Finding great marketing internships in NYC is challenging. First off, there are countless marketing agencies in the New York City area. Secondly, there are many talented creative professionals who all want to work at great agencies to get the best work experience and kickoff their career. Where does one begin? Well aside from applying to countless internships on job boards (which you should do, in a personal way), you can do some research and proactively reach out to agencies you look up to.
Decide who you want to work with
Start by finding agencies you respect and admire. Look at the work they do, the clients they have, their specialties. Compile a list of around 10-15 agencies that you would love to work with. A few things to try:
Reach out to agencies employees on Linkedin
After completing your Linkedin profile (tips here) find individuals in those companies you want to work with. Request to connect with them, and be sure to add a note stating you enjoyed reading their profile, and would like to learn more about interning at their company. If they accept your invite, carefully message them saying thanks for connecting, and ask again who would be the best person to speak with, as their agency is one of your favorites, you’d like to learn more.
Visit the agencies websites
After doing your research, keep track of the marketing agencies you love by finding their job posting or career pages on their website. You can save a folder of bookmarks, so every week you ca check if there are any updates.
Follow agencies on social media
Learn as much as you can about these agencies, identify their social media accounts, and try to engage with the company there. This may get the attention of someone there, and geive you a chance to learn when their internships are available, etc.
Try to meet agency employees in person
Going to scheduled agency events, meetups, or showing up to the offices in person could allow you to meet someone there, and discuss your interest with them. Personal connections are the strongest way to get into a more popular agency because you can bypass their approval process where many applicants apply.
We’ve done some research to help you get started. Below is a list of links to the top marketing companies in NYC.
Takeaway: Marketing internships in NYC
Finding the right marketing internships in NYC requires good research, diligence, and personal connection.
We hope this article helps you on your journey!
Interning with us!
Responsify is a boutique marketing agency located in NYC. Our marketing is focused on helping technology companies grow to improve the quality of life for their customers. Our culture code includes putting people first, doing things together, keeping things simple, pushing the limits of what’s possible, and doing what’s right over what’s convenient. We are at the forefront of marketing, and provide strategy, content, SEO, and social media services and leverage the latest advanced sales and marketing technology.
We seek local, energetic, and passionate marketing interns to work with us. Although we don’t have the big budgets of corporate marketing agencies, we offer extremely valuable first-hand experience creating marketing strategy and implementation for cutting-edge tech companies (free learning opportunity), cover travel expenses (unlimited monthly MetroCard), provide lunch, school credit (when applicable), and provide a reference for future employers. At Responsify, you’re one of us.
If that sounds like the type of marketing internship you’re looking for, feel free to send us your résumé. We look look forward to it. You can send your résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org