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Marketing Intern


About this Job
Summer 2020

Research Affiliates, LLC, a global leader in smart beta and asset allocation, seeks a Marketing Intern for our Newport Beach, California office. Candidates should be highly motivated with superior academic credentials. Working as an intern at Research Affiliates provides a unique opportunity to explore a career in marketing as part of a creative and respected team.

The intern’s main effort will be to support the marketing team’s goal to raise Research Affiliates’ brand awareness, increase leads, and enhance the client experience. These marketing initiatives span various channels, including PR, webinars, email marketing, social media, events, among others. The intern will focus on projects that promote Research Affiliate’s firm-wide growth areas–smart beta, asset allocation, active equities, alternatives, etc.

Projects include:

  • Analyze data on the journey to becoming an investor for qualified contacts engaged on the website. Deliver key findings to leadership.
  • Develop a strategy for increasing website backlinks and referral source traffic. Conduct research on key competitors to identify opportunities. Train in SEO best practices.
  • Provide critical support for database foundation, email list-building, lead scoring, forms, and reporting. Update relevant monthly metrics. Work with sales to identify marketing qualified leads among US advisors, consultants, asset owners, and other institutional investors in the United States, Australia, and Europe including contact discovery.
  • Develop Research Affiliates’ career page and one-page factsheet.
  • Create posts on Research Affiliates social media platforms to increase follower reach. Research and drive engagement with influencers.

What You Will Learn

  • Join a dynamic, collaborative, and fun marketing team.
  • Take an inside look into the culture of Research Affiliates, a high-performing investment firm.
  • Participate in meetings and develop marketing skills before graduation.
  • Network with Research Affiliates’ employees to help facilitate a career path that aligns with your interests and passions. Engage in meaningful professional experiences


  • Undergraduate with an expected graduation date of December 2020–June 2021. Focus on marketing, communications, or business is a plus.
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative collegiate grade point average, on a 4.0 scale.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

Send cover letter and CV to:

Rosemary Pugh
Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing

RA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. The Company makes all employment decisions based on merit, qualifications and competence. Equal employment opportunity is the law, and discrimination is also inconsistent with RA’s core values. RA believes success is linked to having the most qualified and ethical team in its industry. As a result, the Company and its employees do not and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, sex or gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, creed, medical condition, genetic characteristics or genetic information, military service or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws prohibiting discrimination.