Future Friends is back for 2020, and that means we want to hear from the best creatives (not yet) in the business.
Each year, we open our doors in search of fresh talent to join us for a 3 or 6 month paid internship. We like to call it Future Friends – because hopefully, we’ll find someone to welcome into our team. You could be a designer, illustrator, writer, animator or content creator. A maker or a thinker.
What’s new for 2020?
This year, and forever more, we are doing away with the familiar tropes of the internship application. The cherry-picked-solid-gold-unicorn-balls of creative steel have no place here.
We love to talk, especially where creativity is concerned. This year we want good old fashioned face-time. Conversations with passionate, driven people who want to excel in their creative field. You don’t have to be the best, you just have to want to be.
How you can get involved
We’re kicking things off with an open house and Portfolio review at our Bristol home on Monday 23rd March from 7:30 – 9:30pm.
The evening will provide an opportunity to meet some of the Friends behind the name, learn more about the Future Friends programme and get to know like-minded, budding creatives. You don’t have to be interested in the internship to attend. Just want to discuss your work with some of the best creatives in the game? Fine with us. Got some burning questions or just after some advice? That’s cool too.
For logistical reasons there is only a limited number of spaces for this event, so if you’re interested, secure your place here. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Not local, not available, or talking just not your thing?
No worries. We get it. If you still think you could be our next best friend, then send your portfolio, CV and a clip* telling us why you’d make a great friend in 60 seconds or less to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for submissions will be Monday 13th April.
* Animation, video, scribbles, gifs, shouting into a smartphone – we’re not fussy.
About the Internship
You don’t have to have graduated from a formal design or creative course, but you do need to commit. This is an internship, not a placement. We run our Future Friends programme with a view to long term employment, this is however never guaranteed.
Wherever your creative prowess lies, this is your chance to gain valuable experience in a real agency setting, working on real briefs with people at the top of their game.That’s why we expect you to hit the ground running – so it’s important you have the right skills for the job. We’ll also expect you to join in discussions, share your opinion and keep on top of trends.