Leo Burnett Internship

 
Leo Burnett Internships
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Leo Burnett

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 4.83 out of 5
17 Intern Reviews
Avg Leo Burnett Intern Salary: $13.04 per hour
19 Intern Salaries
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Leo Burnett Internship Program Information

Leo Burnett offers internships in all advertising fields. Most internships are located in LA, Chicago, or New York. Internship positions include creative, interactive, strategy, account, media, and others.

Internship Perks

Social events are held for interns to meet each other and enjoy the city.

About Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett is a full-service, multi-national advertising and marketing firm. Our purpose is to be the world's best creator of ideas that move people - bar none. Together with our partners, we strive to put a meaningful human purpose at the center of our clients' brands, to transform the way people think, feel, and ultimately behave.

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Leo Burnett Internships & Jobs: here
19 Leo Burnett Intern Salaries
Intern: $15.00/hour
Strategy/Planning : $525/week
Creative Technology Inter: $525/week
Creative Technology: $525/week
Account Management Intern: $525/week
Account Management Intern: $15/hour
Creative Intern: $525/week
Advertising Intern : $15/hour
Interactive Account Management and Account Planning: $15/hour
advertising intern: $15/hour
Advertising intern: unpaid
Account Management Intern: $11/hour
Account Management Intern: $12/hour
Planning Intern: $12/hour
Account Management Intern: $8/hour
Account Intern: unpaid
Account Management Intern: $11/hour
Account Management Intern: $12/hour
Advertising Intern: $15/hour
17 Leo Burnett reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Wonderful place to spend a summer working your tail off."
Position: Intern
Location: Detroit
Pay: $15.00/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/25/2013
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Pros:

If you show initiative they respond well and will not hesitate to test the waters with you on bigger and better things. People in Michigan are also some of the most down-to-earth and cool people you'll ever meet.

Cons:

You'd better be ok with working on automotive accounts. After all, this is Detroit. *I should also note that they're are aggressive pushing for a more diverse client base, so who knows what cool creative they may have coming.

Advice for other students:

This is your time to shine. Do not treat it like an internship. Approach it as if it's an audition. Don't wait for assignments. Ask (or beg, if need be) to be thrown to the wolves. Stay late...Many CDs end up needing help long after people have left for happy hour. Be ready to swoop in and ask if you can lend a hand. Rarely will they refuse your help. Remember...audition...
 
"Great Experience"
Position: Strategy/Planning
Location: Chicago
Pay: $525/week
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/2/2012
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Advice for other students:

Be prepare to come work hard, 40 hr weeks are not fixed, be prepare to stay. Ask for work, don't wait for it. Get to know the people you work with, not just the interns. Have fun!
 
"Incredible Experience"
Position: Creative Technology Inter
Location: Chicago, IL
Pay: $525/week
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/2/2012
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Pros:

Not only do I get spend 10 weeks in one of the most interesting cities in the country, but I'm interning at one the most incredible ad agencies in the world! The staff here is so welcoming and I'm being given the opportunity to work on real world projects that are challenging, but very fun and rewarding.

Cons:

Chicago weather is very unpredictable.

Advice for other students:

Prepare and apply for the intern position as soon as you can. Stay focused when you're here and grab any work you can get your hands on. They don't give grunt work. It's all work that will strengthen your skill set. And have fun(they make it really easy to do so)
 
"Tons of insight on the inter-workings of the ad world"
Position: Creative Technology
Location: Chicago
Pay: $525/week
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/2/2012
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"Real World Experience"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Pay: $525/week
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/2/2012
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Pros:

Participated in client calls and helped with many different projects on the Coke Zero account.

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

Work hard...seek help...have fun!
 
"Best experience of my life. "
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Chicago
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/2/2012
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Pros:

There is absolutely nothing negative to say about Leo Burnett. It is a lot of work, but so worth it. I wouldn't have it any other way. Not to mention, summers in Chicago are incredible.
 
"Account Manager For Coke Zero Account"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/2/2012
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Neutral "OK"

Pros:

Learned a lot about the pitching process and how meetings are handled with clients.

Cons:

Not much work was given while at the internship.
 
"happy"
Position: Creative Intern
Location: Chicago
Pay: $525/week
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/25/2012
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Pros:

Worked on real projects, pitched directly to CD's, and felt like I was a part of the Leo Burnett team

Cons:

Free soda on every floor, makes me go to the bathroom a lot.

Advice for other students:

Get ready to work hard and be rewarded for it.
 
