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Internships

We are currently accepting applications for our internship program. To apply, please send your Cover Letter and Resume to TZHoffman@RockyMountainVacationRentals.com with the desired position in the Subject Line.

Internship Details

We’re delighted that you are interested in joining the Business Development Team at Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals! We are a fun & hardworking small business that continues to grow year over year. Our staff is a team of talented, passionate individuals, who come together to constantly improve ourselves, our services and our work environment. We work hard and play hard, especially in the outdoors!

Our mission is to furnish “friendly, local, knowledge” to our guests and provide comprehensive lodging, concierge, and real estate services. Our services aim to offer guests a turnkey solution in each of our destinations – an unbiased & customized vacation experience built to meet their needs. We strive to deliver the best overall value for our clients with the utmost integrity and attention to detail. We will also maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment for our associates; providing them an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

As we grow, we are continually seeking talented individuals to join our team and grow with us. As a member of the team you will learn and grow in areas that will invigorate your entrepreneurial spirit, while gaining valuable work experience in a fast-paced business environment.

Program Structure

The Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals (RMVR) internship program is divided into three seasons:

  • Spring: January – May
  • Summer: May/June – August/September
  • Fall: August/September – December/January

We are always accepting applications from qualified applicants. All interns gain valuable, hands-on work experience while living in Denver, Colorado!

At the end of the preliminary Internship period, those with an impressive performance review will be offered to extend their Internship. All Internships are unpaid at his time and will receive credit hours based on the set criteria for your school.

Interns who are with the company for more than one year will be considered for salaried positions (as they are available).

Program Details & Available Positions

The Business Development Team provides support for various areas throughout the company and is the primary component of company operations such as marketing, research & development, media production, and data analysis. As a member of our Business Developement Team, you will receive training in each of these areas in addition to your internship specific area of focus.

Available Positions

Web Development Qualifications:
  • Current Student or Recent Graduate of Computer Science, Graphic design, Web Design, or similar fields
  • Experience creating templates for dynamic database driven websites
  • Well versed in standards based XTML, CSS design principles
  • Ability to work efficiently with Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Photoshop/Illustrator/Dreamweaver and similar programs
  • Experience with SEO and SEM standards and integrations
  • Interest in the outdoors, travel, hospitality, or similar industries
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers as well as current, potential, and past clients
  • Dedicated to finishing deadlines on time – great time management skills
  • Listens to and works with management to reach goals and get the most out of the position
  • Experience with formatting images for web & combining creativity with marketing goals
Position Responsibilities:
  • Updating the company website, working on client projects
  • Working with developers, sales and marketing team to optimize website design
  • Assist with marketing efforts to create compelling designs that help drive sales
  • Building and improving SEM and SEO for RMVR
Accounting Qualifications:
  • Current Student or Recent Graduate of Business Finance or Accounting, with a strong level of interest in Business Operations and Capital Management
  • Accounting, sales, marketing, and operations experience or equivalent education
  • Experience with and knowledge of Quickbooks software
  • Experience in preparing monthly reconciliations, month-end reports, auditing support, accounting filing & clerical tasks
  • Must be able to analyze data, problem solve and provide recommendations for the future
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work and independently and with a team
  • Highly motivated individual - the ideal candidate will have a work hard, play hard mentality
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
Position Responsibilities:
  • Analysis of ROI on marketing initiatives
  • Prepare weekly reports – revenue tracking, current positioning report, statement of cashflows
  • Perform market research
  • Assist with RMVR Business Plan financial projections and updates
Marketing Qualifications:
  • Current Student or Recent Graduate majoring in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Sales, Public Relations, or a related field
  • Experience in creating print & digital marketing materials such as brochures, flyers, banners, etc.
  • Experience in developing advertising copy based upon market research and target audiences
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Other helpful programs, but not required, are: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver
  • Must be a creative, responsible, and reliable candidate who will take control and develop the project beyond given guidelines
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Working knowledge of SEO and SEM
Position Responsibilities:
  • Research new marketing channels and develop marketing strategies
  • Assist in preparations and promotions for 2014-2015
  • Work with Accounting to evaluate ROI on marketing campaigns, make necessary adjustments
  • Work with Design Team to effectively brand company on all marketing pieces
  • Assist in improving the company’s organic search rankings, SEO Strategy
Public Relations Qualifications:
  • Current Student or Recent Graduate majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Writing, or a related field
  • News and press release writing experience. Knowledge and practice of AP Style required.
  • Research and strategic planning experience
  • Computer (minimum Microsoft Office) experience and desktop publishing & editing skills
  • Event experience (planning, volunteering, or managing) is helpful
  • SEO and SEM knowledge will make you an ideal candidate, but is not required
  • Bilingual a plus, but not required
Position Responsibilities:
  • Assist with writing, distribution and tracking of company press releases
  • Creating company-wide community involvement opportunities
  • Collaboration on media kits for Hoffman Consolidated Companies
  • Assist in building the company’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Writing bogs, news and creative articles, marketing collateral, editorials, and similar materials
  • Assist in development of company website(s)
Real Estate – Rocky Mountain Luxury Properties Qualifications:
  • Interest or degree in Real Estate or holding Real Estate License with an unrelenting passion to learn and grow with the Fractional Real Estate Market (projected as the biggest growth opportunity in vacation rental sales over the next ten years)
  • Must be a creative, responsible, and reliable candidate who will take control and develop the project beyond given guidelines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Graphic Design Experience Preferred
  • Dedication to finishing deadlines on time
Position Responsibilities:
  • Participating in market research and analysis
  • Applying computer skills to real estate and general office functions
  • Learn about Fractional Real Estate, research Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Snowmass, Summit County, and other new markets that RMLP is planning in its next stage of growth
  • Preparing portfolios (property briefs) of prospective properties
  • Development and maintenance of property listings, for follow-up mailings and contact by the regular staff
  • Creating and coordinating list of Vacation Rental Clients and contacting Fractional Properties available
  • Performing general office functions, which may include showing apartments for rental, assisting associates at open houses, answering the telephone, maintaining records and clerical work on listings, bringing comparable files up-to-date, or handling direct mail
  • Heavy involvement in the building of content for www.RockyMountainLuxuryProperties.com
  • Involvement in the monthly newsletter and weekly direct emails to over 10,000 potential clients
Copy Editing & Search Engine Optimization Qualifications:
  • Current Student or Recent Graduate in Communications, Creative Writing, Marketing, Advertising, Sales, Public Relations, or a related field
  • Must LOVE writing, as this will be the primary job function
  • Working knowledge of social media and best practices for business integration
  • Experience in writing blogs, news and creative articles, marketing collateral, editorials, and similar materials
  • Interest in learning about internet marketing and website design practices
  • Must be creative and resourceful in finding new and relevant topics to write about
  • Computer experience (minimum Microsoft Office), desktop publishing, and editing skills
  • Bilingual a plus, not required
  • SEO (search engine optimization) and SEM (search engine marketing) knowledge will make you an ideal candidate, but is not required
Position Responsibilities:
  • Work with professional SEO consultants to assist in building the company’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Design and execute social media marketing campaigns for RMVR
  • Work with Public Relations to develop social media awareness
  • Writing blogs, news and creative articles, marketing collateral, editorials and similar materials
  • Writing effective website copy that complies with SEO guidelines and integrates industry best practices
  • Conduct keyword analysis/research and develop quality keyword portfolio utilizing SEM tools and resources
  • Assist in development of company website(s)
Videography Position Qualifications:
  • Seeking an extremely responsible individual with proficiency in filming, editing & producing videos
  • Selected candidate will be traveling to different ski destinations to film, but will be held accountable for daily, weekly, and long-term projects
  • Current Student or Recent Graduate seeking a degree in Video Production, Media Production, or similar major with a strong level of interest in video communication specifically for marketing purposes
  • Marketing, Advertising, Documentary, and Creative Video work experience helpful
  • Must be very familiar with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and similar programs
  • Ability to communicate effectively with managers, clients, and manage time effectively
  • Ability to produce video from raw footage to final edits while keeping the business’s marketing strategies and goals in mind. Must be experienced in everything from pre to post production
  • Can apply your creative touch from shot selection to editing style to produce promotional videos that invoke interest & engagement
  • Must have a work hard, play hard mentality and be a self-starter
  • Love for thinking out of the box and wanting to create the most fascinating Viral Marketing Campaign through your work
  • Passion to learn and grow in this concept company as a team player
Position Description:
  • Work with Marketing Department to create video marketing pieces that feature Resort Destinations. 
  • Shoot and produce short social media pieces & push videos through company social media channels
  • Focus on marketing of Company’s videos through viral marketing
  • Build Company image library through photography assignments
  • Work with sales team to create promotional pieces as directed
  • Company branding and communication

