Singapore – VICE’s agency Virtue in APAC has launched a new paid internship program called ‘Underground’ to discover the next generation of marketing creatives. Said program will run three times a year, and will launch its pilot in Singapore.

Three interns will be selected for each intake to work alongside Virtue’s teams in account management, strategy and creative, during three to four-month long placements at its regional hub in Singapore. Participants will gain exposure to all aspects of Virtue’s operations inline with its ‘borderless’ approach to work and belief that collaboration across the agency delivers strong outcomes for clients.

This program has been initiated, designed and developed by some of Virtue’s talents, including business director Victoria Fernandez, strategy director Zoe Chen and associate creative director Nuno Dores.

Applications are now open to all Singapore-based candidates – with no background in marketing required – for the next Virtue Underground which starts in August.

Successful candidates will shadow their respective teams, work on Virtue’s portfolio of leading regional and global clients, participate in new business pitches, have weekly check-ins and mentoring, targeted training sessions and will develop an ‘Underground Report’ on emerging cultural forces in Asia.

Fernandez said, “Virtue builds brands from inside culture and that’s why it is important for us to understand not just what’s happening now, but what’s coming next. Leveraging the power of VICE, including global and regional editorial insights and the latest platform analytics, Virtue Underground complements this by bringing culture shapers into the agency to learn what inspires them, while offering the opportunity to gain experience from some of the best in the industry and work on some of the world’s biggest brands.”