Digital Internships & Work Placements Summer Round-up

Daffodils in Nowton Park by Andrew StawarzSpring has sprung. Even the plant life inside Chinwag Towers is showing signs of life despite its usual mistreatment.

It's also the time of the year when soon-to-be graduates, and those about to embark on their gap year start the hunt for a worthwhile pursuit to fill the coming months.

Following our call for internships and work placements a few weeks back, here's a round-up of the response we got. For enterprising souls, there's certainly plenty of experience to be gained at some great digital companies, check out the list of available placements: 

This list was put together purely as a rough'n'ready trial, it's a list of internships and work placements only. If you're looking for a full-time or freelance role, check out the full listings on our sister site, Chinwag Jobs (hint: there's a list of the latest and greatest to your right-hand side).

We'd also love to hear from employers and interns on their experiences, so do leave a comment or drop us a line. It's always good to get a steer on the state of the industry, both good and bad.


Internship in the eCommerce department

Do you love all things digital? Then go ahead and send us your CV. Fluency in English required but German and/or French would also be a bonus.

Location: Bavaria, Germany
More Info:
Apply: send your covering letter and CV to: feedback [dot] estore [dot] emeaatadidas [dot] com

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PharmiWeb Solutions

PharmiWeb Solutions is a young entrepreneurial  online publisher and digital marketing specialist, in the pharmaceutical and healthcare segment, working with leading brands and companies, mainly in the UK, but with an international customer base (now including France, Switzerland and Australia). We're not huge, but we're getting there quickly - in 2009 we were recognised as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Digital Companies in the UK.

You can see more about us at and

We're a Microsoft Gold Partner, and our development environment is quite broad, and mostly.NET based ( HTML, ASP, ASP.NET, Java, CSS, AJAX, SQL, IIS, Flash, Visual Studio, DotNetNuke etc.).

And we are now looking to add two or three interns to our buzzy, energetic team, in the following areas:

  • UI Design
  • Web Development
  • Editorial
  • Marketing

Start dates and end dates are flexible - let us know what you're looking for. We'd be particularly interested for anyone who can start now, but positions will be open later in the year too.There will be a modest salary and travelling expenses available.
We are based within walking distance from Bracknell Rail Station, which is on the mainline from London Waterloo.

Location: Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1BP
Apply: In the first instance, by email with a CV to melanieatpharmiweb [dot] com

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INPROMO is a specialized online promotion and marketing agency based in Hamburg, Germany. Our clients are mainly from the entertainment industry and include major players in the film, game and software area.

We are looking for an English speaking intern to support us in several online marketing and pr projects for international clients for a period of three month minumum, starting asap. Candidates should be enthusiastic, willing to learn and ideally have some experience and/or education in online marketing or the entertainment industry.

We offer a dynamic and informal working environment within a team of young entusiastic professionals, interesting projects and room for initiative.

Salary: 800 Euro/month

Location: Hamburg, Germany
More Info:
Apply: Applications via E-Mail to Christian Egli <christian [dot] egliatinpromo [dot] de>

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Flip Media FZ LLC

Flip Media is the largest digital agency network in the Middle East. We offer internships every year. At any one time we may have two or three interns from anywhere in the world working in either our Dubai head-office or our small London office. The work is project based, typically supporting a client service manager to get a website designed, built and 'live' or supporting our content management teams. Applicants must be passionate about digital, ideally with some digital skills such as web-design / Flash animation / HTML etc. We offer a small financial package for Dubai internships (approx £300 pm cash + return economy flight + shared accommodation). Flight costs will be compensated on completion of the agreed internship period to deter free-loaders!

Location: Dubai
More Info:
Apply: londonatflip [dot] me
Application Deadline: 31/12/2010

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Amberlight Partners

We're looking for exceptional talent and intelligence coupled with passion, humour, curiosity and a desire to learn everything that we can throw at you. We don't want dogsbodies or tea boys (or girls). We want to find the next generation of UX pioneers who can weave together all the multiplying strands of research, design, technology, innovation and tools into a coherent whole.

Location: Bloomsbury (West End), London
Apply: Write to infoatamber-light [dot] co [dot] uk explaining why you think you are the right person and what you like to do with your time and talents.
Deadline: Always happy to talk to great people

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FootballUnited is a rapidly growing, nearly-global football news service.

Our tech team needs an extra pair of hands to grab some of the self-contained projects that never quite get done. If you have any (or all!) skills in PHP, CSS, SQL, or Graphic design you might be our guy/gal.

There's two other things we need you to do.
1 Be able to organise yourself to deliver a project (you know, all those things about being an energetic self starter...)
2 Know when to stop & ask for help.

In the run up to the World Cup, we've a mountain of projects to get done, to deliver fans' news to web, to mobile, and social channels. We'll fit the projects that you work on to your skills & experience. (It would be pretty dumb to do anything else, now, wouldn't it!)

We'd want an intern to be with us for 3 months at a minimum,; start any time you like. We'll pay expenses, and a per day rate

We're a small team, working from our own offices, in Smithfield. We're pretty relaxed about work hours - more focussed on getting services out the door than on turning up at 8.30am every day... We're backed by a *huge* independent football website, which gives us access to nearly 1 million football fans a week: the work you do for us will get seen & used by a lot of people, worldwide.

Location: Farringdon, London
More Info:
Apply: Please drop a comment at
Deadline: 15/6/2010

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Global Beach

The lovely folk working on business development need your help, or a time machine. If you have either please get in touch.

Role - Business Development Intern

Responsibilities - Involved in brainstorms, writing tenders and presentations

Skills - Must be creative, motivated and collaborative

Reimbursement: TBC

Location: Fulham, London
Apply: newbusinessatglobalbeach [dot] com

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fish in a bottle

We’re on the look out for an intern. If you’re an enthusiastic, hard working person with a can-do attitude who would appreciate the opportunity to gain experience in one of the UK’s leading creative digital agencies then we need to talk.

You may be a student eager to find out what the agency world is really like – trust us, you can leave your text books at home. Or perhaps you’re between jobs and you fancy adding an internship at one of the UK’s leading creative digital agencies to your CV.

If you join us you’ll spend between 4 and 16 weeks getting hands on experience in a busy, innovative digital agency environment working on projects for some of the UK’s leading brands. We’ll offer you the opportunity to get involved in practically every aspect of fish in a bottle, including:

  • Insight into planning and managing social network communities
  • Gain experience in planning, executing and tracking email marketing campaigns
  • Hands on involvement in project specifications, test plans and quality assurance
  • The opportunity to shadow and help creative and technical members in our studio
  • Hands on experience working within our Client Services team

We’ll contribute toward your expenses and in exchange offer you a tailor made experience programme that works for both you and us.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
More Info:
Apply: If you’re interested in an internship at fish in a bottle then send your CV through the form on our website -

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Are you crazy about camping or caravanning? Can you tell a Vango from a Eurohike at 50 paces? Do your eyes mist over at the sizzle of summer barbecues in the great outdoors?, the leading website to find and book the perfect campsite or holiday park, is seeking a superstar marketing intern for immediate start.


Launched in July 2009, boasts the largest database of UK and Ireland campsites on the web. Our unique search engine lets users search over 80 criteria, from wifi to clean bathing water to campfires allowed. Users can read customer reviews and check out local pubs, National Parks, festivals and other attractions. A unique online booking engine will allow users to check availability and reserve the perfect pitch.

Don't take our word for it...

  • Featured in The Sun, Daily Mirror, TimesOnline, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail
  • More than 1m page impressions since launch in summer 2009
  • Five-star rating from Web User, UK’s best-selling internet magazine: “Keen caravanners and campers will love this comprehensive guide to sites throughout the UK and Ireland...With its green and brown design, looks great and is definitely worth pegging for perusal.”
  • Daily Mail Website of the Week, August 2009: “Struggling to find a campsite with availability or one that meets your requirements? Then this new website...may be a godsend.”

The role

Candidates will join a small, nimble team at a young company with extraordinary growth potential. As such, there is an opportunity to be involved in a wide range of activities associated with an internet start-up.

Tasks will include the following:

  • Writing new website content
  • Brainstorming and implementing creative marketing initiatives, such as CRM and on-site promotions
  • Making sales calls and handling enquiries from the public
  • Data entry

Hours for the internship may vary from week to week and can be flexible. Later, a permanent role may be offered to the right candidate. Expenses will be reimbursed.

