What is Launchpad?

Launchpad is a six-week summer internship program offered by HLK in St. Louis. Interns take on real client projects and learn from mentors while building their resumes and portfolios. Sure, we want to work with talented people. That’s a given. But that’s not all. We also want to work with talented trainees who are driven. Those who know that “good enough” is never good enough. Those who don’t just say that something won’t work, but bring a solution, too. We want people who really want to understand and get experience in the advertising business. Our interns aren't fetching coffee or doing any other stereotypical intern task, because this isn't an average internship. Launchpad is an opportunity for students and young professionals in the industry to get a feel for agency life and the HLK culture.

To Apply:

Send resume & submission materials to kgass@hlkagency.com.

Submission requirements:

  • Please include anything you feel is relevant to ensure you become a part of the HLK team including relevant education and experience.

  • For those applying for creative positions, please include a link to your online portfolio (no hard copy or PDF portfolios accepted).

  • For all other applicants, please submit a writing sample 2-5 pages in length that demonstrates your intelligence, personality and analytical skills.

  • Answer this question in 250 words or less: What is the best ad campaign currently running and why do you think it kicks ass?



About HLK

HLK has a 40-year history of working closely with a wide variety of clients across a range of categories.  Our core services include digital advertising, media, brand planning, social media and public relations. Active clients include Marriott, Ascension, Bayer, World Wide Technology, Pratt & Whitney, Biogen and Build-A-Bear. For more information, visit www.hlkagency.com.