Digital marketing internship

Digital marketing internship in Sicily

Get one of the best digital marketing internships and learn from an esteemed expert in digital entrepreneurship.

The purpose of an internship

The digital marketing internship is highly valuable for both you and the Ricco Mortensen Foundation.

We will benefit from your unique skills and abilities in order to maintain and run our activities. Moreover, we will gain a fresh set of eyes with which to see things from a new perspective.

The Ricco Mortensen Foundation is a non-profit educational organisation. We are dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs worldwide on how to succeed in becoming digital entrepreneurs. 

The purpose is to give entrepreneurs a life full of freedom, inspiration and prosperity. Consequently, you will do meaningful work in the world and you will have fun in the process.

This is primarily achieved by offering various entrepreneurial free content and paid courses.

We would like to show you how a successful online marketing business works and how it operates.

During this process, we’ll teach you how to utilize cutting edge knowledge in order to run your own online business or to get great job opportunities – either in your home country or abroad.

Our team is creative and innovative – forever striving to evolve. Although we are a small organization, we work with the best and brightest people from Sicily, Italy and abroad. Our perspective is truly global.

Your role as an intern

As a digital marketing intern, you will be a leading member of one of the foundation’s campaigns.

You will administer, run and play an integral role in putting a particular campaign together. You will work closely with our team on all the digital marketing, content marketing and technical efforts necessary.

With this entrepreneurial internship, you will learn how to become a digital marketing project manager and be part of the entire process from start to finish.

During a given project, you will be guided and lead by the foundation’s chairman Ricco Mortensen.

Your digital marketing internship

We’re a team of primarily digital nomads living and working from Italy, Denmark, the USA, England and Portugal. The foundation’s courses and educational programmes take place in Sicily, Italy.

You have the option to choose a specific topic e.g. an SEO, WordPress, email marketing, online ads or overall digital strategy internship.

Ricco and some of our team members live permanently in Sicily. During your internship, you will work with the team there.

No matter if you choose to take a digital marketing internship in summer or winter, the weather is always sunny and nice in Sicily.

Your tasks as an intern

Attend and plan all campaigns of digital media activities.
Find relevant keyword phrases and perform search engine optimisation in order to plan and design web pages in WordPress.
Create engaging digital content including text, image and video ads for Google Ads, Facebook and Instagram.
Take responsibility for email marketing automation with MailPoet.
Follow up and adjust online digital marketing advertisement efforts by analyzing data using Google Analytics to split test and optimize conversions.
Plan and publish digital content on social media such as Facebook and Instagram following a set digital strategy.
Participate in the planning and execution of video recordings and subsequent editing.
Network and create contacts in order to increase exposure to a greater number of connections for the digital marketing campaign.
Assist with preparation and execution of events.

The expectations of you as an intern

You should either be in the process of or have a relevant education in international marketing or entrepreneurship – or simply be self-taught and a bit of a nerd (in a good way) at what you do.

You are independent, curious, self-motivated and fluent in English, both speaking and writing.

The digital marketing internship is full-time, unpaid (unless you receive a subsidy from the government and/or EU) and the duration is 1 to 12 months.

Get a subsidy for your stay abroad

If you are currently studying, you can in most cases continue receiving your subsidy from the government while taking your internship.

In addition, you can apply for Erasmus+ financial support with the amount of €900 to cover your travel costs, accommodation, etc.

If you are an entrepreneur – or would like to be one – you can also receive a monthly grant from the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs exchange programme.

It is a cross-border exchange programme that gives new entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other EU countries.

We will help you find good and affordable accommodation in Sicily, Italy. Monthly 1-bed furnished flats or studios including all utilities are available from €500 and up.

Alternatively, if you would like to share an apartment you can find one for around half the cost.

You will have to pay the rent and living expenses yourself. However, living expenses in Sicily are quite low compared to most other western EU countries.

Listen to Leyth – a former participant

Interested in becoming our next intern?

We have many individuals interested in being inspired and guided by Ricco Mortensen and his team. However, the number of intakes is limited to only a few people each year.

Please fill out the form on this page and let us know why we should choose you to be our next digital marketing intern.

Kindly note, you must be minimum 18 years of age when internship starts and must be a citizen of a European Member state.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Application form

    Your first name:

    Your last name:

    Your email address:

    Your phone number:

    In what country are you a permanent resident?

    What is your nationality?

    How old are you?

    When do you wish to start the internship?

    How do you prefer to work?

    Have you already applied for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme (or do you plan to do so)?

    For how many months do you wish to participate?

    What areas of digital marketing and entrepreneurship do you have interest in?

    Why should we pick you as our next candidate?

    What educational or previous work background makes you a great fit for this?

    If we choose you – the knowledge you will learn – what do you plan to use it for?

    What top three things would you like to become an expert in?

    What languages do you speak?

    Upload your CV

    Upload a good face picture of yourself

    I accept that the above data will be stored at Ricco Mortensen Foundation and that I can be contacted by e-mail and phone regarding an internship or Erasmus exchange.