We’re constantly on the hunt for kickass creatives, fearless account folks, and business development bulldogs who are bold, brave, and ready to see how real-world advertising really works via Plan B’s PAID 12-week immersive internship experience.
Don’t worry, we’re not looking that closely at your GPA or major. What we need are students who care. Our full-service ad shop was founded by three creatives who escaped the corporate life to create a place where they could do smart work for smart clients on their own terms. Today, we’re looking for equally smart interns who are willing to throw out the book and use their own creativity and resourcefulness to help us get things done.
But it’s not all about us—when your 12 weeks here are done, you’ll leave with real work for your portfolio, have agency experience under your belt, and the kind of confidence you can’t get from getting donuts.
what we’re looking for
Flexible schedules can accommodate full-day and/or half-day increments approximately 20 hrs/week (between 9am–5pm)
Currently living and studying within the Chicago-metro area, with access to reliable transportation
Able to be here at the designated start time, or even five minutes before, without fail
Pre-arranged days off can be negotiated on an as-needed basis, but frequent “sick” days are frowned upon
Skilled at time management and effectively able to balance coursework with internship requirements
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Get prepared to dive into a wide range of real-world challenges while working alongside other interns, creative directors, and even the CEO. You’ll have the opportunity to produce outstanding work for our clients, while building up your own portfolio. Here are a few day-to-day experiences for interns at Plan B:
• Develop practical skills while learning to work at the speed of business
• Pitch in on creative campaigns that deliver on strategic insights
• Learn to take constructive feedback in a competitive agency atmosphere
• Present ideas and work in front of agency stakeholders and clients
• Improve time management and organizational skills
• Discover best practices as they relate to traditional, digital and social media
• Gain insight into the business-side of agency operations
Print ads and production, logo design and branding projects, storyboard and campaign development, social media concepting, pitch deck design, trend research, infographics, label design, and more
UI/UX & DIGITAL
Banner ads, snapchat filter design, email campaigns, website landing page and mobile design, user experience research, Google Analytics and SEO, social media photography and post-production editing, videography, and more
Multi-channel copywriting, content development for websites, video scriptwriting, proofreading, email and social media marketing, content calendar creation and Sprout Social utilization, client research, value proposition development, tagline writing and rebranding campaigns, learn how to imitate client brand voices, and more
Construct briefs, lead project kick-offs and regroups, client/creative team liason, determine timelines, contextual and environmental research, prepare and finalize creative work for client viewing, participate in client conference calls and in-person meetings, and more
Project management, planning and preparing presentations, customer relationship building, social media/digital/direct marketing, research and analysis, pitching and closing new business, constructing briefs, manage overall Plan B branding and website content, and more
Beers after 5pm, over-caffeination, Friday payday, joining the team for Monday morning status, casual but consistent reminders to like Plan B social media posts, endless La Croix and candy bowl access, open-concept office layout for easy collaboration (ability to roll around everywhere and never actually get up from your seat), lunch by the river, hoops for all of your mini-basketball desires, workspace jams, and more
APPLY FOR SPRING 2018
Our spring internship draft is open for applications until January 18th. This program begins in February and ends in May 2018. Interested in applying for a summer internship? Applications live this April!