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Earn a $50,000 Salary in Six Months

Six Month Paid San Diego Marketing Internship

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Learn real-world, highly paid marketing skills

Message from the CEO:

Congratulations! You’ve found what I’m very proud to call the best paid marketing internship in San Diego, California!


We have a very in-depth coaching and training plan to make sure you receive a job offer to earn $50,000 a year within 6 months.

You’ll work directly with me to learn the skills and mindset necessary to help professional service providers get customers and clients.

We hire only the best at Vyral Marketing – our current Spring/Summer 2017 internship group received 284 applications.

Don't worry - no marketing experience is necessary. We can teach you the skills.

You only need to be a college senior - or have completed - a 4-year degree in a marketing or business related field with a 3.5 or higher GPA with demonstrated leadership ability.

You will get a fair, in-depth, and respectful interview to share your accomplishments.

You will also get a call back from my assistant within 1 business day when you apply.

Trust me, I hated it as much as you do when I applied for positions and didn't get a call back. This is not one of those interview experiences.

Qualified applicants will be invited to have dinner at my home in Coronado to learn fully about the position before advancing to further interview stages.


This is where you'll get to know us and learn as I explain exactly how the internship works so you complete it successfully. Best of all, dinner is on me!

This is purely a way for you to learn about the internship, how to get accepted, and ultimately understand what it takes to get a $50,000 salary job offer.

We are accepting applications now for our Fall/Winter 2017 internship starting July 10th due by June 20th, 2017.

Read and watch our intern's weekly updates on their experience, too.

If you want to apply, please apply using the "Apply Now" button on this page to receive the fastest call-back.

Look forward to meeting you!


Frank Klesitz, CEO

P.S. The best part of this internship is you're in San Diego - it's beautiful here! You can also check out our Vyral Marketing Glassdoor.com reviews - I personally respond to every one, both good and bad.

Meet Our Spring/Summer 2017 Interns

Alexandra Smith

Internet Marketing Specialist

I graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2015, with a BA in Creative Writing and a Minor in the Women in Leadership Certificate Program. Once I completed school, I knew I was ready for my next big adventure. I chose to book a way one flight from the East Coast to San Diego and haven't looked back since. Now, I'm pursuing my passions in creative writing, blogging and marketing all within Vyral Marketing. I'm thankful for the opprunity to learn and do what I love every single day. 

Julian Tuzzeo

Internet Marketing Specialist

I’m a junior at San Diego State University working on a BA in Communications and I concentrate my time in rhetoric. Ever since I joined my debate team in high school, I’ve always been interested in persuasion and beyond sales positions, marketing is the perfect spot to expand my skill set. Every day working with Frank is full of new opportunity to grow individually and professionally. It will always be difficult to express my thankfulness for my newfound creative freedom but for now, all I have to say is that I can’t wait to see what new challenges are around the corner.

Josh Skolnick

Internet Marketing Specialist

Born and raised in San Diego, I’m a senior at San Diego State University majoring in marketing and minoring in finance. I love sports, dogs, and good food. When I’m bot busy doing marketing for my clients I like to stay active, travel, and spend time at the beach. One of my favorite thing to do is learn, and Vyral Marketing has provided such amazing opportunities to do just that.

Nicole Kilar

Internet Marketing Specialist

Hi! I'm Nicole. I am currently a senior at San Diego State University majoring in communication with a minor in marketing. I am also an active member of Alpha Chi Omega. I came all the way from the east coast for college and am proud to say that it was one of the best decisions of my life. I have always been obsessed with marketing, PR, and social media and am excited to turn my passions into a full time job at Vyral Marketing.


Key Details

Applications Due by June 20th, 2017

We're accepting applications now for our July-December 2017 six month paid San Diego marketing internship. 


  • Must be a U.S.A. Citizen
  • 4-Year college senior or graduate
  • Plan to live in San Diego upon graduation
  • 3.5 or Higher GPA required
  • Marketing or related degree field

Books required for internship. (We buy these for you)

Download the 6 month training syllabus (PDF)

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Vyral Marketing Intern Video Blog

Follow our interns weekly as they work on their goal to serve 9 clients earning $50,000 a year by July 2017. 

