We are building the next generation of creative problem solvers.

The BrandLab’s mission is to change the face and voice of the marketing industry. We envision an industry that thrives with the creativity and insights of all.


We work with students to achieve professional greatness in marketing.

We hire and place high school and college level students as interns, providing support through industry workshops, experiential skills training, professional development, and career and college guidance.


We connect professionals to meaningful volunteerism toward change.

Looking to change your own industry and give back to the next generation of talent? We are always looking for industry professionals to lend their time and expertise to our mission.

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Our alumni are the next generation of industry leaders.

Travon Sellers

Digital Marketing Specialist at Hamline University

Travon Sellers found his passion for visual design and UX through a one-on-one summer internship. Today, he helps Hamline University stay connected with current and prospective students as a digital marketing specialist while continuing to sharpen his design chops as owner and operator of Travon Sellers Design Studio.

Ingrid Sabah

Senior Analyst of Talent at Ovative Group

Meeting The BrandLab in high school, Ingrid was inspired to earn her bachelor's in Strategic Communications with a double minor in Social Justice and African American Studies from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Throughout her career, Ingrid has worked at Buffalo Wild Wings, mono, Tunheim, and Carmichael Lynch. She is now a Senior Analyst of Talent at Ovative Group leading Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion efforts for the org.

Dominic Romero

Alumni Intern, The BrandLab

Dominic met The BrandLab in his high school classroom in 2019, and jumped at the opportunity to intern at Barkley over the summer. While working on clients like Dairy Queen and Haribo, he experienced the behind the scenes of the advertising world by reaching out to celebrities and brand influencers. Currently he's interning with The BrandLab at HR Block and will attend Johnson County Community College with a major in marketing in the fall.

We believe that creativity is an equal opportunity employer.


virtual internships hosted in 2020


students exposed to marketing our Spark program last semester


industry mentor/mentee matches since 2018


fearless Conversation Workshops this year