Position Description

Summer 2021 Internship – All Departments (Except Art Direction, Copywriting and RAI)
Location CA, Santa Monica (Headquarters)
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Multiple Clients
Santa Monica
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9/28/20 3:34 PM

RPA is seeking talented interns to join the Launch Internship Program for the Summer 2021 Semester.

At RPA we believe an internship should be more than a resume filler, it should be a place to set the course of your career. Our Launch Internships embody this very sentiment. You’ll get to experience firsthand the bold, creative, and collaborative culture that’s made RPA one of AdAge’s "Best Places to Work.” You get to do real work on real brands, as part of the largest advertising internship program in Los Angeles.

We’re not like other agencies. We believe we can only do our biggest thinking and create our most inspiring work when we put People First. Which means valuing and empowering our people to do their best, and inspiring them to create ideas and experiences that respect people.

If you’re ready to work with awesome people in a place where people are encouraged to swing big, act bold, and be their most awesome selves, we want to meet you. Because we’re nothing without our people, and everything because of you.


Mandatory Project:
All applicants MUST submit a resume AND a Project to be considered.

Project Instructions:
Pick and answer 2 of the 4 questions below using one of the following methods: written (Max 500 words), video – either creatively driven or professional interview type format (max 1 min), or another type of creative project.  

  1. Walk us through a time you showed curiosity outside of your day-to-day responsibilities. 
  2. Our People 1st philosophy means setting up our associates, clients and work for success. How have you shown qualities of being People 1st?
  3. How do you think participating in our intern program will help better your future? 
  4. What have you learned in either prior experiences or at school that you think would lend helpful during your internship with us?

How to submit Mandatory Project:
The max file size our system will allow you to upload is 10mb so please convert file to Zip File and ADD as attachment labeled “Intern Project”. If you have trouble uploading your project, please email it to  internship@rpa.com


The fine print:
Department options: Account Management, Strategic Planning, Media (Branded Content, Buying, Performance Marketing, Planning, Research), Production (Art, Business Affairs, Digital, Video, Post-Production, Project Management)

When:  June to August  
Where:  Remote / 100% Virtual 
Duration:  Ability to dedicate a full-time schedule (35 hours/week) 
Application deadline: 5pm PST on Friday, February 26th  

Recruitment Timeline
Application deadline: February 26th
Application + project review: March 2021
1st round phone screen notice: March – April 2021
2nd round virtual interview notice: April – May 2021
Offer of internship notice: May 2021



Who we are:
RPA is a holistic advertising agency based in Santa Monica, California. Independently-led and -owned for over 30 years, the agency is driven by a mission to create ideas and experiences that put “People First,” within a culture that empowers individuals and teams. It’s a unique culture that nurtures enduring relationships — with our people and our client partners.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, at RPA we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.




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