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Bold Beginners Internship Program

At IPG Health, we’re obsessed with helping our people grow. Bold Beginners offers an immersive, hands-on learning opportunity for college students interested in pursuing a career in advertising, with a focus on the future of healthcare. 

Applications are now closed for Summer 2024. Please check back in early November for information on our Summer 2025 program.


How does it work?

Bold Beginners is a paid nine-week summer internship program, designed to support interns as they gain real-world experience, learn more about healthcare advertising and connect with senior leadership.


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A group photo of some of the 2023 Bold Beginners interns seated at a table while at the office

Each week, interns will:

  • Team up with a designated mentor in their selected subject area
  • Attend weekly Lunch & Learns to gain exposure to our various agencies, brands and departments
  • Work together in groups on a Pitch for a real client, and present their ideas to senior leadership and C-level executives at the end of the summer
  • Participate in optional career development workshops to hone skills in business writing, resume building, public speaking and beyond

Interns may be expected to complete the program through a hybrid or fully remote schedule, depending on a team's needs. You will be asked to indicate your format preference as part of the application process.


What is the application process?

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Candidates will apply directly to their department of interest. We recommend limiting your focus to three applications total for a more focused process.

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Candidates who are chosen to move forward will receive an email in about 4-10 weeks requesting a phone screen with one of our recruiters.

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After the phone screen, applicants who are chosen to move forward will interview with a specific team. Decisions should occur no later than the end of April.

From our summer 2023 cohort, 50% of eligible graduates were hired into full-time positions at IPG Health

Hear from our former interns:


The most valuable thing I learned was the power of putting yourself out there and introducing yourself.


As a Bold Beginners intern, I’ve learned to embrace challenges and continuously seek opportunities for personal and professional growth.


[The pitch project] brought the whole team closer together, not just as another network connection but as friends.


My mentorship experience was the best part of my internship. My mentor taught me so much about Integrated Production and was encouraging all summer.


The highlight of this internship was having the opportunity to mature professionally and collaborate with others in projects I’ve never had experience with before.