PapaLoDown is Hiring! - PR Apprenticeship Program
Looking to break into public relations and digital marketing? If you love supporting arts and entertainment projects by people of color-owned, and/or women-owned businesses who work to better their community, then this is the internship for you! PS - it's paid!
Who is PapaLoDown?
The PapaLoDown Agency is a boutique public relations company specializing in a client base of creative entrepreneurs and community organizations that uplift communities of color, and inspire people to take action through the arts & entertainment. Read more about us here!
The PapaLoDown PR Apprenticeship Program is a 6 month hands-on training program, designed to mentor the next generation of publicists. If you want to support creative entrepreneurs and people of color/women-owned businesses, keep reading! You can read more about our clients here!
This program has a focus on arts and entertainment, providing a unique experience for transitional age youth looking to explore a career that encompasses media and social responsibility.
What Will I Learn?
You will learn the basics of a publicity campaign - writing press releases, researching opportunities for our clients, pitching stories, and more! You'll get hands-on experience working side by side with our team. You can read more about who you will be working with here!
Is This The Right Opportunity For Me?
If you are interested in amplifying the stories of businesses, and organizations through the media, and enjoy building community, this may be be the right fit for you!
You must be able to work remotely and with little supervision, while also communicating frequently about tasks and projects, (*you will need your own laptop and smartphone).
How Old Do You Have to be to Participate?
Minimum age is 21
How Many Hours is this Program?
An average of 5-10 hours/week. (flexible schedule, work remotely)
When will it start?
August 20, 2018
Is this a paid Internship? - Yes!
Yes, after a 30 day training and trial period you will be paid a monthly stipend during your apprenticeship.
Interested in learning more? Fill out the form to be considered for an interview!
Check Out Our Previous Apprentices!
Laurenmarie Reyes is a proud Bay Area native and currently planting roots in the magical city of New Orleans. She first joined the PapaLoDown family as an Apprentice in 2011, became a Client Coordinator in 2013, and is now a PR Coordinator. With over 7 years of experience in Marketing, Event Planning, and Project Management, she is committed to supporting game changers in the arts, social equity, and sustainability. She has worked with the likes of Jessica Sabogal,the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, MEDIATE Art Group, Funk Baby, and Liberty’s Kitchen, among dozens of other brilliant artists, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. In addition to writing copy and building relationships with media for PapaLoDown, she is on her grind as an Event and Marketing Director at Grow On Urban Farms, dancing to live music every chance she can get, and enjoying the fresh food grown on the farm she lives on with her husband and their super-dog, Dude.
Catherine-Mercedes Judge is currently based in New York City and has spent the last ten years managing social justice and leadership development initiatives with non-profit organizations in The San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Boston. She developed and honed her public and media relations skills at The PapaLoDown Agency where she started as the company's first apprentice in 2010 and later worked as a PR assistant and manager. Catherine graduated with her MPA from Baruch College (CUNY) through the National Urban Fellows program, and a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies from