APPLY NOW! Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

During these
unprecedented times, we truly hope you are all having a great week and have had
fruitful transitions to your college campus’ virtual and/or hybrid format. It
is not an easy task to reframe learning for your students, but we know you are
pushing through and doing your best.

We are the Multicultural Advertising
Intern Program (MAIP)
team and we are excited to be reaching out to you all. As college
professors and staff/administration, we know that you are all an integral
part of your student’s success as they prepare to dive into their respective
industries and begin their careers.

For that reason, we wanted to reach out to let you know about an exciting fellowship opportunity for diverse college juniors, college seniors, graduate students, and portfolio school students: MAIP. Since 1973, the MAIP Program, now in its 47th year, provides diverse students with equitable access to the advertising and marketing industry. 

This past
summer, we transitioned to the MAIP Virtual Engagement Program in response to
fellows participated in a 12-week virtual engagement program where they had the
opportunity to connect with 90+ participating agencies/industry partners
through transferable skill trainings, discipline-specific trainings, and more.
Fellows also participated in summer projects and the 4A’s Foundation provided
$25,000 in cash prizes to the top 2 teams.

Whether it’s virtual or in-person, we are excited to let you know that our #MAIP2021 applications are currently open. Applications will close on October 31st, 2020 (11:59 pm ET). Fellows will have a paid internship in the advertising industry coupled with the amazing experience we provide them as a MAIP fellow. The goal is to continue providing fellows the space and opportunity to build a foundation for their careers.

Program Breakdown: 

  • Virtual Spring Training 
    • Fellows engage in a 12-week virtual training series on topics within the industry intended to prepare fellows for their agency experience
  • MAIP Coach
    • Industry professionals volunteer to coach a fellow throughout their MAIP experience. Fellows are pair with their coaches based on location, agency/organization, or discipline
  • Internship Program
    • Fellows complete a 10-week internship with some of the top advertising agencies across the country
  • MAIP Labs
    • Agencies across the country volunteer to host workshops in the evening to contribute to fellows’ professional growth and development.
  • The Face of Talent
    • Fellows attend a week-long series of workshops, panels, and a career fair to celebrate their MAIP experience and network

We welcome all students who have a passion for advertising to apply (regardless of their major) but would appreciate it if you could share the opportunity with students who are in any of the following majors/programs: marketing/ advertising/ mathematics /computer science /communications /graphic design /art. To share this opportunity with your students, please access the linked materials below:

We have info sessions during the next two weeks to go over the program and answer any questions! If you or your students are interested in learning more about MAIP, join us at one of the following sessions (Zoom links provided): 

To learn more about MAIP, visit our website:

Should you have any
questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

Thank you for all
that you do! We are looking forward to connecting with you as we continue to
pave the way for diverse students to enter the marketing and advertising

All the best,

The MAIP Team

Ambar Vidals
MAIP Senior Associate | Talent, Equity & Inclusion 
212-850-0754 office / fax
5 Bryant Park | 16th Floor 
New York, NY 10018