Event Operations and Marketing Intern 2023/2024

Full Time | San Diego | Posted: 09/18/2023

About the host company


Snake Oil Cocktail Company is a boutique cocktail catering and consulting firm. The company’s mission is to elevate the craft of cocktails by providing top-notch beverage catering services to create a world-class mixology and mocktail program for our clients.


Founded in 2010, Snake Oil Cocktail Company is Southern California’s preeminent cocktail design and consulting firm. We specialize in creating distinctive cocktails for select bars, award-winning restaurants and luxury events nationwide.

Underlying our work is passion, and a deep-seated respect for the five fundamentals of culinary mixology: simplicity, seasonality, quality, creativity, and taste. Each of our culinary-inspired cocktail creations will be designed to Elevate the Craft of Cocktails through a commitment to ingredient integrity, creativity and taste.

Snake Oil Cocktail Co. provides value-beyond-the-glass through cocktail marketing strategy, extensive industry relations, media partnerships, active community engagement and ongoing support for non-profit events and distinguished civic organizations.


Amazon, Apple, ComicCon, The TED Conference, Microsoft, The New York Yankees, The San Diego Symphony, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, Enlightened Hospitality Group, The Hard Rock Hotel, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Lincoln Automotive Group, Lexus, Tiffany & Co, Fox Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers, Worth Magazine, Qualcomm, The Salk Institute, University of California San Diego, Spin Magazine, Ted Baker, and Chefdance at the Sundance Film Festival.


The Snake Oil Crew is made up of young professionals with a passion for culinary exploration, from craft cocktails to farmers markets and fine dining. There’s a wealth of knowledge between us and we’d love to share what we know about cocktails, events, food and beverage culture and industry trends. You’ll share an office with our stellar sales, marketing and event operations teams, have your own desk and a laptop. We love coffee, planning events and sharing food - usually donuts (and Pizza).

Perks of the job (aside from surrounding yourself with some pretty awesome people) include attending special events in San Diego, networking with professionals in the industry, the occasional pizza party, mocktail tastings, and a hands-on approach to learning more about the events/marketing world. Depending on your interests and career goals, we’ll tailor your internship so you get the most out of your internship.

Job Description

​​​​​​​You will learn first-hand the ins-and-outs of the cocktail and special events industry and what it takes to succeed as a small business. Our team will help you with your business, marketing, and event industry skill building and provide a great resume reference through your work in the world of culinary & luxury events.


  • Learn how a variety of event types are pitched, planned and implemented.
  • Support the Sales, Operations and Marketing teams with various projects that help events succeed. 
  • Learn to use event planning software, web programs and apps to help manage events.
  • Maintain event files and records, help with process improvements.
  • Hands on logistics training on how to order supplies, make sure the right staff are attending the event, and how to manage event teams.
  • Attend events at our venue Julep Venue or at offsite special events to supplement onsite staff and client needs..
  • Ensure compliance for special events by learning how to fill out and file permit applications.
  • Help Design menus for events & small marketing materials.
  • Learn to manage a dynamic website, make changes to and design web pages.
  • Learn to create successful social media campaigns across multiple platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, SOCC Blog and Website.
  • Attend local San Diego events and support our events teams in action.
  • Research & Source new vendors, suppliers, & strategic partners for event or marketing initiatives
  • Write intriguing content for SOCC Blog
  • Work with creative team on photoshoots and special event activations

​​​​​​​Skills and Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm & drive to succeed
  • Creative & out-of-the-box thinker
  • Outgoing personality type and excellent communicator
  • Professional demeanor, very organized, dependable, honest & ethical
  • Must work well in a team environment with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work different types of shifts, including office hours and events on evenings and weekends.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms (FaceBook, Twitter, Blogger, Yelp, YouTube, etc)
  • Tech savvy: familiarity with Mac platform, Google Drive (Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite would be amazing!)
  • Strengths are strong organization, communication, customer service, hospitality-minded approach to business, collaborative and accountable.
  • Internships will be paid a stipend so Intern MUST be able to receive college credit.


  • Experience in the hospitality, food & beverage, and/or restaurant industry.
  • Experience with graphic design.
  • Detail-oriented.

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Job Information

Client Name
Snake Oil Cocktail Company

Host company homepage

Duration of training period
6 months

Start Date
As soon as possible 


San Diego, CA

Application Deadline

US companies

San Diego


United States

Zip/Postal Code

Contact Person
Felix Eller

Contact E-mail
[email protected]

Contact Phone
​​​​​​​+1 (202) 294-0394