ASI provides industry interns with free online training, access to ESP® and chance at scholarship
TREVOSE, PA – April 17, 2018 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced its third annual summer internship program is now open to any member company in the promotional products industry, providing free online training, access to ESP and a chance for interns to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The 2018 ASI Summer Internship Program is free to ASI members who hire one or more interns to work at their company for the summer. Click here for more information or to register an intern.
In 2017, 166 interns worked at 125 companies, including 11 suppliers and 114 distributors. Companies like HALO Branded Solutions, Lion Circle, Triton, The Vernon Company and Winross Company were among the many promotional products companies to participate.
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.
New this year, ASI increased the number of online webinars offered during training and, in response to student feedback, added more classes on sales, marketing, graphic design and more. Interns can view the industry-centric webinars anytime and at their own pace. The free training helps alleviate concerns suppliers and distributors may have over not having enough time to devote to training newcomers to their company and the industry.
ASI also expanded free ESP access until October 1 to accommodate West Coast interns who often return to college later than other students. ASI will also encourage greater social media interaction between interns across three main platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (#PromoInternASI).
In addition to training and ESP, each participating intern receives:
“ASI is thrilled to kick off its third year of helping bring together young people and member companies for an internship experience that provides enriching benefits for both,” said Timothy M. Andrews, ASI’s president and chief executive officer. “While interns gain valuable work experience along with a chance to learn about our industry, participating companies are rewarded with a greater understanding of what products appeal to younger buyers along with the best ways to communicate with them online.”
ASI started its internship program in 2016 to attract more young professionals to the industry and to expose them to the power of promotional products.
For information on joining the 2018 ASI Internship Program, please contact ASI Marketing Manager Christine Shaw at [email protected].
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®) serves a network of 23,500 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $23.6 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 and print content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 55 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s Counselor® magazine provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Certification Program features 500+ live and online education courses for over 40,000 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. For more info: www.asicentral.com.