The candidate

Candidates should be self-starters, extremely flexible as far as tasks are concerned, and able to prioritise based on company needs while meeting tight deadlines. The successful candidate will fulfil the following additional criteria:

  • A willingness to be a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ for the sake of being part of a forward-thinking start-up
  • Honours degree (BA or equivalent)
  • At least two years' experience in a related field
  • Own laptop
  • Ideally, experience with a start-up company
  • Internet savvy
  • Ability to troubleshoot independently
  • A desire to take a big part in the establishment of as a modern, creative brand
  • General administrative skills, as well as experience within a customer-facing sector
  • Excellent communication skills (including phone manner)
  • Switched ON

To apply, submit you details via our Jobs section - and don't forget to tell us your camping or caravanning stories!

Location: Soho, London
More Info:

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Direct Traffic Media

Fantastic opportunity with an experienced and growing online marketing agency. We offer a wide range of services, and work to provide precise and tangible results for our clients.  The intern will need to be enthusiastic about search engine optimisation, with a desire to learn and operate within the areas of on-page and off-page optimisation.

Location: Putney, London
Apply: Email sherrod [dot] dineatdirecttrafficmedia [dot] com

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Browser Creative

In our simplest form, we’re a brand agency who create engaging graphic and digital experiences.

What sets us apart is our understanding of our clients’ position in the marketplace - assessing where they are and where they want to be.

People we've had the pleasure in working with; Renault, AIG, PKR, United Business Media, MusicWeek, Nacro, V Inspire and Lunar BBDO

Location: Shoreditch, London
More Info:
Apply: Rene Morency, workwithusatbrowsercreative [dot] com, 020 33 55 5891

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ParcelPoke Limited

We run the world's first Instant Gift Messaging Service called ParcelGenie. We are on Facebook and are rolling out onto other channels, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Dating Sites, and so forth. The service enables users to instantly send real little gifts to people without needing a postal address -- almost like moonpig, but on steroids!

We're interested in very enthusiastic and bright interns who may be interested in one or more of the following areas: User Interface Design; Graphical Design; Flash Design; Programming in C# and ASP.NET; Digital Marketing; Public Relations; and Customer Retention tactics; Smartphone interface design (e.g. for an iPhone); and Market Research of existing customer base.

The intern would work with the directors in devising an exciting project, and we would provide you with the contacts and support in this groundbreaking space. We are Microsoft Partners and have excellent contacts for your career. The two directors have doctorates from Oxford University.

Location: Brighton
More Info:
Apply: Please send a covering letter to richatparcelgenie [dot] com expressing your interest in any of the areas listed, and perhaps suggesting what you might be interested in doing to help grow our business.

While we have plenty of ideas, we're open to new ideas, and so please feel free to make suggestions.

You won't be making coffee, but will be involved in a key stage of a startup that might just be the next big thing. We will offer excellent references and are very well connected in the digital world and so can help find you a job.

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Carve Consulting

Carve is a London-based consulting practice that helps organisations realise value from corporate social networks.  We have significant expertise in Social Media Marketing, Search Marketing, ePR, Digital Strategy Development and Online Reputation Management. We partner with a number of agencies, and work on a diverse range of clients including  VisitBritain, Yell Adworks and UBS.

You are passionate about all things social media, and are actively participating in a wide variety of web 2.0 activities such as blogging, social bookmarking, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You would like to learn how to translate your passion into coherent and cutting-edge strategies for corporate organisations.

We can offer you a two month-internship where you’ll be thrown into the deep end to work on accounts with our consultants. Your day-to-day tasks will vary but will definitely include the following at some point:

  • Account management (including “whatever needs to be done to service the accounts”) 
  • Client training 
  • Client research
  • Report writing 
  • Proactively participating in social media events 

Our ideal intern looks a bit like this:

  • Passionate about social media with an appetite to learn
  • Up to date web 2.0 industry knowledge
  • Exceptional traditional writing and grammatical skills 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present complex ideas clearly
  • Attention to detail and outstanding organisation skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and be calm under pressure

We can’t offer you a full salary but will cover your travel and lunch expenses, as well as a discretionary bonus at the end of the internship. We are currently looking at expanding so there is potentially scope for developing this internship into a permanent paid position.

