What does a Copywriter Intern do?

Copywriters are responsible for writing compelling marketing and promotional materials for a wide variety of products and services. These materials can range from product packaging and labels to brochures and blog posts to email copy. In addition, copywriters help define brand voice and ensure that all copy is consistent with this voice by writing, editing, and proofing materials.

Copywriters generally have a Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, or Communications. Copywriters can work in print, television, radio, and online. The best copywriters have a strong portfolio of work to show when interviewing, tend to be collaborative and passionate, and are most comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Write copy for a variety of media including social, print, video, and online
  • Edit and proof work to ensure high editorial standards are met across all content outputs
  • Collaborate with creative, product, marketing, and legal to assess project needs and help with messaging
  • Drive brand consistency across all company communications
  • Develop and implement brand guidelines
  • Stay current on trends and competitors within the editorial sphere
  • See projects through the whole creative lifestyle, from inception to deployment
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, or Communications
  • 3-5 years experience in content marketing or copywriting, preferably with an agency
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Strong creative thinking skills and ability to think conceptually
  • Comfortable working independently with little direction under tight deadlines
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills with a diligent eye for detail, language, flow, and grammar
  • Proven ability to demonstrate brand voice
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent portfolio of work
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Copywriter Intern Salaries

Average Base Pay

$63,692 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $64K
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Copywriter Intern Career Path

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Rescue | The Behavior Change AgencyRescue | The Behavior Change Agency
Sep 20, 2021

“"Career opportunities" is something I have to split into both good and bad.”

Nov 11, 2021

“I get to work on a flexible and fixed schedule that works best for me.”

Jan 14, 2020

“My former manager was the best boss I ever had and I have 15+ years of working experience.”

Gunn | Jerkens
Feb 16, 2021

“So many opportunities to grow and venture out not only in your own field but others as well.”

Junior Copywriter
Nov 23, 2020

“Rich brand variety to work and learn a range of sectors at the same time.”

Mullen Lowe GroupMullen Lowe Group
Dec 6, 2021

“You get the most renowned brands to work on and most important really great people to work with.”

Freelance Copywriter
Jul 1, 2020

“Time frames for projects were never accurate and pay was well below market rate for copywriting.”

McCann Health Managed MarketsMcCann Health Managed Markets
Apr 21, 2021

“It's a great place to start your career and really grow into your role.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a copywriter intern

When working as a copywriter intern, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Writing English, Editing, Google Suite, Web Technologies, and Ability to Multitask.

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