Launch your career with an
internship at Thinkun

We see you, switched-on university student

There’s no better place to get a head start on your career than Thinkun

The Thinkun internship program enables candidates to gain experience at one of Sydney’s leading digital marketing agencies. Our internships benefit candidates and students from Sydney, elsewhere in Australia as well as abroad. We offer a unique opportunity for our interns to become immersed in their chosen field and join live project teams, seeing the resulting success of their input. This is not only satisfying but takes them on an engaging learning curve where they can solidify their existing skills and build on them with new skill sets. They develop a detailed understanding of their role and the functioning of the Thinkun office environment and culture.

Our internships run for 60 full days of attendance and can be undertaken part time or full time. We preference those who can attend a five-day week as this enables them to become immersed fully in live projects and get the most benefit. Thus far 80% of local interns who complete their 60 day internship at Thinkun have been offered a permanent paid position.

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INTERNSHIP CATEGORIES

DIGITAL DESIGN/ USER EXPERIENCE

DIGITAL DESIGN/
USER EXPERIENCE

Design, UI/UX and optionally
frontend HTML/CSS

Experience Level: None or Junior

Pay: Unpaid + lunch stipend + the occasional Black Star Pastry cake and Courtie lunch

Education/Experience: Digital Graphic Design / UX Design

Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Code (if you’re that way inclined too): Frontend HTML + CSS

As a Web Design/UX Intern, you will use your knowledge of design software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign amongst others, to assist in the design and development of websites, Facebook applications, mobile apps and other digital communication (as well as the odd bit of print media). Not only will you create visually pleasing communication, you will also adhere your design to meet best practice standards for web and mobile. You will learn to handle multiple projects and tasks which vary in scope and size. In addition to your design tasks, you will also be required to complete some administrative tasks related to the smooth running of the Thinkun studio.

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT

DIGITAL
DEVELOPMENT

Programming for websites,
web apps, mobile apps

Experience Level: None or Junior

Pay: Unpaid + lunch stipend + the occasional Black Star Pastry cake and Courtie lunch

Education/Experience: Computer Programming

Platforms: C#, Java, Xamarin, PHP, JS, HTML5, CSS, Node.js, WordPress

As a Web/Mobile Development Intern, you will use your knowledge of computer programming to assist in the development of websites, mobile apps and other digital communication. You will participate in and learn about our Scrum- and Kanban-based Agile software development methodology and adhere your programming to meet best practice standards across all platforms. In addition to your development tasks, you will also be required to complete some administrative tasks related to the smooth running of the Thinkun studio.

DIGITAL MARKETING

DIGITAL MARKETING

Online advertising, lead generation,
conversion optimisation

Experience Level: None or Junior

Pay: Unpaid + lunch stipend + the occasional Black Star Pastry cake and Courtie lunch

Education/Experience: Marketing, Communications, Journalism, International Business

As a Digital Marketing Intern, you will use your knowledge of Marketing, Advertising and Sales to participate in the development and deployment of digital marketing strategies for websites, web apps, mobile apps, and other digital properties. You will participate in social media planning for platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest. You will have exposure to client projects, and the opportunity to work on marketing strategy for our very own startup – Blrt. You will help deliver on the strategy, utilising growth hacking techniques to reach potential users. You will learn to handle multiple projects and tasks which vary in scope and size. In addition to your marketing tasks, you will also be required to complete some administrative tasks related to the smooth running of the Thinkun studio.

CREATIVE WRITING & SOCIAL MEDIA

CREATIVE WRITING &
SOCIAL MEDIA

Web copywriting, blog writing,
social media management

Experience Level: None or Junior

Pay: Unpaid + lunch stipend + the occasional Black Star Pastry cake and Courtie lunch

Education/Experience: Creative Writing, Communications, Journalism, Social Media Management.

As a Copywriting and Social Media Intern, you will apply your creative writing and social content creation abilities to develop both long form and short form content for websites, blogs, newsletters and social media platforms. You will also participate in community management for Thinkun and client social properties including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest. Not only will you create clear, concise writing with an understanding of tone, style and target audience, you will also focus your copy to reflect best-practice standards and SEO considerations. You will learn to handle multiple projects and tasks which vary in scope and size. In addition to your creative projects, you may will be required to complete some administrative tasks related to the smooth running of the Thinkun studio.

The Thinkun Experience

We have hosted interns from many universities over the years, including:

  • University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • Macquarie University
  • New York University; Cornell University
  • University of Kansas
  • Purdue University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Arizona State University
  • Augustana College

We’ve crafted award-winning web and mobile digital properties for the likes of F1 racer Mark Webber, GoGet car share and everything in between. But our digital agency is only one side of the experience. Interns at Thinkun also get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on the development or marketing of our groundbreaking collaboration platform: Blrt.

An internship gives you exposure to an array of learning opportunities that can include:

  1. Exposure to Thinkun’s wiki knowledge base – gain access to a wealth of processes and guides to learn about all aspects of best practice in digital marketing and web design & development
  2. Direct and ongoing support and direction from a superior in their field
  3. Monitoring and support from Thinkun’s Internship Supervisor
  4. Daily WIP (work in progress) meetings, managing workload and meeting deliverables and timelines
  5. Inclusion in project meetings and internal training sessions
  6. Access to online courses

The highlights of an internship at Thinkun

1. An exciting work culture in the creative heart of Newtown.

2. An experienced mentor to guide you.

3. Great potential for learning and growth.

4. Learn from, exchange ideas with and build relationships with others in the industry.

5. Flexible hours to suit your uni schedule.

6. Exposure to many aspects of digital marketing and development.

7. Exposure to Thinkun’s wide range of clients from areas such as e-commerce, sports, transport, corporate, education, leisure, food, multimedia and arts.

8. Kick-start your portfolio with work on cutting-edge projects including our one-of-a-kind Blrt app.