Summer Internship Program

Employer Ogilvy
Location California, Chicago, Denver, NYC, Washington DC
Type Internship
Apply by January 29, 2021
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Posted on December 7, 2020


Ogilvy is looking for our next generation of leaders. We’re aiming to build a company of innovators. We’re looking for relentless curiosity and pervasive creativity. Your own curiosity has gotten you this far; now see if it can earn you a spot at Ogilvy.

Please note: The application deadline is January 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The Summer Internship Program:

Summer interns will learn the marketing communications industry through real-world experience, supporting teams and client work. The program lasts 10 weeks, from June to August 2021. Summer interns have the opportunity to be placed in a variety of crafts, including but not limited to (subject to change and dependent on location):

  • Client Services
  • Strategy
  • Digital Production
  • Consulting
  • Business Development
  • Data & Analytics
  • Employee Experience
  • Experience Design

In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer interns participate in a training program and a team project and have the opportunity to focus on their development in partnership with the program management team.

The program is offered in the following five locations:

  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Denver
  • California

Please note: For California, the exact city location will be determined. Options may include San Francisco, Los Angeles or Sacramento.

How to Apply:

To be considered for the program, you must submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Answers to the two prompts (maximum 500 words per prompt)
  • Two letters of reference (educational or professional)

Prompt 1: The 13th-century poet Rumi wrote: “Listen to silence. It has so much to say.” In 500 words or less, tell us about a time when you remained silent and how your silence spoke in ways that you did or did not intend.

Prompt 2: The ambition of Ogilvy is bold: to become the best growth platform on the planet. As you step into this important moment of your career, what is your bold ambition? Please share in 500 words or less.

Failure to submit any of these documents will result in your exclusion from consideration from the program.

Please note: You must upload your reference letters in the Candidate Profile section of your application, where it states “Cover Letter/Additional Documents.” If you have any difficulties with this, please send your documents directly to by the deadline. Additionally if those writing your letters of reference prefer to submit the letter directly, please have them email it to with your full name and application ID in the subject line.

Additionally, you can return to your candidate profile at any time before the application deadline of Jan. 29 and update your candidate information and resume attachment as well as attach new documents (i.e. recommendation letters) to this section via the Dashboard. However, do not skip ahead to look at the entire application. Once you hit “submit” on any of the pages, you cannot return to the previous page.


Please note: You must be a current junior or senior in your undergraduate studies (graduating in Winter 2020/2021 or Spring 2021/2022) in order to be eligible to apply.