Search Engine Optimization Intern

Apply between 23/05/2017 — 30/09/2017

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Position Description

Do you want to become a Search Engine Optimization Intern who blends the technical skills of search engine functionality, website design, and marketing conversions with creative psychological skills of understanding our target markets?

Do you want to increase the volume of inbound organic traffic from search engines and implement on-page and off-page techniques, including link-building, being part of a team to develop and execute the social media strategy, viral marketing, site speed optimization, and content strategy?

The highly-skilled Search Engine Optimization Intern is an integral part of the marketing chain working with others in the Marketing team to improve conversions and engagement. You have a dual-minded approach: You’re highly creative and are process-driven, think technically, and rely on data to make decisions.

The Search Engine Optimization Intern reports to the Manager of Making it Happen, and works closely with the VP Program Development and other key team members, including the CEO. The ability to work collaboratively and creatively within a distributed organization is vital to this position, since team members are in different locations.

Our CEO wants to find a team of eager individuals who can create social conversion pathways to start a business with. We seek to connect assessment and development and conversion together in unique and new ways. Prove your commitment and ability to produce results to find out what is possible here.

We're changing the way the world learns - one person, one company at a time. When passion thrives, and culture jives results will follow.

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The Position

Position Responsibilities

  • Increase search engine rank for websites
  • Select appropriate keywords to target and optimize pages
  • Website and conversion optimization including writing keyword centric content, as well as optimizing page titles, header tags, alt tags, and meta tags
  • Enhance the overall website user experience
  • Analyze the effectiveness of our content production, search engine optimization, social media and conversion funnel to adjust the strategy accordingly
  • Conduct research to gain insight into our target markets and turn them into long-tail search strategies.
  • Work in collaboration with the Marketing team.


Relevant experience in SEO for business is helpful; 1 – 2 years minimum. If you have to learn everything, then be prepared to invest your own time learning after hours and weekends.


University Degree or College Diploma is preferred – although proven experience is more important. Self-taught is also preferred, if you learned how to do it to get it done for someone – show us.

Stuff we want you to have ideally

  • Experience with WordPress, Google’s Keyword Tool
  • Background or interest in learning & development
  • Experience with business to business sales
  • A functional understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Proven success in link building and viral strategies
  • The ability to deploy an effective local and long-tail search strategy
  • A deep understanding of mobile strategy and how it relates to SEO
  • A solid grasp of how blogging, press releases, social media, and related strategies go hand-in-hand with SEO
  • Experience in building inbound organic search traffic

Knowledge and Skills aka a Laundry List of Being a Great Team Member

  • A background in interpreting reports showing web analytics data and site evaluations
  • An up-to-date, working knowledge of current, past, and projected trends in the SEO industry
  • Familiarity with the best tools in the trade
  • Proven success in link building and viral strategies
  • The ability to deploy an effective local and long-tail search strategy
  • A deep understanding of mobile strategy and how it relates to SEO
  • High level of individual initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and successfully within a team.
  • Ability to resolve practical problems independently.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets (excel) and websites.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and use new software.
  • Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of individuals in person, on the telephone and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers and members, team members and staff.
  • Self-motivated in a non-traditional work environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Experience working with diverse populations including racial and ethnic minorities
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decision

How We Work

We work together. We collaborate and innovate. We look for effective and better ways to achieve results. We avoid reasons – nothing amazing got created from reasons. We ask questions like, “How could we…?” or “Where else has this been solved before?” or “what would it take to…?” We want to get sprints going with our interns.

Are you a fit?

You want to be challenged. You want to get over your fears of speaking up. You are ready to be a leader. You are ready to be a part of a team. You know how to deliver on time and do what it takes. You don’t make commitments and then not keep them.

Why Choose Learn2?

We are out to transform how the world works, learns and develops leaders. We believe in women and actively seek out how to evolve humanity’s relationship to women leaders. We acquired the Women in Leadership & Business Conference to demonstrate the value of raising women up.

We work together. We collaborate and innovate.

Location Info

The SEO Intern will work Etobicoke at the Learn2 office at 2970 Lake Shore Blvd. West. We are located on the Lakeshore Street car line and a bus ride from Islington TTC station.

Travel Requirements

Occasional travel is required for this job. Travel expenses are paid for or reimbursed by Learn2.


This is a full-time (37.5 hrs/week), Internship position for a period of four months beginning April 2017. If you become indispensable then who knows how long you’ll work here.