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Position Summary:
Account planners combine research and strategic thinking to bring the consumer into the advertising process. The account planning intern plays an active, important role in the account planning department. S/he will work closely with all the departments at Cactus to develop rock solid insights and integrated advertising campaigns for a variety of state, national and international clients. The account planning intern will have the opportunity to actively participate in the creation of an advertising campaign from start to finish, gaining exposure to all agency roles and processes. This is more than an internship, it's a portfolio program.

Research for existing clients, draft consumer trend reports, assist in primary research, develop insights for campaigns and new business pitches, help with the crafting of campaign creative briefs and a variety of other projects assigned. Some responsibilities are flexible and can be revised based on intern interest in specific areas of study or career goals.


This internship is designed for students or graduates interested in building a portfolio of account planning work in order to obtain an entry-level position as an account planner. Our internships are unpaid and potential candidates can receive academic course credit from their college/university for program completion. We ask for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Cactus is proud to have a history of hiring interns into full time positions. Education: College junior, senior or recent grad, some related experience, coursework or club involvement.

About Cactus:
Cactus is a full-service brand communications agency providing business solutions for companies and causes through brand strategy, advertising, design, interactive and media services. Cactus has been nationally recognized for its break-through creative executions by The One Show, Communication Arts, The Webby Awards, South by Southwest, Favourite Website Awards, Advertising Age, Creativity and Print's Regional Design Annual.

How to Apply: 
Interested applicants are required to submit a copy of a current resume and a completed questionnaire. Submissions can be made here.

Application Deadline: April 4, 2013.
Position: Part-Time, Unpaid (College Credit)
Time Frame: May - September  (Dates Flexible)



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