Erwin-Penland Internship

 
Erwin-Penland Internships
4.83 out of 5

17 review(s)
Headquarters:
Greenville, SC
Employees:
200+
Annual Interns:
20
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Erwin-Penland

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 4.83 out of 5
17 Intern Reviews
Avg Erwin-Penland Intern Salary: $7.89 per hour
17 Intern Salaries
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Erwin-Penland Internship Program Information

Erwin-Penland hires interns across all advertising functions. Erwin-Penland's formal internship program takes place in the summer, but internships are offered throughout the year. Typical internship positions include: account management, production, digital, planning, and media.

About Erwin-Penland

Erwin Penland is a full service advertising agency based out of Greenville, SC. Erwin-Penland was recently acquired by Hill Holliday. Advertising accounts include BMW, Verizon, and others.

Internship Resources & Links

Erwin-Penland Internships: here
17 Erwin-Penland Intern Salaries
Account Management Intern (PR): $7.25/hour
Digital Design Intern: $7.25/hour
PR Intern: $7.25/hour
Creative Intern: $7.25/hour
Graphic Design Intern: $8/hour
Advertising Intern: unpaid
PR Intern: $7.25/hour
Account Management Intern: $7.25/hour
Intern: $7.50/hour
Creative Intern: $7.25/hour
Interactive Account Management Intern: $8/hour
Graphic Designer: $8/hour
Creative Intern: $8/hour
PR Intern: $10/hour
Media Planning Intern: $8/hour
Account Management Intern: $8/hour
Account Intern: $10/hour
17 Erwin-Penland reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Best experience you can get "
Position: Account Management Intern (PR)
Location: Greenville South Carolina
Pay: $7.25/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 8/8/2014
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- real world experience (Hands-on)
- the best people you'll ever meet
- work seems fun at EP
- opportunity to explore different departments
- hires multiple interns all around the same age
- interns are treated with respect like a regular team member

Cons:

none!!

Advice for other students:

APPLY! It's a super competitive position so be sure to stand out. It'll be the best summer you ever have.
 
"Wouldn't trade this experience for anything"
Position: Digital Design Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $7.25/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 7/30/2013
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

EP has a great office culture of respect, dedication and fun. The employees are all incredibly friendly and helpful. Everyone from AAEs to CMOs are friendly, modest, and approachable and they all took an interest in us as interns. We were given opportunities to work on real client projects and gain experience in the agency as well as a summer-long conceptual project that allowed us to gain experience in all branches of the agency. Everyone was welcoming and never acted as if they were better than us because we were interns. I always felt respected and welcomed into the agency and was lucky enough to actually interact directly with clients which is not common for interns at any agency.

Cons:

Unfortunately none of the interns were offered full time positions at the close of the internship but the experience we all gained was incredibly valuable.

Interview Questions & Process:

Resume screening and phone interview

Advice for other students:

If you want to experience the fast paced life of advertising in a beautiful city with incredible people, apply to EP. There's no other place like it.
 
"Best Summer EVER"
Position: PR Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $7.25/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 7/30/2013
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

Erwin Penland is a great agency to work for. Everyone there is so nice and willing to help you learn. You get hands-on experience with clients and also do an internship project where you build your own campaign in groups of four. Over the summer, all the interns lived in the same place so we became really close. This definitely made work a lot more fun!

Cons:

They didn't really give the interns who have already graduated many chances to explore open positions. For some interns it was like pulling teeth to figure out if they could get a job or not.

Interview Questions & Process:

Pretty straightforward questions, 30 min phone interview.

Advice for other students:

Apply here! Although Greenville isn't NYC, it is a lot of fun and you will definitely meet some awesome people.
 
"The best experience an intern could ask for"
Position: Creative Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $7.25/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 7/28/2013
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

Everyone at EP wants to help you and give you the best experience possible. You can sit down with anyone, including senior management, and get feedback on your work and advice for your future. The interns are trusted with real client work, and this summer many of us saw our work produced. Be prepared to sometimes work long hours, but rest assured that it is all 100 percent worth it.

Cons:

None

Advice for other students:

APPLY HERE. EP is a fantastic agency that will only continue to grow in the next few years. When you apply, make sure you show that you're passionate about the industry and about EP specifically.
 
