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Phillips Internship Program

Phillips Internship Program

Our Internship Program

Our 12-week Internship Program focuses on two areas: business development and print production. Interns will generally spend 50% of their time in our business development center making calls to prospective clients, sending out sales packages, setting up sales meetings, and entering/editing data in our CRM database. The rest of the time interns will get to experience a wide array of production processes including prepress, mailing operations, digital printing, offset printing, and bindery operations. Qualified candidates should feel comfortable talking on the phone and have a good phone presence; candidates should also feel comfortable around large equipment and working in a detail-oriented manufacturing environment. Interns will ultimately have the opportunity to spend more time and gain in-depth experience in areas where they have the most interest.

What We Offer

All of our internships are paid positions and include housing with utilities paid (cable and Internet are not included). The housing provided is a fully furnished 2-bedroom condominium. It is conveniently located close to Phillips and downtown Nashville with an average commute of only 25 minutes. Two internship positions are available each season for either two boys or two girls. In addition to your experience at Phillips, Nashville offers many exciting attractions and entertainment venues to fill your off hours. Check out for more information about upcoming events and discover what there is to see in and around Nashville. Also, check out our interns’ twitter feed to see just what our current interns are up to!

What We Do & What You Will Learn

Phillips Printing & Strategic Marketing is a turnkey business communications provider. Our model consists of three core services: design, commercial printing, and mailing. Phillips Printing has been in business over 50 years and has expanded its capabilities during that time through equipment acquisitions, technology improvements and strategic team members. We’ve strived to build great efficiencies in our production workflow and a team culture that is focused on quality and service. This adaptation and focus has allowed Phillips to compete like no other business in the region. As our company and capabilities continue to grow at a rapid pace we are continually looking for great talent to add to our team and be a part of our internship program. Below are a few highlights about the company that show why Phillips is a great place to intern.

  1. 57+ years in business

  2. Established client base

  3. Great reputation

  4. No debt

  5. Multi-level marketing program

  6. Heidelberg equipment

  7. Vertically integrated services

  8. Business model different than 89% of peers

  9. Technology driven

Phillips Printing has re-engineered its processes over the past several years by adding equipment and technological advances which have helped fuel our growth.  Here are a few of our production capabilities and services in which interns at Phillips will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with:

  1. Digital printing

  2. Full-service mail

  3. Graphic design

  4. Automated mail inserting

  5. Camera-aided mail matching

  6. Automated CtP

  7. Modern folding, stitching, and cutting equipment

  8. High-end automated prepress workflow

  9. Online fulfillment and variable print ordering

  10. Business development

“As a college student this experience definitely has been one in a million. The amount of knowledge I have learned is unsurpassable. I have experienced great management, communication, and great integrity from working with the company. Phillips makes it very apparent they know what it takes to be adaptable, and to take printing to the next level. This experience has opened my eyes to so many opportunities and has been a great preparation tool for where I want my future to take me in this industry.”

Ashley, Summer Intern

How To Apply

You can apply for an internship with Phillips in several ways:

  1. Find us at your school’s next job fair and submit your application.

  2. Mail your application and/or resumé to: Phillips Printing Attn: HR Manager 949 Woodland Street Nashville, TN 37206-3753

  3. Provide your resumé and fill out an application in person at our location in Nashville, 8am to 5pm CST, Monday through Friday.

Two internship positions are available each spring, summer, and fall for either two boys or two girls. Eligibility is limited to students in the graphics communications or marketing fields of study. Selected candidates will be contacted via phone or email with a request to interview via Skype. A personality test, criminal background check, and drug screening are required of all potential interns.