FORGE ACCOUNT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, SPRING 2019

JOB OVERVIEW

Eager to immerse yourself in a fast-paced agency environment? This unique, hands-on experience will allow you to test out a role in account management and get exposure to business development, as you’ll support both new business efforts and several of our key accounts focused in the nonprofit, higher education, and technology sectors. Under the guidance of an Account Manager, you will provide strategic and creative input on cross-channel projects ranging from television, radio, digital, social, and print. Serving on the team that is the professional bridge between our clients and the creative team, you’ll work closely on projects from concepting through market launch. Forge interns are highly motivated, enthusiastic, and take initiative to learn. They come armed with creative thinking, active social media engagement, and an interest in consumer trends, business, and current events.

RESPONSIBILITES 

May include but are not limited to:

  • Account Management Support
    • Creative briefing
    • Client communication
    • Facilitation of client edits internally
    • Project estimating and scheduling
    • Organizing meetings and providing meeting recaps
    • Competitive analysis
  • Business Development Support
    • Conducting category and industry research for new business initiatives
    • Supporting Business Development team with creation of content for Forge social channels
    • Managing Forge social platforms and scheduling of posts
    • Supporting the team with new business pitches
    • Data compilation and entry
  • Administrative Assistance
    • Proofreading
    • Presentation formatting
    • Creating purchase orders
    • Expense reporting
    • Meeting preparation
    • Agency event planning

ELIGIBILITY

  • Course credit is required, as this is an unpaid internship
  • Must be available to be in the office at least 20 hours or 4 days/week (we find that interns are able to get the most out of the experience if they are in the office regularly)
  • Students must have prior office experience
  • Agency experience is encouraged, but not required
  • Students currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or Communications; current or rising Juniors and Seniors Preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), experience with social media

ABOUT US

Forge is a brand-building company that does many things. But in the end, we do one thing — we move. We move consumers, creating in them feelings so strong that they don’t just engage with our brands, they truly believe in them. We move our clients, setting the stage for them to involve, understand, support, and ultimately fall in love with their customers. We move each other, thriving in an agency culture fueled by teamwork and inspiration.

A NOTE FROM A FORMER INTERN

Forge does actually move people. They moved me to build passion for this industry, to connect deeply with brands, and more importantly, to seek every learning opportunity. This experience is dependent off of your own ambitions and goals. If you put the time into pursuing them, your mentors here will do everything in their power to help you achieve those expectations. Be willing to accept all work, and you will ultimately see a return in the skills and knowledge you gain. Don’t be afraid to share your creative and strategic input, because the feedback I’ve received over these last two months has been more valuable than what I’ll ever hear at school. This may be a small agency, but the support and love for the industry has such a large presence.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please send the following to: interns@forgeworldwide.com
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • A one paragraph answer to the following question: “What moves you to believe in a brand, and how can that be applied to your work ethic?”