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Ashley Sommardahl
Director of industry outreach
asommardahl@vcu.edu
(804) 827-8874

Our students are trained in a real-world setting to collaborate across disciplines in order to solve problems. By the end of their first year, they are driven and ready to prove themselves in summer internships.

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Internship details

Tracks to choose from: Our students specialize in one of five tracks — art direction, copywriting, creative brand management, experience design or strategy. You can request an intern from whichever track matches your needs.

Timing: Brandcenter interns are available May-August for an 8- to 10-week period. It's up to you and your intern(s) to set exact internship dates.

Compensation: Brandcenter interns are typically paid $15 to $20 an hour to help cover living and travel expenses.

Housing: Students are responsible for their own housing. Giving them suggestions on where to look would be great.

 

Why should I hire a Brandcenter intern?

  • Our students are taught to take a media-neutral approach to solving a business problem. They are "digital natives" and inherently think about the role technology plays in consumers' lives.
  • Courses are developed to help them stay ahead of the industry and become its future leaders.
  • Brandcenter students are independent and anxious to tackle real projects. They are accustomed to working 24/7.
  • Many students already have experience working at agencies or brands.
  • A Brandcenter intern costs much less than a freelancer for an 8-week period.