It's been called the "best placement program" ever seen.
This past fall the Class of 2009 CP+B interns did something unique and extraordinaire... they banded together for the purposes of employment and more importantly camaraderie when they launched their own website "http://pleasehire.us". The site is a "one-stop" shop where you can go hand pick any of the 27 kids (5 are postes as hired) who are facing the real world. The interns featured are from both the Boulder and Miami offices.
The site was featured originally on the FearlessQA episode featuring ECD Omid Farhang on the topic of "On Being a Junior" who brought along guests and CP+B interns Dil-Domine Jacobe Leonares and Jeff Hunter, both featured on the site. The episode was great for young "AdLanders" on getting the dirt on starting out, but the big payoff was when Alex Bogusky and Farhang surprised Dil and Jeff by offering them jobs at CP+B. Wonderful news as they were both coming to the end of their internships at the time, it was actually quite cool to see two people get their shots.
Interns, sadly get the "raw" end of things (sometime of referred to as "slaves"), fetching coffee, making copies or simply sitting at a desk waiting and maybe even bitch about not getting a shot or worse thinking they're better than everyone and everything. It's all part of the battle.
Getting an internship at Crispin is a dream for many a young "AdLanders", some see it as a ticket to "anywhere" in the industry, but that's not the truth. It will always come down to hard work and dedication.
The CP+B Summer 2010 Intern deadline has passed, but keep posted at the CP+B internship site or follow on Twitter.