This internship is for July and August.

Location: Aldgate, London
More Info:
Apply: Adelaideatcarveconsulting [dot] com

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Great Marketing Works

In the summer, we are launching a new series of webinars and a private product to help support NGO and councils with business support to the micro business support market in the NW and beyond. If you think / know you can help and would love to have the experience on your CV and have a glowing reference from a small dynamic marketing masterclass provider then be in touch.

Location: Manchester city centre
Apply: jobsatgreatmarketingworks [dot] co [dot] uk

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Smarkets is an exciting startup aiming to change the way consumers interact with financial markets.  Currently we offer a simple and social way to bet online

We are looking for either developers or marketing interns.

Please look at our website for more information.

Flexible term and dates.  Pay is probably minimum wage but can be discussed.

Location: Clerkenwell, London
More Info:
Apply: Get in touch with us at internatsmarkets [dot] com. Send us a CV and some information about yourself and your availability. If we think you might be what we’re looking for, we’ll be in touch.

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Location:        Tonbridge, Kent, TN9.
Job Type:          Unpaid, Voluntary Internship – 1-3 months.
Start Date:       ASAP

Based in Central Tonbridge, Guru are an innovative online recruitment business that specialise in helping organisations within the New Media, Digital and Design sectors.

Joining our new internship program we are looking for a bright and enthusiastic Multimedia / Computer Science Graduate with knowledge of web development to support and brainstorm internal web development / multimedia projects.  This role offers the right candidate the opportunity to put into practice web development and multimedia skills within a business environment (providing you with those valuable url’s to include on your CV.)

Expect to be involved in the following:

  • Social Networking
  • Brainstorming New Technical Ideas
  • Web Development
  • Open Source CMS Development

To qualify we are seeking bright, analytic and organised Multimedia / Computer Science graduate (or equivalent) with prior academic or commercial experience that covers the following:

  • Good writing & communications skills.
  • Taking initiative and contributing ideas. 
  • A good understanding of current web technologies including HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL. 
  • Social Media, iPhone Aps, Flex, Air, Flash a bonus.

This role presents an excellent opportunity to gain valuable commercial experience!  Travel and lunch expenses will be paid for, however please note this role is available on an unpaid, voluntary basis as an internship.

Location: Tonbridge, Kent
More Info:
Apply: Please send your CV to findajobatgurucareers [dot] com quoting reference GURU/INT/WDEV

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Bluw i is a Digital Agency based in Covent Garden, London and is made up of an ever-growing team of creatives and developers working on a wide range of worldwide brands and projects. Bluw i has merged the creativity of London based creative team Bluw Creative and the technical expertise of Ortegra, forming a strong digital team with creativity and functionality at its core.

We are currently looking for a web design intern to join our creative team where you'll get the opportunity to develop your knowledge and show your skills in creative front-end design, project planning, brand design and all round creativity.

We are lucky enough to work with clients such as Intel, Sky, Captain Morgan, CBBC and V&A alongside our partner companies such as Duke & Earl and Karrot Animation. You will get the opportunity to work alongside our partners and may get the chance to spend some time at their studios which are close by.

The internship will last for 4 weeks and there is a strong chance of a full time position at the end of this time. Bluw i will be covering your expenses.

Your application

Please supply:

Your CV (in PDF format)
A PDF of no more than 4 recent projects
A link to your online portfolio
Any other relevant web links

Please send your application to rickyatbluw-i [dot] com

Location: Covent Garden, London
More Info:

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Halpern Cowan

TITLE: Web Editor Internship at Cutting Edge Digital Agency. Immediate Start


Web editor Intern


  • Higher education qualification
  • Proven interest in web editing or website build


  • Strong web/IT background
  • Previous experience of working with CMS systems
  • Technical knowledge of web publishing (HTML, CSS, etc)
  • Familiarity with web 2.0
  • Proficient in all microsoft office
  • Previous office experience


This is a great role for someone looking for their first job in web design and build. You will be working on a long-term project that will bring you into contact with agency members and the client team. The role requires a strong attention to detail, the ability to work to tight deadlines and someone who is a strong team player.

