Student Participation

4A's Multicultural Advertising Intern Program4A's Multicultural Advertising Intern Program
The American Association of Advertising Agencies' intern program jumpstarts the careers of aspiring advertising professionals.

Since 1973, the 4A's Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) has helped jumpstart the careers of more than 2,000 African-American, Asian-American, Latino-American, Native-American, multiracial and multiethnic aspiring advertising professionals.

Each year, undergraduate and graduate students are selected for a 10-week paid summer internship at a 4A's member advertising agency. Students gain practical work experience, establish key industry contacts, and perhaps most importantly, become better prepared to land a full-time job in advertising when they graduate. At the same time, the program gives advertising agencies a cost-effective way to identify and recruit talented multicultural students.

Upon completion of the program, interns become members of the MAIP Alumni Association, a close-knit family of MAIP graduates that fosters the development of future MAIP interns as well as the professional development of the program’s alumni.

Ithaca College had three students participate in the MAIP. Integrated Marketing Communications majors Diana Cirullo, who will intern at The Martin Agency, and Pima Mbwana, who will intern at Momentum Worldwide, both located in New York City.

Rachel Allen, Communication Management & Design major, IMC minor, will intern at DraftFCB in New York, NY. 

"After spending the spring semester interning in New York City, I'm beyond excited about my acceptance into MAIP!" -Diana Cirullo

"It's a real honor to be accepted into this amazing program. I'm very much looking forward to interning at Momentum and the networking opportunities with other students and agencies." -Pima Mbwana

"I can't wait to get started at DraftFCB this summer! I've spoken to a few alumni of the MAIP program and I am truly honored to have received this opportunity. A big thanks to the Park School of Communications for giving me the confidence to showcase my skills and to Scott Hamula for encouraging me to apply to this program!"  -Rachel Allen