First Miami Wave Hits The Loop

It may not be the best of times to initiate a new internship program, but Chicago’s Leo Burnett has formed a partnership with the Miami Ad School that will bring young creative students north for some real-world training.
The first group of 12 interns arrives in Chicago today and will spend 10 weeks working with art director/copywriter teams on Burnett accounts. Three nights a week, senior creative staff members will conduct classroom sessions covering topics such as presentation skills and concept work.
Interns receive partial scholarships for their participation. The plan is to conduct four 10-week sessions annually.
The partnership, a first for the agency and the Miami Ad School, was developed by Flinn Dallis, Burnett senior vice president and director of creative operations, with Ron and Pippa Siechrist, who co-founded the educational institution in 1993. Dallis serves on the school’s board of directors.
Five Miami Ad School graduates are now full-time staffers at Burnett.
–Scott Hume