ASI provides interns with free online training, access to ESP® and a chance for a scholarship
TREVOSE, PA – April 13, 2021 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced its sixth annual summer internship program is now open to any member company in the promotional products industry. The program provides interns working for participating suppliers and distributors with free online training, access to ESP® and a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The 2021 ASI Summer Internship Program is free to ASI members who hire one or more interns to work at their company for the summer. Intern start dates range from mid-May to mid-June. Click here for more information or to register an intern.
“ASI’s industry internship program consistently earns rave reviews from managers as well as the interns themselves, who gain real-life business experience along with an insider’s view of an exciting, creative industry,” said Timothy M. Andrews (@Tim_Andrews_ASI), president and chief executive officer of ASI. “Bringing in new people, fresh ideas and the unique marketing perspective of a younger generation benefits our entire industry.”
Click here for the top five reasons to hire a summer intern and participate in ASI’s program.
|“ASI’s industry internship program consistently earns rave reviews from managers as well as the interns themselves, who gain real-life business experience along with an insider’s view of an exciting, creative industry,” said ASI’s Tim Andrews|
In 2020, owing to the pandemic, most interns worked remotely. Companies can sign up interns whether they work at home, in the office or at factories. Member companies that have already hired an intern can visit ASI’s internship website and take advantage of ASI’s free program.
Hiring an intern helps companies gain brand advocates, get fresh ideas, enjoy an extra set of hands and create a talent pipeline for future hiring. It also helps the industry teach a new generation about promotional products.
Last summer, 174 interns worked at 13 supplier and 125 distributor companies. Of the total, 6% were Canadian promo companies. Participating companies included AlphaGraphics (asi/373157), Axis Promotions (asi/128263), Fully Promoted of Miami Lakes (asi/384712), Lion Circle (asi/67620), Liquid Screen Design (asi/254663), Proforma (asi/300094) and Raining Rose (asi/80489). Interns attended schools like Duke, Ithaca College and Loyola University.
Since ASI started its program in 2016 to attract more young professionals to the industry and get them excited about the power of promotional products, over 1,100 interns have participated at 650 member companies, with 93% of managers telling ASI they’d recommend the program to others.
ASI supplies participating interns (#PromoInternASI) with:
Further, ASI Marketing Manager Christine Shaw, who manages the industry intern program, helps the interns bond, interact and learn together remotely through the ASI Intern Facebook Group and numerous digital webinars.
Plus, a deserving intern who takes part in the program will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship from ASI.
To date, ASI has awarded $11,000 in scholarships to participating interns who wrote winning essays about their experience in the industry.
Visit internprogramasi.com to get more information or to register an intern. ASI also provides tools on the intern website to help members find interns. For more information, please contact Christine Shaw at [email protected].
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®; asicentral.com) serves a network of 25,000 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $20.7 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP®, manages the industry’s entire supply and marketing chain. ASI also produces award-winning digital content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 53 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s media and research operation provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Certification Program features 200+ live and online education courses for industry professionals. The company, family-owned and -operated since 1962, is proud to have been consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Work” in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA.