Two-thirds of marketing, advertising firms not offering internships: Survey

But 62 per cent compensate interns
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/18/2013

While internships can be a valuable bridge to a first job, securing one of these opportunities may be a challenge when it comes to marketing and advertising positions.

More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of Canadian advertising and marketing executives said their agency or firm does not offer an internship program, according to a survey by staffing firm the Creative Group.

However, among companies that offer internships, 62 per cent provide compensation, found the survey, based on more than 250 telephone interviews with marketing and advertising executives.

Among the 33 per cent of executives who said their company offers an internship program:

• 59 per cent offer paid internships and interns must prove they are active students receiving course credit.

• 19 per cent offer unpaid internships and interns must prove they are active students receiving course. credit

• 10 per cent offer unpaid internships with no requirement of student status.

• Three per cent offer paid internships with no requirement of student status.

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