The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and PapaLoDown Agency Team Up to Hire a PR Intern!

2018 United States of Asian America Festival

2018 United States of Asian America Festival

We’re excited to announce an intern partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center this year!

If you’re looking to break into public relations and digital marketing, and you love supporting arts and entertainment projects by Asian Pacific Islander American’s (APIA), then this might be the internship for you. PS - it's paid! 

Apprenticeship Program:

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!

This program has a focus on arts and entertainment, providing a unique experience for recent college grads, and/or people in their mid 20’s 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 press opportunities for artists participating in the 2019 United States of Asian America Festival, pitching stories, and more. You'll get hands-on experience working side by side with our team.

Is This The Right Opportunity For Me?

If you are interested in amplifying the stories of the APIA arts community through 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?

February 1, 2019

Is this a paid Internship?

Yes! You will be paid a monthly stipend during your apprenticeship.

Who is PapaLoDown?

The PapaLoDown Agency is a boutique public relations company amplifying the stories of creative entrepreneurs and community organizations.

Who is the API Cultural Center?

The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s (APICC) mission is to support and produce multidisciplinary art reflective of the unique experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders living in the United States.

APICC was founded in 1996 by representatives of five nonprofit arts groups: Asian American Dance Performances, First Voice, Asian Improv arts, the Asian American Theater Company, and Kearny Street Workshop. Since 1998, the center has promoted the artistic and organizational growth of San Francisco’s API arts community by organizing and presenting the annual United States of Asian America Festival as well as commissioning contemporary art for and by the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Interested in learning more?
Fill out the form to be considered for an interview!
(*Only applicants located in the SF/Bay Area will be considered for this position)

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Check Out Our Previous Apprentices!


Pia Cortez is a writer and a book blogger based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the creator and curator of the book blog Libromance, where she publishes book reviews and other literary features with a queer, Filipino immigrant perspective. She is currently a contributor for Lambda Literary, New Life Quarterly, Full Stop, Positively Filipino and Hella Pinay. When she’s not writing, reading or reviewing books, she’s working on #booklook, a project on the intersection of literature and fashion. You can also find Pia surfing in Pacifica, or somewhere in the Bay on the hunt for the next best Filipino fusion food. Pia is currently the PR Coordinator at PapaLoDown Agency.

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Kristen Soller is a tropical fruit native to the Sunshine State, and currently based in Miami. Following a deep curiosity about dialogue, listening and people, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology while also studying art, design and journalism at the University of Miami. With over five years of experience in project management, copywriting and graphic design, Kristen has helped clients verbally and visually tell their brand stories. Seeing the potential of audio storytelling, she currently produces Kidnapped for Dinner, a podcast about disorienting moments in the creative process. She is also always thinking about food and is easily excited about what to cook next. Kristen is currently the Project Manager at PapaLoDown Agency.