Vestar is a nationally recognized leader in the acquisition, management, leasing, and development of retail real estate with a significant market share in the Western US. Vestar has over 30 million square feet currently under operation and management and has been acknowledged by both institutional and private-client investors as an industry leader.
Since its inception in 1989, Vestar has become synonymous with integrity and responsibility. As one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the western United States, Vestar acquires, develops, and manages retail and entertainment destinations of varying size and scale that serve as destinations and community focal points. Vestar Shopping Centers create a community hub with daily shopping and dining destinations, while promoting various events, utilizing multiple marketing channels (social media, print, marketing, web, email, etc.).
This paid internship will be in our Phoenix, Arizona office.
Approximately 16-20 weeks
Approximately 25 hours per week
Essential Functions may include:
Supervision by the Regional Marketing Director and Managers
Assist in implementing the annual market plans established for the projects
Establish positive working relationships with our property teams fostering timely and through communication
Participate in the coordinating/scheduling of project events with the project and vendor teams
Assist with the digital marketing efforts and channels (social media, website, email)
Assist with project related on-site marketing materials and advertising production efforts
Organize, manage and maintain tenant/business relations focusing on their marketing campaigns and promotional sales, while encouraging participation in project marketing/programming and PR efforts
Special research and marketing assignments as needed
Proficiency with Microsoft business products and industry standard marketing programs
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
Detail-oriented and self-motivated
Excellent interpersonal skills
Enthusiastic and highly organized, self-starter
Candidate must be in their Junior or Senior at an accredited 4-year College or University with a focus in Marketing - or Business Administration, with concentrations in Marketing, Communication, Retail Management or Tourism and have completed their intermediate marketing coursework. The ideal candidate should maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Internship Application Process:
To be considered for this opportunity you must do the following:
1. Attach an updated Resume to your application
2. You must have two recommendations, one from an existing or former employer and one from a teacher from your undergrad program. The information needed is below:
Recommending Employer/Teacher Name:
Recommending Employer/Teacher Title:
Students First and Last Name:
Institution or Company:
Relationship to Applicant:
How long have you know the applicant?
How well do you know the applicant?
How does the applicant challenge him/herself, manage time and utilize academic support networks? Please explain.
How does the applicant lead or motivate others? Please explain.
How is the applicant at setting realistic goals and developing strategies for completing those goals? Please explain.
How is the applicant at understanding his/her personal strengths and weaknesses? Please explain.
Rate the applicant's community involvement and extracurricular activities: Please explain.
3. You must write an original and compelling essay from one of the below topics.
How has your education contributed to who you are today?
Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
Why are you the best candidate to receive this Internship?
What are the most important issues facing the retail industry and how does it impact the owners of shopping centers?
Once you submit your application online, you can email both reference letters and your essay to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vestar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and we hire the most qualified candidates without regard for age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, language differences, nationality or national origin, family or marital status, physical, mental, and developmental abilities (or the perception of a disability), genetic information, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, social or economic class, education, work and behavioral styles, political affiliation, military service, caste, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Eligibility: Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a Visa for employment authorization in the U.S. by Vestar.