Shepherd (formerly The Robin Shepherd Group) was founded in 1984 as a design boutique. In fact, Robin Shepherd himself designed one of UNF’s earliest logos. The agency has grown to become one of the largest full-service marketing firms in the region, serving brands as well-known as CSX to craft beer companies like Bold City Brewery.

Our interns learn how an agency functions, and see all aspects of account management, public relations and social media content development with clients including CSX Transportation, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Beaches Energy Services and the St. Johns Cultural Council.

As an intern, you’ll do it all:

  • Participate in brainstorming sessions for advertising campaign plans and new business
  • Attend client and internal meetings, photoshoots and video production
  • Learn to write creative briefs, client status reports and meeting agendas
  • Review copy, layouts, and printers’ proofs
  • Oversee photography and video production for web and social media channels
  • Generate, schedule and measure social media content for campaigns
  • Conduct research and write summaries and recommendations
  • Draft news releases, media advisories and press kits for distribution
  • Review media lists and pitch media contacts


  • Attention to detail
  • Passion for the industry
  • High standard for excellence
  • Experience with social media campaign planning, execution and measurement
  • Strong writing skills – familiarity with AP style
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines

The Details

  • We understand what it’s like to balance classes, internships and jobs, and we work with students to find a schedule that works best. However, a minimum of 20 hours/week is required to obtain a full internship experience.
  • Stipend of $250 per month, not to exceed 3 months.
  • Personal transportation is necessary; reimbursement for any agency travel and expenses
  • Parking provided in covered garage

To Apply

Please email resume to Frances Hanold at


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