Program and Marketing Intern


The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is a nonprofit startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurial growth in southeast Tennessee. We work to increase the viability of startups in our region and strengthen the ecosystem of support behind them. The companies we serve range from brick-and-mortar shops to high-growth potential startups. Established as the front door for entrepreneurs in our region, we help new businesses launch and sustain by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors, investors, and a community of support. We also work to create environments that inspire entrepreneurial activity, open doors within our business community, and promote job creation. These efforts may take place at the street level, on a national stage, or even globally.
Our work has been featured in The New York Times, CNBC, Fox News, Fortune, Inc., Forbes and Fast Company, and we’re only just getting started.


As Program and Marketing Intern, you will work closely with the CO.LAB team on executing and delivering a wide range of programmatic and communications tasks.


  • Assisting programs team with event planning and execution as needed
  • Executing administrative tasks for CO.LAB programs, such as survey distribution and analysis, organizing program meetings, etc., as needed
  • Seeking and posting news relevant to our startup community to social media and the CO.LAB website
  • Assisting in graphic design projects, such as print collateral, social graphics, etc.
  • Assisting in developing newsletter content
  • Assisting in developing blog and video content
  • Assisting programs team with event planning and execution
  • Setting up and running campaigns on social media to promote content, events and programs
  • Working with programs team to develop creative ways to promote events and programs
  • Creating alumni feature stories
  • Capturing videos and photos of CO.LAB events and programs (technical experience is not required)


  • Hourly pay
  • Flexible schedule
  • Ability to work remotely at times
  • Opportunity to make an impact in one of the country’s leading entrepreneurial communities
  • Work closely with startups (who could be future employers)
  • May have opportunity to extend internship into summer, pending team needs and performance


We’re looking for a candidate who fits the following:

  • Fast learner
  • Thrives in a flexible work environment
  • Great writer
  • Creative
  • Communicative and positive
  • Has some experience/class work in graphic design
  • Pursuing a degree related to fields of marketing, public relations, business or entrepreneurship
  • Has experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Able to commit 15 hours per week, including occasional nights
  • Reliable 
  • Punctual

Bonus qualities:

  • Interest in entrepreneurship and/or economic development
  • Has some experience in photography, and/or videography

To apply, send your resume and a link to your portfolio (if you have one) to

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