You'll become a key part of our agency team, while also working closely with other FORM interns on an actual project for a client or community initiative. You’re going to take real-world problems, think up solutions and then (this is the hardest part) figure out how to turn your ideas into something tangible. In other words, you’re not just going to get a closer look at agency life. You’re going to live it the way we do every day.
UX Design & Development
You are a mere mortal, and yet to your family and friends, you are a tech god. You fix problems with a user-first mentality, some wireframes, HTML and a lil’ CSS. But first, you try turning it off and on again.
When someone is #literallydying, a part of your soul figuratively dies. You’ve got big ideas, an even bigger vocabulary and probably a blog from middle school you’re embarrassed about.
You’re a social butterfly on steroids. Insta, Snap, Pinterest, you’re all over it. And when it comes to earned media like press releases and articles, you're all about that AP style.
CMYK, RGB, EPS, AI, JPG, OMG! All you want in life is to make this crazy, messed up world a more beautiful place and you’re using every application in the Adobe Creative Suite to do it.
All those technical awards at the Oscars no one cares about? You care. From shooting to editing, music selection to color correction, you know how to bring every element together to tell one hell of a story.
Client Engagement & Project Management
You’re a born champion. As in, I’m going to champion the hell out of this brand. Details give you life. You’re what would happen if Hermione got her hands on a Time-Turner and a DeLorean.
You’re no fool. You know a #sponcon ad when you see one. And if getting seen is the goal, you know how to use every post, search result and video break to give your big ideas an even bigger audience.
Real talk: it’s super awkward when you’re interviewing for jobs right out of college and they’re all like “so tell us about your experience” and you’re all “um, I worked at TGI Friday’s one summer.” With FORM, you get real experience and work samples that employers actually care about.
Awww yiiisss. Actual money you can put in the bank (or, let's be real, into the hands of your nearest bartender or student loan collector). Which is awesome, because $$$! But it also means you won’t be goofing off all day. You’re getting paid so you’re going to be doing actual work, too.
Want to test-drive your future career or take a chance on something you have zero experience in? Do you have the big stuff mostly figured out, but what you really need is general advice on how to make your work better? Get you an internship that can do both.
When you’re in college, you mostly know other college students and they’re never hiring. So it’s super helpful to know people who already work in your chosen field. They might be hiring or know people who are, and they’ll probably be willing to be a “reference available upon request” on your resume.
Is there anything more academically enriching than a nice, cold beer (or a frosty La Croix if you're under 21)? Does cake transform mediocre ideas into genius campaigns? Do heated discussions about "Game of Thrones" provide vital insight into the world of advertising? We are dedicated in our mission to find answers. We hope you share our passion.
*But seriously, no beer for you minors. Sorry, kids. Until you hit 21, you’ll be hitting up the soda machine.
Why the hell is it called FORM?
So, college is this super weird time in life, right? It’s like your whole life is this sketchbook and you’ve got all these blank pages to fill (major, career, identity, preferred beer pong technique, etc.). We’ve designed FORM to give you the guidance and space you need to get a head start, figure things out or explore something new, and take a chance you might otherwise not have the opportunity to take. It’s the platform you need to get informed, perform at a higher level and ultimately transform who you are.
When does this thing run? I have summer plans, you know.
FORM begins on June 4th and ends on August 3rd. For those of you doing the math, this nine-week span includes a weeklong vacation between July 2nd and July 6th.
What are the hours like?
8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Some days it might be a little longer, but we pretty much keep it to those hours. Also, 8:30 doesn’t mean roll in sometime before noon. 8:30 means 8:30.
What if I need to miss a couple of days because I have to go to the beach for my annual family reunion? Nana doesn’t have many years left!
We can probably work with you on that. Now, if you need to take a week off, that’s a different story.
Do I need to bring a computer?
Nah, girl/dude. We got you.
So like, how nice do I need to dress? Do I need to buy a suit?
We’re on the casual side of business casual. You don’t need slacks or a tie or pantyhose (weird combo, but whatever, you do you). Jeans and sneakers are fine. If you wear a suit, we’re all going to assume you’re going to a funeral.
Oh sweet! So I can wear my flip-flops and cargo shorts.
Um, no. This isn’t a frat house. When in doubt, just remember that dressing nicer than everyone else makes you look suave AF. Dressing like a bum makes you look like a bum. Just take a peep at what the folks here wear and you’ll figure it out in a day or two. Also, cargo shorts haven't been cool for at least five years. You need to burn those.
Can I sleep at the office? I don’t have anywhere to live.
The office doubles as a rave venue and a bingo hall at night, so you can’t live here. Not actually true, but if you need some advice on where to look for housing, we can help point you in the right direction.
My question wasn’t answered on this page. I feel so lost and alone.
Take three deep breaths and then hit up talent development director Caroline Armstrong at FORM@wrayward.com. She’ll set you straight.
FORM is awesome. You’re awesome. It’s a perfect match! Fill out the application below and tell us why your particular brand of kickassery is exactly what FORM needs.
We’re taking applications for Summer 2018 from Dec. 15 – Feb. 26. You’ll hear back from us by March 21st. If you have any questions, drop talent development director Caroline Armstrong an email at FORM@WRAYWARD.COM.
FORM applications for summer 2018 are now closed. UGGGHHHHHH. We know. Take a deep breath, think about puppies and we'll all get through this together.
Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not the practice of Wray Ward to sponsor individuals for work visas.
Wray Ward is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.