The BrandLab has taught me to walk. When they connected me to my purpose, it was like they showed me I had feet. They held my hand as I navigated through the "real world" of advertising, making me exceptionally confident with every step thereafter. - Ismael Garrido, The BrandLab Intern 2016-2017, Yamamoto + FWRD


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If you are in our 2017-2018 classroom program and wish to apply for an internship, please complete the online application here. You also must also have two references complete our online reference form here, one academic reference and one personal/professional reference. This person should be someone who knows you well and speaks highly of you and your talents! This person could be a supervisor at part time job, teacher, counselor, or coach. You may not use a friend or family member as a reference.

REMINDER: These Google Forms do not save automatically. We strongly encourage you to type your answers on a Word document before plugging them into the application for submission.

If you are not a current BrandLab classroom student, but wish to find out more about how you can apply for our internship program, please email The BrandLab’s Internship Director, Emily Ronning at


Our summer internship program is designed to give eager and curious classroom students a chance to try out the marketing industry! Our students are invited to apply and interview for an 8-week internship opportunity at one of our local partner agencies. In 2007, we hired 1 intern from our classroom program. In 2018, we’ll hire 70!

Each summer, along with working on-site at a marketing agency or corporation, our interns complete a total of 60 hours of paid training where we bring industry professionals in to run trainings on all aspects of marketing, personal coaches to help them create their personal brand and staff from our college partners to build hirability skills. We are proud to offer our interns a 360-degree circle of support through a robust network of industry professionals!

Hosting and supervising an intern is one of the most meaningful ways that companies, agencies and volunteers can get involved with The BrandLab. A summer work experience with The BrandLab truly has a positive impact on the lives of our students. The on-time high school graduation rate for Twin Cities high-schoolers is 77%, whereas The BrandLab interns far exceed the average at 99%!

To learn more about hosting an intern, please contact our Associate Director, Brian Gioielli at If you are interested in being an intern for The BrandLab, please contact our Internship Director, Emily Ronning at

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