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Amazon Career Internship - YouthForce
“We’re a company of pioneers. It’s our job to make bold bets, and we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers. Success is measured against the possible, not the probable, for today’s pioneers, that’s exactly why there’s no place on Earth they’d rather build than Amazon.”
When Amazon.com launched in 1995, it was with the mission “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.” This goal continues today, but Amazon’s customers are worldwide now, and have grown to include millions of Consumers, Sellers, Content Creators, and Developers & Enterprises. Each of these groups has different needs, and Amazon always works to meet those needs, innovating new solutions to make things easier, faster, better, and more cost-effective.
Amazon is offering a great opportunity for teens that provides hands-on learning experience & exposure to business and marketing fundamentals, and career exploration. Teens will use their own experience and those of their peers to help develop marketing ideas that appeal to their age group.
YouthForce provides teens with the teamwork, leadership and career competencies needed to reach their full potential through unique mentored internship programs and a structured learning curriculum. We seek to provide teens with college, career, and life skills, enabling them to realize their personal, academic, and professional goals.
YouthForce Amazon Interns also participate in YouthForce University aimed at helping teens plan for their future while also developing communication, networking, and leadership skills. Held monthly, YFU workshops focus on college preparation, career exploration, personal development and financial literacy. YouthForce University resources ensure that every intern is on target to graduate high school ready with competitive college and scholarship applications, a strong resume, and knowledge on managing their own finances.
The YouthForce Career Internship Program offers teens mentored, educational, and career relevant internships. Career Interns not only receive gainful employment in a professional business setting, they also benefit from job readiness training, guided mentoring, and individualized college and career counseling to gain critical skills necessary for school and career success. Our interns work at many of Seattle's leading businesses including Amazon, Stoel Rives, Walmart, Alaska Airlines & Acumatica.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Amazon intern position is designed to give high school students the opportunity to develop the skills, experiences, and networks that are critical to any professional career. In this job, you will perform a variety of projects that support Amazon’s business and marketing activities in the U.S.
This position has a marketing focus and will include curation of brands, products, interests of teens; creating/posting on social media sites; tasks for a school ambassador program, web cam creation of short videos. Other projects include use of Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and involve data entry, event coordination, information retrieval, research, composing routine business communications and emails, and compiling routine reports and presentations.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
You’re perfect for this opportunity if you are interested in learning more about marketing, business and technology, communicate clearly, understand teen culture/subculture, and those who live social media. We are looking for interns who enjoy working in teams, but are able to work independently as well as those who are able to follow direction and pay attention to detail. We also look for good grades because that shows you have good attendance, participate well in class, follow directions and do your work. All core values to any employer. Additional qualifications include:
• Strong interest in business, marketing or technology field
• Native mobile user, immersed in social media including Instagram, Snap Chat and YouTube
• Understanding of teen culture/subculture, interests, brands and language
• Comfortable with computer work, and knowledge of Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint
• Can compose routine business communications and emails, reports, presentations
• Current High School student
• Reside in King County
• Strong interest in business and marketing field
• High School Junior or Senior
• Must be 16 by October 2017
*If you do not meet the minimum requirements or qualifications but would like to apply, please contact YouthForce to speak with a staff person about your eligibility.
• Age (16 yrs by October 2017)
• School Achievement (Performing well in school)
• Schedule (Available afterschool 3 days a week)
• Experience (Basic Microsoft Office skills)
• Need (Preference will be given to youth who have the greatest number of barriers to college and career success)
• Transportation (Ability to travel to/from Amazon each day)
October 23rd through January --> 3 days per week for 2-3 hours after school
YouthForce is located at Smilow Rainier Vista
4520 Martin Luther King Jr Way S.
Seattle, Washington, 98108
This internship where you'll go after school will be located in Downtown Seattle, South Lake Union area
$15 per hour, no benefits offered.
Disclaimer: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. All offers are contingent upon passing a thorough background check including a National Criminal History Background check.