JDM is making a call for summer interns as part of our 2012 Summer Internship program.  The program has two tracks (Creative & Accounts) and just two open spots.  Apply online or get all the nitty-gritty details.

This summer, JDM is offering students a chance to step inside the loopy world of a digital agency with our Summer Internship program.  The program lasts 6-8 weeks, is paid (though not very much) and allows interns the chance to complete real, client work — not busy work.

As part of the application process, Creative Track interns are asked to design a personal ad for themselves and upload it to our website. There really isn’t a creative brief for these personal ads.  Instead, we’re asking applicants to SHOW us their creativity when they don’t have all the information spelled out for them — much closer to how the real thing works, wouldn’t you say?!

Accounts Track interns are asked to write a dummy personal press release.  Obviously, we won’t actually be distributing such a press release, but it’s a way of allowing these personality types to show their creativity and personal savvy without letting their ‘art skills’ get in the way.

If you know a student you think would benefit from a summer internship at a digital agency, send him a link to the Summer Internship details.

I’m sure we’ll get a lot of questions from future JDMr’s and I encourage you to comment them below.  Other interns may have similar questions and we don’t want anyone to get an unfair advantage.

There are only two spots to fill this year.  Take a gander and apply before they’re gone.

erica, 05/15/2012

Do I have to be in the office every day?

Justin, 05/15/2012

Yes. It’s a minimum of 9am-5pm for 6 weeks (that’s Monday through Friday). It is paid, you know.

There’s plenty of time for debauchery during the school year ;).

Justin, 05/16/2012

I think some of the “Accounts Track” applicants are getting a little confused by the Personal Press Release assignment. Let me see if I can help.

Here’s a real-world example:

Now, that release is just announcing a new hire, but yours could announce your candidacy for President of the Universe; or how you diffused an atomic bomb with chewing gum yesterday; or how you killed a bear with notebook paper on your way to finals this week — whatever. That’s the creative part.

Please don’t send us your canned book reports or product pitches.

Hope that helps… If you have any other questions, feel free to comment them below.

Matt, 05/16/2012

My wife is the principal of a media arts high school in Lewisville. Would high school students or graduates be good for your internship or are you looking for college kids? A lot of these kids are really good with digital media. Let me know.

Justin, 05/16/2012

High school (18 years or older), is just fine. In fact, we have another intern joining us this summer who’s a senior at Plano West.

I think media art students would make for excellent summer interns!

Of course, college students might have a leg up, but we care about creativity–not age. After all, I’m only in my 30’s. ;)

Jemee, 05/23/2012

We’ve had a great response to our call for summer interns, but we’re still taking applications. Act now before all the spots are taken…

Sam, 05/23/2012

How many spots are available this summer exactly?

I just graduated from Texas Tech and I’m definitely interested in the Accounts track.

Justin, 05/23/2012

There are two spots still up for grabs: one Accounts track, one creative.

Justin Downey, 06/19/2012

UPDATE: Our call for summer interns is closed. All positions have been filled. Thanks to all those that applied.

Depending on how this 2012 Summer Internship class goes, we’ll do it again in the fall (Q4 2012).

Stay tuned to Shameless News for more information in the coming months.

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