Program goals & objectives

  • Provide Fellows with a valuable learning experience, challenging work assignments and an insider’s view of the advertising field. 
  • Provide the agency with a “pipeline” of tested, evaluated, and proven talent to recruit upon graduation to fill entry-level positions. 
  • Provide the agency with a continuous flow of fresh and innovative ideas, and assistance with on-going work and special client projects. 
  • Provide Fellows with an agency “sponsor” who can serve as a professional role model and supervisor throughout the internship and perhaps beyond. 
  • Provide Fellows with on-going performance feedback and formal evaluations to identify strengths and areas for continued development. 


  • Freely share your own knowledge and skills so that your Fellow can quickly become a contributing member of your department. 
  • Provide training, coaching, counseling and challenging experiences leading to increased knowledge, skills and problem-solving capabilities. 
  • Serve as a positive role model for your fellow. 
  • Provide your Fellow with the direction, resources and support necessary to successfully meet or exceed the requirements of the job. 
  • View your supervisor responsibilities as one of your job priorities. 
  • Monitor performance and share performance expectations and feedback on a regular basis. 
  • Formally evaluate your Fellow during the 10-week agency experience. 

fellow role & responsibilities

  • Consistently seek guidance and constructive feedback from supervisor and colleagues within your department. 
  • Attend all scheduled seminars and other MAIP sanctioned events. 
  • Adhere to the established work schedule. 
  • Meet all deadlines for assigned tasks and projects. 
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude, demonstrating a willingness to support the team in whatever capacity necessary to best serve the client(s). 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn, accepting all assignments as a challenge and a learning opportunity. 
  • Participate in MAIP Summer Project