"BEST INTERNSHIP EVER"
Position: Graphic Design Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $8/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 7/1/2012
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Pros:

-Everyone is happy to work for the agency
-Fun work environment
-Able to talk to anyone in the company to gain advice
-Everyone is willing to help you
-Get a chance to help on real client work

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

-Shadow everyone and soak up the information
-Ask questions
-Have fun
-Take on any task and give it your best
 
"Company was awesome, internship was lacking"
Position: Advertising Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 6/29/2012
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Pros:

This is hands down the best agency in South Carolina and probably the greater southeast. Without rehashing what everyone else here has already said, it's an awesome place to work and Greenville is an awesome place to live.

Cons:

We weren't allowed to do any actual work my year, which kind of limited the usefulness of the experience for us. It was a good intro to ad agencies but didn't give us any practical skills.

Also, an internship is only as good as it's job opportunities. Out of eight interns, only one of us got a job offer despite multiple positions were open. It was just kind of a let-down after we had all had so much fun and thought everyone liked working with us.

Advice for other students:

A big agency in a big city will teach you more and probably give you a job after it too.

EP is good if you know you want to stay in the southeast.
 
"Amazing Experience With Amazing People"
Position: PR Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $7.25/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

At EP I have gained real experience at a full-service agency. I have worked for in-house and simple PR agencies before, but never have I seen such a creative and fun filled environment that performs that outstanding work these individuals create. I am constantly amazed and constantly learning from these great professionals. They treat me as one of their colleagues and take in what I have to say as well as teach me how to succeed in this profession.

Cons:

It is only 8 weeks! I wish the experience could last longer because there is so much to take in here. But alas all good things must come to an end I suppose.

Advice for other students:

APPLY HERE! Not only do you grow in your field but you experience marketing as a whole. Anything seems possible here at EP. Interns come from all over the world just to work here. We learn from each other and we learn from our teams giving us the perfect combination we need to enter the work-force.
 
"Best experience I've ever had."
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $7.25/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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The work I performed was interesting:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

EP has one of the most creative, engaging, challenging, encouraging, and brilliant work environments I've ever seen.

Cons:

There is not enough time in eight weeks to fully explore and soak in all the facets that make EP into the company it is - which is by no means a con for company - but more so for the intern who wants to explore and learn everything.

Advice for other students:

Engage with this company, in any capacity. Whether that be social media, an internship, applying for a full time position, or just taking a tour. This is a place you simply have to step foot in, because whether it's five minutes, an hour, or eight weeks, it will be life changing for you.
 
"Friendly & Approachable: The perfect environment to grow and learn"
Position: Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $7.50/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

This internship provided the perfect environment for my needs as an aspiring advertising professional: a friendly, and open work space, which allowed me to seek out new experiences. Erwin-Penlands business culture is very people orientated; it rejects social boundaries between departments and titles. Everybody was approachable, friendly, and accommodating- what a great place to learn and be curious.

Cons:

It was far away. I did fly over from Hawai'i though...

Advice for other students:

New York is over-rated.
 
"Great people, amazing agency, priceless experience!"
Position: Creative Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $7.25/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

The people are fantastic.
We had a really exciting group project that let us get a feel for how the agency really works.
We were included in all agency wide things and felt very accepted by the other employees.
Everyone is extremely helpful and will always take the time to answer any questions you have.
Everyone in the company was available and open about their experiences.
You just can't beat the company culture.

Cons:

Not one I can think of.

Advice for other students:

Don't just be passionate about advertising, be passionate about Erwin Penland. Show them why you're different.
 
"Big City Clients handled with Southern Charm"
Position: Interactive Account Management Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $8/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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My boss treated me with respect:
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The work I performed was interesting:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

-Best agency family you'll ever meet
-Handling national client work makes for a true hands on work-experience
-Intern class project is a team-work learning exercise for all
-Safe small city atmosphere
-Great lunch spots

Cons:

I think you miss out on a huge industry lesson if your first job out of school is not overwhelming, chaotic and at times stressful. EP is a huge family and always felt like a fun and happy place to go into work -- a great atmosphere to learn -- but maybe not the best place to cut your teeth.

Advice for other students:

APPLY HERE. Interning with EP was one of the best experiences of my higher education and helped me determine a track for my career. The flexibility to work on almost any project is one you will be rarely offered.

