Meet Chloe Abrahams, our first Golin Untern in the UK. Chloe dazzled the agency with her unique Unternship idea to leave her smartphone at home and visit the world’s most remote and unconnected communities. She aims to discover exactly what it means to communicate on a human level, with no social media or tech to distract her. Chloe is now getting paid to spend the summer on her unconventional adventure. She’s visiting a wild range of places from the Amazon to off-grid Montenegro, follow her unlikely travels here…

Untern Diary

How I brought my adventure into the office

Over the last six months I’ve travelled the world, been on live TV, improved my video editing skills, met with clients and helped deliver creative ideas. My unconventional internship, the Golin Unternship, is now drawing to…

My unforgettable digital detox Untern adventure

As the Golin Untern I chose to spend my two-month adventure without my smartphone. No connection to social media. I was on a mission to cut through the noise that we are bombarded with each day,…

‘Traveling without a smartphone, I had to get creative’

When Golin Untern Chloe Abrahams said adventure was travelling the world without her smartphone, we knew we’d found our unconventional Unternship candidate. Chloe handed over her smartphone and visited the world’s most remote locations from the Galapagos to the…

Chloe goes ‘full monte’ in off-grid Montenegro

Chloe takes  Golin’s ‘Go All In’ ethos to heart and spends a ‘clothing optional’ week in an off-grid community in Montenegro. Read the final letter home from her  incredible smartphone-free Untern adventure… To continue with my…

Arriving in Montenegro

Montenegro is the next stop on the Golin Untern’s digital detox adventure. Without access to her smartphone, Chloe Abrahams relies on the local network to find a guest house… Dear Golin, It has been an extremely long…

The floating islands of Lake Titicaca

In her seventh letter home, Golin Untern Chloe Abrahams starts to miss Facebook as she visits her final South American destination, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca… Dear Golin Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, and at almost…

The Programme


Experience, adventure, creativity, some things in life can’t be taught. Our innovative new Unternship programme will open you up to fresh perspectives by paying you to take an awe-inspiring two month journey of your choice, followed-up by a three month placement. We want a bold, brave, creative individual to immerse themselves in the world, then return to Golin’s London office ready to unleash their energy and talent on Golin’s work and culture.

‘There are lots of different paths to success, but if you follow the straight and narrow you miss the opportunities and experience you might have had if you take a more interesting route in your life.’ Fred Cook, Golin CEO. 

The Unternship takes a page from Fred’s successful unconventional career to forge the next generation of top agency talent. By investing in adventure and a work placement, the Golin Unternship will unlock the adventurous spirit and fearless creativity of new employees at a critical point in their careers.

The Details

The Adventure

Break free from the office and make the real world your workspace for two months. Gain valuable experiences that will play into your placement, documenting every step along the way. When you return, you’ll spend three months as our Untern on a structured internship.

The Qualities 

Be audacious, not afraid. Stay bold, not boring. Remain driven, not distracted. As an Untern, it’s your job to shatter the traditional agency mould and make your own, unique Unternship adventure anywhere in the world.  Be prepared for plenty of unbelievable and unexpected creative challenges along the way.

The Requirements

The Unternship goes well beyond taking on an unlikely journey. You get to choose the adventure of your dreams and then we’ll keep the successful Untern challenged and inspired with creative tasks to share their experiences, including regular blogs and social media posts, videos, media interviews and more.

Be Inspired

Akinbola Richardson mesmerised Golin Chicago with his bold idea to gain new perspectives on cultures and societies while living with the Amish, rebuilding Hurricane Katrina damaged homes and helping the homeless. Throughout summer 2015, our first US Golin Untern also faced his fears by tackling physical and mental challenges such as completing the Tough Mudder competition, hiking to the peak of a Hawaiian volcano and sweating it out in an Indian Sweat Lodge. Now at Golin, he’s developing compelling creative and concepting, directing and editing videos for blue chip clients. Watch the 2015 US Untern’s unlikely experiences in the wrap video below.