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[INTERNs] Technology Interns, Barbarian Group

Internships at The Barbarian Group

About our Program

At The Barbarian Group, we live to make cool stuff for the internet and we know that the next big idea can come from anyone including the emerging talent from colleges around world. For this reason, we develop a rigorous internship program each summer. Our highly competitive, 10-week program provides interns with the chance to gain the best hands-on experience in virtually every area of a fast paced digital creative agency. We treat our interns like staff, and if you’ve got the chops, you’ll be given opportunities far beyond your typical internship program.

The Barbarian Group offers opportunities in the following disciplines:

  • Social + Earned Media
  • Creative (Art + Copy)
  • Production
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Account Management
  • Public Relations

Do you have what it takes to make the most interesting creative work on the Internet?

Ask yourself this:

  • Are you innovative and technologically savvy?
  • Do you consider yourself a thinker and tinkerer?
  • Do you like to make awesome things even better?
  • Are you a current undergraduate student or recent graduate?
  • Have you maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher?
  • Are you entering your sophomore year of college or higher?

If you were able to reply “yes” to all questions above, we invite you to apply. DO IT NOW!

How To Apply

Please submit your application directly to and include your answer to the following questions byApril 1st. The subject line of your email should clearly state the role you are applying for; i.e. Intern Applicant (Account Management)

  1. What role are you applying for?
  2. What college are you enrolled in or have recently graduated from?
  3. What year in school are you (if applicable)?
  4. Send us links to your social media handles and/or portfolio (if applicable).
  5. Please answer the one (1) question posed that is specific to the role you are applying for.


Please provide a code sample (programmers) or a link to a website you have styled (front-ends).


Please conduct a competitive audit of Beats by Dre™ Headphones and answer the following questions:

  • What do they see as their marketing strategy?
  • Who is their target?
  • What insight are they leveraging?
  • What is their big idea?
  • How is it being expressed executionally across all channels? How do they link their traditional advertising with their digital and social advertising?
  • How are they using digital media?

Earned/Social Media:

Please submit your resume and we will send you a project brief to complete.

User Experience (UX):

Please audit the user experience of a mobile app you use frequently.

  • What user needs does this app address?  If this is a branded app, what is the business value?
  • What does this app do well?  What features or interaction design elements stand out?
  • How could this app be improved?  Where does it fall short?
  • Please sketch or wireframe 2-3 screens showing how the app you selected might be extended or improved.


The Barbarian Group is pitching a new soft drink client and wants to create a prototype of a refrigerator that has a live web cam installed so users can check their refrigerator from anywhere at anytime to make sure they have soda in it. When the client arrives at our offices for our pitch presentation we’ll turn on the tv monitor and ask the client to grab a soda out of the refrigerator. To their surprise, they’ll see themselves on the monitor grabbing the soda. It’s Monday and the client is coming in on Wednesday so we only have 48 hours to get this prototyped.

  • How do we get this done?
  • Do you have any ideas on hardware or online tools that we could use to make this?
  • Roughly how much do you think it will cost?
  • Do you have any ideas to make this concept cooler or smarter?


What is more important for a successful career in planning-being interesting or being right?

Public Relations:

The Barbarian Group is launching a client campaign that showcases a new softdrink product. The campaign includes social media roll-out with funny videos starring a celebrity spokesperson.

Please craft a brief pitch and create a list of 2-3 publications that you would contact, explaining the rationale behind your selections.


Please provide a link to your portfolio and/or website.

For some additional inspiration – check out the interactive project completed by our Summer Intern Class of 2013.
the INTERNet: Barbarian Interns 2013