Creative Internship Opportunity

Switched on to the power of words? Looking to put that power into practice? Apply for our internship.

By: Paul Dicken,   2 minutes

Stranger Collective is a brand storytelling and creative content studio that nurtures the very best talents and ideas to create words that count – from magazines to brand strategy, tone of voice to interactive exhibitions, and much more.

We keep quality and creativity high; build strong, lasting relationships with clients; and give everyone we work with the added value and attention they deserve. On top of the crack team of writers and thinkers at our heart, over the years we’ve drawn a wide collective of creatives and artists to us – filmmakers, art directors, digital developers, sound artists, illustrators, animators and more – so we can shape the very best team for every brief.

We’re looking for a curious, conscientious creative who is up for interning with us for two months, to sharpen their creative copywriting skills on development tasks and real briefs, contribute to agency activities and learn about all facets of agency life, from how we work with clients to how we unpick a brief for maximum results.

What's on offer

  • 2-month paid placement – National Living Wage.
  • This is a hybrid internship placement, with some days – agreed with the successful candidate – in our studio and some days working remotely. That’s how we work, with one core day in the studio for the whole team each week.
  • Flexible working hours around core team hours.
  • Chance to work on live projects and undertake an individual creative portfolio project. This will put into practice the experience and knowledge you’ve gathered during your internship, in an area you’re interested in developing
  • A structured development and experience plan for the internship, covering content, brand and agency life.
  • A lead contact in the agency for day-to-day matters, a buddy in the team to talk to when you need to, regular team catch-ups and informal check-ins during the internship, and experience shares from our collective.

How to apply

This is an entry level opportunity for anyone looking to get into this industry. It’s open to anybody who can show a demonstrable interest in a creative career with words, is keen to learn more – from the copywriting coalface – and develop their professional experience.

Closing date for applications is 15 July 2024.

What we need

Email us on [email protected] with:

  • A short statement telling us a little more about you and why you’d like to be a Stranger Collective intern – no more than 200 words please
  • An example of your writing. This could be a social media caption you recently crafted, a blog post on your own site, or any other example of your writing. These can be published – live on a website or in a magazine, for example – or unpublished, something you’ve just shared with friends, for example. These are examples of what a published post could look like, stories published by the team on our website:
  • Creative task: What do you think makes good copy?  Think of a great example of good copy that’s caught your attention recently. Share that with us and, in about 50-100 words, tell us why you like it. Watch one of the Stranger team talk about a great copy line they saw recently:

What's next

  • We’ll let up to five successful candidates know if they’ve been shortlisted for an interview
  • These interviews will take place before by the end of July, if possible.
  • During August, we’ll offer the internship to the successful candidate and notify all shortlisted candidates of the outcome. The internship starts in September on a date agreed with the successful candidate.

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