Position Description

Summer 2021 Internship - Research, Analytics + Insights (RAI)
Location CA, Santa Monica (Headquarters)
Department Internships
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Santa Monica
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RPA is seeking talented interns to join the Launch Internship Program for the Summer 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.

The Research, Analytics + Insights (RAI) team transforms data into valuable discoveries. RAI analyzes the data from our digital media, social media, websites, email campaigns, consumer surveys and other industry sources. The RAI intern will contribute to all aspects of the group’s work—including pulling data from various software interfaces, performing basic computational analyses, helping to proofread and edit documents, assisting with preparation of client presentations, and supporting the team via organizational and administrative tasks. This position will also provide the intern with hands-on, real-world learning experience; exposure to cutting-edge research and analytics; and an opportunity to work alongside senior staff.   


APPLICATION PROCESS – Please read carefully:
All applicants MUST submit a resume AND the RAI Project below.

RAI Project
Next we'd like to get a sense of how you think, and how you approach marketing questions. Please consider the hypothetical scenario below and walk us through your take on it (response must be 150 words or less) :

A major airline has a new ad campaign, which tested well in copy-testing research. However ticket sales are flat. Usually copy-testing results are correlated with ticket sales. What do you think could be going on? Why might sales be unchanged even though copy-testing results are positive? And, as a researcher and analyst, how would you help the client figure out why ticket sales aren't stronger?

  1. 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”.
  2. If you have trouble uploading your project, please email it to  internship@rpa.com

*Applicants who fail to submit all pertinent information will automatically be disqualified from the application process.          


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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