Gemic’s Internship Program

Who We Are

Gemic is a global growth strategy firm with offices in Helsinki, New York and Toronto. 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 interdisciplinarians 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 consultants long paid vacations, time off for creative and volunteer work, employer-paid health benefits, and a strong commitment to work-life balance and evening drinks.

The Gemic Internship Program

We generally recruit our entry-level consultants through our full-time internship program. Internships are two to four month paid engagements, 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 being a part of 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, duration, and location separately with each successful applicant. You’ll be offered a monthly salary of 1500€ / $2000, a round-trip ticket to the location in question, as well as help in finding accommodation. We are primarily looking for candidates who would be happy to intern in any of our locations, but please let us know if you have strong preferences.

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 big challenges.

We are open to candidates from all backgrounds, with major bonus points for diverse global experiences.

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

  • Final year student, recent graduate, or young professional with an outstanding GPA from a top-tier university
  • Know, love, and have strong opinions of the social sciences, strategy, humanities, or design
  • Culturally and linguistically poly-gifted
  • Easily distracted by intellectually exciting ideas
  • Phenomenal at storytelling
  • Kind and collaborative under pressure

How to Apply

Currently we are not accepting applications, but we warmly welcome you to apply in May 2018. Meanwhile, if you want a head start, we recommend you polish your resume and plan for a mind-blowing cover letter. In case you have any questions related to our internship program, feel free to send us an email to


Overview of Application Cycles

We accept internship applications twice a year:

1) Summer internships: Applications that are sent during the months of November to January are eligible for internships starting between May–November.

2) Winter internships: Applications that are sent during the month of May are eligible for internships starting between November–February.

The time frames given here are preliminary – once we are accepting applications again, we will post a separate ad with all the necessary details for applying. We recommend interested candidates to follow these application cycles. However, if for one reason or another you wish to apply outside of these times, your best bet is to reach out to us via

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