We are building the next generation of creative problem solvers.

The BrandLab’s mission is to change the face and voice of the marketing and advertising industry. We empower young talent from Indigenous, Black, Brown, AAPI and Hispanic/Latinx backgrounds to launch sustainable careers in thriving workplaces of creativity, inclusivity and belonging.

Since 2009, our non-profit organization has envisioned an industry that thrives with the creativity and insights of all.


Currently At The BrandLab

2023 LabFellows

LabFellows Fellowship Program bridges the gap from post-secondary education to a sustainable career in the marketing and advertising industry. Applications for the 2023 LabFellows Program are open now!

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2023 Summer Internship

The BrandLab connects young talent interested in the marketing and advertising industry to sustainable careers in creative workplaces. The 2023 Summer Internship application is live now!

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We work with students to achieve professional greatness in marketing.

We connect young talent from Indigenous, Black, Brown, AAPI and Hispanic/Latinx backgrounds to opportunities in marketing and advertising through job programs, professional development, mentorships and more.

Our Programs

We work in partnership with the industry and the community to launch sustainable careers.

It takes Fearless corporations, agencies, educational partners, and industry volunteers to break down barriers for the next generation of marketing talent. We work with our partners to place young talent, and ensure that both the workplace and work being produced are culturally competent and equitable.

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Our Fearless program is designed to foster inclusive and equitable workplaces for all talent to thrive.

We believe that our work at The BrandLab is bigger than diversifying the industry, it’s also about creating an inclusive industry. We must ensure that the talent we place will want to stay and have the opportunity to thrive in marketing and advertising careers.

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Our alumni are the next generation of industry leaders.

Travon Sellers

Senior Designer at KNOCK

Travon Sellers found his passion for visual design and UX through a one-on-one summer internship. Today, he works as a Senior Designer at KNOCK. Travon proudly serves on The BrandLab Board of Directors while continuing to sharpen his design chops as owner and operator of Travon Sellers Design Studio, a digital strategy, and design consultancy.

Joslin Wyatt

Account Leader at Hallmark Cards

Joslin connected with The BrandLab while she was in High School, and was one of our very first interns in Kansas City. She went on to attend Northwest Missouri State University, graduating in 3 years and staying involved in TBL throughout her college career. She now serves on our Kansas City Board of Directors and works full-time at the same place she had her initial TBL internship; Hallmark Cards.

Olivia House

Designer at Matter Unlimited

Olivia House met The BrandLab when she was a sophomore in high school and completed five internships with us since 2014. She graduated from Augsburg University with a degree in graphic design and economics, and her work has been shown in galleries across the Twin Cities and featured in AdWeek. House is currently working as a Designer at Matter Unlimited.