Dunlap Marketing has maintained a summer and winter internship program since 2004. Throughout the program, Dunlap has seen many interns use the skills learned during their internships to give them a leg up in their future careers.
“My summer as an intern at Dunlap Marketing has made me a much more confident employee and gave me a taste for working in the marketing world.” – Sarah, Summer 2017
Dunlap’s internship program allows students, or recent graduates, to learn and execute entry-level campaigns, such as research calls and basic surveys. In addition to campaign work, interns also participate in weekly breakout sessions. Breakout sessions help interns “connect the dots” between what they learn in marketing classes and real-life marketing experiences. Examples of breakout sessions include Q&As with Mike Dunlap, the founder and president of Dunlap Marketing, brainstorming activities, and leadership fundamentals.
“Hearing Mr. Dunlap talk about why he does and doesn’t do certain things in business will come in handy in the future. Receiving insight like that isn’t common in internships and I gained a lot from it.” – Allen, Summer 2016
Internship Program Partnership with the Business Marketing Association
To continue the 13-year history of hiring qualified intern candidates, Dunlap partnered with Houston’s Business Marketing Association (BMA) chapter for the Summer 2017 Intern Program. BMA’s internship program, the Vic Cherubini Internship Program, was started in 1997 by BMA member, Vic Cherubini, who saw the benefit of investing time into future marketers.
“In 1994, I suggested to the BMA president and board of directors for the Houston chapter to start a College Scholarship program for one scholarship to benefit a BMA member’s child. We did, and it proved to be very popular. The next year we started an auction with the sole purpose of raising money for additional scholarships. The success of the auction allowed us to fund two scholarships and our first internship in 1996. By 2000, we were funding 6 scholarships and 6 internships each year. These programs have helped dozens of college students over the years, and several of our recipients are working in the field of B2B marketing today.” – Vic Cherubini
The Vic Cherubini Internship Program provides internships at BMA member companies for the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. The program is designed for students who are studying marketing, advertising, and other related subjects. The goal is for all BMA internships to give interns the opportunity to learn different aspects of the marketing field.
“The internship program creates opportunities for business marketing students to gain experience in their chosen field. It also provides valuable assistance to member companies who host the interns. In the last decade, the Houston chapter supported nearly 70 internships with local companies. Pairing the students’ education with the work experience from their internships made them highly qualified business-to-business marketers; many of those interns were later hired by their host company. This program has been an incredible benefit to students as well as BMA members who host those interns.” – Brian Nessen, BMA Houston Scholarships and Internships Program Chair
In the words of Dunlap intern, Luke, “BMA and Dunlap Marketing have opened the door to many opportunities for me. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate their help in developing my strong suites and paving a path for my success.” After Luke’s internship at Dunlap, he was quickly hired at a local Houston firm where he uses skills learned during his internship daily. “I have to thank Dunlap for getting me on this track!” concludes Luke.
BMA Houston currently offers 10 internships annually. For more information on BMA’s Vic Cherubini Internship Program, please contact Brian Nessen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.705.1512.
For more information on Dunlap Marketing, please contact Kaitlin Dunlap Cuevas at email@example.com or 281.496.9870 x 180.