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Bridging the gap through real-world opportunities for students

Never thought of a career in marketing or advertising? We got you! The industry is hungry for your talent, perspective, and fresh ideas. Our Spark Workshops are designed to spark your interest and provide real steps in the marketing and advertising field through internships, training, mentorships, and college support. Talk to your teacher, career counselor, or program manager at school about bringing The BrandLab to your school!

Are you a staff member at a local high school or college that wants to work with The BrandLab? The BrandLab has an intentional partnership approach by offering our curriculum to classrooms that have at least 50% of color and/or 50% on free/reduced lunch programs. If your classroom or program qualifies, we’d love to hear from you!

From the Classroom to Summer Internships

Twin Cities Internships

Our summer internship program is designed to give eager and curious classroom students a chance to try out the marketing industry! Eligible students are invited to apply and interview for an 8-week internship opportunity at one of our local partner agencies.

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Kansas City Internships

Our summer internship program is designed to give eager and curious classroom students a chance to try out the marketing industry! Eligible students are invited to apply and interview for an 8-week internship opportunity at one of our local partner agencies.

Apply Today

We’re changing the face and voice of the industry

96

percent of our Spark students say they’re more aware of their career options

99

percent of our interns say they feel like their ideas are valued

60

the number of industry partners who host our interns

100

the number of professional mentors who have been matched with our alumni

When you succeed, we all succeed

Eh Eh

Assistant Account Executive at BBDO

Eh Eh immigrated to the U.S. as a child and grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. After taking a course through The BrandLab, a handful of internships, and a marketing degree from the University of Minnesota, he’s now an assistant Account Executive at BBDO Minneapolis, where he’s cutting his teeth on SPAM and other Hormel brands.

Ri'Auzzia Watson-Miller

Alumni Intern, The BrandLab

Ri'Auzzia is a Kansas City, Kansas native and met The BrandLab during a Spark Workshop at a local ad agency. As a multi-year alumni, she's interned at Fleishman Hillard, Intouch, and now HR Block. She's worked in many ares of advertising like account management, creative design, and public relations. She is currently a student at The University of Kansas and will be majoring in Accounting, Marketing and minoring in Spanish and Sign Language.

Olivia House

Alumni, The BrandLab

Olivia House met The BrandLab when she was a sophomore in high school and has completed five internships since 2014. She recently 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 has been featured in AdWeek. House is currently working as a full-time freelancer and serving as a community designer in Minneapolis.