fellows & internships
The U.S. Ketchum Summer Fellows Program application period opens on January 1, 2020 and closes on January 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm EST.
We look for diverse internship candidates with strong writing capabilities, intellectual curiosity, an obsession with trends, impeccable multitasking abilities, and a passion for digital communication and social media. Internship candidates should be eager to learn and willing to go above and beyond. That’s the Ketchum way.
Why Ketchum? Hear from some of our former Summer Fellows.
My time as a Summer Fellow was the perfect jumpstart into a successful career at Ketchum as a full-time employee. Ketchum truly invests in the Fellows and provides them with resources to grow as communications professionals. During my Summer Fellow experience, we attended a multitude of trainings, assisted on real-time client work, and had the opportunity to present a comprehensive brand activation project to a client team. I could not have asked for a better introduction into the PR industry, and a better support system to help guide me there than the Ketchum family.Account ExecutiveSan Francisco
As a Ketchum Fellow, you not only get to work with high profile accounts, but you get advice, guidance and mentorship from some of the best in the business. Each week we had presentations from senior level staff on different important topics like professional development, influencer engagement, creativity and many more. It meant a lot that they took time out of their days to mentor and develop relationships with us. Launchpad was an engaging and objective way to interview for the Ketchum Summer Fellows Program. It was a welcomed break from the usual resume-heavy interview process. Launchpad allowed candidates to get interviews based on merit and writing skills versus past internships and well-formatted resumes. The fact that Ketchum took a risk and experimented with their hiring process shows they are committed to ensuring a fair, unbiased interview process that is in the candidate’s best interest.Assistant Account ExecutiveSF
Launchpad is unlike any other recruitment process that I've ever heard of or experienced. It gives everyone the same equal playing field and allows your peers to be gatekeepers to Ketchum. It opens the doors to rich diversity in ethnicity, experience and background which gives the company a rich foundation for the future. Launchpad is the future of recruitment and I highly recommend participating if you want to be part of a process that evaluates you based on your creativity and merit.Assistant Account ExecutiveKSE NY
Ketchum Fellows have a unique opportunity to hone their public relations skills in a top-notch global communications consultancy. Fellows can expect to be immersed in valuable trainings, learning from key leaders in the industry while diving into immersive projects and campaigns that push creative boundaries. The Fellowship Program culminates with the presentation of a team project for an actual client. After completing my Ketchum Fellowship in Los Angeles, I was happy to continue working with my teams as an Account Coordinator in Chicago. There is no better professional setting than Ketchum to develop your PR toolbox and learn from the best in the business.Assistant Account ExecutiveChicago
In my fellows interview, they mentioned how each Ketchum office is like a little family even though you’re working for a global agency. I can now say it’s absolutely true! I also enjoy how many different teams I get to work with. It really helps us remember the diversity in the PR industry. Working at Ketchum always reminds me that even after you “graduate,” there are still ways to grow and learn. We constantly have opportunities for professional growth and the leadership helps you become the best you can be. LaunchPad is great because it gives you the opportunity to show your creativity beyond just a resume. For someone who may not have as much experience at an agency like myself, it helped level the playing field. It was also cool to see the ideas from all of the other applicants. I still use those brainstorming skills in my work as an Account Coordinator!Assistant Account ExecutiveDAL
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