Jobs & Internships
An important role of AAF is to encourage professional development and create connections to help students find the right internships and jobs. Below is a list of past agencies and companies where students have completed internships or gone to work at.
The Home Depot Most Promising Minority Student Scholarship - With the support of The Home Depot, the American Advertising Federation’s Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism will award fourteen MPMS Scholarships to deserving minority students majoring in advertising, marketing or communications.
Students may be eligible to apply for prestigious student internship programs.
Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Student Internship Program - Established by the Los Angeles Timesand the AAF in 1988, this prestigious program provides students a 10-week summer internship. In 2006, 18 Stickell interns were placed in media organizations, advertising agencies and client and supplier companies. Interns are paid a $4,000 salary plus a $1,500 stipend to help cover transportation and living expenses.
AAF/Adweek W. Pendleton Tudor Media Internship Program - Each year, one student who shows promise and desire to gain experience in the media aspect of advertising is provided a $4,500 stipend and completes a 10-week summer internship at Adweek headquarters in New York.
AAAA Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) - This program is open to students of underrepresented backgrounds and decent. Applicants go through a multi-stage selection process where they can eventually be placed at an agency that is best suited for him or her selected by MAIP. This opportunity is sponsored by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA).
Louis Carr Internship Foundation - Louis Carr Internship Foundation (LCIF) provides 10 paid internships in communications to undergraduate students of color during the summer immediately following their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college.
Mosaic Center Internship sponsored by Gotham Inc. - This 10-week paid internship in Gotham’s New York office will be awarded to one (1) extraordinary minority upperclassmen majoring in communications, advertising or marketing at a four-year college/university.
Special Programs for Seniors
Alpha Delta Sigma Honor Society - Alpha Delta Sigma is the national honor society sponsored by AAF that recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement in advertising studies.
AAF's Most Promising Minority Students Program - Sponsored by the AAF Foundation in partnership with Advertising Age, this program selects the nation's top 25 minority advertising students and brings them to New York for a two-day program.