ASI Summer Internship Program

New Concepts. Fresh Outlook. Future Employees.

Interns provide new ideas and a fresh perspective, helping your company grow and adapt. They often become candidates ready-made to fill future openings in your company, saving you the time and effort it would take to train someone new. By attracting a new generation to promotional products, you’re also helping the industry grow. Discover the top 5 reasons to hire an intern.

That’s why ASI® developed the Summer Internship Program 5 years ago. The process is simple: you hire a summer intern and ASI helps them get started with:

FREE ESP® access for the summer (expires 10/1/2021)

Webinars that provide an industry overview

An ASI gift pack of promotional items

Invitation for your intern to attend ASI Show® Chicago
(Travel expenses not included)

Certificate of completion

1 summer intern will be chosen based on their outstanding internship essays and awarded a $1,000 scholarship!


Interns trained

Member companies served


Would recommend similar companies to hire an intern

We’re here for you, every step of the way.

ASI will help you find and train your summer intern. Here are some tips to get started.

Who to look for?

High school, college students or recent grads with:

Some experience with sales, marketing or business development

Proficient with MS Office Suites and social media

Strong communication skills

Organizational skills with ability to prioritize

Creative, energetic and flexible


Sample job description

What should they do?

Interns in last year’s program had the following responsibilities:

Administrative tasks


Social media posting/monitoring

Product searching on ESP

Pricing verification



Graphic Design


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When to start looking?

Here are some ways you can find interns:

Aim to have your position description ready 3 months before schools in your area let out

Start interviewing 2 months before schools end

Make a final decision 1 month before school is out


Hiring checklist

Where to look?

Here are some ways you can find interns:

Recruit at colleges/universities

Post the position to job boards (Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn,,

Ask your employees for referrals


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“Our interns provided fresh ideas and helped us with our social media accounts. They also helped a great deal in building and updating our client online stores. Overall, they provided much-needed assistance in the workload.”

“This is our 2nd year participating in the program. We expanded our digital footprint this year with an expanded email and LinkedIn presence. Things that we hadn’t spent time developing.”

“My intern learned a lot from our industry and our product. ASI’s intern program is one of the best programs.”

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