ff Venture Capital Events & Communications Intern - Summer 2017

Location: New York City, NY

Department: Community Management

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

The Opportunity:

ff Venture Capital (ffVC), a leading early-stage venture capital fund based in midtown Manhattan, is seeking a summer intern to focus on events, social media, and communications. This person will work directly with ffVC’s director of communications on developing and executing tech events in New York City, as well as supporting and helping drive social media and PR strategy for the firm and its portfolio company of startups.

 

The Firm:

We are a technology venture capital firm focused on supporting visionary founders at the seed- and early-stages of company formation and growth. Our 25+ person team actively works with founders to develop products, target markets, and accelerate growth. With expertise and investments in artificial intelligence, cyber security, machine learning, drones, enterprise software, crowdfunding, data analytics and more, we seek emerging, transformative technology and technology-driven founders who create and lead companies that will influence the behavior of millions. Since our founding in 2008, we have invested in 90+ companies and helped to create aggregate market value exceeding $4 billion.ffVC is based in midtown NYC and invests in companies across the US, Canada, the UK, and Israel.

 

The Role:

  • Work directly alongside ffVC’s Director of Communications to plan and execute tech events
  • Help drive strategy and execution for the firm’s social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Vimeo
  • Media monitor for the firm and portfolio companies
  • Research subject matter experts to serve as speakers and thought leaders at ffVC events
  • Help craft PR narratives and media pitches for ffVC and for select portfolio companies
  • Help drive internal community management within ffVC, including social outings and gatherings

 

The Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program with an academic focus and/or interest in journalism, marketing/communications, public relations, or related field
  • Interest in the startup and venture capital ecosystem
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work well independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and communicate effectively
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Ability to work at least 3 full days per a week; ideally 5 days per week in our Manhattan office

 

The Benefits:

  • Paid internship with class credit available
  • Flexible work environment and vacation
  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish
  • Interact and learn from venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and others
  • Get to know the New York and broader startup community
  • Reference letters available

To apply, send a resume and brief writing sample to Andrew Buemi, ab@ffvc.com.

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