Digital Marketing Intern

| Chicago
Company Description

M1 is a young, rapidly growing Fintech company based in Chicago. We believe the current tools used to invest, borrow, or spend your money are falling short of what’s possible given new technologies.

That’s why we’re rethinking what’s possible and building the tools to empower people to make the most of their money, in 1 integrated financial account. In just the past 12 months we've opened over 100,000 accounts for clients who added nearly half a billion dollars to M1, we're reached the 5th highest ranked investing app in both app stores with raving 5-star reviews, passing the big four brokerages, and we've attracted all types of investors to our one-of-a-kind, free automated investing platform.

And we are not done. We are just getting started, with ambitious plans to take on an entrenched industry. A breakthrough product like M1 is the result of a talented team and strong work culture. Join us and help build the future of personal finance in a fun and focused environment with financially rewarding opportunities and raving fans.

Job Description

M1 Finance is seeking an organized and self-motivated student to be our part-time Digital Marketing Intern. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape, including various social media sites. This is a valuable opportunity for students who are looking to gain valuable and practical marketing experience with a growing challenger brand. Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications or Journalism majors in their junior and senior years of college with past internship experience are preferred. Excellent communication skills, spelling and grammar, a passion for writing, strong attention to detail and a familiarity with all major social media platforms are essential to succeed in this position. Interest or personal experience in investing is a plus; financial literacy is a must.

What you'll do

  • Research subject matter, competitors and target audience
  • Weekly outreach to third party websites and organizations
  • Edit blog posts, news articles, social content & website copy
  • Monitor analytics with marketing team to identify viable strategies
  • Monitor trends in the industry in order to create engaging social media content
  • Help lead one or more guerrilla marketing campaigns
  • Complete assignments quickly, on time, with minimal information
  • Send supervisor(s) progress updates throughout each week
  • Spend a minimum of 4 hours per week in the office


  • A resume that clearly says "I want a marketing job when I graduate"
  • Social media marketing: 1+ year experience (preferred)
  • Email marketing: 1+ year experience (preferred)
  • Microsoft Excel/Word/Powerpoint: 1+ year experience (preferred)
  • Live in/near Chicago, with reliable transportation
  • Currently a college student
  • Preferred: Personal knowledge of investing
  • Preferred: eligible to participate in a credited internship program through your university

Qualities/skills you need

  • Coachable and Resourceful
  • Self-motivated and on-time
  • Eagerness to learn all aspects of digital marketing
  • Knowledge of proper spelling and grammar
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent writer
  • Extremely organized

Additional Information

  • Wage: $15/hour
  • Office in River North conveniently located near public transportation
  • Cozy office with other interns working with other teams

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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213 W Institute Place, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60610

An Insider's view of M1 Finance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Laid back but very energetic at the same time. We're always working on the next product update, the next campaign, and while it can be a bit demanding, every team is good about providing flexibility and we celebrate all successes together.


Art Director

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Open communication and collaboration welcome at all times. We're always looking for ways to harness each other's expertise so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.


Digital Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for people who are smart, ambitious, hard-working, and friendly.


VP of Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

M1 Finance should functionally change the way we manage our personal finances.


VP of Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

M1 has a mountain to climb, and we are always looking for more solutions. Any person on my team is empowered to come up with those solutions


VP of Engineering

What are M1 Finance Perks + Benefits

M1 Finance Benefits Overview

A great product is the result of a talented team and strong work culture. At M1, our philosophy is to hire unbelievably intelligent, motivated, high-integrity individuals and promote an environment that enables their best work.

Our company’s culture reflects what creative, intelligent people value in their careers: meaningful and interesting work, a fun environment, and financially rewarding opportunities.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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