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Spring 2020: Blocal Search - Marketing Intern

Feb 7, 2020

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

Blocal Search is the latest nationwide directory and app for Black owned businesses! This platform was developed as a solution to a major problem afflicting the African American culture. In 2018, the Nielson report estimated that the buying power of African Americans totals 1.2 trillion a year. Of this, one dollar only recycles itself for 6 hours within the neighborhoods of this population. In comparison, one dollar will continue to exchange hands anywhere from 6-21 days in other cultures. 

The mission of Blocal Search is to help rebuild sustainable communities and create generational wealth for Black families. We are working to achieve this goal by increasing and improving the visibility of our businesses with exposure. Additionally, Blocal Search will provide convenience for consumers that are making a conscious decision of where they spend their money. 

Our Blocal Search team would like to invite you to be apart of history as we grow this directory! We are seeking eager candidates to assist with the marketing role. Be prepared to apply by submitting your resume, and a brief cover letter detailing which position your skill set will best align with to

The position is remote, and will include weekly check-ins via phone. Access to a laptop/computer and internet are required to fulfill either position. A face to face one hour training and overview will be provided once hired. Communication is encouraged and someone is always available to assist you. Both positions can offer between 1-3 credits based on the student need and availability.

Marketing Position 

-Contact business owners to share the mission and advertising options available with Blocal Search

-Create weekly marketing options (i.e. print, social media, email) to increase awareness of Blocal Search 

-Initiate virtual introductions via email or telephone with influencers in assigned regions 

-Convert free business listings to preferred or premium listings which provide higher visibility


Please contact Markeisha Harris-Minor with any immediate questions or needs: 804-307-1218.