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Following a discussion on the UK-Netmarketing discussion list, we noticed that many companies are on the hunt for interns.  We're big fans of internship / placement programmes and decided to help both companies and prospective interns by collating a Digital Internship / Placement list.

We'll be keeping this list updated as and when internships are submitted.  If you'd like to add your internship to the list, please fill out the form here.

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Location: Soho, London
Dates: 4 week placement - one every month beginning 1st August 2011

Below is a brief job description of what interns get up to at Neoco HQ

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researching various topics and fields online for a variety of clients (Fashion, Sport, Gaming, Big brands)
  • Blogger research
  • Compiling media lists
  • Answering the phone and directing calls
  • Attending special events and helping out where necessary
  • Attend meetings and contribute to brainstorming sessions
  • Drafting copy for various social media channels
  • Read and research latest trends in the social media industry
  • Database updating and collating
  • General admin duties
  • Office errands 

Important Qualities:

  • Experience of Social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc)
  • Good English written and spoken
  • Computer literate (Mac / PC)
  • Experience using Excel and other office programmes
  • Creative thinking and willing to learn
  • Fast learner
  • Can do attitude
  • Good time keeping

More Info: http://chw.ag/Ehc
Contact: Tweet Nigel (@nigelcarlos) Head of Social at Neoco
Closing Date: Ongoing

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Redberry Digital

Location: Henley-on-Thames
Dates: Flexible but ideally up to 3 months starting July.

Social media and community manager (including BookRabbit.com)

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic intern to join our growing agency in Henley-on-Thames. As well as working with the company founders to drive our social media presence we'll be looking for you to actively engage with the community of our literary social network, BookRabbit.com, through the site's own forum features as well its Twitter and Facebook presence.

The role offers the chance to learn in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. 

More Info: http://chw.ag/Ehd
Contact: jobsatredberrydigital [dot] com
Closing Date: 30th June 2011

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Market Sentinel

Location: Kennington, London
Dates: One, two or three months starting in July

Market Sentinel provides insights to brands starting from - but not limited to - social media. We use complex maths to generate insights which enable our clients to gain and retain competitive advantage. It is a demanding, stimulating workplace where conversations about Justin Bieber, linkfarms and SSRIs are equally likely.

Previous interns have ended up working for us long term. Others have gone on to Deloitte's and Google.

Every summer we take on interns with the following skills:

  1. Marketing (web-savvy, Twitter-using individuals with a liking for Excel and good PowerPoint skills);
  2. Product (web-savvy folk with some coding skills and/or experience of building web sites or applications);
  3. Technical/web development (people with some coding skills, front end or back end - our core languages are Java and Python. Experience of web services, JUnit, Tapestry, Subversion, Maven, Hudson, Perl, Python, AJAX, XML processing, RSS, natural language processing and workflow engines is welcome);
  4. Analyst (people with stats and analysis skills who have excellent written English and - ideally - at least one other language)

We offer an entry level salary to interns after a short trial.

More Info: http://chw.ag/Ehe
Contact: Follow us on Twitter (@marketsentinel) and post a link to your details and/or send a CV and a covering letter with something about yourself to joinmarketsentinelatgmail [dot] com.
Closing Date: 21st June 2011

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Community Infopoint Ltd

Location: Kent, London, Home Based
Dates: Flexible on start and finish dates - ideally start in July and finish late August

Community Infopoint is building a digitised platform of community related content to be accessed through multiple devices. We are a small team with a shared and exciting big vision

The candidate will be working within a start up environment so will be expected to take on a multitude of tasks that will be fun and exciting most of the time.

Market research will be at the forefront so a person with good communicative and writing skills would be a definite advantage. You will be expected to travel but most of the woerk will be in and around London.

Expenses and a small salary will be paid

Contact: please send a CV to garyatcommunityinfopoint [dot] com and a covering letter on why we should choose you
Closing Date: 28th June 2011

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Location: Based at Home over Skype
Dates: 12 Weeks Starting June or July

ArtLyst, The London Art Network is the fastest growing Contemporary Art website plus iPhone/iPad App in the UK. We are presently seeking energetic open minded writers, reviewers and IT specialists to help us make ArtLyst the most up to date source for art news and exhibitions in London. Candidates must have a good knowledge of Contemporary Art and have access to Skype.

More Info: http://chw.ag/Ehk
Contact: Send CV to Paul Carter Robinson Editor: internshipsatartlyst [dot] com
Closing Date: Open Ended

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Splendid Communications

Location: Old St, Shoreditch
Dates: Summer 2- 3 months

As an intern, you will play a key role in helping us engage with our online communities, as well as implementing and maintaining effective administrative systems and processes.

You will also be starting to develop more integrated digital skills and will already have some knowledge of social media including blogging, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter.

Qualities we encourage are:

  • Desire to learn and showing initiative
  • Understanding our business, social media and the evolving digital landscape
  • Being positive: Having a cheerful, can-do attitude is essential to working at Splendid
  • Team player: you strive to become an indispensable part of any team by effectively supporting its members in managing clients’ needs and services. You should be able to juggle workloads while always being solutions-focused.
  • Organisational skills: it is essential that you can juggle a number of tasks and manage your workload

In return, we offer:

  • A fantastic work environment in the heart of Old St
  • Creative atmosphere with great colleagues
  • An opportunity to learn and develop your digital skills working with major, global brands
  • We also offer £80 per week to cover travel and lunch

Contact: Sashaatsplendidcomms [dot] com
Closing Date: Continuing

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Location: Shoreditch
Dates: 3-6 months, starting in July

(dependant on skills)

  • Building mobile and desktop web applications using HTML / CSS / JavaScript
  • Packaging our web app using PhoneGap and Chrome extensions
  • Writing and running integration tests using Selenium
  • Developing our backend API using PHP and MongoDB
  • Collecting and analysing logs collected from user activity

Non-commercial experience is fine but you must show us prior examples of your work. Above all, a learning disposition is vital: you must always be keen to learn, and intelligence is key.

Salary and opportunity:

The chance to make significant contributions to the early product development of an exciting new service.

£12k equivalent for a 3-6 month internship, with an opportunity to be offered a full time developer role at the end of the position.

Must be eligible to work in the UK.

More Info: http://chw.ag/Ehg
Contact: adminathipsnip [dot] com
Closing Date: Open application, but looking for a July start

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Location: Central London (Farringdon)
Dates: Starting ASAP/June for 12 weeks (potential for longer)

Wanted: Motivated Interns for help launch and grow a new business

We recently launched our new company, InDigital [www.indigital.com] and we’d like to give an opportunity to a couple of motivated interns looking for experience. We only have up to 3 positions available over the summer.

We are seeking a small team to take over the day to day marketing and growth of InDigital. Each individual has to love the product and every customer as much as we do

Why would you want to be an intern with InDigital?

  • Learn how to start your own business under the guidance of those who already have
  • Get to work hands on with cutting edge Digital Marketing
  • Meet a lot of people to grow your network for jobs and connections after you graduate
  • Get new skills like how to use social media tools, digital marketing and mechanical turk etc
  • Work in the most exciting start up environment in London 

Whats a day in the life on an intern at InDigital like?

  • Working on tasks that turn a development into a business
  • Copywriting pages on our website InDigital.com
  • Helping brainstorm ideas how we can promote the business
  • Managing social media like blogs, Twitter and Facebook
  • Answering emails from customers and keeping them happy
  • Delivering growth

Sound interesting? If you’re interested in applying for first round interview:

  • Suggest one company that should use InDigital
  • Write up a 140 character phrase you would use on twitter to attract that company
  • Write a short blog post (300 words) that would promote InDigital

More Info: http://chw.ag/Ehf
Contact: Apply to: Howard Kingston (howardatindigital [dot] com).
Closing Date: ASAP

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The Martingale Internet Technologies

Location: Amersham
Dates: We have an open position for this role now, for five months or longer.

We have several positions, see for a job description the below link.

More Info: http://chw.ag/Ehj

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Location: Madrid, Spain
Dates: Summer for 3 months, starting on 20th June (or a week or two later)

We are looking for 2 types of interns:

  • Frontend developers (web and mobile application design)
    • Proficiency in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (JSON, jQuery, AJAX)
    • A solid understanding of hand-held device / web graphics techniques and production practices
    • Bonus Points: Appcelerator Titanium Framework (mobile development), a good eye for design
  • Backend developers (back office)
    • Experience writing high performance code
    • Asynchronous programming experience
    • Javascript/NodeJS and Ruby on Rails
    • NoSQL knowledge (e.g. MongoDB, Redis)
    • Nice to have: Python, Erlang, Perl, Riak, CouchDB, Cassandra, large scale deployments, Amazon Cloud Services

Payment: We will offer a very small scholarship depending on the skills provided.

More Info: http://chw.ag/Ehn
Contact Details: jobsatmobitto [dot] com 

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Thin Martian

Location: Shoreditch
Dates: 2-3 months starting from July

Thin Martian is looking for an Operations intern to assist the Operations team!

You will have the opportunity to work in a fast moving and exciting industry, gaining hands-on experience whilst supporting the studio. Every day is varied and your role will include, amongst other weird and wonderful things:

Studio maintenance & admin:

  • Ordering supplies, software and equipment, helping to maintain a tidy working environment.
  • Assisting the Studio Manager with post, photocopying, preparing for meetings/presentations, making spreadsheets, filing and running errands.
  • Booking travel arrangements, data entry and research. 

Project operations:

  • Testing websites, games and various issues for the design/dev team.
  • Project research, competition moderation and prize fulfilments, building databases, creating clues / questions, viral seeding, and recording statistics.
  • You will be contributing in our brainstorming sessions, and working with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr), so it is vital you have a basic knowledge of this area.

Ideally we would like someone to come on board from the end of June for a period of 2-3 months, so whether you are looking for work experience in your summer holiday in between studying or a new venture in your gap year, get in touch. We would love to meet you!

We will cover all your travel and lunch expenses throughout the internship.

More Info: http://chw.ag/Ehx
Contact Details: Please send a CV and cover letter to sarahatthinmartian [dot] com

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Visibility IQ

Location: Covent Garden
Dates: Flexible, around 3 months, starting July 2011

We're looking for interns to join our fast growing agency specializing in social media and digital marketing.

The role offers the chance to be at the forefront of new developments within online marketing, incorporating traditional methods such as search as well as new ones like creating a presence on YouTube.

Skills we look for:

  • Web savvy individuals with a profile on social networks
  • Experience of Facebook apps an advantage
  • Knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop and Dreamweaver

More Info: http://chw.ag/EiL
Contact Details: Please email CV to internatvisibilityiq [dot] com
Closing Date: 6/30/2011

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The House

Location: Camden
Dates: Between 1 to 3 months from August 2011


5 reasons to work with us:

  1. Exposure to great national and international brands such as Nokia, Sanyo, Freesat, Mixcloud , Made With Joy, LolliBop, Epsilica and others.
  2. The chance to work on In-House projects and take equity in the products.
  3. The opportunity to learn from an experienced team of creatives and developers.
  4. The flexibility of working remotely and in the studio in Camden.
  5. A chance to join the family and work with us full-time (if you’re that good!)

We are looking for a web developer intern with a passion for exploring the latest methods and technologies in delivering websites, apps and mobile.

This role will involve maintaining existing websites, as well as visualising and building new sites and email campaigns. You will assist our developer team on a range of projects specialising in Django, Wordpress, Mobile, Email Newsletters and Facebook Apps.

The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry standards and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.

3 days per week (Tuesday to Thursday).  Expenses will be covered.

Must haves:

  • Skills in (X)HTML, CSS, Javascript/jQuery, Photoshop & Illustrator;
  • Knowledge of industry-accepted best-practice methods;The ability to ensure cross-browser, cross-platform compatibility and W3C standards compliance.
  • Ensure visuals are engaging, accessible and logical, and recommend improvements where necessary;
  • Take creative responsibility for finished work, ensuring it is checked and error-free;
  • Keep abreast of trends, technologies and practices in web design and development, and be plugged in to the wider design world;
  • Be able to think creatively, to produce and communicate ideas and concepts;
  • Effective personal time management.

