Washington DC, United States
Future Academy Intern
At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products, and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.
The Future Academy exists to ignite curiosity in everyone. This is an 8-week internship program designed to discover and foster the next generation of creative innovators.
The Future Academy includes a holistic curriculum, which consists of real-world, cutting-edge work experience on global brands, sprints on proactive client briefs, ongoing mentorship, personal and professional development training, knowledge-sharing from AKQA experts, and custom online courses.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for new ways of thinking, hunger for learning and passion to grow with us. We believe in the potential of raw curiosity and creativity.
Individuals at AKQA apply artistry and craftsmanship to strategic insights, creative thinking and bring to life beautiful ideas that move the world. We provide a multidisciplinary environment which facilitates an entrepreneurial spirit, fosters skilled storytellers, and consistently delivers results for clients.
We seek to find our core values of Innovation, Service, Quality, and Thought in every candidate.
To help us learn more about you, and to help you discover a little more about what’s important to us, we ask prospective Future Academy interns to complete a response to the following questions.
We are open to all forms of application responses (i.e. written, video, audio, collage, whatever method speaks to you). If written, please keep responses to 100 words or less per question; video submissions 5 minutes or less in total; visual files 4 MB or less in total. You can enter your answers on the application page.
1. Mission and Vision:
AKQA exists to create the future. What is your vision for the future? And what is your role in creating this vision?
Please provide examples of where you have demonstrated the qualities that make for a successful and happy career with us at AKQA. These qualities are Adventurous, Imaginative, Passionate, Leadership, Flexibility, Conscientiousness; please choose two of the six for your response. More on these qualities can be found here.
3. Cultural Impact:
Please share an example of any creative work (for example but not limited to: digital user experience; AI; machine learning; industrial design; graphic design; architecture; copywriting, fine art, etc.), either contemporary or from another era, that you feel has made a substantial cultural impact and explain why.
Thank you for taking the time to apply. Our recruitment team will be in touch.
AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.Apply