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 What Our Paid Marketing Interns Are Saying...

"If Vyral Marketing’s treatment of their applicants is in any way a reflection of their business practices, I believe that I’ll be working for them a long time.  The humanity in this interview process has been both refreshing and telling of my potential stay with these great people. To my chagrin, I never considered a position in marketing through childhood, but after speaking to Frank and Scott, their transparency helped me see my future. My future lies in solving problems for other people and working in marketing puts me in a unique position to make problem solving my life work. When combined with the turbulence of technological change, I believe that the challenge will only become more substantial and fulfilling. [Scott and Frank], as well as the other good people at Vyral Marketing, have created an inclusive and responsive space to help our clients. I don’t think I’ll look at marketing the same ever again. My bar has been raised to seek a community of intelligent, driven, and caring individuals to spend my working life with and my honest opinion is that Vyral Marketing is the starting point. "

Julian Tuzzeo

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"Going into this, I really had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that Vyral Marketing was selecting four interns out of 200 candidates, and I quickly became intrigued. I was then asked a series of five questions on a one-way video interview. I immediately realized how unique of an experience this was about to be. See, when you hear the word “Interview, you picture yourself in an office with HR, discussing your strengths, your weaknesses, what makes you different from the rest, and where you potentially see yourself in five to ten years. Eventually, every interview process becomes the same, and it stops becoming personal, and you begin losing that drive, and that excitement. So, when I got accepted into the second round of the interview process, I envisioned myself meeting in a conference room or business office, we’ve all become so familiar with. Instead, I was invited to a private dinner with Frank Klesitz, the CEO, Scott Sillari, the Vice President of Business Development, and 11 of the other candidates that were selected. It was that exact moment that I realized, this company wanted to create a personal and individualistic experience that would give each of us the chance to get to know who they are, and what this internship was essentially all about. During the presentation, I saw how much drive, ambition, and obsession both Frank and Scott had while they were discussing what Vyral Marketing entailed. They spoke with confidence while demonstrating what kind of opportunity they were providing us. I knew right then and there, I wanted that. I wanted an experience I could learn from, grow in, and a chance to be in an environment that would allow me to become the best version of myself. Not only did this interview [process] give me some piece of mind on where I stood, but also, the entirety of their process gave me the chance to see what I truly wanted. Which showed me exactly where I knew I was supposed to be. Right here, with Vyral Marketing."

Alexandra Smith Vyral Marketing

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"Before starting this internship, I was beyond nervous what to expect. We were handed a long syllabus that I honestly stopped reading after the third page because it started to stress me out. The first day was slowly approaching and thankfully, Frank took all of us interns out to dinner the night before. This made us feel more comfortable for our first day. We start off each day with morning meetings at Panera, making things very casual and relaxed. The first day wasn’t too hard and was mostly just setting up accounts and getting ourselves situated."

Nicole Kilar

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"Throughout the vigorous interview process for the intern position at Vyral Marketing, the underlying theme that stood out continuously would be the power of being genuinely personable. The very first time that I met Frank and Scott it was under unconventional circumstances, and at first I had no idea what to expect when Frank invited us prospective intern candidates for a dinner at his house. I thought to myself, why would the CEO of a company invite complete strangers into his own home? The results were powerful. Yes, the main reason as to why the intern candidates were invited, was to be informed about the nature of the internship, however Frank and Scott made something else crystal clear; they were looking for people to join the Vyral Marketing family. One of my strongest traits is that I have a good judge of character, and it was easy to see that Frank and Scott were very genuine and truly wanted to give opportunities to young ambitious professionals such as myself. [At my one-on-one interview] I was comfortable enough to be myself, and even opened upabout things that I would not usually share with a stranger, and that was testament towards the power of being authentic, and amiable. Within this window I witnessed a firm who tends to the needs of their partners, and sincerely wants to equip three interns with the tools and knowledge of how to eventually serve their partners. The way I see it, anyone can learn how to execute marketing services, but what the Vyral Marketing internship offers are opportunities for precipitous personal growth."

Josh Skolnick

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San Diego Paid Marketing Internship Job Description

Vyral Marketing is offering a full or part-time paid hourly marketing internship opportunity in San Diego, CA for college students or graduates that guarantees you learn key, real-world internet marketing and client building skills with a $50,000 base salary plus bonus job offer upon successful completion.

Includes a daily group intern breakfast Monday-Friday @ 7:30 - 8:30am with the CEO to review your past day's work, a weekly one-on-one meeting for goal setting, 4.5 hours of classroom time every Friday morning with the CEO from 7:30am-12pm for training, and at least two hours a day of self-paced skills building.

You will also be assigned about one book per week (http://a.co/b2b77IC) to complete so you build a solid foundation of marketing knowledge. Hours are flexible but morning breakfast and Friday training is mandatory.

You will be paid for all training. Successful interns will join our team on all-expense-paid trips including flights, hotels, and client meals so you too can attend industry events and conferences to meet and network with clients. This is a six-month intense, learning-based paid hourly internship to fast track you as an internet marketing professional.

Upon your hire, you will do the marketing for eight of our most valuable strategic clients to help them get new customers with Facebook, YouTube, email marketing, landing pages, and more. Applicants must have a 3.5 or higher GPA and demonstrate the necessary passion, work-ethic, leadership, and commitment to be successful.

You’ll join three to four peers during your 6-month internship (3-4 interns per semester). Each of you will have a job offer upon successful completion (you are not competing).

Fall/Winter Paid Marketing Internship - Applications are due by June 20th, 2017.
Spring/Summer Paid Marketing Internship - Applications are due by Dec 20th, 2017

The next internship group starts July 10th, 2017.


  • Work with our strategic clients to create messaging and offers their prospective customers want
  • Design landing pages with features, benefits, testimonials, and an offer to make sales or generate leads
  • Drive traffic to the landing page with Facebook, YouTube, and Google Display advertising
  • Write compelling email messages to get people in the client's database to visit the landing page
  • Update the client daily on the status of their marketing with your proactive advice
  • Research and update potential future clients on your work to bring new business to the firm


  • Pursuing or obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a related field (3.5+ GPA)
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Possess creativity, flexibility, variety, and growth potential
  • Should be open-minded, a fast learner, enthusiastic, and adaptable.
  • Ideally have a 5 year outlook for the position upon hire and plan on staying in San Diego

Who We are Looking For

We hire only academic achievers and people passionate about internet marketing, who are also “intrapreneurs”, meaning you ultimately want to build a big career and a big business inside Vyral Marketing. Ideal candidates have a grand vision for their career, high income goals, and know what they want to do professionally. Ideally you see yourself as future business leader and builder, indispensable to growth. Ideal candidates have a proven record of accomplishment and personality that’s results-oriented, decisive, and take-charge. You’re a fit for the job when you have the knowledge, skills, track-record, and personality to get the job done and you’re a cultural fit within our organization. You find solutions, share goals, know what you want (or are actively searching to know what you want), push those around you to do better, are continually raising the bar, demand to be associated with talent, and talk the language of action and results. During your interview, we are probing for patterns in your behavior and thinking, how you act, and how you process ideas and problems. If you are an assertive, people oriented, impatient, flexible, independent, intense, and optimistic person who takes a logical approach to problem solving, can rapidly deal with many problems at once, and can naturally hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions in your mind (spatial visualization), you fill be at home here where you can be yourself every day and thrive. Not to worry, during the interview process we go through all of this so ultimately, we get to know you and hopefully you get to know more about yourself.

