VCU Brandcenter

Sponsor a Summer Intern

They're hungry.

Our students are trained to work collaboratively, and many have already had experience working at agencies or on the client side. They are independent, driven and ready to prove themselves.

We hope you’ll strongly consider sponsoring a VCU Brandcenter intern this summer. They are available to intern for an 8-10 week period, May-August. Click the yellow “Request an Intern” button below to submit an intern request form. Or, if your agency or company has its own internship application, please email Ashley Sommardahl the link to pass along to the students.

 

 

Tracks:

Art Direction, Copywriting, Creative Brand Management, Experience Design and Strategy

Timing:

Internships are generally 8 weeks between June 1st and mid-August, but it’s really up to you and your intern(s) to set the exact dates.

Compensation:

Typically Brandcenter interns are paid $15-20/hour to help cover living/travel expenses.

Housing:

Students are responsible for finding their own housing; however, if you can give them suggestions of places to look, that would be great.

Why Should I hire a Brandcenter Intern?

Brandcenter students are taught to take a media-neutral approach to solving the client’s business problem. They are “digital natives” and inherently think about the role technology plays in consumers’ lives.

  • They are exposed to a progressive curriculum. Courses are developed to help them stay ahead of the industry and hopefully yield the future leaders of our industry.
  • Brandcenter students are trained to work collaboratively across all disciplines. They’re mature/professional, and many have had ad agency experience.
  • Brandcenter students are independent, driven and ready to prove themselves. They are accustomed to working 24/7.
  • A Brandcenter intern costs much less than a freelancer for an 8-week period.
  • The Brandcenter has received some recent accolades:
    • Two Brandcenter alums were recently ranked in Forbes “Top 30 Under 30”
    • for Marketing/Advertising.
    • Four Brandcenter alums were recently ranked in Business Insider's “Top 30 Under 30” for Marketing/Advertising.
    • VCU Brandcenter was named #1 advertising program by Creativity magazine
    • VCU Brandcenter was named top portfolio school by 4A’s O’Toole Awards
    • VCU Brandcenter was named top global business/design program by BusinessWeek
    • VCU Brandcenter was named #1 digital media and marketing program by Ad Age
    • VCU Brandcenter was named “Most Innovative Business School” by Innovation Challenge, a global competition among top graduate business schools

Questions?

Email Ashley Sommardahl at asommardahl@vcu.edu.

Some Agencies/Companies That Have Sponsored Brandcenter Interns… 

180 LA
215 McCann
72andSunny
AKQA
Altria
American Red Cross
Apple
Big River
BBDO
BBH
Brooklyn Brothers
Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
Campbell Mithun
Capital One
Chobani Yogurt
Clear
Coca - Cola
Cramer-Krasselt
CP+B
DDB
David and Goliath
Deutsch
Digital Kitchen
Discovery Communications
Disruption Consultancy
Droga5
EA Sports
Eleven
Energy BBDO
EVB
FCB

GMMB
Goodby Silverstein & Parners
Goodness Mfg.
Google Creative Lab
Grey

Havas Worldwide
Harley Davidson
Hill Holliday
Hornall Anderson
iCrossing
Ignition Creative
Iris
Jack Morton
Jelly Helm Studio
JWT
KBS
King of Pops
La Communidad
Leo Burnett
Lowe Campbell Ewald
Lumiary
Mars/Masterfoods
Martha Stewart
McCann NY
McKinney
MWV
Mindshare
Modea
Momentum
Mother
Mullen
NEST
Nike
Octagon
Ogilvy & Mather
Organic
Pereira & O'Dell
Pitch
Poke
Prophet
Publicis Kaplan Thaler

R/GA
RP3
RPA
Ralph Lauren
Redscout
Red Tettemer
Rockfish Interactive
Sterling-Rice Group
Saatchi & Saatchi
Sid Lee
Soap
Sylvain Labs
Taxi
TBWA\Chiat\Day
Team One
The Barbarian Group
The Concept Farm
The Marketing Store
The Martin Agency
The Martin Agency Kitchen
The Richards Group
Time Warner
Tribal DDB
Union Made Creative
Universal Music Group
Undercurrent
Venables Bell
Walrus
What If?
Wieden + Kennedy
Wongdoody
WORK Labs
Young & Laramore
Y&R
Zambezi
Zeus Jones