Interactive Marketing Intern

Houston, TX

Company Description

Forthea is an award-winning digital marketing agency that improves lead generation for clients by focusing on superior data analytics and creative executions that produce measurable results. Forthea’s rock-solid commitment to core values and sustained business excellence has led to successful partnerships with a variety of B2B and B2C clients around the world. Forthea was founded in 2006 in Houston, where it maintains its U.S. corporate headquarters.


Forthea has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Houston, one of the fastest-growing companies in Houston, and one of the largest Houston-area advertising agencies. Forthea President Christopher Pappas has been recognized as one of Houston’s top young business leaders.

Job Description

---Core Job Responsibilities---

  • Marketing
    • Paid Search, Search Engine Optimization, Link Building, Social Media Marketing, Online Public Relations, Online Reputation Management, PPC Marketing, Creative Creation, Article and Blog Post Writing and Editing, Email Marketing, Content Creation and Promotion.
    • Trainees must demonstrate the ability to follow directions, pay careful attention to details, have a positive attitude, deliver on deadlines, and work well within teams.
    • Showing up for your shift and going through the motions simply isn’t going to cut it.
    • You absolutely must play to WIN.
    • You’ve got to be willing to share a bit of yourself, and your passion for the industry.


---Required Qualifications---

  • Education: Possess or in pursuit of Bachelor’s degree
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.
  • Analytical/Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds informatively to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to handle frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues developmental opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a polite and tactful manner; Maintains composure and reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Additional Information

Do Interns get hired at Forthea Interactive?

Forthea is growing very rapidly and every intern will have the opportunity to apply for a full-time position with our team. Staffing requirements will vary from time to time, but all intern resumes will be considered for full time employment.

Will you help me get a job outside of Forthea Interactive, too?

If you’re awesome and we can’t offer you a job, the best thing we can do is to help launch your career. We WILL assist with resumes, give recommendations, make calls, write letters, even personally introduce you to key players in the field, and absolutely everything that we can to help you get established.

Is there any other compensation?

School Credit is offered but not required. We will work to accommodate your schedule whenever possible. We understand you have classes, a job and in some cases, a family. We have an extensive library of books, e-books, and video tutorials that can be checked out or watched internally.

We accept three intern classes every year: Fall, Spring & Summer. Each class is roughly 12 weeks in length, with start dates as follows:

  • Fall Class: First Monday in October
  • Spring Class: First Monday in February
  • Summer Class: Third Monday in May

We will accept applications up to one year in advance of a class’ start date. Each period shall have a limited class size/availability.

To Apply

Please apply through this listing by following the instructions provided and be sure to include the following:

  • Resume/CV
  • Current college transcript
  • A cover letter with the following components:
    • Your year in school, major, and current GPA
    • 1-3 paragraphs explaining why you’re the right person for this opportunity
    • The Intern Class (Fall/Spring/Summer) you’d like to apply, including the times and dates you would be available to work at our office
    • 1 paragraph outlining your career goals and objectives

No calls or recruiters, please.