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Marketing, Events, and Brand Management in Malaysia | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Softpillow Mollycoddle & Co. (SM&Co) is an exciting event design consultancy providing creative and management services in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They offer tailored event, branding, design, and communication services to a variety of clients. SM&Co is a leader in event design and management innovation, working tirelessly to create the event of the client’s dreams while meeting budget goals of all sizes.

Interns interested in event planning, marketing, public relations, and communications will gain hands-on experience with the small but passionate team, working to provide one-of-a-kind services and products to each client. Ideal for interns looking for fast-paced, professional experience in a dynamic and demanding team-based environment.

Internship Dates:

  • Flexible start dates each term.

Duration of Internship:

  • 10-24 weeks

Softpillow Mollycoddle & Co. (SM&Co) is an event design consultancy offering full-fledged creative and management service within events, branding, design, and communication. They are focused on design values, a culture of innovation, conversational frameworks, and unparalleled implementation efficiency.

Started in 2011 out of the desire to innovate the event design and management sector within the corporate events industry. “Fabulosity” is the cornerstone of every proposal put forth, as the team works to bring the wow factor to every event. SM&Co works tirelessly to create unique events tailored to clients’ needs and budgets, no matter the limitations. SM&Co works on a variety of projects, including consumer events (launches and roadshows), human resource events (annual dinners, teambuilding trips, family days), and media events (press conferences, media launches, ground breaking ceremonies). They also provide communication services including: press conferences, media materials, training, launches, tours, and general media relations.

Services are customized for each client, so SM&Co staff prides itself on creativity, passion, and ambition to exceed client expectations. Interns will gain hands-on professional experience, working side-by-side with the small team of innovative specialists based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Interns will work on active and upcoming projects. SM&Co offers a casual but hard-working office environment and interns should be enthusiastic about supporting all activities of a busy office. Typical responsibilities outside of specific project-tasks include:

  • Cold calls to potential clients, arranging appointments, etc
  • Draft and edit proposals and budgets for upcoming projects
  • Liaise with suppliers for bookings and quotations
  • Maintain, organize, and track event documentation
  • Event execution, preparation, and set-up/tear down
  • Client servicing

Interns will gain invaluable experience in creating and conceptualizing events according to client needs, understanding and representing client requirements and brands, planning and execution of events from A-Z, client management, and real-time problem solving.

Academic Background

No specific academic background is required, but coursework in business, event planning, marketing, public relations, or design are helpful.

Language Requirements

This is an English-language internship. Applicants must have very strong written and spoken English skills.


Ideal applicants will be effective communicators, team players experienced in group decision-making techniques, have strong interpersonal skills, able to reason logically, and be creative thinkers and problem solvers. Due to the hands-on opportunities, all interns should be highly organized, self-motivated, people-oriented, goal-driven, and energetic.

Other Requirements

Interns should bring their own laptops during the internship.


Estimated One-Time Expenses

  • IE3 Global Program Fee: $3,450
  • International Travel: $1,800
  • Recommended Immunizations: $600

 Estimated Monthly Expenses

  • Housing: $300
  • Food: $200
  • Local Transportation: $150
  • Recreation: $175
  • Personal Expenses: $100

Qualified interns are eligible for a monthly stipend of 500 MYR (approximately $130).

The Softpillow staff can help with locating and arranging housing, typically a shared apartment in Selangor (near the office). Private apartments may also be possible, although will be more expensive. Interns are responsible for all housing costs. Interns may also choose to find their own accommodation. Rental contracts are usually for full months, regardless of move-in/out dates.

“My greatest professional challenge and reward was that this was my first time working a full time job, as well as my first time working at a desk all day. It was very challenging, especially in the beginning when I had less responsibilities. As time went by, and I became more of an asset to Softpillow, my work began to feel more meaningful, making the full time job much more fulfilling and interesting. It was very rewarding to see my hard work pay off with our Shell account in particular. I set up an online registration system for an event of theirs and presented the work to secure the deal.”
- Neville, University of Oregon


Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25

Fall: April 15

Winter: September 1

Spring: November 15

Basic Requirements

-Coursework and experience in marketing, event planning, public relations, and business is strongly preferred

-Prior experience in creating and conceptualizing events for a client is a plus