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Talent Accelerator Program (TAP)

**Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current work-from-home regulations, the TAP program is on hold indefinitely. Please check back on this page for future updates should the program resume.

The Civilian internship program, known as the Talent Accelerator Program (TAP), is far from the typical intern experience. Recent college grads and/or current students do REAL WORK FOR REAL CLIENTS (and of course some spec work for spec clients). They will experience agency life on a real-world basis in a real environment (no required dry cleaning pick up or taking out of garbage).

Interns participate in a 90 day paid internship at Civilian, located in beautiful San Diego, Calif.

At the end of the program you’ll be asked to present a project you and your co-“Accepted Protégés” (or APs as we affectionately refer to you) have put together based on your shared experience and time spent with key department personnel.

Similar to a startup accelerator program, we invest our time and resources into candidates that have an incredible amount of potential and value to bring to the industry. Your future success is our focus and goes far beyond the program.

And don’t worry… it’s not all about the work. We also love to play. Our culture prides itself not only on success, innovation and excellence, but also Fitness Fridays. This includes yoga, fun runs, OTL, flag football.

Still not convinced of how awesome the TAP experience is? Don’t take our word for it, read this blog post written by someone who actually lived it.

Applications are being accepted now. Please submit your resume to with the subject “TAP Program.” Include a resume, a cover letter and short video. Your cover letter should talk about a possible solution you have for any of the challenges that the media or advertising industry faces.

The 15 Second video can be about anything you deem appropriate for bagging this gig. Upload the video to Instagram with #CivilianTAP or post it on our Facebook page at
Best of luck and we hope to see you soon.

NOTE: You MUST be able to commit to a strict schedule of M/W/F for 5 hours each day, and this is not negotiable.

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