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Copywriter Intern

The Shipyard
San Diego, CA
Expired: May 12, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $18 to $20 Hourly
  • Part-Time

The Shipyard is a leading, independent agency that builds performance-driven brands audiences can't help but love.

By applying modern mindsets to established models, we fuel brand and marketing decisions that are more courageous and more validated.

Our ability to align bold creativity with individual consumer motivations lets us do more than hope for brand love - we methodically engineer it throughout the consumer journey. That's how we activate the synergistic power of brand building and performance marketing.

Engineering Brand Love through the courageous ambitions of our people and our clients.

The agency has significant momentum and is on a roll with new business. Our team continues to expand across four cities (Columbus, Newport Beach, Sacramento, and San Diego) and we're still growing. Come join our team!


To provide students an internship opportunity where they can gain real-world experiences with a fully integrated, digitally savvy ad agency, specifically with our Account Management, Strategy, Business Development, Creative, Media, and Project Management teams. We aim to create more opportunities for growing diverse talent to have exposure, experience, and access to jobs within the marketing and advertising space. While the internship is for a semester (3-6 months), some have established a career at The Shipyard. Creative and curious students interested in marketing, advertising, communications, project management, or data analytics are encouraged to apply through our careers page.

We truly believe that a hands-on learning approach is essential to the success of our interns, therefore, we require candidates to be able to work on-site in our San Diego office.

The expectation is that each student will work approximately 20-25 hours per week. The internship will take place over the duration of the summer. Students will be compensated $18-20 per hour for their participation in this program.

We are looking for a smart, experienced, and motivated Copywriter Intern to join us in San Diego!

At The Shipyard, we know that it's your unique talents, backgrounds, and perspectives that make you who you are, just like our team, who come from various career paths and experiences. We believe we can't be truly diverse without bringing your most authentic self to the agency.

Studies show that people from marginalized communities may not always apply for positions if they don't meet every single requirement in a job posting. At The Shipyard, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all the requirements. We believe that your passion for what we stand for - our values and purpose - is just as important as meeting every checkbox.


Get immersive and hands-on experience working with senior and ACD-level copywriters at an award-winning agency with great clients. You will be assisting senior-level copywriters with a variety of writing projects from social to naming to larger concepting opportunities. If appropriate, you will also get to experience with still and live-action shoot preproduction and concepting. You will be paired with other intern art directors for concepting opportunities.

Clients include travel & tourism, hotel/resort, utility, and advocacy groups.


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • A mindset for learning and growth.
  • You bring innovative thinking and a fresh voice to the agency.
  • Delivers fearless creative thinking, grounded in strategy.
  • A good listener and unreserved in the sharing of ideas.
  • You are digitally and social media-minded.

  • All employees of The Shipyard must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for visa sponsorship.


The Shipyard

San Diego, CA
92101 USA


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