Creative / Special Projects Intern


We are the fearless ones. It’s the first line of our Manifesto and we’re looking to live up to that. We work with the most ambitious brands on the planet—big and small. Forged in the startup scene, we exist to show and tell what brands stand for. Literally rallying humans around the hearts and souls of brands, we create powerful storytelling platforms for our clients across strategy, design, integrated campaigns and employee engagement. This summer we're looking for passionate interns to deepen our bench and hone their skills. You'll hang with seasoned industry experts working on everything from startups to national brands.

Position Details

Creative / Special Projects Intern
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

If you want to do a little research, check out our site here. Whether you are a strategic minded person or a total creative, show us what you got! We're seeking interns across a variety of disciplines. 

About Us:

We left the big agency scene to create an agency with a conscience that tells the world what brands stand for. We focus on creating the rallying cry for brands through strategy, storytelling, design and brand experiences. We’re a national award-winning agency with teams in Portland, OR, Milwaukee, WI and Franklin, TN. All in all, we’re a scrappy team of crafters and creators who are ethos-led and focused on delivering work that inspires and disrupts. But enough about us. Here’s what we’re looking for in our next conspirator.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get dirty. As an intern you'll focus on some heavy lifting on real brand projects for some of the world's most ambitious brands. And some housekeeping that will help us ensure Manifesto is an incredible brand itself. What you can handle, we'll throw at you. We're scrappy and nimble which means you will create your own destiny within our walls.


Jr. Art Direction/Design Intern | Help build the Manifesto brand and support client design needs; required background in design with familiarity of Adobe programs as well as online portfolio to share.

Special Projects/Biz Dev Intern | Discover the meaning of friendship first, business second; support account and new biz teams by cultivating client activity, supporting client initiatives and learning from seasoned industry experts. Work on speical projects with the CEO and Chief Storyteller. 


Competencies & Background:

  • Great communication skills, ability to craft simple, straightforward written or visual portfolio
  • Strong organization skills and detail-oriented (QA is your middle name)
  • Self-starter with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to multitask and work on a variety of projects
  • Positive attitude (our glass is more than half full) Work to show how you think (writing samples, business plan you wrote, capstone project, etc.)
  • Total resourcefulness and ability to surface your own insights
  • Hunger for what’s next and new—in culture, mediums, channels, campaigns, etc.
  • Performance-driven and eager to grow in your career

Junior, Senior or Recent Grad (prefer graduated Seniors):

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Business, Advertising, Marketing, Communications, etc. Working knowledge of MS Word Suite and Google G Suite (for design interns, Adobe suite)

Competency in technical programs within your discipline (Adobe suite, Google Analytics, etc.)

Here at Manifesto we believe that if you work, you should get paid. End of story. Some folks will tell you that “experience” is all the payment you need in an internship. That would be true, if all of a sudden your landlord became super cool accepting “experience” to pay rent each month. In the meantime, we are proud to pay our interns competitively in both experience and US dollars.

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