In Philadelphia, we need a

Strategy Summer Intern

At A&G, strategists are responsible for digging into culture, the motivations of people, our clients’ work, the competitive landscape, and current events to form insights that inspire creative teams to make the awesome work you see online, on TV, on billboards, and everywhere else advertising lives in 2020. Without strategic grounding, advertising can miss the mark at best and, at worst, actually turn people off from your brand. Yikes. Strategists need to be empathetic people who can put themselves into other peoples’ shoes, while also continually searching for hard data to back up our insights and instincts. At A&G, our strategy interns can expect to dive into primary and secondary research across a broad range of clients while gaining exposure to our creative, media, and analytics teams that we partner with daily. You’ll also be expected to bring a new perspective to the team and present ideas, cultural findings, and explain the fresh memes and slang to us because once you hit 30 you stop being on top of that stuff. It’s just inevitable.

You’re our kind of intern if:

  • You’re a rising college senior, recent college grad, or one of those super smart students who goes to school after college to get a masters/PhD/etc.
  • Available for regular, full-time hours and have a place to stay in the Philly area (housing not provided). 
  • Full time availability with an interest in marketing, advertising, storytelling, and digging into the weird things humans do and why they do it.
  • Working knowledge of Mac computers, including Keynote--you don’t have to be the Michaelangelo of presentations, but you know how to align objects and that red text shouldn’t go on a blue background. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and the good sense to Google what you don’t know. It’s fine, nobody actually remembers how to install Macros all the time.
  • A comfort with the unknown. Our work is never the same day after day. You must be OK not always knowing what the next day or week will bring. While we try to outline what the summer will look like for our interns, the very nature of advertising is fast-paced & ever-changing.
  • The initiative to raise your hand, get involved, and ask questions. Trust us - you’ll get a lot more out of your experience and have more fun doing it. 
  • We are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Your Strategy Chops:

  • Your Google-fu and research abilities are top notch. You can find the title and singer of a song even though you only remember two words from the chorus.
  • Expansive knowledge of social media, including: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Reddit, TikTok, LinkedIn, plus a working knowledge of up-and-coming and niche platforms like Twitch. We’ll look to you to be on the pulse of social media happenings, enlightening the team about the next awesome platform and when platforms are on their deathbed (RIP Vine).
  • Courage in the face of large data sets. You can comb through numbers, facts, and figures to emerge with a story about what’s happening and why. This could be data from Google Analytics, scholarly journals, the US Census, client data, a survey you’ve designed and put out into the world, etc.
  • Willingness to learn about any subject and become an expert in it; we’re talking forklifts to tourism to higher education and everything in between.

If you've already mentally checked a bunch of these boxes, hit that Apply button. Let's see if we're a match.

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Our PAID internship program runs from the beginning of June through beginning of August. Allen & Gerritsen (a&g) is a fiercely independent agency located in the cities where independence was born, Boston & Philadelphia. Innovation & culture drive its success. a&g runs its own innovation think tank (a&g Labs); and embeds brands into cultural conversation through its brand newsroom. a&g was named by Ad Age as the Best Place to Work in U.S. Marketing & Media not once, but twice, and relishes working with great clients that always ask, "What's next?" For more information, including creative profiles, visit www.a-g.com or find the agency on Facebook and Twitter.

Allen & Gerritsen is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Unsolicited resumes from staffing agencies will not be accepted at this time.