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Early Careers Summer Intern

Posted: 12 Apr 2021 Closes: 15 May 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Internship PBM_743999742393870

Company Description

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organisations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. United by our core values and our purpose of helping people thrive in the brave pursuit of next, our 20,000+ people in 53 offices around the world combine experience across technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession to accelerate our clients' businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value.

Job Description

As a summer intern you will be working on an agile team with other passionate, driven, and talented interns and staff to create solutions for our Early Careers Program. The Early Careers Program (ECP) was established in 2019 to significantly increase our Generation Z population - attracting them to work here, developing them, and helping them have a meaningful career at Publicis Sapient. The ECP team's work spans corporate strategy, research, recruiting, University relationships, marketing, operations, learning and development, and financial analysis.

Our team seeks summer interns to help deliver on the Early Career Program projects. The work will span operations, research, project management, social media, analytics, and recruiting support.. This position will allow you to work from anywhere in the UK. You must be able to work from June 21st 2021 to August 27th, 2020 and have access to a strong wi-fi connection and be able to be on video camera for part of your day.

Operations and Project Management (50% of your time)

Support the summer engineering/computer science internship program. Includes helping to onboard the engineering interns, help with tech week, be a part of 1-2 small teams of engineer interns as they work on a digital business coding project. Your role will be a liaison and junior project coordinator and you will run a daily meeting with the coaches and small teams that you are assigned.

Included will be:
  • Help design and implementcommunity service events
  • Take thorough notes on all meetings for engineering interns as well as the overall intern manager
  • Track individual and team progress and report back to the Intern manager
  • Escalate any red flags or issues to the Intern manager
  • Manage all scheduling for meetings and events through Microsoft outlook
  • Coordinate and manage lunch and learn logistics
  • Coordinate and manage final presentation logistics
  • Coordinate and manage weekly social events and logistics
Recruiting Support (25% of your time)
  • Research and find prospective students on LinkedIn, GitHub, and other platforms and add them to our Applicant Tracking System.
  • Research and find campus events outside of the career fairs at targeted universities.
  • Find and help us engage with student groups on campuses.
  • Help plan and prepare for university virtual and in-person career fairs in the fall.
Strategy Special Projects (25% of your time)
You will be given 1-2 research or strategy topics to work on throughout the internship that align with your interests and the company's need.

  • Research studies that are focused on Gen Z's needs and interests which could include surveys, focus groups you lead, interviews you conduct and secondary research sources.
  • Impact on COVID-19 on student recruitment and job placement
  • Student groups on campus and their role in recruitment and company awareness
  • Diversity and Inclusion and Gen Z's expectations and needs
  • Competitor analysis on other college recruiting and development programs
What you will gain:
You will gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the company. You will also get hands-on exposure to a digital business transformation consulting company and learn about the business. Interns receive training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from a dedicated member of the ECP team. This support includes introductory training as well as needed training throughout the summer.

You will also be able to attend all of the leadership presentations, lunch and learns, and social events that the Engineering/Computer Science internship program receives.
You will get the opportunity to present your research project to senior executives in the firm.


  • Graduate Students/Undergraduate heading into 2nd or 3rd year
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong project management and operational aptitude with the ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives
  • 2nd / 3rd year student
  • Available for an 8+ week internship
  • Available to work 40 hours per week
  • Self-starters who are results-oriented, resourceful, analytical, innovative, intellectually curious and who take initiative and risks
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Demonstrate strong ability to embrace and adapt to change, take initiative and showcase curiosity, learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and proficient in Microsoft office tools/programs
  • Previous work experience, clubs, volunteerism or internships is a plus
  • Experience in project management is a plus

Additional Information

For more information about Publicis Sapient, visit here:

Publicis Groupe UK

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