INTERNING IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT.
UPDATE: The Account Management and Copywriting Intern Positions for Spring 2012 have been filled. Thanks everyone who applied. The Graphic Design Internship is still open.
As a redpepper intern, you’ll contribute firsthand to something we hold as the highest importance – our culture. We are addicted to learning, collaborating and being actively creative on a daily basis. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the ad world, build relationships in the industry, get a taste of a truly collaborative work environment, and probably even pick up a new skill set or two.
Of course, your days here will largely be what you make of them. You can be part of changing this place if you want, but that comes through initiative, courage, and some elbow grease. And you’ll have a mentor whose brain you can pick along the way, as long as you’re ready to return the favor.
You might be thinking, how much can really happen in a three-month, 20 hour a week (minimum) internship? Well, that’s exactly our question to you.
CALLING ALL FUTURE GAMECHANGERS.
We’re looking specifically for college juniors and seniors. We designed our program to give undergraduate students some so-called real world experience, and for us to learn from the next generation of superstars. All redpepper internships are unpaid, which means you probably won’t be getting any fancy new cars while you’re here. What you will get, however, is awesome experience and bragging rights for life.
Okay, that was the fine print. We’re really looking for unquenchable learners, big thinkers, clear communicators, self-motivators, and all-hands-on-deckers. We’re looking for inspiring talent more than mere qualifications. And though there are endless ways to get noticed, the quickest way to get ignored is by having a bad attitude. We like happy people, and preferably those capable of quoting Tommy Boy in their sleep.
More specifically, we want:
Design interns with fantastical portfolios that showcase a wide variety of work. And they should be Adobe Creative Suite wiz kids, too.
Copywriting interns who are strong storytellers and conceptual thinkers, while also able to fit whole essays into 140 characters. They don’t always come from an obvious major, as long as they can submit writing samples that make us laugh, cry, or hit the Thinking Man pose.
Account management interns who take “business-minded” to a new level. They’re excellent communicators with both left- and right-brainers. They’re highly creative problem solvers while being meticulous about details. And they get an adrenaline rush from hearing the word “spreadsheet.”
HOW TO APPLY
Make sure you include everything it will take for us to understand why there’s no option but to make you our newest, best intern ever. Here are some things to consider:
- If your internship warrants a portfolio, reel, or writing samples, please don’t send us everything you’ve ever done. We want to see only your best, most relevant work. Keep it short and sweet.
- Include a cover letter that explains what you’ll bring to the table in terms of experience, expertise, perspective, and so on.
- Tailor your resume to include the most relevant experience and information you can give us.
- Provide at least one relevant reference so we can get a third-party verification of your mad skills.
Email your application materials to Lindsey Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, specify which internship you’re applying for. We can’t wait to hear from you!