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Intern at The Right Place

As Greater Grand Rapids' leading economic development organization, we specialize in assisting thousands of West Michigan companies. We have three key strategic pillars - People, Place, and Prosperity - where we focus on talent & diversity, community development, business development, and more.

Internship positions are typically available on our Talent/Hello West Michigan, Business Development, Marketing & Communications, Manufacturing Services, and Business Intelligence teams.

Open Positions:

Hello West Michigan Marketing & Communications Intern

Under general direction, the Marketing Communications Intern manages several of their own project areas and gains exposure to the work done by other team members in a collaborative environment. They will be responsible for assisting the team in implementing the organization’s marketing and communication strategy and tactics. This internship is a great opportunity to gain hands-on, professional experience working on a variety of marketing and communication efforts including content creation, social media, customer communication (CRM), website content management, and email marketing. The right candidate for this position will possess a strong work ethic and enthusiasm to gain new knowledge and experience.

Read the full job description here.

Interning at The Right Place

Elise Rapeyko, our Marketing & Communications Intern for Summer and Fall of 2023, shares her experience of what it was like to intern at The Right Place.

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“After working at The Right Place, I have come to realize their people are actively trying to develop the economy here in West Michigan, meaning if you were to relocate here, you are guaranteed to find something you love to do and make money doing what you love to do!”
TanyaFormer Talent Program Intern
“I have found that the company culture is very welcoming. Everyone wants to get to know you, help you out with anything you need, and I really appreciated that as an intern.”
JosieFormer Web & Marketing Intern, Hello West Michigan
“Some advice I'd give for newcomers interning at The Right Place are getting well acquainted with the email and calendar system so that you know what people are doing and when. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions, especially to your supervisors, in case you need direction or an understanding of the process; they can definitely help!”
SyhmingFormer Business Intelligence Intern

Meet our Intern

Mia LaMontagne

Mia LaMontagne

Marketing & Communications Intern

Mia is an Advertising & Public Relations student at Grand Valley State University and is graduating in Spring 2025. As the Marketing and Communications intern at The Right Place, Mia assists the marketing team with social media, web content management, email marketing, and public relations.

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