The Etch Academy 2020 has launched!

16 Mar 20205 minutes read

The Etch Academy is back - we are looking for three new interns to start in June 2020!

Two of our 2019 interns, Marte and Jess.

About The Etch Academy

The Etch Academy is a six-month paid internship across Design, Web Development, Strategy and Client Services. This will comprise of a mixture of training and exposure to real client projects, giving you a true insight into your chosen role, and a taste of what it’s like to work in a digital agency.

The Etch Academy mission is to help bridge the global skills gap, drive excellence across the digital and tech industry, and support the next generation of digital professionals.

Etch’s motto is "Love what you do".  We foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.  A place where they can learn creative and life skills, gain experience and progress in life. 

Throughout the internship a dedicated mentor will be assigned from your chosen specialism. They will be there to guide you through the whole process. Our previous interns have been surprised by how open our culture is; we are genuinely interested in what you have to say. Our Managers and Founders are easily accessible too, with everyone willing to answer questions, give tips and insights on how they can make the most of your experience with us.

 Our internships have also led to permanent employment!

A Little Bit About Etch

We’re a talented family of rebels, innovators, disruptors, growth hackers, strategists, creators, designers and engineers, based in offices in Southampton, London and South Africa.

 Independently owned, we’re not answerable to any higher media or consultancy holding company. This keeps us agile, creative, transparent… and reassuringly radical.

We’re led by our fearless founders - Tom and Shelly Frame. Their spirit is Etch’s lifeblood. We’re unafraid to break the rules, challenge the status quo and fail forwards. Like our founders, we don’t sit still. We’re continuously learning, evolving and striving to help our people and partners reach their commercial goals

Our mission is to create a better way to work, live and deliver. Getting you further, faster.

Who can apply for these internships?

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment. This means you don’t have to have attended university to apply; we care more about your willingness to learn.

Our 2019 Marketing intern Jess, has this to say about her experience with the Etch Academy:

“Finding a job in the marketing industry can be tough and the competition is fierce. I didn’t attend university which I have always been told would be a disadvantage, but I decided to take the plunge and apply for the Etch Academy! This Experience has provided me with so much ‘real-life’ work experience and I’ve have learnt so much about digital marketing including SEO, PPC, Paid Social, Email Marketing, Content Marketing and influencer marketing. I have been given the opportunity work on a variety of different projects during my internship and having this exposure has been so valuable. I honestly couldn’t think of a better place to learn and help you get a head start in your career!”

Our 2019 marketing intern Marte, on her experience:

“Stepping into the professional industry after finishing your studies can be scary regardless of how well you did at uni. What is it going to be like? Will I handle the work load and the deadlines? What’s expected of me in a professional environment? At the same time, you also want to be challenged and prove — both to yourself and to your employer — that you can be a valuable asset and that they’ve made the right decision betting on you.

Interning with Etch through the Etch Academy has made the transition from graduate to professional super smooth. They have provided me with support and room to grow and develop as a designer. I’ve been working with real clients and been treated as a part of the Etch family from day one. I’ve worked on projects both by myself and along with more experienced designers and I have learned so much. I can’t imagine a better way to start a career in the creative digital industry.”

Check out this article on our 2019 interns experience one month into their internship.

How to apply

  • Email your portfolio along with your CV and a cover letter to by Tuesday31stMarch 2020.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to an evening event with drinks, snacks and socialising. At this event, we will also have one-to-ones with each applicant to get to know you all a bit better.
  • Not long after, our chosen interns will be notified and then start with us in June.


  • Location of internship: the Etch offices in Town Quay, Southampton (SO14 2AQ).
  • Working hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30–17:30. Friday 8:30–15:00.
  • Salary: competitive.
  • Internships: Digital Design, Web Development, Strategy, Client services.

For more information about the internship and roles available, please check out

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We look forward to seeing your submissions.

Good luck!