McCann's mission is to help brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives. We deliver this through a unique philosophy which we call Truth Well Told that inextricably links the deep truths of consumer insight with well-expressed communications. Compass Point//McCann informs and brings these Truths to life through Connections Strategies that add value, elevate ideas and drive results.   

We are seeking interns with drive, energy and passion for this industry. The ones who love to get scrappy and invent solutions.  We are looking for self-aware consumers, question-askers and dot-connectors.

As an intern you’ll do REAL WORK FOR REAL CLIENTS and experience agency life with firsthand responsibilities (not all coffee-fetching or busy-work). It will include chatting about the latest adtech and keeping a pulse on the market for our clients. Our internship is far from the typical intern experience and includes a rigorous 10 week program that will help teach you the ins, outs and arounds of media and life in an agency.

It won’t be easy, but it will be fun. So what are you waiting for? Step right up and apply.


Department Overview

The most meaningful connections occur when an idea meets consumers in the moment, format and context that compels them to engage. Our team works diligently to understand the mindset of consumers and their lives, the impact of culture on their beliefs and the triggers that influence behavior change. Our connection planners, analytics experts and investment gurus distill insight from the data we analyze and orchestrate content throughout the channels that best deliver brand goals. And most important, we do it with an integrated team that really likes each other and for clients we love to keep top of mind.

Internship Profile

The Media intern is innately curious, strongly empathetic, and passionate about the media space and emerging technologies. Above all, you believe in the power of harnessing strategic minds and rich data to inform and guide your recommendations.

To be considered please submit your resume and answer the following question: Based on the department overview and profile why do you think you are the best candidate for our team? Unique and creative responses welcome.

The 2017 application deadline has passed.


How will I know my application was received?

After submitting your application, you will receive an automated email response confirming receipt.


What is the application deadline?

We will accept applications until 11:59 p.m. CST on March 10, 2017


I’m not pursuing a marketing or advertising degree, will I still be considered?

Yes! In fact, we welcome all experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. Diversity of thought is very important to us.


Who is eligible to apply?

The 2017 internship program is open to all majors as well as current and/or past students.


Is this a paid internship?



What will make me stand out?

Be yourself, be creative!


Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible?

No, but you must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.


Is this internship during the summer only? Are there other internships outside the summer?

At this time, our internship program is limited to 10 weeks this summer between June and August. And yes, you must be available to work full-time hours for those 10 weeks.


When will the winners be announced?

We will post the winning interns on the website on April 3rd.


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