Gemic Internship Program

Who We Are

Gemic is a global growth strategy firm with offices in Helsinki, New York, Toronto, and Berlin. We help some of the largest global companies solve their most difficult strategy challenges. Companies usually come to us when they need help “designing for discontinuity” and reimagining their role in contexts that are multiplying in number and complexity.

As business-minded creative strategists, we are grounded by the methods of the social sciences and design, inspired by the humanities, and buttressed by the analytical rigor of strategy consulting. We are anthropologists, philosophers, designers, economists, sociologists, political scientists, and futurists. In other words, we are passionate inter-disciplinarians who believe that specialization is for insects and organize our work accordingly. We hail from over 10 countries, speak more than 14 languages, and always work in small teams that carry a project from inception, through research and strategy, into design-led solutions. More than anything, though, we care deeply about what the future will look like, feel like, and mean.

Needless to say, we know that in order to reimagine the future, the present must be unapologetically fun, healthy, and interesting. So, in addition to having some of the sharpest minds and personalities around, we offer our strategists a strong commitment to work-life balance through generous paid time off policies, employer-paid benefits, and a vibrant company culture.

The Gemic Internship Program

Our full-time internship program is a two- to four-month paid engagement, during which you’ll be based in one of our offices and be expected to hit the ground running as a key member of one of our project teams. In addition to taking part in different project phases (including potentially traveling for fieldwork and client meetings), you’ll have a senior team member as your mentor to support your development.

The start date for the internship is flexible and hence we will tailor the specific timing and duration separately with each successful applicant. You’ll be offered a monthly wage and (if applicable) airfare to the location in question, as well as help in finding accommodation.

In our application form, you will be asked to choose the specific office to submit your application. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor visas or work permits, which is why you must be legally authorized to work in the country to which you are applying.

What We Look For

We are looking for exceptionally creative, intellectually curious, brave, and humble humans who have a demonstrated interest in business and a love for solving big challenges.

We are open to candidates from diverse backgrounds, with major bonus points for having an inquisitive, global mindset.

Plus, these should ring a bell or two as well:

  • Know, love, and have strong opinions of the social sciences, strategy, humanities, and design
  • Final year student, recent graduate, or young professional with an excellent academic record
  • Culturally and linguistically talented
  • Easily distracted by intellectually exciting ideas
  • Phenomenal at storytelling
  • Kind and collaborative under pressure

How to Apply

Our application cycles are the following:

1. Apply in October for our Summer internships (start dates between May-October)
2. Apply in May-June for our Winter internships (start dates between January-March)

Once the application cycle is open again, you will find the link to the application form here.

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