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COTC Announces Business/Marketing/Digital Media Paid Summer Internship in Idaho

​Open to current students and recent alumni

NEWARK, Ohio, February 12, 2020 Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is proud to announce the creation of a one-of-a-kind internship opportunity for current students and recent alumni. Scott Montgomery, a generous friend of the college and founder of the firm CrankTank, is inviting applications for a three–month, paid summer internship in Ketchum, Idaho, from May 18 to August 7, 2020. During this internship, students will work on a variety of marketing, digital media and business-related projects. In addition to real-world work exposure, students will receive training on several valuable industry-standard software tools that will give them a competitive edge in the future.

Who Should Apply?
This internship is open to current COTC students who have completed at least 30 credit hours of coursework and to COTC alumni who have graduated within the last five years. Digital media design and business majors may be particularly well suited for the internship, but all students and alumni with the appropriate background are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate will be a hardworking individual who is capable of successfully balancing many projects at once. The candidate should also have at least a basic understanding of business operations: sales, marketing and advertising; and digital media knowledge: websites, social media and e-commerce. Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as strong essential skills such as teamwork, integrity, professionalism, creativity and timeliness. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and must provide a faculty, staff or professional reference.    

Life in Ketchum
After work, the intern can join other CrankTank staffers for a bike ride through the mountains or walk the streets of the charming resort town. Situated in central Idaho, Ketchum is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes east of Boise. Ketchum plays host to great outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, mountain biking and fishing. The famous Sun Valley region offers many festivals and other exciting activities during the bustling summer season.

The Details
Accommodations in Ketchum will be provided at no cost to the intern by a host family and will feature a private room and private bath. Fifty percent of the intern's travel expenses will be covered by the internship host. Interns will earn $10 per hour on the job while completing work directed by the internship supervisor or other staff at CrankTank. All details will be arranged between CrankTank and the selected intern prior to traveling.

The application is available online at go.cotc.edu/CrankTankInternship.The deadline for applications is Friday, March 20, at 5 p.m. Application materials will be reviewed by a committee of COTC faculty and staff, and successful candidates will be invited for interviews with the committee and members of the CrankTank team. The selected intern will be notified by Friday, April 17.

Interested individuals should prepare the following materials: one-page cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for a faculty/staff/professional reference. Applicants must also complete an online application featuring several open-ended questions. 

About CrankTank
Founded in 2016, the CrankTank provides brands with the tools they need to reach their business goals. CrankTank offers CEO consulting, succession planning, marketing strategy, public relations, digital marketing, e-commerce strategy, social media, content marketing and paid media services. Scott Montgomery, the company's leader, has a more than 30-year track record of high-level success in bike and outdoor industries. He has been the CEO of Nutcase Helmets, Reynolds Cycling and Club Ride Apparel. Starting in 1987, Montgomery oversaw the launch of Cannondale Europe and then Cannondale Japan; he later returned as co-president of the organization to manage its restructuring. In his current role, Montgomery provides operational leadership at CrankTank as well as services to a variety of clients. Visit cranktank.net for more information.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.