Media Intern


Phoenix, Arizona

Every summer, Fingerpaint invites motivated college students with a specific interest in pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing to apply for an internship, offering a hands-on opportunity to work alongside our team to produce great client solutions.

As an intern at Fingerpaint, you’ll be fully immersed in the Fingerpaint culture for 10 weeks for 30 hours per week. You’ll be working with industry experts who have first-hand knowledge of the industry. You will not only have a chance to touch client work as part of your role, but you will also work on a group project of your own with our other interns. We’ll team you up with a local nonprofit organization as your client, and you and our intern team will own a marketing project tailored specifically for that organization’s needs. It’s a hands-on experience that’s a win-win for all involved: They walk away with a pro-bono project, and you walk away with real-world client experience to enhance your resume. And as an added bonus, it’s a great way for you to contribute to Fingerpaint’s passion for giving back to the community. This internship gives exposure to a uniquely collaborative environment with varied areas of expertise.

What does the media strategy team do?

The media team strategizes, plans, and executes omni-channel media campaigns targeted to healthcare professionals and consumers, rigorously monitoring campaign performance from launch through completion. They are the experts in media partner capabilities and emerging platforms and trends, keeping up to date on industry news and holding meetings with media partners to stay on top of partner offerings. They are the point of contact for media partners and internal teams, and ensure each brand’s strategic imperatives and media objectives are supported through media tactics.


Overview of the media strategy internship:

  • Desire to learn pharmaceutical brands (and category), media channels, and media planning/buying processes  
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic understanding of media math and buying terminology
  • Assist media strategist with monthly financial reconciliations and actualizations
  • Familiarity with MediaOcean buying platform a plus
  • Lead media strategist for your office’s intern project


The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is able to step out of their comfort zone. They have interest in learning the industry including media math, media research tools, and overall media strategy. They should be a team player willing to build relationships across internal counterparts (such as digital strategy, account, PM, etc.) as well as with outside vendors. This summer, we are in search of an intern who has a little extra interest in social media as well.