Business Leadership Intern (aka Account Management)

  • 35 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Intern

Job Description

“You have come to a place which doesn’t tolerate anything but the best. You have come to a place where you can be heard. You have come to a place where you can grow.” – Leo Burnett

As the #1 creative agency in Chicago, and one of the world's top five global agency networks, Leo Burnett creates award-winning advertising for the world's most valuable brands, including Kellogg's, Nintendo, Samsung and Bank of America.

The Leo Burnett Internship Program, recognized by Business Insider as one of the top 20 programs in the country, is designed to give bright, curious individuals the best, most realistic internship experience in the advertising industry. Our interns are embraced as contributing employees of the agency and are expected to deliver on the big campaignable Humankind ideas that the agency is known for worldwide. Participants work alongside the top talent in the industry.

This paid 10-week program runs June 14 - August 20 and is available to incoming college seniors and recent graduates.  Applications will be accepted online through March 30, 2021 and we will notify selected candidates in late April/May.

Program highlights include:

• Lunch & Learns - Gain an understanding of the creative process and the role of each agency discipline.

• Intern Pitch Project – Experience the full life cycle of an agency pitch, and get hands-on skills in collaboration, problem solving, presentation skills, and work process (exact details to be confirmed).

• Cultural Gatherings - Join fellow interns and agency staff to enjoy the best Chicago has to offer (pending the status of the pandemic).

Business Leadership Internship

The Leo Burnett Business Leadership internship is designed to give bright, curious individuals real world/real time experience in a creatively charged business.  You will be hired as an Assistant Account Executive and will learn the intricacies of the advertising process, how to facilitate the agency/client relationship and how to spot a good idea.  This position demands creative intuition, leadership, a keen business acumen and a roll-up-your-sleeves persistence. It’s our expectation that interns approach each assignment with curiosity, open-mindedness and forward-thinking. They must also be a proactive resource that your team can depend on while exhibiting maturity and presence to comfortably interact with members of the team and clients.

Candidates must submit a complete application to be considered.

Qualifications

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE INTERNSHIP: Rising seniors and recent graduates.

SKILLS NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN THIS INTERNSHIP: This position demands creative intuition, leadership, a keen business acumen and a roll-up-your-sleeves persistence. It’s our expectation that interns approach each assignment with curiosity, open-mindedness and forward-thinking. They must also be a proactive resource that your team can depend on while exhibiting maturity and presence to comfortably interact with members of the team and clients. 

Additional Information

Gigs are short-term projects at companies within Publicis Groupe, and you are encouraged to apply if you have time and/or are looking to take on extra work. You know how you balance your time better than anyone else, so we ask that you consider your current workload and allocations when taking on a gig. If a gig catches your eye, fuels your passion, or just feels like a way to pitch in, and if you think you can take it on, we encourage you to apply.

Gigs are not full-time role changes, you remain in your current role and get to work on the gig for the designated amount of time. Gigs offer the opportunity to reframe your skills and experience to work on a new variety of projects.

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