School is out. Time to work. Welcome, summer interns! - McKinney

School is out. Time to work. Welcome, summer interns!

June 9, 2015

We call them Mterns, and like us, they work hard and play hard.

Sixteen Mterns are working and playing with us this summer. After two days of orientation covering everything from how to fill out their time sheets and use Outlook to understanding agency workflow and keycards, they begin in earnest with their managers later this week. They come from all over — Canada, Oregon, Illinois, Georgia, New Hampshire, D.C., Michigan, Virginia and North Carolina — and will be working in our Durham and New York offices.

“We had the most applicants for this summer’s internship than we’ve ever had at over 400,” said Talent Coordinator Marianne Brigola Gissane.

This year McKinney is working with MAIP, the 4A’s talent development program dedicated for and created by the advertising industry. Copywriting Mtern Amari Lilton will be working in our New York office with Director of Creative Operations Elias Kakomanolis. “She’s pretty amazing. On her second day she handed out nametags for everyone to wear so that she could learn our names,” said Elias with a warm chuckle.

See a photo of the Durham group here.