McDonald's Internship

 
McDonald's Internships
4.67 out of 5

6 review(s)
Headquarters:
Oak Brook, IL
Employees:
400,000+
Annual Interns:
200
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McDonald's

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 4.67 out of 5
6 Intern Reviews
Avg McDonald's Intern Salary: $14.86 per hour
7 Intern Salaries
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McDonald's Internship Program Information

McDonald's offers paid internships in the following departments: Marketing/Business Insights, Human Resources, Technology, Operations, Communications, Finance, Real Estate, and Supply Chain. Internship positions areavailablein their Oak Brook, IL headquarters and many other regional offices. Most internships take place during 10-12 weeks in the summer.

About McDonald's

McDonald's is the largest hamburger chain in the United States.

Internship Resources & Links

McDonald's Jobs & Internships: here
7 McDonald's Intern Salaries
Social Media Intern: $15/hour
Finance & Accounting Intern: $19/hour
Communications Intern: $12/hour
Marketing Intern: $16/hour
Regional Marketing Intern: $15/hour
Meeting & Events Intern: $15/hour
Store Operation Intern: $12/hour
6 McDonald's reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Social media internship with McDs"
Position: Social Media Intern
Location: Chicago, IL
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 2/26/2012
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Pros:

The social media space is very, very interesting. With a brand as well known and trusted as McDonald's you can imagine how popping their social media channels are. I given the freedom to help manage the different social media accounts. I really did everything from customer service on social to consumer insights gathering. The internship was really exciting and it got me interested in a digital/social marketing career. Cool stuff.

Cons:

The information and engagement coming at you can get intense.

Advice for other students:

McDonald's is a great corporate organization and growing.
 
"Promotions and media relations. And, I love a good quarter pounder"
Position: Communications Intern
Location: Oak Brook, IL
Pay: $12/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 12/27/2011
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Pros:

- International experience.
- Worked the media for different promotions and local events.
- McDonald's allows interns the ability to work together and do real world projects.
- Worked on b-roll project that was very fun.
- Content development.

Cons:

Some people will always have a bad view on places like McDonald's.

Advice for other students:

My advice is to try and get both an agency and corporate internship before graduation so that you see both sides.
 
"McDonald's corporate internship, company is growing fast"
Position: Marketing Intern
Location: Oak Brook, IL
Pay: $16/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 12/26/2011
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Pros:

- Worked on a variety of McDonald's marketing projects including monopoly, store wifi, and targeting specific markets.
- Gained experience in B2B partnerships and in store promotions.
- Outstanding marketing team. The people were terrific.

Cons:

Some people don't love the fast food brand.

Advice for other students:

Find your niche in bog corporations.
 
"Smoothie and Angus Snack Wrap marketing at McDonald's"
Position: Regional Marketing Intern
Location: Denver, CO
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 9/27/2011
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Pros:

- Cool to see this side of marketing.
- Developed final execution guides in the Midwest for McDonald's Angus Snack Wrap. This was very interesting and tangible work.
- Worked on the Smoothie launch which was very cool.
- Regional boss was a great guy and I was able to kind of create my own schedule.
- I was pleasantly surprised at people's reaction to having McDs on the resume.
- Paid.

Cons:

Most of what I did was coordination instead of creative. I would have loved more exposure to the creative side.

Advice for other students:

McDonald's is a terrific company to work for and I have a lot of pride in my work from there.
 
"Logistics, budget, planning - learned it all at McDonald's"
Position: Meeting & Events Intern
Location: Oak Brook IL
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 7/19/2011
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Pros:

- Real world experience as an event planner at McDonald's. Planning a large meeting is not as easy as it seems and can be very complicated.
- In general, McDonald's is doing very well and you can tell from the atmosphere around the office. Employees are happy.
- I had a great boss and she taught me the ropes and looked after me.
- I really felt like I got to do a little of everything while we were planning events and this provided me with actual experience rather than just the regular intern stuff.

Cons:

People sometimes think of McDonald's as this evil fast food place and it's totally wrong.

Advice for other students:

I don't think McDonald's has a formal internship program, so you have to keep checking the website and try to network your way in.
 
"Worked in store as an operations intern"
Position: Store Operation Intern
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Pay: $12/hour
Duration: 30 weeks
Review posted on 7/19/2011
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Pros:

- Flexible hours (part time internship).
- Paid.
- Gives you access to McDonald's corporate where I would like to work one day.

Cons:

It is in store, not a corporate gig. Can be really hard work, but you learn a TON about operations.

Advice for other students:

Don't be afraid to do real work instead of the typical internship cubical work.
 
 
 

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