We want to be the best branding agency for the world.
The Sponge is unbent on working with brands who create positive impact in the world. It’s who we are and it’s what we do.
Big Love, like family
Our team and clients are family. We have each other’s backs and are devoted to every member’s success.
Our playfield is “outstanding”, the step above excellence, where we continuously delight by delivering that extra awesomeness.
Effectiveness over awards
We create stuff that works brilliantly, focusing on being lean and finding the simplest, quickest path.
Timeliness and Clarity
We are quick, meticulous and never rush, so our work is always on time and its awesomest.
We play our strengths with energy and have fun. Smiles and happiness are warmly reciprocated and bring positive outcomes.
With gratitude we help good, purposeful businesses become better brands, both profitable and cash strapped (via our impact streams).
Our financial vitality enables us to comfortably work in our geniuses and be the greatest possible benefit for our families, clients, communities and the world.
Obsession with improvement
Our unquenchable fascination for the better way fuels our continuous personal and professional growth.
We say “awesome” a lot. That is all.
We’re looking for bright, positive, motivated humans who genuinely align with what we do here. Show us it’s you and join our team as an unpaid intern to earn valuable commercial experience, and help perpetuate goodness at the same time.
Heck, when you show us how awesome you are and we fall in love with you, we’ll never want you to leave. That means you have an opportunity to earn yourself a fully fledged team membership, with all its perks.
You will be working with our Chief Do-gooder Luke, and other senior members of the team, so insights will be constantly flowing.
We are not your average branding agency! While we have talented team members and take pride in delighting our clients with awesome work, we choose our clients. They must have a positive social &/or environmental impact as well as create healthy profits. This combination is what makes a truly sustainable business.
We also get to help enterprises grow who are cash strapped, via our Double the Goodness grant and Impact Karma Seed.
We believe business can be a force for good. Being an intern with us will show you the world we are shaping, and how to craft and tell impact brand stories for enterprises that do good in the world. You will feel good about every project you work on for The Sponge, and potentially for our clients.
You will also experience what it is like working for a remote business. Even with the in-person work and meetings, you’ll get familiar with our tools and the difference in communication and procedures for our remote team. This sets you up for life working from exotic locations as a digital nomad, should that be a goal.
You will attend regular weekly project meetings with the Brisbane team in the CBD, and assist with client meetings and workshops on occasion.
While this is not a professional role, we expect a degree of experience and conversational knowledge of the following platforms from a marketing perspective.
This role is for 3 months, for a minimum of 1 day per week. That includes in person meetings and working remotely. You will be working with The Sponge brand, and our community brand GoodNorth. All work will be guided by your senior creative team and only published if it is awesome (which we hope it will be).
Sounds like you? If so, we’d like to get to know you! Send us a cover letter and complete the Challenge below.
Here’s what we need to know:
The best way for us to see what you’re made of is a real demonstration! Are you up for the challenge?
If you have been nodding furiously all the way to this point – knowing that you are the awesome individual that we’re looking for, then:
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Sponge Team
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