"Best advertising internship in America!"
Position: Interactive Account Management and Account Planning
Location: Chicago
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 2/9/2012
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Pros:

It's in Chicago, you get real work at a one of the greats in the business and you work with some of the best young talent in the business.

Cons:

There no cons.

Advice for other students:

If you you have the chance to intern with Leo Burnett in Chicago, please take it.
 
"Learned agency life"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Chicago, IL
Pay: $11/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 11/27/2011
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Pros:

- Intern pitch project. We split up into teams of 8 and pitched Leo Burnett agency leaders.
- Exposure to digital, social, and web analytics. I learned a ton on the digital side.
- Leo Burnett allowed me to be active in client calls and meetings.
- Cool people. Great manager.

Cons:

It's hard to switch from intern to fulltime employee. Top tier agencies are very competitive.

Advice for other students:

My advice is to understand the business side of ad agencies. Learn about billing and how they make money.
 
"I now know how the advertising business works."
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Chicago, IL
Pay: $12/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 11/21/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- Leo Burnett has a great intern project. We split up into teams of 8 and pitched a campaign.
- I was able to participate in creative meetings, client calls, and strategic planning iniatives.
- Great people and culture.
- Worked on several digital projects.
- Cool clients.

Cons:

Not too much responsibility, more support.

Advice for other students:

My advice is to get into digital and social media. Leo Burnett clients were very interested in moving digitally.
 
"Fantastic summer agency experience"
Position: Planning Intern
Location: Chicago, IL
Pay: $12/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 11/15/2011
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Pros:

- P&G as client. Also dabbled in Nintendo.
- People and culture.
- Access and pitching to Leo Burnett executives.
- Video production and editing.
- Learned a ton about research.

Cons:

Some parts of the internship, I had to seek out things to do. This was a good think since it allowed me to self select projects at Leo.

Advice for other students:

- Creative application.
- Be passionate about the agency's clients. Know them.
- Get results.
 
"Different promotions at Leo Burnett"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $8/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 10/12/2011
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Pros:

Leo Burnett is a great agency with a long track record of doing work worth talking about. I worked on cross-promotions for a couple films including Kung Fu Panda. I also got some international exposure.

Cons:

none.

Advice for other students:

Work hard.
 
"US student heads to kangaroo land with Leo Burnett"
Position: Account Intern
Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 8/23/2011
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Pros:

- Opportunity to work in advertising internationally (through a school program).
- Leo Burnett was very accepting and they loved having me around the office.
- The work was incredible.
- The Leo Burnett accounts I worked on included: Canon, Subaru, and Diageo.
- Trusted to maintain websites for Canon "Photo5" and "Photochains."
- Unbelievable experience. Cool office.

Cons:

Culture is different a little more laid back. Not a bad thing, just took some getting used to.

Advice for other students:

My advice is that the world is going global and if you can find the way to gain international advertising exposure, snatch it up.
 
"My intern summer at Leo Burnett jumpstarted my ad career"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $11/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 8/22/2011
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Pros:

- The PetSmart account team welcomed me in with open arms.
- The account supervisor made sure that I was able to participate and see the agency work that I was interested in. She cared about my summer internship goals.
- Deep dive into retail. Lots of analytics. I conducted store audits and competitive research.
- Our intern group was assigned a re-branding project for Bally Total Fitness. We presented this to exec mgmt.

Cons:

Advertising is not an episode of Mad Men. There is a lot of detailed, hard work and client management.

Advice for other students:

I really respect Leo Burnett as an agency. If you want to be in advertising, I also encourage you to find a NYC agency instead of local.
 
"They let me sit in on client meetings and loved my manager"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Chicago, IL
Pay: $12/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 3/16/2011
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Pros:

The Leo Burnett Chicago office internship is terrific. I was able to meet and work with all different departments. I was put on a large restaurant account and loved it. Went to meetings, performed research, and was asked for my opinion.

Cons:

nope.

Advice for other students:

Get after it. Don't wait to be told everything to do, take projects on and propose solutions. Be aggressive.
 
"Great taste of the advertising world!"
Position: Advertising Intern
Location: Chicago, IL
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 2/22/2011
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Pros:

In addition to work, every Wednesday there is a Lunch and Learn, were the agency has top executives speak to interns. Also, Leo Burnett takes interns to a baseball games, the Taste of Chicago, the Chicago Architectural Boat Tour, and interns volunteer with a great group kids from the city. This is one of the best advertising internships in the business. You learn, have fun, and you're in Chicago for the summer.

Cons:

Sometimes you can get busy work, but even that is interesting in the ad world.

Advice for other students:

Apply early and try to find somebody on the inside.
 
 
 

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