SMI - PR Internship
Success Motivation Institute (SMI)
Position: PR and Marketing Intern
Number of available positions: 1
Duration of internship: 12 weeks
A sales and marketing internship with SMI will provide you with the opportunity to work in a company environment that nurtures developing minds and encourages initiative. An internship in Success Motivation Institue is suitable for individuals seeking an in-depth PR internship.
In a nutshell, the concept behind SMI is the following:
"Most people only tap a fraction of their capabilities, never even scratching the surface of possibilities lying dormant within themselves. They do not make the progress they would like to make and are fully capable of making. Why do so many fail to reach their potential? Simply because they have not clearly defined their goals! At SMI, we believe success is the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined personal goals - that success is a journey, not a destination."
The service that SMI provides is based on a system that allows individuals to clearly define their goals, improve their approach to conflict and criticism and to develop both the inherent and acquired skills necessary to make the most of every opportunity and capability they have. A sales and marketing internship in an environment such as this will not only translate into valuable work experience, but will give you the skills and opportunity to challenge and improve yourself.
SMI is an international company located in more than 60 countries around the world. The PR internship is monitored and mentored by Greg Walpole, the president of SMI South Africa. Mr. Walpole has more than 25 years of working experience in sales and marketing and is a well-respected member of the Cape Town business community.
Typical sales and marketing internship tasks include the following:
• Contacting business professionals.
• Answering telephone calls
• Drafting emails.
• Handling liaison duties.
• Organizing and arranging meetings.
• Assisting with client service.
This PR internship will also involve a PR/ internet marketing project to be independently conducted by the intern. (If you would like further information about this particular project, please do not hesitate to contact us.)
Prospective applicants for the sales and marketing internship at SMI should meet the following prerequisites:
• You must be studying or have studied in a business or commerce-related field at your home university.
• You should have a working knowledge of internet marketing techniques.
• You must be willing to take risks and work outside of your comfort zone.
The following is a message from Mr. Walpole to individuals who are considering applying for internships in South Africa:
“I enjoy working with international students, particularly because by choosing to work in an environment so far removed from home, you have the maturity and confidence necessary to forge a successful professional career. There will be times when you feel as if you’ve stepped outside of your comfort zone, given that this is not a culture you are familiar with. Yet overcoming this adversity will strengthen your professional resolve.”
-Greg Walpole, featured second from right, with SMI associates from the Johannesburg region.