As a redpepper intern, you’ll contribute firsthand to something we hold as the highest importance – our culture. We are addicted to learning, collaborating, and being actively creative on a daily basis. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the ad world, build relationships in the industry, get a taste of a truly collaborative work environment, and probably even pick up a new skill set or two.
Of course, your days here will largely be what you make of them. You can be part of changing this place if you want, but that comes through initiative, courage, and some elbow grease. And you’ll have a mentor whose brain you can pick along the way, as long as you’re ready to return the favor.
We’re looking specifically for college juniors, seniors and recent graduates for our fall, spring, and summer internships. We designed our program to give undergraduate students some so-called real world experience and for us to learn from the next generation of superstars. All redpepper internships are unpaid, which means you probably won’t be getting any fancy new cars while you’re here. What you will get, however, is awesome experience and bragging rights for life.
INTERNING IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT. Okay, that was the fine print. We’re really looking for unquenchable learners, big thinkers, clear communicators, self-motivators, and all-hands-on-deckers. We’re searching for inspiring talent that meets more than mere qualifications. And though there are endless ways to get noticed, the quickest way to get ignored is by having a bad attitude. We like happy people, and preferably those capable of quoting Napoleon Dynamite in their sleep.
You might be thinking, how much can really happen in a three-month, 20 hour a week (minimum) internship?
Well, that’s exactly our question to you.
redpepper is looking for student interns to join our innovation lab team, tackling real corporate challenges with innovative solutions. Become a true member of an innovative team working from initial objective-setting through ideation and prototype development, culminating in an experiential workshop where findings are shared with clients. Throughout the process, interns will have the opportunity to work directly with corporate clients and redpepper staff throughout the lab cycles. Successful lab interns will not be afraid to dive into the work and will approach each task with an innovative and creative mindset.
Specific tasks include: Perform pre-lab research on trends, technology, and market information relevant to the lab team’s client and business objectives. Deliver research findings to lab team, helping prepare the team for fast-paced ideation and prototype development. Provide key support for the innovation lab team during active lab cycle. Assist in developing a substantial deck of findings and deliverables to be presented for the client at the end of each lab cycle. Plenty of additional opportunities depending on interest, ability, and availability.
We’re looking for Video Production interns to support our creative team with in house marketing videos, photo shoots, lab projects and more! Our design team has video dreams and we need YOU to make those a reality. You’ll be a part of every phase of the process and get tons more creative control than you would at a video production company. We promise you’ll be doing more than fetching coffee and lugging cases of water bottles.
Specific tasks include: research, storyboarding, pre, post, and regular ol’ production, casting, talent wrangling, data management, editing, securing rental equipment, and even hair and makeup if you’re talented in that area!
Production Services is the hub of redpepper, managing projects, traffic, and production for the agency. We’re looking for Production Services interns who want to see agency life from every angle - from the big picture to the nuts and bolts that make up a company. If you like to make lists (check!), you want to help run campaigns through our agency (check!) and you want to add “interned at redpepper” to your resume (check!) - we need you!;
Specific tasks include: research, learning project planning, supporting project management, and even a little team motivation.
We’re looking for Marketing and Sales interns who could accurately be described as human search engines. They come alive by running with questions to uncover insights, trends, and solutions in surprising places. And they can translate their findings into writing, spreadsheets, or the often-underrated verbal explanation. (TED Talks, anyone?)
Specific tasks include: Research, PR, Social media management, Database management, etc.
We are looking for Operations interns who are passionate about the work that goes into building and supporting an awesome team. Operations interns are fascinated by all of the crucial behind the scenes work that allows a company to run smoothly. If you think you’re right for the gig, then you’ll be interested in gaining complete exposure to all of our internal operations best practices. These processes range from some of your typical human resources and accounting tasks to talent management and cultural development services. It all comes down to producing and maintaining an aligned company of stars who are always encouraged to hustle and grow. In addition to this, you’re hard-working, detail-oriented, a little statistic loving, and a team player who wants to learn!
Specific tasks include: support interview process, help maintain a database of candidates, support company-wide communication, conduct research, help manage projects, document and share key insights, expense audits, assisting with monthly financial reviews, promote effective communication and growth amongst your own intern class, and much more.
We’re looking for Design interns with fantastical portfolios that showcase a wide variety of conceptual, well thought out work that is relevant to what we do here at redpepper. And they should be Adobe Creative Suite wiz kids, too.
Specific tasks include: designing internal projects, assisting in brainstorming and concepting sessions, and more.
We’re looking for Client Services interns who take “business-minded” to a new level. They’re excellent communicators to both left- and right-brainers. They’re highly creative problem solvers who are also meticulous about details. And they get an adrenaline rush from hearing the word “spreadsheet.”
Specific tasks include: learning and supporting account management, client advocacy, budgeting and scopes of work, coordinating team and managing creative.
Specific tasks include: research and back end development - with help from experts!
We’re looking for Interactive Design interns who’ve curated their crazy cool portfolios into their own website or blog. They’re masters of Adobe Creative Suite who can translate the visual to digital seamlessly. If you’ve lost count of your Tumblr themes, have your favorite colors memorized by hex code, can get your pixels to sparkle and write code to match, or are always wondering “by Tim Burners-Lee’s Beard! How did they get that animation so smooth?” – we’re looking for you!.
Specific tasks include: front-end development, designing web page layouts, creating interactive graphics, and more!
Space and Event Management
We are looking for Space & Event Management Interns who are passionate about planning and executing meetings and events. We designed every stitch of our space for creative collaboration, and it has been a perfect venue for corporate meetings and creative industry events. If you are eager to show off your superb event coordinating skills, dream of ways to best prep a room to bring an idea to life and you throw dinner parties rivaled by none - we need you!
Specific tasks include: planning, research, delivering clever and delightful summaries of your immense knowledge, prepping rooms, and very possibly running around like crazy in our brand new space.
Producing Hamilton would have been a disaster without busy bees like you zooming around behind the scenes making sure every tailcoat-clad lad was ready and accounted for. You’ve probably thought that same exact thought. You probably think it whenever you see a magazine spread. Or any perfectly-executed photo, for that matter.
We like your type—type A, that is.
We’re looking for Production Coordinator interns to help with behind-the-scenes planning, scheduling, and coordinating for our photoshoots, video shoots, and print production work. You know—all the stuff that takes a highly-organized, quick communicator who thrives on the business side of creative projects. If nothing tickles your insides more than an on-track, smooth-running project, then we’re both in the right place.
Specific tasks include: assist with scheduling for photo and video shoots; assist in print production needs, team coordination, and studio maintenance; and help grow our bench of trusted photo, video and print production vendors!
Questions? You can probably find your answer here.
Are your internships paid?
All redpepper internships are unpaid, which means you probably won’t be getting any fancy new cars while you’re here. What you will get, however, is an awesome learning experience and advertising street cred.
How long does your program last?
Interns work with us for a three month span and a minimum of 20 hours a week.
Who is eligible for the program?
We’re looking for currently enrolled college juniors and seniors and recent graduates who have been out of school less than a year.
I’ve already graduated college. Can I apply?
If you have graduated within the last year, you are welcome to apply.
What if I want to apply for two positions?
Great! Just put the names of each position in the email subject line.
Does every applicant get an interview?
We only grant interviews to the applicants that stand out to us as potential candidates. That being said, be sure you present yourself in the most professional light possible and submit the necessary application materials.
Is every internship position offered in Nashville and Atlanta?
Because of how our office is currently structured, not all internships are offered at both locations. Currently, all internships are offered exclusively in Nashville.