Internship Summer O-tern Program

Type of work: Internship
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Company URL: http://www.olson.com
Date Posted: February 28th, 2013

This Will Take Only A Second
We hate to say it, but interns are known for ranking low on the awareness totem pole. Especially when there are layouts to comp, clients to schmooze and midnight oil to burn. But just one second with the right person could be your big break. Let’s cut to the chase—if you make a great first impression you’ll get noticed at Olson this summer. Here’s the gist.

• Currently a Minneapolis-based program
• 10 college graduates (must be authorized to work in the U.S.)
• $12/hr (and no, we are not covering moving or living expenses)
• 13 weeks (June 3–August 30)
• 5 disciplines
• Apply online at olson.com/oterns

Get your application in by March 11 at noon. A confirmation will be sent via email. Those selected for an interview will be notified by the end of March. Final O-tern selections will be in late April.

Have questions?
Email us at Oterns@olson.com. Please don’t call, message or show up creepily after we get out of our cars. Please complete the application, choosing one discipline from the list (we’re only hiring two O-terns from each category).

Account Services O-Tern
Account Management and/or Project Management
Good fit for people who are:
“People” people, excellent communicators, go-getters, problem solvers
Typical degrees:
Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Business
Possible duties:
• Research clients and their communities: trends, case studies, competitive information
• Support Account Executives in client communications, conference reports, status reports, timelines, billing
• Assist in preparation of campaign proposals and budgets

Public Relations O-Tern
Social and/or Traditional
Good fit for people who are:
Great writers, “people” people, strategic, go-getters
Typical degrees:
Public Relations, Journalism, Communications
Possible duties:
• Assist with developing, writing and distributing press releases and social media posts
• Track clients’ coverage in the press and through our PR efforts
• Collaborate with the PR team and all disciplines within the agency to produce effective and results-oriented campaigns

Copywriter O-Tern
Good fit for people who are:
Master wordsmiths, creators of inspired concepts
BFA in Creative Writing, Advertising, or similar degree; awesome portfolio demonstrating versatility of skill
Possible duties:
• Brainstorm ideas and concepts with Olson teams
• Transform concepts into effective, brand-activating communication
• Craft inspiring copy for print, digital and broadcast

Art & Design O-Tern
Traditional, Digital, Motion and/or Graphics
Good fit for people who are:
Creators of ingenious design
BFA in Graphic Design or similar degree, superb online portfolio showcasing diversity and quality of work
Possible duties:
• Collaborate in brainstorm sessions to conjure brand-activating ideas
• Transform concepts into brand-activating design via multiple mediums
• Live on the cutting edge of design and digital trends
• Assist in the creation of digital and non-digital visual design, including typography, visual and human interface design, logo design and experience design

Strategy O-Tern
Analytics, Brand and/or Media
Good fit for people who are:
Innovative, curious, insightful, strategic, able to distinguish the signal from the noise
Typical degrees:
Advertising, Marketing Research, Journalism, Marketing Strategy, Statistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, etc.
Possible duties:
• Unearth thoughtful and actionable insights on brands and their communities
• Build trusting relationships with clients
• Develop creative, strategic brand positioning
• Support new business growth through survey data analysis and media-mix modeling

How to apply:

Apply online at www.olson.com/oterns

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