McCann Internship

 
McCann Internships
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New York, NY
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McCann

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 4.67 out of 5
20 Intern Reviews
Avg McCann Intern Salary: $9.44 per hour
19 Intern Salaries
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McCann Internship Program Information

McCann Erickson offers paid internships across all advertising disciplines. They also offer an account leadership program.McCann Erickson internship positions include: account planning, creative, digital, analytics, social, media, and more. Internships are offered at most of their office locations.

About McCann

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Integrated Agency Network and Constituency Management Group. The Integrated Agency Network segment develops marketing programs that offer communications and marketing services; advertising services; and marketing communications services. The Constituency Management Group segment offers public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting services. The Interpublic Group of Companies also offers consumer advertising and direct marketing, and mobile and search engine marketing services. The company was founded in 1902. It was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in 1961. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

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McCann Erickson Internships & Jobs: here
19 McCann Intern Salaries
Intern: $10/hour
Assistant Account Executive Maybelline Account: $550/month
Art Director: unpaid
Account Management Intern: $10/hour
Planning Intern: $10/hour
Art Direction Intern: $10/hour
Art Buying Intern: $10/hour
Account Management Intern: unpaid
Account Management Intern: $9/hour
Art Director Creative Intern: $10/hour
Strategic Planning Intern: $10/hour
Account Management Intern: $9/hour
Account Management Intern: $10/hour
Social Media Intern: $12/hour
Account Executive Intern: $10/hour
Account Planning Intern: $8/hour
Digital Marketing Intern: $9/hour
Account Management Intern: $10/hour
Advertising Intern: $10/hour
20 McCann reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Amazing- Great people, great environment, and great clients"
Position: Intern
Location: Birmingham, MI
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/30/2013
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Pros:

Great people
Great environment
Great clients (Chrysler)

Cons:

Pay

Interview Questions & Process:

Very simple and straight forward.

Advice for other students:

Network
 
"Great internship in a fantastic team"
Position: Assistant Account Executive Maybelline Account
Location: Paris
Pay: $550/month
Duration: 24 weeks
Review posted on 6/26/2012
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Pros:

Great client, important professional experience, fantastic co-workers

Cons:

Would have liked to assist in client meetings and briefs
 
"Real and good experience, not valued at all"
Position: Art Director
Location: Madrid
Duration: 24 weeks
Review posted on 6/26/2012
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Neutral "OK"

Pros:

Real big agency experience, with very important brands as clients.

Cons:

Completely impersonal treatment by bosses and very little interest about your works, progress and possible promotion.

Advice for other students:

Just go, get experience and leave it. I know many cases of people who were there for years not being paid. Finally for nothing.
 
"Has the best work environment for an intern to learn and develop their skills"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: New York
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/25/2012
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Pros:

Real work experience. Interact with the clients. Do real work. Work with something interesting. Never bored

Cons:

non

Advice for other students:

Apply for this internship when you can because you can get a lot of experience from this internship. Also, people are super nice and you make friends fast.
 
"ALDI Account Team - great experience in advertising"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 2/25/2012
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Pros:

Interning at McCann Erickson over the summer was an incredible experience. The internship gave me a glimpse into the ad world and what day to day life is like from the account side. ALDI Foods account team was a fun group and they taught me the ropes. I did a lot of competitive analysis and digital strategy work.

Cons:

It's hard to convert an agency internship into a fulltime job.

Advice for other students:

Breaking into the advertising industry is tough. Also, make sure you keep up to date with the industry on AdAge.com, etc.
 
"Nestle account at McCann. Competitive analysis."
Position: Planning Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 12/21/2011
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Pros:

I loved interning at McCann Erickson. If you are into advertising, you need to take a look at NYC big agencies and get up here! During the internship, I performed a SWOT analysis on a certain Nestle product and drafted a communications plan for the product.

Cons:

none.

Advice for other students:

Go to NYC if you love advertising. Find a way into one of the huge shops.
 
"Creative intern at McCann NY and enjoyed the experience"
Position: Art Direction Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 11/8/2011
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Pros:

- Big name clients that included: Kohl’s, Weight Watchers, and General Mills.
- Creative concepting and production.
- Got along really well with one of the creative directors.
- McCann culture.
- Company outings.
- People.

Cons:

- Creative can be stressful under deadline. And, competitive.
- It's tough to get work actually produced.

Advice for other students:

If you're a minority, get involved in the MAIP program.
 
"Niche art buying process at McCann"
Position: Art Buying Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/29/2011
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Pros:

- Shoots for L'oreal and Verizon clients.
- Learned the entire process (which is relatively complicated) behind creative assets and ownership.
- Enjoyed working with a ton of photographers.
- I enjoyed all the people at McCann.

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

Find a niche in the advertising world and you'll have a leg up in getting a job.
 
"Good first internship on Chevrolet Global"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Detroit
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 10/20/2011
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Pros:

-Great place to learn how an agency works
-GM is a great client to learn initial relations with
-Learning sessions were great

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-Lack of real, creative work
-Unpaid

Advice for other students:

-Great place to learn the basics of an agency
-Fun environment
-If you want to work on cars, this the place to start
 
"Great time at McCann on the Chevrolet account"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Detroit, MI
Pay: $9/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/14/2011
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Pros:

- Worked on the Chevrolet global team.
- Enjoyed the work: competitive research, social media planning, creative research, and general account mgmt.
- McCann takes educating interns seriously.
- I'm a big car guy and I helped work on the Chevrolet Aveo campaign introduction which was very cool.

Cons:

Tough to land an entry level offer and McCann doesn't make offers until spring. It's tough because all my investment banking buddies have jobs lined up before Thanksgiving.

