword research, creation and manipulation of advertising campaigns, and analytics.

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Analytics

Web analytics are crucially important to any digital marketing strategy. Data points can include traffic patterns, conversion rates, and site interaction, all designed to help a client understand the behavior and preferences of their users. The creation and walkthrough of reports should help create alignment with marketing strategies and encourage strategic decision-making that will benefit the company.

Our analytics department has multiple specialists that work with every facet of the company. All departments work with the analytics team to create and improve reports. Reports are also created and improved upon every month for the rest of the team to present to clients.

A skilled member of the analytics department should have sharp problem-solving skills, comfort in independence and a comprehensive understanding of analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel and more.

Hear from Our Digital Marketing Interns

Craig Whitney

I worked for Fourfront as an intern many years ago while I was a senior in college. They gave me flexibility to obtain my degree while working, keeping a combination of structure and independence so I could grow and thrive while an intern. I was exposed to the industry of SEO and all it could offer, and by the time I completed the internship I was happy to continue with the company.

We have a number of PPC specialists on our team, and interns may work directly alongside our specialists while working at Fourfront. This can include keyword research, creation and manipulation of advertising campaigns, and analytics.

Joe Brogna

My internship taught me so much about SEO, digital marketing, and working in an agency setting. FourFront takes great care of their clients and their employees, and places a ton of weight on learning & professional development. There are many roles and functions to learn and specialize in when it comes to SEO; FourFront provided me with an overview of these various elements, then allowed me the freedom to choose which areas I was interested in learning more about.” 

Lily Grace Meyercord

FourFront is an amazing company to work for. After initial training, I was immediately given tasks that broadened my scope of Digital Marketing and SEO. Being a small company, FourFront gives a lot of opportunity to work with and get to know all the employees. There is a strong team dynamic that is extremely apparent and allows for a fun environment while at the same time, everyone motivates one another to perform at a high level. FourFront is consistently encouraging all of the employees to aid in the company’s constant innovations.”

Matthew Sheerin

My internship at FourFront was incredible! I worked remotely for the team during the COVID pandemic, but that didn’t stop me from learning valuable skills that I still use today, as well as working alongside intelligent and friendly people. The FourFront team is small, so everyone will get to know you pretty well and you will quickly find out that they all want to see you succeed. If you’re curious about a specific skill or have an area of interest, the team at FourFront will happily expose you to those opportunities.

Members of our internship program have the opportunity to research and write their own blog posts while working at Fourfront. Some blogs from previous interns (and current employees) include:

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