Bernstein-Rein Summer Internship Program

Application Process

The 2015 summer internship program will be announced through various channels. Please check the BR website in early December 2014 (www.bernstein-rein.com) for updates. Materials will also be available in Student Centers and/or advertising/marketing departments at colleges and universities - particularly throughout the Midwest - and at schools around the country whose students have interned at BR. Applications will be accepted online. In the case of students presenting portfolios, BR may request 'hard copies' if the work is not available for online viewing'. If students would like additional information for themselves or for their school, please contact Nicole Porterfield/VP Human Resources at 816-960-5427.

Please note that for the past several years, the BR intern class has included two or three students in each of the following departments: Account Management, Media and Creative. Students will have the opportunity to select first and second choices when they apply. BR includes other disciplines, e.g. research, analytics, strategic planning, account planning, and business development, however those departments have not had interns.

Application Deadline

Applications are due no later than March 1, 2015 unless otherwise noted. Every application is carefully reviewed. Finalists for each department (Account Management, Media and Creative) will be contacted by March 30 and interviewed by BR associates in the respective disciplines. Interviews may be in person or Skype depending on where the applicant is attending school. Please be aware that deadlines may be adjusted. Applicants are encouraged to check the BR website regularly for updates.

Contact

Nicole Dinsman
4600 Madison
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 960-0640

E-mail: nicoledp@b-r.com

Requirements

Applicants must have one or two semesters remaining in their college careers. This requirement ensures that students have a basic knowledge of the field, but are open to learning in a business environment. The internship experience at BR enables stuents to apply prior classroom learning in a real life setting - and likewise - return to their classrooms in the fall with a heightened sense of real-world challenges.

A commitment to a career in advertising/marketing is strongly preferred. It is desirable that applicants embrace interests outside of the classroom as well, e.g. hobbies, interests, volunteering, etc.

The internship program offers a balanced experience: Individuals must demonstrate initiative, and at the same time demonstrate a willingness to take direction. Individuals must be able to work both independently and also collaboratively. The mix of client work plus a major group project allows students an opportunity to flourish in a variety of scenarios. Interns are guided by mentors in their respective disciplines.

As past interns and past and current associates will affirm, BR is known not only for stellar work on behalf of clients, but for a vibrant, inviting and open environment.

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