2020 Summer Internship Program

Future Talent & Entry Level New York, New York Los Angeles, California Atlanta, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Portland, Oregon


Position at GroupM North America

The whole point of our internship isn't simply to get jobs we need doing, done. It's to find and groom our future talent.


GroupM media teams collaborate together to budget, plan, optimize and execute multi-million dollar online campaigns. It's here, as our intern, you'll pick up skills in one of our key disciplines: Media Planning, Media Buying, Programmatic, Data Science, Paid Search (SEM), Paid Social, etc. This is the side of advertising which is serious business. According to Statista, digital advertising spend in the US will exceed $100 billion dollars in 2019 - representing a massive career growth opportunity for those learning the trade. Come find out what 2020 has to offer!


Are you ready to make your mark as the next group of innovative media professionals in the world’s leading media network? Take part in the 2020 summer internship program!


Overview of the 2020 Internship Program: 


  • A 9 week, full time, paid internship working alongside other advertising enthusiasts to discover what media has to offer within one of our operating agencies (GroupM, Mindshare, Mediacom, Openmind, NEO, etc.) in either NYC, Chicago, LA, Atlanta or Portland.
  • Your internship will be focused on one of the following areas: Media Planning, Media Buying, Programmatic, Data Science, Paid Search, Paid Social, etc. depending on business needs.
  • A first-hand perspective of day-to-day life at a media agency and resources to learn the programs/tools and processes used in the industry.
  • Preparation for a full-time job and a toolkit of knowledge about planning and buying off-line and digital media, consumer insights, analytics, and more.
  • Real world experience that doesn’t include fetching coffee for your supervisor. You will be treated as a true member of your team and will work alongside them on actual projects for clients.
  • Great networking opportunities with industry professionals at all levels.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Like food? Phenomenal. Us too. Working with us you'll attend lunch-and-learn seminars to develop knowledge of different expertise ranging from media planning to media buying, to data science, to programmatic, to SEM, SEO, Paid Social practice areas, etc.
  • GroupM's teams include some of the top talents in this industry. We have friendly, inclusive teams where you'll learn how agencies operate and how different functions collaborate.
  • In addition, you'll gain exposure to useful analytical and media tools such as Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Nielsen, ComScore and a range of other tech.


Want to get practical, hands-on experience? You will also be doing real work on media strategy and execution. Things like:


  • Living in Excel. We use Excel all the time, so maintaining these complex spreadsheets is key. You better know all the keyboard shortcuts.
  • Constructing competitive analyses.
  • Resolving billing discrepancies.
  • Learning to write points of view (POVs).
  • Attend status meetings and meet with sales representatives from media vendors.


What you have already accomplished:


  • You are a Junior or Senior in college, preferably with a concentration in advertising, marketing, statistics, economics, applied math or communications. We also encourage students majoring in Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, or any area of study involving understanding human behavior to apply!
  • You're highly curious with a growth mindset. You have already sought opportunities to educate yourself about digital marketing and advertising.
  • Computer-literate, especially in wrangling numbers and making presentations/decks.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities.
  • We know you're meticulous. You're all about the details and you have excellent analytical skills.
  • You can get a point across, you can win a debate. You have strong presentation, communication and social skills.
  • Last but not least, you're helpful, tenacious, and look for ways you can contribute without needing supervision.


Who we are:

GroupM is a WPP company. WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. Within WPP, GroupM is the consolidated media investment management operation and parent company to world-famous media agencies, such as Mediacom, Mindshare, Wavemaker and Essence. The company has offices in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, Atlanta, Seattle and in many other major markets around the globe.

GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the greater work we can create together.