Creative Service Internship
Born from brother rivalry, PUMA is the fastest sports brand in the world. Or is at least trying to be. If you’re wondering what exactly “creative service” is, think customer service but with an artsy-fartsy spin. These interns are graphic designing whizzes working under a marketing team. Working here demands flexibility, creativity and speed. Complacency is prohibited.
What it’s actually like
As part of a tight-knit creative team, you’re invited to lunch and company events, and your workload is even-stevens with everyone else. You kick off the day with 2-3 smaller assignments and then chip away at bigger, more long-term projects. “This is not a ‘photocopying and coffee runs’ type of internship. It is an extremely fast-paced environment that requires a great amount of time management and organization,” said Olivia Crane, Creative Service Intern at PUMA in Summer 2015.
Cool stuff you get to do
“In-store refreshes” do not sound cool, but Creative Service Interns play a hand in the brand imagery of big wigs like Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Finish Line and Modell’s by constantly mixing up the in-store signage and wall decals. “It’s a really cool feeling when you see something hanging in a store or posted online and you can say that you made it,” Crane said.
What you’ll learn
You’ll learn just how important collaboration and creative services are in the day-to-day. “The most important piece of information that I gained during my time with PUMA was that I know nothing. Just kidding, that was bleak. But as cliché as it sounds, I have so much left to learn,” Crane said.
How to prepare for your application
Read up on the future employer like you’re prepping for a Tinder date. “A clever way to sneak in research is when they ask you if you have any questions, ask a question that alludes to the fact that you did some digging about their company,” Crane said.
Skills that impress them
Experience, eager beaver-ness and the ability to be a team player.
An ice cream truck, free lunches, 60% employee discount and someone called “Espresso Dave.” That is all.
An 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. grind, Monday through Thursday
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