2020 Summer Internships

Job Description

Are you interested in gaining experience in a full-service advertising agency? Do you enjoy being in a creative environment and learning from industry experts? Keep reading, this summer internship program is for you!

At SA, our ideal summer intern candidate is a master to-do list maker that is willing to go the extra mile and help support multiple projects on a variety of agency accounts. We are looking for talented students who enjoy contributing and supporting campaign projects. Someone who is excited about rolling up their sleeves and jumping right in to supporting SA clients will be successful in SA’s summer internship program. Are you also detail oriented, a team-player and slightly obsessed with color-coding? Let’s chat.

A summer internship in any department at SA is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills in the marketing and advertising disciplines. See details below for the specific departments looking for an ambitious intern for the summer of 2020:

Duties and Responsibilities

Media: Our media department does more than just buy and place media in every media market from coast to coast—though that’s no small feat. They’re crunching numbers and balancing our clients’ budgets to make sure they’re getting the most out of their investments. If media buying conjures up images of newspaper ads, you’re not too far off. Our team places advertisements in traditional and digital media—including banners, video pre-roll and every major social media network. As a summer intern in the media department you will primarily be responsible for market research, promotional materials, and much more. You will gain knowledge about audience targeting and the benefits of traditional, digital, and social media tactics.


Client Strategy and Service: Client services is the hub of strategic planning here at SA. They manage projects and communication with clients and our associates to make sure deadlines are met and advertising goals are achieved. As a summer intern in the CS&S department you will be responsible for managing marketing calendars for a variety of agency accounts. You will also learn the in’s and out’s of managing full-service marketing campaigns as a member of a cross-functional team.


Strategic Communications: We don’t “do PR”, we tell stories. We advance the brand/customer relationship by building a foundation of understanding that connects what a company has to offer and what their audience needs from them. We focus on strategy and storytelling to deliver the right message at the right time to bring forth action and results. As a summer intern in our department formally known as “PR” you will contribute to a team that is using progressive tactics to increase brand-awareness on multiple platforms, including a variety of social media and web outlets.


Interactive Services: Our interactive services department has a healthy mix of responsibilities—SEM, SEO, user experience, analytics, web design and all things online content. They handle all aspects of web design for our clients and help them learn what people are searching for online and how to get on consumers’ radars. Are you passionate about the tools marketers leverage to improve search results for local and national brands? This summer internship position is for you! You will learn more about all the 3 letter acronyms associated with online search tools and website management.


Data and Analytics: To be good marketers, we need to understand our audiences. Our data and analytics department is all the about the KPIs. With tools like BatchGeo, they help us figure out who we’re talking to, where we can find them and what will motivate them to take action. They also measure the effectiveness of our campaigns with tools like Tableau and Alteryx. Their reports help our clients understand their campaign results and plan next steps. We have 2 opportunities in this department this summer; one will be interfacing with the team responsible for coordinating the direct marketing efforts, including helping to execute the direct marketing strategies for existing, new, and prospective customers. As well as assisting with data analysis to refine the overall strategy for various clients. Opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills in data analysis, direct marketing and marketing strategy. The other opportunity lives on the data support side of this department. If you speak (a little) of the following languages; SQL, R, Python and you have a passion for working with data, problem-solving, coding and Alteryx we want to talk to you!


Did every department listed above sound interesting? Are you interested in all-the-things and have no idea what you want to do yet?! Apply for our unique to us SA Passport Internship! Internships are about YOU gaining the experience you need to launch your career but not everyone is exactly sure what that passion is yet, right?! This is the perfect opportunity to discover what you love (and maybe don’t love!) about agency life. Every summer we have a lucky intern rotate around the SA world experiencing a little bit of all of our disciplines, spending time in different departments. Please note, rotations in the agency will depend on department capacity and candidate skill-set.


Currently enrolled in a program earning an associate or bachelor’s degree, or recently graduated with a degree, from an accredited college.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to the summer internship job posting to apply. Please list what department you are interested in interning within your cover letter. Please note, you can list more than one department if you are interested. All summer internships are paid hourly. Summer internship schedules will range from 20 to 40 hours per week depending on department capacity and candidate availability. Summer internship positions will begin on May 11, 2020 and will conclude on August 7, 2020.