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We hired summer interns! We’re excited to see what the next generation of talent has to bring to the table. Meet our newest team members, finishing up their first weeks in Richmond and Atlanta:

Cailen Chinn, Brand Intern

Cailen goes to Emory University, studying film & media management and French.

She loves talking to people and figuring out how to bring their ideas to life, which is what she is looking forward to doing with the POOLHOUSE team. When she’s not in the office, Cailen is usually honing her social media strategy skills with her Instagram account dedicated to coffee (@cailendrinkscoffee).


Grayson Pearce, Political Intern

Grayson is studying economics and politics at Washington and Lee University, set to graduate in December.

His goals are to gain experience working in politics and government after graduating, then heading to law school. At POOLHOUSE, he’s ready to experience politics from a new perspective and help more Republicans get elected in Virginia.


Maddie Mitchell, Design Intern

Maddie is studying graphic design at Samford University and will graduate this December.

She plans to use her design work as a way to communicate stories to other people, create a sense of peace, or offer new and different perspectives to her audience. She’s looking forward to learning even more design skills, learning more about the creative industry, and working with the awesome people that make up POOLHOUSE this summer.


Austin Glaze, Post Production Intern 

A recent Georgia College & State University grad, Austin is starting his professional career in media production and visual arts.

He hopes to work within brand advertising, clothing design, and the music industry over the course of his career. Austin is excited to work with all the great people at POOLHOUSE to create great content, enhance his editing skills, and gain more production experience in a creative, professional environment.


POOLHOUSE is looking for creative, intelligent, and eager interns to join the team this summer! POOLHOUSE’s summer internship program is a full-time, 12-week paid internship open to rising college seniors and post-graduates. Designed to propel your career in advertising account management, design, production, and media. 

Interns are selected to work alongside a specific department (Brand, Political, Design, Post-Production) for the length of the program. In addition to receiving direct mentoring within your capability area, interns will have exposure to other areas of the business to enhance their professional and communication skills.

We’ve got four positions available. If you think you’d make a good addition to the team, use the links below to apply. We hope to see you this summer!


Design Intern

Got a design eye, great with organization, and eager to get agency experience? This internship is Atlanta-based, and offers applicants a chance to get creative with POOLHOUSE producers and designers. Hit the ground running in a key-production role, work to keep projects moving, and learn our process for building brand identities, websites, and advertising campaigns. Please share a link to your portfolio (knowledge of Adobe CC and Figma is a plus). You can get more details and apply here. 


Video Editor Intern

We are looking for an intern to join our post-production team in Atlanta this summer to support our fast-paced production department, learn from industry professionals, and gain experience on actual client work. This intern will gain real-world experience working around tight deadlines and delivering videos at the highest level. You can get more details and apply here


Brand Intern

Our brand department is made up of some of the best account executives in the biz and they are looking for the help of some like-minded individuals who can assist with getting work for companies in the advocacy and corporate sector successfully across the finish line. You’ll work out of the Atlanta office as the go-between for clients and creative. You can get more details and apply here


Political Intern

Want to get a jump-start into the political world? We’re looking for an intern in the Richmond office to support our dynamic and fast-paced political department. This intern will gain knowledge on political strategy and campaign management as well as have the opportunity to participate in political research projects. By the end of the summer you’ll have picked up real-world experience in client management and campaign advertising. You can get more details and apply here. 


POOLHOUSE, the national advertising agency, announced today the promotion of Danny Laub, Vice President, and Political Director, to Partner- as the agency continues to expand and grow.

“It’s an honor to join the partnership group under Will Ritter and Tim O’Toole’s leadership.  I look forward to using my expertise and contacts to achieve our vision to make POOLHOUSE the most successful and sought-after advertising agency in the country and help clients we believe in achieving success,” says Danny Laub, Partner at POOLHOUSE. “I’m proud to have hustled alongside the most hard-working and talented women and men in politics here at POOLHOUSE for many years.”

“POOLHOUSE is thrilled to promote Danny to be a partner on our team,” says Will Ritter, CEO, and Co-Founder of POOLHOUSE. “Danny’s record of success, his experience managing campaigns, his team-focused work ethic, and his ‘Happy Warrior’ dedication to winning has played an integral role at POOLHOUSE since his first day.”

“Now more than ever, we need leaders like Danny at the table as Conservatives and Republicans navigate uncharted political waters,” says Tim O’Toole, CCO, and Co-Founder of POOLHOUSE. “Danny understands there is no prize for second place, and he thrives at winning under the toughest of circumstances. I look forward to his continued contributions both strategically and creatively as our agency continues to grow.”

Laub joined POOLHOUSE in 2017 and is an award-winning Republican strategist and media consultant for winning campaigns, influential SuperPACs, and top-tier issue fights over the last 12 years. A native, and consistently disappointed sports fan of Cincinnati, Ohio, Danny resides in historic Richmond, Virginia.