What We're Looking For
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.
Don’t worry, we’re not looking that closely at your GPA or major. What we need are students who give a shit. Our full-service ad shop was founded by three agency outlaws who escaped the corporate BS 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 and real experience for your portfolio or resume and the kind of confidence you can’t get from getting donuts.
Can work approximately 20 hours a week between 9AM–5PM
Must be a Chicago local with reliable access to River North
Be on time for work, scheduled meetings, and office events
Able to work well in an open office environment
Can manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
What You Can Expect
Get prepared to dive into a wide range of real-world challenges and work 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. Check out the day to day of interns at Plan B:
•Gain insight into agency operations
•Pitch in on creative campaigns, present work in front of coworkers, and learn to take constructive feedback in a competitive agency atmosphere
•Discover best practices as they relate to traditional, digital and social media
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
This internship runs mid-September to mid-December (flexible) and is a required 20 hours a week. Applications close 08/12. Due to the high volume of applications, our team will only reach out to candidates who qualify for a next step interview.
If qualified, Plan B will reach out as applications come through or by 08/19. Final decisions will be made the week of 08/19. **Design applicants must submit a portfolio URL, be a senior or recent grad + well versed in photo manipulation, typography and layout. Animation, video, and UI skills are a plus!