EP will only settle for the best and sets it's BHAG higher every year. Differentiate yourself from the masses of applicants they receive and don't be afraid to show your potential.
 
"Excellent Company to work with"
Position: Graphic Designer
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $8/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

-Team project is structured like a mini-ad agency and allows insight into what it is like to work with all departments.
-Laid back work environment allows creativity to flow easier
-Everyone is willing to show you what they do on a daily basis
-Shadowing different departments and different people allows for a more well rounded employee
-The flexibility of the company and the willingness to take on new challenges inspired me

Advice for other students:

-Be sure to shadow someone in your department or in others because it gives you a better understanding of the work flow and it allows you to see what area you would fit best
-Don't be afraid to ask questions and be inquisitive, they are very willing to teach you and answer any questions
 
"Creative Creatives Creating Creative Creative "
Position: Creative Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $8/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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The work I performed was interesting:
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- great national brands
- real world experience
- opportunities to use creativity in every aspect of the internship
- great culture/ people
- gained knowledge of other fields within the agency besides creative
- overall great internship

Cons:

Greenville is definitely a family town. Great food and people, but not as accommodating for the young crowd.

Advice for other students:

An internship like this will give you a huge step up in the real world. I was able to land a great job right out of school and I feel that Erwin-Penland really helped to prepare me for it. Interships like this are great for finding what you like about the advertising business and what you don't.
 
"Perfect PR Internship"
Position: PR Intern
Location: Greenville, S.C.
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 6/25/2012
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

*A great introduction to PR - drafted and sent out press releases and media advisories to local, national and trade media, attended promotional events for clients, participated in department meetings and brainstorms
*The department as well as others in agency are the friendliest group of co-workers I've ever had in an internship, some remain good friends of mine
*Greenville, SC is a perfectly-sized city with plenty to do in and around the area
*The agency culture is energetic, hard-working, fun-loving and passionate about the business, feels more like a family than any other agency I've been a part of
*The full-service aspect of the agency provides multiple avenues to learn about the industry

Cons:

The PR department is fairly small, but growing, however this this clearly doesn't limit them from doing great work for big-name clients.

Advice for other students:

Work hard, get to know your co-workers, and learn from other departments and positions that you don't work as closely with. Enjoy every second and make the most of the opportunity!
 
"I loved Erwin Penland"
Position: Media Planning Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $8/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 9/18/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- Erwin Penland has an strong company culture. Everybody is smart, but laid back.
- Cool office in downtown Greenville. I love the city of Greenville, SC.
- Learned paid search on Google and Yahoo!/MSN. I ran analysis on these campaigns which is a great hard skill to have.
- Great brands like Verizon and Dunkin' Donuts.
- Assisted with web copy and social media analysis.
- Paid.

Cons:

Fairly regional.

Advice for other students:

Erwin-Penland is one of the few great agencies in the southeast. The recruiters are very nice, so don't be afraid to contact them during the internship application process. Also, get into social media.
 
"Learned the advertising agency world and loved it!"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $8/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 8/29/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- Erwin Penland's culture was amazing and I could tell that everybody really enjoyed working there.
- Social media work.
- Research and consumer insights presentation on QSR and fast-casual dining restaruants.
- I'm not much of a big city person, so to find Erwin Penland (200+ people agency) in Greenville SC was amazing.
- Worked on the Verizon Wireless Promo account, managing Florida newspaper publications.
- Great boss and account teams.

Cons:

They're not the agency of record for Verizon, they just get a large portion of the budget.

Advice for other students:

Erwin Penland hires a decent amount of entry level people, so an internship during the summer gives you a great shot at a fulltime offer.
 
"Verizon and other accounts in Greenville!"
Position: Account Intern
Location: Greenville, SC
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 8/28/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- Account exposure at Erwin-Penland. I loved being a part of both the Verizon Wireless' "How Sweet the Sound" campaign and also Confluence Watersports.
- Learned a ton about digital and planning. It's completely different than the classroom.
- Cool office in Greenville, SC.
- Down to earth people.
- Erwin-Penland allowed me to see all different parts of the business: media, creative, and production.
- Going out in Greenville, SC after work, for happy hours, was a blast.

Cons:

It's more of a down to earth and family style agency than the NYC type ad agencies.

Advice for other students:

I loved Erwin Penland. They accept about 8-10 interns, so be aggressive and passionate when you apply.
 
 
 

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