The #MAIP2020 Fellowship application is open! Please click here to begin your application.

For a PDF copy of the application to review, click HERE. Click HERE for an application checklist.

MAIP allows students to work at prestigious advertising agencies on various accounts, interact with advertising professionals on a day-to-day basis, and gain valuable professional credentials to get your first job in the industry.

Students selected for the annual 22-week fellowship program (12 weeks of virtual online training and a 10-week agency internship experience) will hone their skills in one of the following advertising disciplines. Learn more about each discipline here.

  • Project Management

  • Public Relations

  • Social Strategy

  • Strategy

  • UX/UI

  • Account Management

  • Art Direction

  • Comms Planning

  • Copywriting

  • Creative Technology

  • Data Analytics/Measurement

  • Design

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Human Resources (Core HR, Recruiting, Learning and Development)

  • Integrated Production

  • Media Buying and Planning


How to Apply

To be eligible to apply for MAIP, a student must be:

  • Asian/Asian-American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multiethnic (e.g., Hispanic and Black);

  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States (visas are not accepted);

  • Currently a college junior, senior, or graduate student at any accredited, degree-granting college or university, or a student attending a participating 4A’s portfolio school (including Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 graduates);

  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.

  • College juniors, seniors or second-year graduate or portfolio school students must meet the GPA requirement at the time the application is submitted. First-semester graduate students or transfer students must meet the GPA requirement with their Fall semester grades. Proof of GPA must be submitted via an official college transcript upon request.

  • Able to show your passion to kick start a career in advertising through your essays.

  • Available to work for the full duration of the fellowship period (June 1, 2020 - August 7, 2020) and attend The Face of Talent (August 3-7) with no pre-planned time off.

    Students on the quarter system are encouraged to arrange early release with their academic department before applying.


Important Dates

February 2020
2020 MAIP Selection (2/6 at 1pm ET).

March – May 2020

2020 MAIP Fellows participate in virtual professional development opportunities (Virtual Spring Training)

In late May, NYC Fellows arrive for Orientation.

June 2020
2020 MAIP Fellows begin internship June 1st.

August 2020
All Fellows travel to NYC.
The Face of Talent (August 3rd-7th).

September 2019
2020 MAIP Student Application goes live!

October 2019

2020 MAIP Fellow Apps Due (10/18 by 8pm ET).

November 2019
2020 MAIP Applicants screened.

November — December 2019

2020 MAIP Semi-Finalists announced and interviewed.

January 2020
2019 MAIP Finalists announced.


The MAIP Experience