Potential

We're Iris

We're for the forward.

Iris is a diverse, thriving, creative innovation network of over 1000 people in 14 offices, working with many of the most progressive and successful businesses in the world.

Amidst the agency landscape, we've always been the bold challenger, a collective of restless, off-the-wall thinkers, squarely aimed in one direction: forward.

This means recognizing a need for transformation, working with clients who are up for the challenge, and inspiring the people who will make it all happen.

Potential is a Fancy Word for Iris' Internship Program

Iris Potential was built to help entry-level creatives, strategists, and account service people put their best foot forward and then sashay their way straight into the advertising industry with the grace and elegance reminiscent of the Kool-Aid man. Join our ranks to challenge what's been done, think so far outside the box it's just a tiny square, and push the advertising realm into a brave new world, one real client brief at a time.

Welcome to the real world.

You're Gonna Love It

As part of Potential, you'll be tackling actual problems for actual clients and finding answers to questions they haven't even thought to ask yet. Along the way, Iris staffers will share their wisdom, and you'll get a shot at making sure they remember your name after your ten weeks is up.

It's a lot of hard work. But the kind of hard work that's really its own reward. Because isn't driving culture upward and onward with the power of your own two hands and creative mind a win in itself? Yeah, don't worry you'll also get paid.

Excited? Good. Tingly? Maybe get that checked out. This is gonna get weird, fast. But after ten weeks at Iris you'll be smarter, tougher, and ready to take on the world…of advertising.

Iris Potential is Open To:

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Portfolio School Students

Key Dates

May
25

Applications
open

June
15

Applications
close

July
09

First day
 

Sept
17

Last day
 

Positions

ATL

Sorry!

The submission period for Iris Potential Summer Quarter in Atlanta has ended – please check back in August for Fall opportunities!

Copywriter(paid internship)

We're on the hunt for young, passionate individuals with big visions and even bigger appetites. As part of the creative team, you'll work with an art director (don't worry, we'll wrangle one for you), and together, you'll work alongside a designer, account, and strategy to conceptualize and create real work for real clients-really!


About Us

Iris is an agency whose time has come. We have deep expertise in helping brands turn into "Participation Brands"; helping them become more purposeful and provocative-innovating more in their categories, shaping culture, and growing efficiently by harnessing the power of involvement. Simply put, we're about getting people to participate with brands in the Participation Era.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a broad range of creative assets for clients and brands-it could be anything from an email, a social post or even an idea for a TV spot
  • Apply brand identity systems and TOVs to create communications that meet business and user needs
  • Participate in client and team brainstorms
  • Assist in Deck/Presentation/Moodboard development

What's required to apply

  • CV/Resume
  • Your creative portfolio-in-progress that shows us you have the chops to write IRL

Apply

Art Director(paid internship)

We're on the hunt for young, passionate individuals with big visions and even bigger appetites. As part of the creative team, you'll work with an art director (don't worry, we'll wrangle one for you), and together, you'll work alongside a designer, account, and strategy to conceptualize and create real work for real clients-really!


About Us

Iris is an agency whose time has come. We have deep expertise in helping brands turn into "Participation Brands"; helping them become more purposeful and provocative-innovating more in their categories, shaping culture, and growing efficiently by harnessing the power of involvement. Simply put, we're about getting people to participate with brands in the Participation Era.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a broad range of creative design assets for clients and brands-it could be anything from a logo, an email, a social post, a print ad, a billboard, or brochure
  • Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, and color appropriately to create innovative, visual solutions that meet business and user needs
  • Assist in Deck/Presentation/Moodboard development (design, formatting, finding images & clips)

What's required to apply

  • CV/Resume
  • Your creative portfolio-in-progress

Apply

Designer(paid internship)

We're on the hunt for young, passionate individuals with big visions and even bigger appetites. As part of the creative team, you'll work with an art director (don't worry, we'll wrangle one for you), and together, you'll work alongside a designer, account, and strategy to conceptualize and create real work for real clients-really!


