Summer Internship

Wieden + Kennedy

Wieden+Kennedy is an independently owned full-service advertising agency headquartered in Portland, OR. W+K was founded in 1982 and currently has nearly 1300 employees working in: Portland, New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo, London, Delhi, Sao Paulo and Shanghai. Our client list includes some of the most-recognized brands in the world like Coke, Nike, Facebook, Old Spice and Dodge/ Chrysler.

We aim to recruit a diverse group of candidates across the nation to participate in our Internship Program. W+K Internships typically run 3 months. The start and end dates are flexible throughout the year. The pay is $12/ hr + overtime for weeks totaling more than 40 hours. Furnished housing and airfare (to and from Portland) will be provided for those selected from out-of-state. All local interns are expected to continue with their regular living arrangements.

Duties:Duties will vary depending on the department to which you are assigned: Account Service, PR, Strategic Planning (Digital and Integrated), Business Affairs, Creative, Production (Art, Broadcast or Digital), Project Management, Studio (Digital and Print), Entertainment, Joint/ Content Services (editing facility), Media, HR, IT, Accounting, Digital Tech/ Development/ IA/ UI/ QA/ Motion/ Design.

Requirements:A Bachelor’s Degree and some exposure to advertising/ a creative industry.A proven track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound critical thinking.Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of employees.A pro-active and curious nature. Unique personalities/ interests/ hobbies/ passions. A sense of humor!

Benefits/ Perks:Access to shop at the Nike Employee Store where the discount on products can be nearly 50% off retail prices, half-court gym and fitness center equipped with exercise machines and free weights on-site, daily classes include cardio, weight training and yoga. Locker and shower facilities on-site. On-site massage therapist, discounted movie tickets. Pool table, foosball table, two video arcade games, pinball machine, video gaming systems, in-house café for coffee, breakfast and lunch, pet-friendly work environment. Two nap rooms, beer on tap, complimentary Coca-Cola products and coffee and teas, reimbursable expenses for cabs and meals when working late, agency sponsored softball, soccer, volleyball, bowling leagues and Hood-to-Coast Relay Team. No dress code. Co-workers who inspire you to be better.

Application Instructions: 

Qualified candidates please email a resume and brief paragraph about who you are to

Please list your department of choice in in the subject line of your email.

Only those selected for the interview process will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

We greatly appreciate your interest in W+K’s Internship Program.