Advice for other students:

If you are interviewing at an agency, know their clients.
 
"McCann Erickson has an amazing creative department"
Position: Art Director Creative Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 9/18/2011
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Pros:

I had an unbelievable experience at McCann Erickson and this was an amazing career opportunity. The people, both bosses and other interns, were sharp. I had hands on experience concepting and story boarding for a series of TV commercials (w/ copywriter partner). I worked on several clients, but mostly Weight Watchers. McCann Erickson has a very cool office in NYC. I really enjoyed the intern project - we competed to come up with the best app concept.

Cons:

Exposure to more accounts.

Advice for other students:

McCann Erickson NY only hired about 12 creative interns my summer, so this is highly competitive. And, I think they got 1,000+ applications. You have to be aggressive and standout.
 
"Planning at McCann Erickson"
Position: Strategic Planning Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 9/18/2011
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Pros:

- McCann Erickson has an incredible planning department. I met nice people and I learned a ton just by being in their planning meetings.
- Participated in launch strategy for Nikon. Given the reigns to Simmons consumer research and online social media monitoring tool.
- Involved in a new business pitch that I loved. New business is exhilarating and there is a ton of agency energy around new business.
- Worked with a couple other on a competitive analysis of certain Bertolli categories.

Cons:

none.

Advice for other students:

Inside an agency, you'll get exposure to all different roles/functions/departments - make sure you broadcast your passions and work on the right projects.
 
"Real account work and finished with an intern project"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $9/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 8/9/2011
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Pros:

- Gained real experience on the Dentyne and GlaxoSmithKline accounts.
- Participated in creative brainstorming and planning meetings.
- Media was fascinating. I think that may be what I get into.
- Good people.
- Cool office.
- NYC can't be beat. And, the group of interns got along really well together.

Cons:

Account executives deal with a ton of detail. Part of me feels like the role is just an organizer.

Advice for other students:

McCann Erickson has one of the best and well known ad agency internships - it's a great place to get your foot in the door. I was ultimately offered a job and took it at McCann.
 
"US Army account at McCann Erickson"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 8/4/2011
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Pros:

At McCann Erickson I worked on the US Army account. The creative teams and account team attached to the US Army are outstanding and I learned a lot just by being around them. I did a lot of organizing and different billing follow ups, but the best part about the internship was the group project and the freedom I was given to come up with a social media content plan for different channels. The intern group project was for General Mill's Hamburger Helper brand. Cool summer internship.

Cons:

Working at an ad agency can be a ton of work and not that much pay.

Advice for other students:

My internship led to a fulltime job offer from McCann Erickson and I work there now, great place.
 
"Both social analytics and ideation while I interned at McCann"
Position: Social Media Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $12/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 7/5/2011
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Pros:

- McCann has a cool office and culture was generally upbeat.
- Learned social media monitoring tools.
- Absolutely loved the meetings were we brainstormed promotions.
- Also did some research and general brand monitoring (responding to issues).

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

Social media is hot right now - it's a good time to get involved.
- Make sure to know the difference in ad agency roles: media, account, planner, digital, etc. Know what field you'd like to get into.
- Make sure you are active on social.
 
"McCann Erickson creates an intern family and I was on the Saab account"
Position: Account Executive Intern
Location: Detroit, MI
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 7/5/2011
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Pros:

- McCann let me dabble in both account and creative. I was trying to figure out which side of the business I was more interested in (I've got a background in graphics).
- Saab was a cool account.
- My boss was terrific. She was very smart and explained things to me.
- Interesting work.

Cons:

The first few days can be overwhelming. The account director on my Sabb account handed me a huge packet/binder with a ton of information for me to review. I also wish that McCann Erickson made more entry level hires, we'll see...

Advice for other students:

- Be creative in your application.
- Don't wait for work, make things happen.
- If you're interested, test out both the creative and account side.
 
"Had the chance to work on the Chevrolet global account"
Position: Account Planning Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $8/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/5/2011
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Pros:

I really connected with the account team on Chevrolet at McCann Erickson. The quick pros include:
- global account
- incredibly smart brand team
- huge account
- other McCann interns were a ton of fun to hangout with
- my opinion was valued in meetings (people actually listened to the intern)

Cons:

Some account roles seemed less strategic and more coordination.

Advice for other students:

Follow who is winning different advertising pitches, that is where the jobs are.
 
"Worked on the Aldi account and loved the McCann team!"
Position: Digital Marketing Intern
Location: Birmingham, MI
Pay: $9/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/1/2011
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Pros:

McCann Erickson shows their interns a great time! I worked on the Aldi account. Our account had two interns and I was on the digital intern. It was very cool to do some hands on graphic design projects and help coordinate some microsite and digital campaigns. I learned a ton about metrics. Everybody at this McCann Erickson office was amazing and the exposure I got was unbelievable.

Cons:

Entry level advertising jobs are so hard to crack into.

Advice for other students:

Be passionate when you apply to McCann and know which accounts they have and what work they have recently produced.
 
"great agency that is hard to break into"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 2/28/2011
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Pros:

Well know agency and great for your resume as you go to look for fulltime jobs. Great experience and really enjoyed my fellow interns.

Cons:

n/a

Advice for other students:

Get digital experience.
 
"Best place to learn the business. "
Position: Advertising Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 2/22/2011
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Pros:

Lunch and learns are great and everyone is really nice. Much more traditional company, but it's a great place to learn the business.

Cons:

Pretty big, so doesn't have the feel of a small startup agency. But, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Advice for other students:

Apply to a bunch of ad internships as they are difficult to get. Don't rule out the smaller agencies even though they don't look as good on your resume.
 
 
 

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