Would be nice to have:

  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems, particularly Wordpress;
  • Familiarity with PHP, MySQL and Flash;
  • Familiarity with Final Cut Pro / After Effects for online video.

Important bit:

  • Send a PDF or web link of your folio
  • Send a brief paragraph explaining why we should take you on.
  • Do NOT send your CV, we want to see your work not your life history.
  • Send to internatthehouselondon [dot] com with the subject “WEB DEV INTERN”
  • Tell us which room of your house you like most and why.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Michael and Darshan, Co-founders of The House London Ltd.

Contact: Send applications to internatthehouselondon [dot] com with the subject “WEB DEV INTERN”

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Location: Covent Garden
Dates: 12 Weeks starting in July


We are looking for a person currently or has just finished a media or marketing related degree.

You will be required to carry out online and offline PR and Social media activities for TVguide.co.uk.

The role involve every thing from reaching out to media outlets and sharing information about Tvguide.co.uk, you will also be asked to help with the sales and media activities of TVguide.

There will be a salary (TBD)

Contact: chetanattvguide [dot] co [dot] uk
Closing Date: 28/06/2011

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Taylor James

Location: Shoreditch

Dates: Summer for 12 weeks starting in July

Taylor James’ CGI internship programme is underway and is taking applications from the next budding bunch of CGI graduates to join their forty-strong team on a three month course. Taylor James work with some of the world’s leading brands, including: British Airways, Coca-Cola, Amex and Heineken. A complete production studio who have created content for campaigns across digital, print and broadcast media for over a decade; Taylor James pride themselves on their core value of photo-realism which is carried out through all their work. This is transparent in their showreel presenting a selection of high-standard CGI work across both still and motion. 

Interns will get an introduction to working in various areas of CGI production, from creating 3D layouts and CG animation, to scene-assembly, matte painting, compositing and live-action integration. The interns will devote the remainder of their time to a group project. The multi-disciplinary internship combines standard industry-based training in all areas of production and post-production, along with live project experience so applicants must have the right balance of technical ability, creative eye and attitude. 

A previous intern of the 2010 programme, Panos Pallaris, formerly a student at Escape Studios, said: “We all felt the course was well structured and covered a wide range of disciplines from concept through to production and editing. A major plus was the fact the training material was based on projects previously undertaken by Taylor James. This gave us a measure of the quality of work produced and a benchmark to strive for, while learning about working practices in a production pipeline context.

There was a good balance between technique and creativity. The advanced module week and end of training group project gave us complete creative license to explore and implement everything we'd learned on our own projects.”

More Info: http://chw.ag/Eid
Contact: Applications should be sent to recruitmentattaylorjames [dot] com with ‘CGI Internship’ and should include CV and short relevant reel.

Closing Date: 30th June 2011

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Belron International Ltd.

Location: Egham, Surrey

Dates: Flexible - but at least six weeks to allow for knowledge transfer to take place.

Who are Belron?

Belron is the worlds largest dedicated vehicle glass repair and replacement company. Belron® is home to 25,500 employees, all working together to bring the Belron® story to life. Our operations span 33 countries and five continents, making us a global business in every sense.

What do we do?

The team that we work in is called the eBusiness team. We look after the websites and the area that this placement concentrates on may include:

  • Usability (we do this a LOT and use many techniques)
  • Customer Insight (research into customers)
  • Analytics (tracking behaviour online)
  • Testing (we check 100s of mobile devices and browsers)
  • A/B testing and Multivariate testing

The last is a very important part of our work. We have dedicated staff who test over 7 million things a month with our website visitors. Through this testing, we know what images, words, buttons and layouts work well for us. It makes life easier for customers and drives huge value in all our work. A focus would be given in this role to this area.

What is the role?

You'd be working with Craig Sullivan and Ed Colley, as part of our optimisation and testing programme.

This will involve brainstorming, designing, instrumenting and running controlled tests for us using our testing software. You'll get to try different pictures, videos, words and layouts - in order to find the one that drives online conversion. The benefit of this approach is you get to see what impact your work has on consumer behaviour - very rewarding.