The successful candidate will be interested in marketing and online developments. They will have an excellent attention to detail, a strong sense of motivation and the ability to take on tasks and get things done.


2 month contract reviewed on a monthly basis

Applicant must be able to start immediately

Location: North London
More Info:
Apply: olgaathalperncowan [dot] net

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Quirk Emarketing Ltd

Quirk eMarketing (, a smart, creative global eMarketing agency is on the look out for an intern to work in our London offices alongside our eMarketing strategists. We were recently voted one of the most innovative agencies in the UK by Econsultancy and we are expanding rapidly - so now is a good time to step in and learn!

In particular we need somebody to help manage the search campaigns we run for some of our largest clients which include Warner Bros.

- A passion for the internet and marketing (including Social Media)
- A real desire to learn about search marketing (SEO and PPC)
- A degree
- An appetite for hard work, lots of fun and creativity
- A second language would be an advantage but is not essential
- A good understanding of the cinema together with a thirst for knowledge, a hunger for success and bit of quirkiness will help too!

Location: London Bridge, London
More Info:
Apply: janetatquirk [dot] biz
Deadline: 4/15/2010

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Brightlemon Ltd

A 3 month internship starting in May 2010 with a web development/social networking development company based in the heart of Old Street, London. Duties will include a wide range of social networking and online research and marketing projects (and possibly training in various technical disciplines for the right candidate). Experience of web technologies and social networking web sites is a bonus but not essential - most important is a can-do attitude with a willingness to learn!

We have taken summer placement students from the USA, Europe, UK and Japan over the last four years and have a structured approach to each placement. There is an emphasis on training, development and mentoring. Travel expenses and a bonus on completion of the placement will be paid.

Location: Old Street, London
More Info:
Apply: Send CV to jobsatbrightlemon [dot] com

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Spotless Interactive

Customer experience Internship 2010

We are offering a full-time internship at our office in London, giving someone the chance to work on usability projects including testing, training and research, user recruitment, wireframing and more!

Your responsibilities:

Your primary responsibility will be to work closely with and assist the customer experience team. This can include any of the following:

  • Planning and conducting user research, including methods such as: usability studies, competitive analysis, user surveys, expert reviews and more.
  • Creating presentations and reports, personas, user journeys, wireframes, sitemaps, content audits and style guides.
  • Preparation or training materials, course notes, CD Roms, delegate lists and more.
  • Technical testing such as accessibility testing against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 and 2.0.
  • Functionality testing and cross browser testing for a range of clients.

You will also assist in the pre and post set-up necessary for conducting research.

Your qualifications and experience:

You must be currently enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme or have graduated from an accredited graduate programme in the area of Cognitive, Experimental or Industrial Psychology, Interaction Design, Human Factors or Human Computer Interaction. Prototyping skills (e.g. Visio, Axure) are desired but not required as can be learnt on the job.

You are expected to have excellent verbal and written communications skills. Computer skills are a must with medium to good typing skills. Experience with Office applications (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint) and the Internet are required. You must have the legal right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

What we are offering:

This is a paid internship and the duration of the internship is flexible but would look to work with the right person for 6 weeks.

The position provides a salary of £120 per week plus travel expenses. All applicants preferably need to be London based for the working hours of 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

The person will need to be self-directed and able to manage time effectively. More importantly, we will provide excellent references for the right candidate after the project has come to an end and may even make a job offer for the future.

Location: London (Fulham)
More Info:
Apply: Process and next steps: Please e-mail ben [dot] loganatspotlessinteractive [dot] com if you are interested in this role preferably with a CV and some background about what course you are studying and what you would like to achieve on your internship. We may not be able to respond to every applicant but we will try our best to do so.

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We are looking for an intern who is interested in web, social media space. We run websites such as and tech events such as MiniBar (, which attract hundreds of London's web entrepreneurs.

We are specifically looking for somebody who is interested in learning more about social media and community management. The ideal candidate would have some knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress (blogging). We work with high profile partners such as O'Reilly, Guardian, NESTA etc.

Internships will be made available on a rolling basis, but will last 12 weeks. Compensation is negotiable upon performance.

Location: Bethnal Green, London
More Info:
Apply: infoatopenbusiness [dot] cc

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