About Us

Iris is an agency whose time has come. We have deep expertise in helping brands turn into "Participation Brands"; helping them become more purposeful and provocative-innovating more in their categories, shaping culture, and growing efficiently by harnessing the power of involvement. Simply put, we're about getting people to participate with brands in the Participation Era.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a broad range of creative design assets for clients and brands-it could be anything from a logo, an email, a social post, a print ad, a billboard, or brochure
  • Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, and color appropriately to create innovative, visual solutions that meet business and user needs
  • Assist in Deck/Presentation/Moodboard development (design, formatting, finding images & clips)

What's required to apply

  • CV/Resume
  • Your creative portfolio-in-progress

Apply

Account/Strategy(paid internship)

We're on the hunt for young, passionate individuals with big visions and even bigger appetites. As part of the creative team, you'll work with an art director (don't worry, we'll wrangle one for you), and together, you'll work alongside a designer, account, and strategy to conceptualize and create real work for real clients-really!

About Us

Iris is an agency whose time has come. We have deep expertise in helping brands turn into "Participation Brands"; helping them become more purposeful and provocative-innovating more in their categories, shaping culture, and growing efficiently by harnessing the power of involvement. Simply put, we're about getting people to participate with brands in the Participation Era.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the creative processes, from concepting (brief, strategy, deliverables) to execution (final creative, results)
  • Get the creative team's juices flowing with inspirational, strategic briefs
  • Get us juice and coffee. Just kidding!
  • Work with clients to confirm project timings and objectives
  • Help lead a cross-functional team that successfully executes a final project

Is this role for me?

  • Do you have a strong interest in marketing, social media, and event planning?
  • Do you love following the internet and pop-culture?
  • Are you organized and detail oriented?
  • Did you notice that typo?
  • Are you able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing?
  • Are you able to think creatively and analytically, analytically creative, and creatively analytic?

What's required to apply

  • CV/Resume
  • A cover letter including a link to a piece of advertising/marketing that you think started an important conversation, OR changed your view on something (within 2017-2018 period). Explain your thinking

Apply

Account Management/Client Services Intern(Paid Internship)

We're on the hunt for forward thinking, marketing extraordinaire with a passion for big brands. As part of the Account Services team, you'll work with account managers, alongside creative talent, to plan experiences, run social campaigns and coordinate digital masterpieces – Creating real work for real clients!

This opportunity begins June 4, 2018

About Us

Iris Atlanta is home to a team with diverse expertise. Restless by nature, we use strong insights and courage of conviction to make prolific creative that moves our clients' business forward, most notably, across luxury autos, iconic sportswear, and hospitality brands.


About the Role

  • This is a part-time paid internship, offering 15 working hours per week
  • College credit hours are available in addition to compensation
  • Gain an authentic agency experience by working across a large portfolio of clients
  • Work first hand with colleagues of all levels – Account executives, managers, directions, and key creatives
  • Spend your day in a non-traditional, open layout office located steps away from the Beltline in Old Fourth Ward

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to wider account teams on client-related tasks
  • Participate in client meetings
  • Improve project management skills by confirming project deadlines and objectives
  • Co-manage project research
  • Coordinate activities with partners outside of the agency
  • Remain up to date on current social trends, brands, and buzzworthy experiences to offer fresh ideas to the account teams
  • Join agency-wide brainstorms for current and potential clients
  • Assist with internal agency marketing plans

What We Need From You

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Answer the below 3 questions:
  1. What is one piece of digital or social media advertising that you think started an important conversation OR changed your view on a topic (within 2018)? Tell us about it.
  2. Pick one Atlanta brand that you think is thriving and tell us:
    • What about the company resonates with you?
    • What features of their brand identity do you find most notable? (logo, product offering, brick-and-mortar presence, etc.)
  3. Describe one buzzworthy event that you’ve read about or attended and what about it impressed you.

Please compile the three documents into one PDF.

Apply

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