WE DON’T WANT INTERNS. WE NEED THEM!

As a small agency with a big footprint, we rely on our interns to be a part of our team.
We believe in allowing our interns to be a part of client meetings and presentations. We believe in assigning tasks to our interns that they can take the lead on and see through completion. This allows our interns to build a great portfolio and take pride in accomplishing professional level work. We do this by supporting and empowering our interns to achieve.

BPS = Build a Portfolio in a Semester!
OK, so that technically isn’t what the BPS in BPS Marketing stands for; but it’s our promise to you. If you accept our internship, we will see to it that you will be pushed beyond your current horizons, challenged mentally, and leave with a portfolio to be proud of!  You will work directly with clients and walk away with real agency experience!

We have a number of fantastic, recognizable clients you will work with. Check out our client roster and imagine the opportunities for experience!

Want more info?

We have up to 4 internships available per semester. Our workload and client needs vary. Take a look below to read the internship opportunity overviews and details for each semester.

CREATIVE INTERNSHIP

Core Responsibility: Our creative internship is focused around graphic design. Knowledge of the Adobe CS is a must. You will design magazine ads, newspaper ads, billboards, commemorative programs, event programs, sales kits, presentations, website styles and more!

Opportunities for Experience: Beyond graphic design, you will be given the opportunity to participate in TV commercial production, radio commercial production, in-studio recording sessions, website development, photo shoots, and more! Experience with video/audio editing, photography, WordPress or HTML website design, and/or illustration is a bonus!

Compensation: We offer up to $250 per month, as a stipend, based on performance!

Highlights by Semester

SPRING Early January – Early May
You will be immersed in creative for a number of major home & garden shows across the country (Fort Wayne, Baltimore, MD, and of course Indy). Radio, print, TV, web, email and more will be flying out the door to promote these shows that all take place in a span of a few weeks! If you want to prove yourself in a face-paced environment, this is your chance!

SUMMER Early May – Early August
Events abound in the summer! You’ll immediately begin work on the Fastest Rookie Luncheon at the Indy 500, perhaps with a camera in hand on pit row in your first week! TV, radio, print, web, email and more will be created for some heritage Indy events in the Marion County Fair and Vintage Indiana Wine & Music Festival. The summer rounds out with two American Dairy Association events, the Ice Cream Social on the Circle & the Dairy Bar at the Indiana State Fair.

FALL Mid-August – Mid-December
Radio, print, TV, web, email and more are needed to promote the Maryland Fall Home & Garden Show and the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show. Additionally, many of our clients are thinking ahead for the next year, so you will be on the ground floor of the brainstorming and creative development process for future campaigns.

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP

Core Responsibility: Our public relations internship is focused around publicity generation & event planning. Knowledge of AP writing style is strongly encouraged. You will write / edit / service news releases, establish / maintain media relationships to gain publicity, create media pitches, manage client interviews with media, plan / promote / execute events both large & small and more!

Opportunities for Experience: Beyond the PR basics, you will be given the opportunity to handle social media communication, copy writing for commercials / websites / ads, represent / promote our clients at events, support the not-for-profit community through BPS’ philanthropy efforts, work on TV commercial shoots and more!

Compensation: We offer up to $250 per month, as a stipend, based on performance!

Highlights by Semester

Spring Early January – Early May
You will be immersed in public & media relations for a number of events in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, which will build your contact list greatly before graduation. We will rely on you to manage ticket trades in exchange for advertising. Radio/TV/Print have a history of covering our events, so you will experience managing the interviews both on-site and in-studio as well.

Summer Early May – Early August
Events abound in the summer! You’ll immediately begin work on the Fastest Rookie Luncheon at the Indy 500, sending invitations to rookie drivers, their teams, the local & national media, race dignitaries and more! PR efforts will go towards some heritage Indy events in the Marion County Fair, Vintage Indiana Wine & Music Festival and Indianapolis Air Show. You will also plan / promote / execute the Eagle Creek Park Foundation’s Fishing Derby and IndyVet’s Pet Carnival. The summer rounds out with two American Dairy Association events, the Ice Cream Social on the Circle & the Dairy Bar at the Indiana State Fair.

