Butchershop and Factry Join Forces for The World’s Greatest Internship
San Francisco’s creative agency, Butchershop, and Factry, Montréal’s school of creativity sciences, have teamed up for the World’s Greatest Internship (WGI). Launched in 2018 by Butchershop, the WGI program helps six emerging talents from Asia, Oceania and the Americas develop their creativity at the Factry campus from August 24-30, 2019.
Over the course of six months, the six selected participants will intern in six different agencies across six cities around the world. According to the programmers, the internships are remunerated, and all travel expenses are paid.
“I believe that there is a part of education and experience missing in traditional schools where one learns craft skills. And yes, being good at one’s craft is important but there is so much more,” said Trevor Hubbard, CEO & Executive Creative Director, Butchershop. “The real skills it takes to be in a creative business are around empathy, knowing one’s self-operating system, pitching and selling ideas, showing good thinking, connecting to the business solutions, having a world view on culture and commerce, adaptive problem solving, and short cuts that bring value and build trust. These are what develop and manifest in Butchershop’s culture and our people.”
Participants will receive a one-week training program at Factry to develop their creative posture, which involves: leadership; collaboration skills; emotional intelligence; active listening; and productivity.
“Our partnership with Factry comes at a time in our world and industry where we both have identified a new breed of emerging creatives. We believe that Factry at their core has the leadership, partnerships, people, vision and new curriculum to deliver vital experiences in education,” said Hubbard.
Factry aims to partner the young creatives of WGI with local young talent of Montréal’s creative sector to maximize cultural immersion.
Four local enterprises will also welcome the participants into their offices to initiate creative processes, the results of which they will get to keep.
“There is something unique about Montréal’s creativity and we wish to immerse the interns of the WGI in the best Montréal has to offer. To do so, we bank on the collaboration of our incredible creative ecosystem! Young local talent will have the chance to collaborate with the participants of the WGI through the Factry seminars and the local enterprise visits. Diversity, the collision of ideas and the mixing of points of view are powerful vectors of creativity. We are proud to welcome an international cohort and thus reinforce Montréal’s standing as a bright spot the world of creativity,” said Marie Amiot, co-founder and General Director President of Factry.
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