Experience, adventure, creativity. Some things in life can’t be taught in the office. Our unconventional Unternship opens you up to fresh perspectives, by paying you to take an awe-inspiring two month adventure of your choice, followed by a three month paid internship in Golin’s London office. We are looking for unconventional candidates from diverse backgrounds to jump start their career by learning outside the office. They will then return to Golin’s London office ready to unleash their energy and findings on our work and culture.

Untern Blog

Learnings from a pursuit of happiness

For my two-month Golin Untern adventure, I set off on the Pursuit of Happiness. Travelling to the top two countries on the World Happiest Report and the top two on the contrasting Happy Planet Index. I…

Solving the Puzzle of Costa Rican Happiness

Golin Untern Les Latchman solves the puzzle of Costa Rican happiness on the next leg of his adventure to understand the secrets of the world’s happiest countries… Reflecting on my Costa Rican experience, I’ve pieced together a unique…

Pura Vida, A Costa Rican way of Life

Golin Untern Les Latchman lives the Pura Vida in Costa Rica on the next leg of his adventure to understand the secrets of the world’s happiest countries… Upon exploring Costa Rica, the first trend which stood out was the…

A Reflection on Nordic Happiness

Golin Untern Les Latchman reflects on the secret of Nordic contentment in his adventure to understand the secrets of the world’s happiest countries… It took 2 buses, 2 planes and 2 ferries to finally arrive at the dramatic archipelago…

Friluftsliv — The Norwegian Connection To Nature

Exploring the great cities of Norway, I found they were very similar to Denmark’s with bountiful  green spaces and integrated nature. However in contrast, I immediately got the impression the nature here was on a much…

The Danish Key to the City of Happiness

For the second week in his happiness adventure, Golin Untern Les Latchman immerses himself in the urban life of the everyday Danish citizen. Visiting the great cities of Copenhagen and Aarhus, I’ve fulfilled the happiness actions…

The Details

The Adventure

Break free from the office and make the real world your workspace for two months. Gain valuable life experiences that will play into your office placement in London. Be audacious, not afraid. Stay bold, not boring. Remain driven, not distracted. It’s your job to shatter the traditional agency mould and create your own, unique Unternship adventure anywhere in the world.

The Office Role 

The Untern will join our content team in design or social depending on your interests/skills. Responsibilities could include helping to manage and produce social media activity, writing, community engagement and direct consumer response for major brands. Or if you have design skills, you could work in our content design team creating brand digital content, infographics, pitch decks and more.

The Requirements

The Unternship goes well beyond simply going on a journey. You get to choose the adventure of your dreams, plan every detail and then we’ll keep you challenged, asking you to create content that documents every step of your amazing journey. Creative tasks to share the experiences will include regular blogs and social media posts, videos and media interviews. Be prepared to Go All In!


We know that bright people come from different places and have experienced different things, so we are searching far and wide to find that undiscovered talent from an unlikely background. There is no CV upload, no application form, we simply want to understand more about you and what you would do in your two month adventure.

Be Inspired

Chloe Abrahams was our first Golin London Untern, see her video and blog below. Chloe dazzled the agency in 2016 with her unique Unternship idea to leave her smartphone at home and visit the world’s most remote and unconnected communities. She discovered exactly what it means to communicate on a human level, with no social media or tech to distract her. Chloe visited the wilds of the Amazon jungle to an off-grid community in Montenegro.

In 2015 Akinbola Richardson mesmerised Golin Chicago as the first US Golin Untern. His bold idea was to gain new perspectives on cultures and societies while living with the Amish, rebuilding Hurricane Katrina damaged homes and sweating it out in an Indian Sweat Lodge. In 2016, US Golin Untern Megan Duncan was inspired by six different cultures across the US.