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Summer Marketing or Creative Associate Internship

Scout Chicago: 2020 Summer Internship

Position Title: 2020 Summer Intern

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Job Type: Part-time, paid

Internship description:

Are you passionate about learning new things? Do you enjoy a challenge and a fast-paced environment? If so, this opportunity could be for you. We are looking for two part-time summer interns who are passionate about staying on the forward edge of the marketing landscape and putting their skills to the test.

The 2020 Summer Internship Program is a unique, 8-week opportunity that provides an intern with hands-on experience and an overview of the functions that are performed at a healthcare marketing agency on a daily basis with a specific focus narrowing in on the account services or creative team. You will have the opportunity to assist teams on a variety of projects that will not only enhance your understanding of agency functions but will also help bring our clients success. 

The internship will begin June 8 and end on July 31, but dates may be flexible based on your academic calendar. You will be expected to work Monday through Friday and will be paid $13/hour (30-hour week) and receive a paycheck every 2 weeks.

Job functions and responsibilities:

Account Services: 

- Participate in internal team meetings for both current clients and new business opportunities

- Learn how to dissect a brand through strategy and market place 

- Assist with project submissions, project briefs, client presentations, budgeting

- Observe how to nurture healthy client relationships

- Research current trends in the healthcare industry

Creative (Art or Copy): 

- Participate in internal team meetings for both current clients and new business opportunities

- Learn about building a brand and special considerations for doing creative in the healthcare industry

- Learn the process of concepting and pitching a new business idea/project 

- Understand the creative process from copy to layout, print production, digital production, broadcast production, social

Requirements and qualifications include, but are not limited to:

·      Specific interest in account services or creative track at an agency 

·      Must be currently enrolled in a BA or BS program as a junior or senior

·      Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

·      Ability to demonstrate strong communication skills

·      Ability to demonstrate creative problem-solving skills

·      Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

·      Demonstrated passion for the industry by keeping up with latest news, trends, etc.

·      Interest in healthcare is a plus 

·      Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and internet applications

·      Knowledge in Keynote, PowerPoint, and Prezi are aplus

*Please note that summer interns are responsible for providing their own housing in Chicago for the duration of the internship.

How to apply:

Candidates must submit both cover letter and resume to be eligible for consideration. Please indicate in your cover letter which department (Account Services or Creative) you wish to apply for. Writing samples and/or portfolio is mandatory to be considered for the creative internship program. Internship application enrollment will be open until January 31. Notifications of your application status will be sent the following month. If there is a match, you will be contacted by someone from our team.

To apply, please submit your application to Lucy Han at with “SCOUT 2020 Internship Application” as the subject line.

About Scout:

SCOUT is a leading healthcare marketing firm with special expertise in rare diseases, orphan drugs and specialty pharmaceuticals. With offices in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego and New York, the company has successfully helped clients achieve their business and brand goals since 1999. SCOUT is a member of The Stagwell Group, a firm with a growing portfolio of marketing companies built on strong creativity, great analytics, and a complete understanding of the digital world. To learn more about SCOUT, visit