We're an agile, professional but not stuffy team and we all work collaboratively on problems and share good work. Belron supports all our Business Units (countries) around the world and does so through sharing best practice on techniques that work. This means that we're used to advising people, not telling them, about good stuff - our authority lies in the quality of work that we do, not some organisational chart.

You'll get to learn about a/b and multivariate testing, use a lot of the rather cool software we have at our fingertips and get to see in real-time what's happening.

You should be open minded, naturally curious and interested in how people use products. You won't have to have a stats degree to work with us - good numeracy and a familiarity with excel will suffice.

We also expect that you are interested in web design, usability, web analytics or related disciplines and want to learn more about the cutting edge work we do in these areas. A familiarity with any wireframing or design software would be a plus, but is not essential.

You'll come out of this with practical, hands on experience and with knowledge gained from doing work yourself, as well as working with experienced optimisation experts. 

We're based in stunning offices in Egham, Surrey. It's a wonderful building, surrounded by huge private grounds and woodland and you'll enjoy working there or eating outside when the weather is nice on the terrace. The wildlife, setting and facilities at the office only add to the role.

If you want to know more, please see the contact details below. I'll be able to fill in more details.

More Info: http://chw.ag/Eii

Contact: Please contact Craig [dot] Sullivan [at] Belron [dot] com
LinkedIn // Facebook // Twitter 

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Location: Covent Garden, London
Dates: 3-months rolling

If you're a recent graduate or undergrad with C# programmer, an interest in music, and excellent data experience - come job our technical team!

The job will involve merging data from multiple sources into a highly-normalised, flexible music database (SQL Server). This means analysing data in its original format (whether XML, databases, Excel sheets, delimited files or web pages), understanding how it will fit into the target schema, and then creating routines to make it happen. The programmer should also be able to produce data entry screens and interfaces where needed.

Maintainable, well-documented work is a must, as are care and testing. Much of the work involves programming, though shortcuts that don't involve programming are always welcome. The ability to decide on the right tool for the right job is paramount.

Useful knowledge:

  • File I/O
  • File formats: e.g., comma-delimited, tab-delimited, Excel
  • XML handling
  • Database tools and utilities
  • Regular Expressions
  • Screen design
  • Acquaintance with foreign (human) languages
  • Attention to detail
  • Affinity for research

About Decibel:

Decibel is a multi-award-winning Technology company in the Music Industry based in London, UK.

Our AI technologies create Data which we provide to the record labels, streaming companies, hardware manufacturers, mobile operators, online music stores etc...

Watch the 3-min intro video here: http://chw.ag/Eij

We're all about powering music discovery, and increasing the amount of people who buy music, by providing the deepest & richest information available on music to companies

More Info: http://chw.ag/Eik
Contact: jobsatdecibel [dot] net

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Location: Farringdon, London

Dates: 4 weeks starting from 13 June 2011 (with opportunity to extend)


We are looking for an account executive intern.

If you are smart, keen, creative and digitally savvy and have excellent written skills you could be the intern we are looking for.

We have some exciting projects (think iPad) coming up and require an intern to help deliver them - all the while learning all about agency work, the nuts and bolts of being an account executive and developing real, hands-on experience.

You will be working at the Seven offices in funky Farringdon for 6 weeks (some of our interns have gone on to snap up full time jobs after their internships here at Seven)

You will have a chance to learn from senior development, project and creative teams

Day to day you will be; 

  • Taking notes in client meetings
  • Writing up contact reports
  • Putting together spreadsheets
  • Getting involved in project control administration
  • Reporting into management on findings and reports
  • Researching competitor offerings
  • Testing applications on different devices
  • ad hoc account and project management tasks

A degree is essential, preferably within the marketing, online, communications or digital spheres.

We pay travel and expenses during your internship time with us and offer invaluable industry experience, a great working atmosphere and the chance to get involved from day one. 

More Info: http://chw.ag/Eil
Contact: If this sounds like you and you are committed to working in a vibrant agency drop an email over to roy [dot] murphyatseven [dot] co [dot] uk with your details, any online links and a 300-400 word paragraph on why the iPad is the future of content delivery.

Closing Date: 6/13/2011

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