Fall Mid-August – Mid-December
Publicity for the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, Warren Arts & Education Foundation’s Tree Fest, and IndyVet’s Holiday Drive are in full swing. Pre-publicity efforts for Fort Wayne’s Home & Garden Show & Outdoor Sports Lake & Cabin Show begin in the latter half of the semester.

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP

Core Responsibility: Our social media & marketing internship is focused around social media account management and all that entails. Candidates must be quality writers with attention to detail. You will also be asked to create graphics for social media posts either through the Adobe Creative suite or creative uses of PowerPoint. You will join our account manager on client meetings, respond to client needs, manage projects, aid in doing what it takes to service our clients and more!

Opportunities for Experience: Once we have the project in hand we will execute that by means of creating social media budgets, creating brand strategies and communication styles, scheduling strategic timing for social media posts, designing multiple images for use in social media channels, developing re-cap / ROI reports and more!

Compensation: We offer up to $250 per month, as a stipend, based on performance

Highlights by Semester

Spring Early January – Early May
You will be immersed in social media strategies for a number of major home & garden shows across the country (Ft. Wayne, Harrisburg, PA, Baltimore, MD, and of course Indy). Radio, print, TV, web, email and marketing elements will be flying out the door to promote these shows that all take place in a span of a few weeks! Additionally, you will learn techniques to integrate social media with mass media planning! If you want to prove yourself in a face-paced environment, this is your chance!

Summer Early May – Early August
Summers are filled with many events that require social media marketing efforts. These include the Marion County Fair, American Dairy Association’s Fastest Rookie Luncheon at the Indy 500, Vintage Indiana Wine & Music Festival, IndyVet’s Pet Carnival, ADA’s Ice Cream Social on the Circle & the Dairy Bar at the Indiana State Fair You will have chance to be on-site for many of these events and manage / suppliment the social media promotion of them for many clients..

Fall Mid-August – Mid-December
Social media becomes especially poignant around the holidays. Many clients are looking for themed posts and graphics. They are pushing for holiday sales, etc. You will be asked to manage multiple brands social media content including Church Brothers Collision Repair, IndyVet, Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, Heidi Pops Gourmet Popcorn and more!

MARKETING & SALES INTERNSHIP

Core Responsibility: Our marketing & sales internship is focused around account management and all that entails. Organization and solid communication skills are a must. You will join our account manager on client meetings, respond to client needs, manage projects, aid in doing what it takes to service our clients  and more!

Opportunities for Experience: Once we have the project in hand we will execute that by means of creating marketing budgets, soliciting / buying / negotiating / media advertising, managing social media accounts, selling sponsorships, leading the marketing campaign creative processes via writing commercials / graphic design / radio & TV production / web development / email marketing, developing re-cap / ROI reports and more!

Compensation: We offer up to $250 per month, as a stipend, based on performance + 7.5% commission on any sponsorships you sell for our clients.

Highlights by Semester

Spring Early January – Early May
You will be immersed in marketing strategies and media planning / placement for a number of major home & garden shows across the country (Ft. Wayne, Dayton, OH, Baltimore, MD, and of course Indy). Radio, print, TV, web, email and marketing elements will be flying out the door to promote these shows that all take place in a span of a few weeks! Additionally, you will learn techniques to help you sell sponsorships for the Marion County Fair! If you want to prove yourself in a face-paced environment, this is your chance!

Summer Early May – Early August
The Marion County Fair is the signature piece for summer marketing & sales interns. You will have to opportunity to work on a complete cycle of projects for this client. You will aid in selling sponsorships, soliciting donations, managing the media buying process, managing the PR & Creative teams to execute the client needs, managing promotions & sponsors on-site during the fair, and creating re-caps for the fair and its sponsors.  Beyond the fair, you will help with a number of other summer events including, the Fastest Rookie Luncheon at the Indy 500, Vintage Indiana Wine & Music Festival, Pet Carnival, ADA’s Ice Cream Social on the Circle & the Dairy Bar at the Indiana State Fair.

Fall Mid-August – Mid-December
The art of media buying is highlighted in the Fall. We execute media buys in local markets (Indy & Fort Wayne) plus out-of-state markets (Baltimore). You will learn how to navigate & understand media proposals, get deals for your clients, negotiate / place / traffic to media, track ROI, and build client re-caps. You will get to see the results of the media execution first hand during the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show.