"Talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not"

Leila janah
Author, Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

Why we exist

Kepler created Kepler Academy to help address the diversity and opportunity gap in digital advertising. Because the best talent should always break through. Kepler Academy is a training and mentorship program that helps diverse candidates land and thrive in digital marketing roles.

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The program

Kepler Academy is an 8-week marketing externship program that offers training, mentorship, and job preparation skills to prepare participants for entry-level roles in digital marketing. The curriculum is designed to address key structural barriers impacting diversity in the industry: awareness and access, hands-on skills, and career development.

Kepler Academy has partnered with COOP to make our hands-on program available to their students.
awareness & Access

An overview of the digital marketing ecosystem and the types of roles that are available, as well as career panels and speakers who share the path to their success.


Training on key media and advertising platforms, such as Facebook and Google, and hands-on-keyboard experience for a live campaign.

Mentorship & Career Development

One-on-one mentor relationships with Kepler team members and coaching on what it takes to search, interview for, and land a position in the industry.

The curriculum

Participants attend classes - virtually at this time - an average of two hours a day. Training leverages Kepler's world-class digital media training program, Kepler University. Participants use their knowledge to run an actual digital campaign for a business, deepening their understanding through hands-on application. In addition to training, participants are paired with a Kepler team member to support them through the program. And, participants will be prepared for the job market, with access to speakers from top brands and platforms, resume workshops, interview prep and networking opportunities. This immersive program covers:

Meet the participants

"I'm looking forward to gaining valuable and marketable skills that I'll use to access new opportunities and further my career"

David W., Recent Graduate

How to apply


If you are a passionate and driven college senior, recent graduate, or career switcher interested in a career in digital marketing, this program may be for you.


Participants must commit to the full eight-week program and should expect about 10 hours of live classes or group work each week. Classes are interactive, providing the chance to fully engage with instructors, mentors and speakers, and career panelists.

Joining a Kepler Academy cohort

Our next cohort will begin on March 20, 2023 and will run for 8-weeks. Virtual sessions will held from 3-5 pm EST. If you are interested in participating, please complete our short application here. Applications are due by March 6th.

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