Location: San Diego, 92101

Type: Internship (Paid)

[fa icon="plus-square"] How many hours a day?
We believe work is something you do, not a place you go. You’ll be given a top notch laptop and you can do your work when and where you please. You can schedule your own hours up to 40 hours a week. You can work as much or as little as you like. The more efficient you are, the less you’ll have to work. Your goal is to implement our marketing plan for up to 8 clients you’ll be assigned. You won’t take all 8 clients at once, you’ll work your way up to that number during the internship. You’ll meet with the CEO for a morning “huddle” daily from 7:30am-8:30am followed with a one-on-one meeting for an hour at a time of your choosing with mandatory in-office (9th a J downtown) classroom hours for training from 7:30am – 12pm every Friday. Outside of that time you can work when and where you please to get your work done – home, school, office you name it. You can only work up to 8 hours a day since California labor laws don’t allow you to work more.
[fa icon="plus-square"] Is the $50,000 guaranteed when I’m done with the internship?
Yes, if you are successful. This is a paid hourly internship where you are a full employee of our firm. You are not an independent contractor and this is not a sales position. You will serve 8 current clients to implement their marketing. If they are happy with your services at the end of 6 months, you will receive a job offer. If they are not happy with your work, the internship will end and you will not receive a job offer.
[fa icon="plus-square"] Will you pay for my relocation if I'm from out of state?
We cannot pay for your accommodations if you take the internship. You will be paid hourly every two weeks up to 40 hours a week, so you’ll have some money to pay your basic bills. We cannot pay or reimburse any relocation costs.
[fa icon="plus-square"] What is the pay for the internship?
We’ll reveal your hourly rate for the paid internship in your offer letter. It is the same pay for all interns – but to be honest, it’s not much. Minimum wage is $11.50 an hour in San Diego so it will be at least this amount. You’re working here to learn marketing skills fast so you can serve your own clients to earn a secure and predictable $50,000 a year salary within 6 months of your successful completion with plenty of room for rapid career advancement at our agency.
[fa icon="plus-square"] Can you give me an idea on what kind of marketing I'll be doing once I'm hired?
Absolutely – we’ll go over all this during the informational dinner. You’ll first interview your clients to learn who they serve and what they sell, and then you’ll set up a landing page to sell their product or generate a sales lead for their service. After that, you’ll run Facebook, YouTube, and banner ads to drive traffic to the landing page, along with running an email campaign to your client’s current customer database. You’ll then coach your clients to create educational videos to market themselves on YouTube, following by planning and promoting Facebook and YouTube live events (i.e. webinars) for your client to market their experience. You’ll also be interviewing your client’s customers to get success stories.
[fa icon="plus-square"] Who are your clients?
You’ll be working with very successful speakers, coaches, authors, and consultants who provide training to the real estate, recruiter, chiropractic, financial advisor, mortgage, personal fitness training industries. You can visit the “Partners” page on our website to learn more about who we currently work with on our partner program. You’ll be working on the “partner” side of our firm providing implementation for a specialized marketing plan just for our strategic partners under the direct guidance of our CEO.
[fa icon="plus-square"] Why are you strict with your requirements?
This is a very intense internship and you must be smart. We require a 3.5+ higher GPA because the type of person who will succeed at our internship sees themselves as an “A” student and anything less than that is just simply unacceptable to them. Earning “B” grades would not be congruent with your identity – it would tear you apart inside earning a “B”. Additionally, with a high GPA, you have proven your ability to focus, self-educate, read your text books, and learn the material consistently at a high level, even if the class or coursework is irrelevant or “boring.” You have strong study habits, you can maintain intense focus for a long period of time, and you prioritize your school work and success over everything else. The last thing we want to do is lead you on with an internship where you may not have the necessary motivation, intelligence, and behaviors to succeed as a highly paid marketing professional with demanding clients. With a demonstrated college GPA of a 3.5+ or higher, you have proven that you will work hard to do “A” level work consistently and accept nothing less. There is a lot of reading to get up to speed, and you are “tested” every day at Vyral Marketing with your clients. You’ve proven you can learn the material to pass the endless “tests” you’ll be taking here in your mission to create great marketing that helps your clients get more customers.

Apply Now - Fall/Winter 2017 Group

Your submission is due by June 20th, 2017. You'll be contacted within 1 business day for a phone interview.

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