Summer Internships

Bader Rutter

Bader Rutter is an independent, integrated marketing services agency with headquarters in Milwaukee and additional offices in Chicago and Lincoln, Nebraska. We specialize in full-service advertising and marketing campaigns, and our 275 employees work in public relations, account management, creative, production, digital, strategy, social media, campaign management, data and analytics, media and more.

We do the hard stuff that matters. We are hardcore creative, stage-diving into each project like it’s the only project in the world. That’s how we make every idea count. We don’t care about easy. We care about great. It’s worked for more than 40 years.

We know finding and fostering great talent is the secret to success. That’s why we’ve created an agency that inspires and develops talent. With river views and downtown life, Bader Rutter offices capture the spirit of place and the buzz of business. Named one of Milwaukee’s “Coolest Offices,” our open concept design facilitates interaction. Because, when you bring smart, creative people together, they inspire each other.

Position Details

Summer Internships
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

You’ve heard about this internship from friends. You’ve seen our great work. You’re all over our social. You know our killer brands. You want in. Cool, because we want you too. We want you because you have experience in a professional setting and come equipped with great organizational and time-management skills. We want you because you’re open to learning multiple disciplines in one summer. Sure, you’re studying PR, or maybe you know you’re meant for media or totally dig digital. Make sure to tell us about that in your application. Not sure about your specialty yet? Tell us about that too. We’re an integrated, multidiscipline agency, and you’ll fit not because of your chosen discipline but because of your chosen attitude. All self-starters with curiosity and work ethic need apply. While our focus is on our clients, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to join in on an array of agency activities. Grab lunch on our Riverwalk, chat with a mentor in our Backyard, or just enjoy the view from Schlitz Park on Food Truck Tuesdays. It’s easy to get acclimated here and to find people with similar interests, and even easier to get inspired in our new downtown Milwaukee headquarters.


You will be assigned to one of our departments — public relations, account management, media, analytics or creative.

In your role you will:

  • Learn about agency processes and client relations
  • Draft and edit work with professional colleagues 
  • Assist your assigned team with special projects
  • Collaborate on an integrated group intern project 
  • Develop research and presentation skills

Who we’re looking for:

  • Full-time student or recent grad with a major or minor in marketing or communications (e.g., public relations, design, marketing, advertising, journalism) or an agriculture-related discipline
  • Students interested in an account management, creative, media, public relations or analytics/digital internship
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills 
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills 
  • Proactive, curious, outgoing, self-starter attitude 
  • Completion of basic strategic communications and/or business marketing coursework while maintaining a B average or above
  • Juniors, seniors or recent grads with previous internship experience preferred 
  • Involvement and leadership in student marketing or preprofessional organizations is a plus (e.g., PRSSA, AdClub, FFA, AdWorkers, BMA, AIGA, AFA, etc.)

We offer a flexible work environment, competitive wage/benefits package including medical and 401k. As an agency, we value our people and offer many wellness initiatives and social events including regular on-site yoga, opportunities to give back to the community and various team-oriented activities.

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