Looking to get a foot in the door at a leading illustration agency? Want some experience working with fellow creatives and people who are passionate about working with artists? Interested to discover more about what it takes to work as an artist agent, or a freelance illustrator?
When you first start out in the big wide world, it’s natural to want to learn more about what it takes to make it in your industry of choice. So here at Advocate we decided to set up an internship scheme, helping out others who are also burning with the same questions we had!
We take internships very seriously, in fact, it takes your time and our time so let’s not waste it. We attract students in art history, design, illustration, animation and related courses. You will share in our daily tasks in a structured way – such as folio management, site maintenance, project managing, design – whatever we are working on, even tea making like the rest of us. You will learn how artists are briefed, what’s hot and what you have to do as an illustrator to get work in the real world. You get an honest folio review, from a commercial position – dollar signs in our eyes. We will give you a reference that will make a future employer cry, for the right reasons of course- and hey even maybe a job offer.
There is no mistaking that interns have become essential to the running of this busy agency. We get to spread the Advocate message around tomorrow’s art and design professionals – internationally. We offer a recruiting platform (8 of our current staff were recruited from internships) or even sign new artists as a result (some of our top illustrators were previously interns!)
We forge close links with many colleges and universities and often invite students in for Q&A sessions where they can get advice on their portfolios. We have been sponsors of the illustration exam question for the D&AD board and offered competition prizes including £5000 cash!
Minimum term is 2 weeks but we do have a habit of extending this if we feel it’s been too short.