Program Benefits

Living in Denver, Colorado is a dream come true for many. That’s due to the year-round events, beautiful scenery, and endless opportunities to play in the great outdoors! Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals also throws monthly BBQ’s for staff and partakes in occasional rafting trips, golf outings, ski-biking, camping and much more! RMVR offers all interns the following benefits:

  • Merchant Ski Pass (Qualified Winter Interns Only)
  • Guided learning and feedback from skilled professionals
  • Memberships to local chambers, providing excellent networking opportunities
  • Gift Certificate awards to local sporting goods stores
  • Lodging discounts at select properties in our destinations
  • Opportunity to get involved and learn about different areas of the the real estate and vacation rental industry
  • Exposure to the unique experience of Denver, CO
  • Opportunity for continued growth in our Company after completion of Internship

Flexible Scheduling

RMVR allows for a flexible schedule, so getting a part-time job here in Denver to cover expenses you might incur while you are here is always an option. One should note that this is a full-time internship, meaning that all members of the Business Development Team (BDT) are expected to participate 40 hours a week. Regular work hours are Monday- Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Interns will accrue personal days with seniority. We do have limited part-Time Internships.

Compensation & Benefits

All internships are unpaid. University Credit will be given to qualified candidates.

University Credit

Hired interns must meet University requirements to obtain credit, minimum 2 to 3 credit hours for any season.

Application Process

To apply, please send your Cover Letter and Resume to TZHoffman@RockyMountainVacationRentals.com with the desired position in the Subject Line.

RMVR will review all applications received. Qualified applicants will be sent a questionnaire specific to your requested internship and additional reading about RMVR. Once your completed questionnaire is received, the selection committee will determine if we’d like to move forward with an interview. Our selection process is very competitive and can often include more than two interviews.

Please prepare for the application process by reading, researching and having a basic understanding of Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals and the vacation rental industry. Thank you for taking your time and for being prepared. We look forward to hearing from you!