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The Lab, Publicis Health UK’s Unique Internship Programme, Reopens for Fifth Consecutive Year

‘We CU not CVs’: The Lab is accepting applications for anyone interested in well-being communications

Publicis Health, the world’s largest health and well-being communications agency group, today announced that we are now accepting applications for The Lab: A Place for Bright Sparks. Unlike standard internship programmes, Lab interns do not spend their time getting coffees or waste their work hours filing and photocopying. The Lab is a unique internship that lets selected interns, a.k.a., “Bright Sparks,” work on real projects with real clients—starting from day one. The Lab applicants don’t need prior communications or media experience to get experience at Publicis Health. No degree? No portfolio? No problem! The Lab provides real-life work experience, a world-class agency name to add to a CV and interns get paid for the privilege.

Founded in 2014, The Lab aims to provide anyone with a passion to work in health and well-being communications the chance to apply for a six-month paid internship. Formal qualifications or previous work experience are not required, which disrupts the standard approaches used to find people to work in health and well-being.

Last year, five Bright Sparks were chosen to join our business, working across creative, account handling and capability development in three Publicis Health UK locations. These Bright Sparks are now working alongside previous Lab alumni.

Publicis Health believes the creative and communications industry should be more accessible to everyone who is interested in joining, regardless of prior experience or background. “At Publicis Health, we understand that talent comes in all shapes and sizes, and from all backgrounds,” said Shaheed Peera, Executive Creative Director at Publicis LifeBrands. “That’s why we’re committed to bringing more diversity and untapped talent into our agencies. The Lab challenges us to think differently, create better work and be relevant to our clients. We’re on the lookout for the next big star within our industry and The Lab provides a great opportunity for an aspiring creative or account handler to be discovered.”

We asked one of last year’s successful Bright Sparks, Jamie Muller, who is now part of the permenant team in Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, how she found the experience: “I can sit here and list 20 reasons why you should apply for The Lab, but the one thing I can promise you is that you will never stop learning. From day one, you are welcomed into the team, you are given responsibilities that work towards executing client briefs, and you are encouraged to share your thoughts in whatever projects are running. You learn something new every single day, and you have access to platforms that allow you to develop and better yourself all the time.”

Publicis Health is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes people from all backgrounds to apply for roles within the business. We firmly believe that diversity and talent are the key drivers to our success. We are committed to providing all employees with a work environment that is free from discrimination, where each individual has equal access to training, career development and promotion.

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About Publicis Health
Publicis Health is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. A division of Publicis Groupe, Publicis Health manages top-tier agencies specialising in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, digital, branding, message delivery, market access, and medical communications. Publicis Health is dedicated to creating experiences that compel action, change lives, and amplify business outcomes. With more than 6,000 employees, Publicis Health manages 18 agency brands through 40 offices located in 7 countries. Publicis Health’s brands are Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Digitas Health, Publicis LifeBrands, Publicis Resolute, Razorfish Health, Heartbeat, Discovery, insync, Publicis Health Media, Maxcess Managed Markets, Payer Sciences, PlowShare Group, Verilogue, Langland, PDI, Real Science Communications, Tardis Medical, and Touchpoint Solutions. Web: Facebook: @PublicisHealth Twitter: @PublicisHealth

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