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VSA Partners is a design-driven branding and marketing company.

VSA was founded as a design firm more than 30 years ago with the belief that design is not only a craft but a tool for achieving business objectives. As design thinkers, we approach business challenges holistically and aim to break down silos between branding, digital, marketing and advertising.

 

A little bit about the VSA Summer AtHometernship Program: If you’re looking for another bullet point on your resume, look elsewhere. At VSA, like much of what we do, we take our internship program seriously. This means our interns work on “real work,” with real meetings, deadlines, and business challenges from our brands and clients. This is the education you won’t get in a classroom. Consider it career practice, with the freedom to learn, make mistakes, refine, question and tag along. You’ll work with an individual manager and a group of mentors in an outstanding cross-disciplinary environment focused on brand, communications, marketing, and digital. As part of the larger program, you’ll take part in intern meetings, team outings, activities, and initiatives (can you say networking?). And yes, it’s paid, with an hourly rate, for 40 hours/week, on-site. It starts June 7th. Bet you can’t wait for summer.

 

We’re looking for a word nerd: a Copywriting Intern who has a way with language that impresses both English teachers and social networks alike. You’ve got a distinct voice, but now you’re ready to use those punch lines and paragraphs to bring brands alive. And you’ll learn how, helping to brainstorm ideas and write for websites, commercials, print ads, phone apps, billboards or any other medium the kids are using these days (and your insight in that area will be appreciated, too).

 

VSA Partners is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit and business need.

 

Responsibilities

  • VSA is a place to speak up. We'll expect you to share your unique concepts and content.
  • Be ready to brainstorm, in larger groups and on your own.
  • You will be guided to think visually as well as verbally, contributing to the structure, look and feel of a client project.
  • Your ability to sift through, interpret and act on information will be put to the test as you help develop and define a “voice” for clients in programs and projects, ultimately helping you create on-brand content.
  • Teamwork is key: you’ll be working with designers and internal teams in all stages of content development, helping to build and refine various pieces

Qualifications

Apply If You...

  • Are pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate degree in English, journalism, communications, advertising, or integrated/strategic communications
  • OR you are a current portfolio school student or recent graduate
  • Have experience in an agency or similar client services environment (not required, but beneficial)
  • Have a strong vocabulary and expertise in English usage (crucial)
  • Are comfortable with multiple and often sophisticated writing assignments, styles, and subject areas, with the ability to use logic and critical thinking to structure content
  • Work well in a team, independently, and while under pressure
  • Have an eye for detail, or perhaps even two
  • Are articulate on paper and in person, with the ability to effectively present, explain writing choices, and interact at all levels of the company and with external parties in a professional manner
  • Are interested in commerce, popular culture, and new advertising trends and techniques
  • Are fast, detailed, and sharp as a tack—able to coordinate and prioritize to produce high-quality work quickly and on time
  • Often find yourself unable to stop writing once you start and are ready to learn the nuances of copywriting from some really nice people (bonus points for being nice yourself)
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