Signal Theory has welcomed a diverse intern class for the summer of 2023. The seven students – Kaylie Aikins, Caitlyn Gish, Simon He, Dacia Hindsman, Hannah Knott, Abby Oysesam and Jayden Siebert – come from a wide breadth of education, international perspectives and diverse backgrounds.
This year’s interns were selected from a highly competitive group of applicants. Two of the 2023 interns were chosen through a partnership with The BrandLab, a multi-market nonprofit organization building a movement to change the face and voice of the marketing and advertising industry.
“Our commitment to creating meaningful change in the ad community starts with our internship class,” said John January, co-CEO of Signal Theory. “This year’s intern group is already bringing energy, unique views and talent that will push our work and thinking to be even stronger for our clients.”
The nine-week paid internship program pairs interns with agency mentors in their field of interest to provide guidance and facilitate work on client-focused teams. Interns are introduced to a full-service agency and all aspects of the brand development and creative process through client-focused projects. They will learn about the firm’s use of behavioral science as it applies to work in project management, copywriting, strategy, public relations and art direction.
Kaylie Aikins, Account Management and Project Management Intern
Aikins works in account management and project management on Signal Theory’s Retail and Beyond team. Aikins graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing communications in 2023 and will receive her master’s degree in communications next year.
Caitlyn Gish, Copywriting Intern
Gish works in copywriting on the Food team. Originally from Lincoln, Neb., she will graduate from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with degrees in journalism and advertising and public relations in May.
Simin He, Art Direction Intern
A December 2022 graduate of Jonson County Community College’s graphic design program, He joins Signal Theory’s Food team to work in art direction. Originally from Hong Kong, she found Signal Theory through a school visit.
Dacia Hindsman, Strategy Intern
Hindsman, the first recipient of the Signal Theory Resonance Scholarship, joins the Content Strategy team as part of The BrandLab partnership. Hindsman is originally from Kansas City, Mo., and studies business administration at Langston University in Langston, Okla. She will graduate in 2025.
Hannah Knott, Public Relations Intern
Knott is a current student at the University of Kansas and will graduate with a marketing degree focused on advertising and communications next year. She works with the Public Relations team on agriculture and animal health. Knott is a Kansas City transplant, originally from Lincoln, Neb.
Abby Oyesam, Project Management Intern
Oyesam, a native Kansas Citian, joins Signal Theory through The BrandLab partnership, working as a project management intern on the Agriculture and Animal Health team. Oyesam attends the Kansas City Art Institute, where she majors in painting and entrepreneurship. She is due to graduate in May.
Jayden Siebert, Account Management Intern
Originally from Halstead, Kan., Siebert is a recent graduate of Fort Hays State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies. Siebert works in account management for the Agriculture and Animal Health team.