BBDO Internship Description

BBDO has headquarters in New York and networks in 81 countries. Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborne (BBDO) is the “Most Awarded Agency Network in the World” as declared by The Gunn Report for seven consecutive years. It has enjoyed receiving numerous awards over the years including “Network of the Year” at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for five years.  The agency fulfills all the demands of its tagline The Work, The Work, The Work by producing and delivering high quality and captivating content across all mediums and screens. In order to facilitate fresh ideas and bring energy to the work culture, BBDO offers internships every year. The BBDO internship period usually lasts for three months with a respectable stipend offered to the interns. Also, students can gain invaluable advertising experience from one of the most established advertising agency in the world.

Please see the BBDO fact sheet for more information about the company: BBDO Internship Fact Sheet

Benefits of a BBDO Internship

Getting an internship opportunity at an organization like BBDO is considered a rare career opportunity. The few lucky interns get an opportunity to meet top advertising professionals and learn and network with them. The interns get to work in a large organization and undertake projects requiring coordination with many people. BBDO interns are likely to get a chance to work with people from all over the world and meet the most creative minds in advertising. A BBDO internship has the whole package for students looking to have a career in advertising. Apart from improving your interpersonal skills, doing a BBDO internship will boost your resume and greatly improve your chances of getting a job when you graduate.

Summer BBDO Internship

The summer BBDO internship recruiting process usually begins in February each year with deadlines to apply in March. This year summer internship opportunities were announced by BBDO Allen Rosenshine Minority Education and Training (MET) Fund in February. For a ten-week summer internship, the stipend  is about $4000. To apply for a BBDO internship, students must submit an essay and a video stating why they are interested in advertising and why they want to work for BBDO.  Other BBDO internship opportunities may become available throughout the year, so check their website every now and then.

Other Information about BBDO Internship

BBDO was founded in 1891 and is actually named after its founders Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn. The size of the company is about 16,000 employees. It has catered to world’s leading brands including Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, HP, AT&T, FedEx, Mercedes-Benz and many other market leaders. BBDO specialties include advertising, branding, mobile and social media, design, interactive and direct marketing, and strategy and planning. Interested candidates can get more details about the company by visiting BBDO’s website.

By Diane Barlow