REI Seeks Two Creative Interns


We have amazing opportunities for TWO internships: Copywriting Internship & Design/Art Director Internship.

Copywriting Internship Overview: 
  • Do you like air? Did you just find out copywriting is a thing people can do for money? Do you want to learn how to combine both of those things over the course of a three-month transformative learning experience? Also, sometimes there’s free backpacks.
  • 12-week program
  • Paid internship (no college credit)
  • The team will be given a real project focused on one of REI’s core values. They will own it from concept to execution working closely with our in-house creatives and creative directors.
  • As an intern, you will get hands-on experience by supporting our in-house creatives on everything from our campaigns to experiences.
  • Learn why a life outdoors is a life well lived. There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the summer to get outside and enjoy the long days and amazing weather but not get sunburned.
Copywriting Internship Requirements:
  • Current student or recent graduate with a focus in advertising, marketing, communications, journalism or English. Maybe even one of those nontraditional degrees where you get teacher evaluations instead of grades.
  • Copywriting portfolio demonstrating strategic thinking and skills across print, digital, social & video. (Fake ads, real thinking)
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with quick deadlines.
  • Impeccable communication skills—you’ll have to talk through and explain your work.
  • Desire to create something awesome
  • Team player and collaborative.
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign or willingness to become familiar with Adobe InDesign.
  • Bonus: Expert in Adobe CS programs—Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects
  • You don’t hate going outside.
  • Bonus: knowledge of outdoor slang terms like breakfast burrito or sleeping bag
  • Bonus: You have a friend named Leif
  • Bonus: You have one of those tattoos of a big tree
  • Bonus: You’re from somewhere cool like Alaska or Texas
  • Bonus: Your mom wants you to be a doctor
  • No littering
Design/Art Director Internship Overview:
  • 12-week program
  • Paid internship (no college credit)
  • Outdoorsy creatives who want to get better and do good at the same time. (You don’t actually have to be outdoorsy. But you can’t be a litterbug.) Aspiring designers and art directors who want to learn from experts in design, design systems, marketing strategy and other design-y things. Marshmallow experience preferred.
  • Hone your creative thinking and technical design skills by working, collaborating and learning from senior creatives
  • Team up, own and work on real projects with another creative intern
  • Support senior creatives on varied, exciting projects across the co-op
Design/Art Director Internship Requirements: 
  • Current student or recent graduate with a focus in visual communication (design or art direction)
  • Portfolio demonstrating strategic thinking, design and/or illustration skills across different media
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with quick deadlines
  • Great communication skills
  • Passion for creating
  • Team player and collaborative
  • Skilled in Adobe CS programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator—Bonus points for After Effects)

For more information and to apply, click here!