Interns Should Be Paid Properly

Interns Should Be Paid Properly

James Sandrini 2018/04/16

When we started our agency, we didn’t know if we’d be able to pay ourselves straight away. And, for a few months, we didn’t.

Now that we can, it has empowered us to take risks. It has allowed us to labour over the work that interests us the most, rather than the work that pays the most. And its meant that we can now focus on producing great work in the studio because we’re settled outside of it.

£10.20 p/h is fair remuneration for a hard day’s work in the capital. That’s according to The London Living Wage Foundation. So, that’s what we’ll pay our intern.

We need somebody because we’ve taken on a lot of new business recently. Our two Creative Directors started their design careers as interns. They’ll be working closely with our new team member to set briefs, develop their work and help them understand the challenges associated with working in an agency.

We’re lucky to have wonderful clients. Many are now friends. About half of them run businesses in food & drink, so a keen interest there would really help. The remainder span just about every other business out there, so a determination to learn new things would also be useful.

We figure that the right candidate has recently finished a design course, wants to work in central London, sees themselves growing in a small creative agency with big ambitions and arrives full of ideas.

This is initially a two-week internship. We hope it becomes so much more.

To apply, send a portfolio to hello@fortyeight.one with a little note about yourself.

We look forward to working with you.

Jack Carey
– 48.1