2020 Summer Associate Program
SSA & Company
 New York, NY

High Lantern Group 2020 Summer Associate Program

Program Overview

High Lantern Group (HLG) is a strategic positioning and reputation management consultancy focused on developing early-stage strategy and communications for some of the most iconic brands and dozens of notable public and private organizations.

Our Summer Associate (SA) Program is a structured, competitive twelve-week program. Summer Associates will be exposed to a wide range of consulting work in the fields of strategic communications, public affairs, public policy, and business strategy. SAs will be well-integrated team members, and responsibilities include researching market and industry trends, drafting client deliverables (such as research summaries, newsletters, social media messaging and press releases), constructing both internal and client-facing presentations, coordinating projects, and assisting with administrative duties. In addition, SAs will have access to HLG resources and leadership, making the experience both intellectually stimulating and supportive of career aspirations.

Candidates may apply for any of High Lantern Group's five offices: Asheville, NC; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; or Washington, D.C. Applying to multiple offices is welcome. Candidates will be expected to commit to a full-time position for twelve weeks, from June 1 to August 21. SAs may start earlier upon request and availability.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates must have 1-2 years of experience and/or a graduate degree. Undergraduates that expect to graduate after June 2020 will not be considered for the program at this time. We do review applications for interns on a rolling basis. Please check our website for available internship opportunities.

We seek motivated self-starters who have experience with or an interest in strategic communications, business, politics, and public policy. Ideal candidates have excellent writing, research, and communication skills, strong attention to detail, the capacity to balance multiple responsibilities, and the ability to work independently.


Summer Associates will be compensated $20/hour with the expectation of a 40-hour workweek.

How to Apply

Please apply online at www.highlanterngroup.com/careers. You are required to submit a cover letter and resume bundled as one document.

Applications are due by Friday, January 24th at 5 p.m. PST. Candidates will be notified if selected for an interview. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • December 2: Summer Associate application process opens
  • January 24: Summer Associate application deadline
  • March 13: Candidate selection deadline
  • June 1 – August 21: 12-week Summer Associate Program

About High Lantern Group

High Lantern Group is a new kind of consulting firm for a new era. We focus on strategic positioning for businesses, brands, and individual leaders by shaping the environment in which they operate. We specialize in early stage strategic processes that provide the foundation for future success.

Our team is comprised of highly experienced, thoughtful and innovative partners who bring with them an unusual degree of exposure to business practices, leadership trends, and cutting-edge public affairs strategies. We have worked with scores of Fortune 500 companies, CEOs, leading non-profits, and trade associations across the country.

Please visit our website at www.highlanterngroup.com to learn more.