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:

  • Project Management
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic/Account Planning
  • UX/UI
  • Digital/Interactive Design
  • Media Buying
  • Media Planning
  • Production
  • Copywriting
  • Account Management
  • Art Direction
  • Community Management

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 2016 and Spring 2017 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 4, 2018 - August 3, 2018) and attend The Face of Talent (August 7-11, 2018 in NYC) with no pre-planned time off. 




Important Dates

February 2018
2018 MAIP Selection.

March – May 2018
2018 MAIP Fellows participate virtual professional development opportunities.

June 2018
2018 MAIP Fellows arrive in host cities.

August 2018
The Face of Talent

September 2017
2018 MAIP Student Application goes live!

November 2017
2018 MAIP Student Applications Due (10/14). 2018 MAIP Applicants screened.

December 2017 – January 2018
2018 MAIP Semi-Finalists announced and interviewed.

January 2018
2018 MAIP Finalists announced.


The MAIP Experience