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The New England Consulting Group Launches “Plan B” Virtual Internships



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WESTPORT— The New England Consulting Group (NECG), a boutique marketing management firm, recently announced it is accepting applications for a new summer internship program. The program was created in response to a growing number of inquiries from college students whose summer internships were canceled by other companies. The virtual internship program is open to college students across Connecticut who are able to receive college credits in lieu of salary. The program runs from June 15 through August 14.

NECG Founder and CEO Gary Stibel said, “In the last several weeks, we have been contacted by several college students looking for alternatives after their original internships were canceled. As a company with forty years of history here in Connecticut, I felt like we had to do something for qualified students, and the other partners agreed.”

During the program, each participant will complete projects in business development and strategic marketing. They will also participate in marketing excellence training led by NECG partners, all of whom have experience leading marketing teams for companies, including P&G, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, and Pfizer. While this program is unpaid, NECG is offering the interns hands-on experience and a core understanding of the marketing fundamentals crucial to helping clients grow.

NECG Chief of Staff Cynthia Miressi said, “We plan to accept up to ten applicants, which is a significant commitment given our desire to spend quality time with each applicant albeit remotely.”

Applications must be submitted to NECG by 5 pm EST on June 4. Applicants will be notified on Tuesday, June 9. Those selected will attend a virtual kick-off meeting with three of the partners on Monday, June 15. The program will be 100% virtual, all work product and training will be managed through video conference and e-mail. At the conclusion of the internship, each participant will receive a verbal review and personal development recommendations.

The application is available via the NECG's website www.necg.net. Those interested should submit their applications via e-mail to cmiressi@necg.net.

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