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2020 Summer Internship Program

Are you captivated by art and design, moved by words or intrigued by critical thinking? If you answered yes to at least one of the above and want to experience life in advertising at one of the leading brand development, marketing and design firms in Kansas City, we’re excited to have you apply for one of our summer internships!  Our 2020 Summer Internship program is a paid 11.5-week program beginning May 27, 2020 through August 14, 2020.  You’ll be working full-time, 40 hrs/week, Monday through Friday and getting a firsthand look at how we find the “why” behind human behavior. Internship opportunities are available in both our Wichita, KS office and our Kansas City, MO office in numerous disciplines.  Select the location and the specific discipline in your application. The application deadline is January 31, 2020.  Applications and submitted materials will be reviewed by an Internship Review Team and selected applicants will be called to interview either via video call or in person.  Apply now for the below positions.

Account Management: This is an opportunity to learn about the client facing side of the advertising business. You’ll work alongside account management team members to deliver great work for our clients and develop great client relationships. Some of the things you might do are; develop client presentations, attend client facing meetings, collaborate with multidisciplinary teams on research, finding insights and creating briefs. If you’re a marketing or advertising major and have effective time management and organization skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, are endlessly curious and have a self-starting mindset, this account management internship might be for you.

Brand Strategy: Are you a strategic communications major interested in consumer research and the philosophy or “why” behind the why consumers do what they do? If you’re an analytical thinker who likes to dive deep to uncover nuggets of insights and “ah ha’s”, then you should apply for our brand strategy internship. Brand strategy interns may conduct research, participate in internal brainstorming session​s​,​ help write creative briefs​ and collaborate with members of the strategy team to help deliver strategic insights to internal colleagues and clients. You’ll need to have strong communication and interpersonal skills, have an intense curiosity, be an engaging storyteller and definitely not shy away from a challenge. 

Copywriting: Do you love words? Flip through your portfolio. Is it full of compelling copy and critical thinking? If yes, our copywriting internship might be for you. You’ll work on all levels of business alongside our copywriters–from writing the perfect Instagram captions to developing big campaign ideas. Think you’ve got the chops? Apply for the copywriting internship.

Design/Art Direction: Are you a graphic design major with a stellar portfolio showing a strong sense of design and typography?  Know your way around the Adobe Creative Suite? Then our design/art director internship might be for you. From day one, you’ll be working with a client team under the direction of senior art directors to fulfill a variety of client needs and internal agency projects. 

Media Planning and Buying: If you’re the go-to for how to do a pivot table or some other Excel formula, have a genuine interest in all things media (print, billboards, digital, broadcast), are a self-starter with a curious mind and know your way around PowerPoint, you may find our media planning and buying internship is just what you’re looking for. Some of things you might do are; learn to use research software to identify target audiences and media trends, assist in preparing client presentations, source media costs and create media orders, work in social media platforms, track and analyze media results, attend vendor presentations.

Project Management: Are you crazy organized, love seeing a project to completion, eagle-eyed on details and enamored with a good spreadsheet? Then you may find our project management internship just what you’re looking for!  The project management intern will work under the supervision of a senior project manager and work directly with account teams and creators to see campaigns develop from start to finish. You’ll learn how projects move from concept to completion, on time, on budget and on target with pricing estimates, project scheduling, scope management, quality assurance and identifying and resolving scheduling and resource conflicts. 

Public Relations: The public relations intern will work alongside the public relations team to provide support of overall public relations objectives and goals for a variety of clients as well as content and marketing writing projects on behalf of the firm. You’ll collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure proper online messaging and relevancy as it aligns with the communication strategy. If you love writing, are a stickler for grammar and spelling, have great communication skills, are detail oriented and can multitask and meet deadlines, apply for our public relations internship. 

Social Media and Content Strategy: Are you interested in social media and digital marketing? Are you someone who likes trying new things across social channels and keeping up with the newest digital communication trends? Then the social media and content strategy internship might be right for you. As a social media and content strategy intern, you will join the content strategy team to develop and execute content marketing strategies and tactics that drive engagement on behalf of a variety of clients. Some of your responsibilities might include: researching, monitoring and reporting on social (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn), collaborating with internal teams to brainstorm marketing tactics, educating Signal Theory employees on content strategy trends, creating and managing content calendars, assisting in the development of communications and content strategies and presenting strategies to clients.

Signal Theory is an equal opportunity employer. 

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