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A variety of internships are designed specifically for minority college students who seek experience in the advertising industry.

Here are some of the programs created by national and local industry organizations. Some of them offer salaries, grants and mentoring programs.

American Advertising Federation Foundation

Contact, Heide Gardner (202) 371-2314

Milt Gossett Advertising Workshop offers intensive three-day workshop for multicultural college juniors at some of New York's top agencies. AAF-affiliated local ad clubs have grant-supported minority scholarships and internships.

American Association of Advertising Agencies' Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

Contact, Rhonda Jackman (212) 850-0732

Paid summer internships are available to minority students interested in a career in advertising. Depending on area of interest, a participant may work in different areas of the agency such as account management, broadcast production, creative, interactive technologies, media, research, print production or traffic. Interns in New York and Chicago are assigned mentors. After the program, a resume book of MAIP graduates is available to employers. Program held June 7 through Aug. 13.

Association of National Advertisers

Contact, Kathleen Hunter (212) 455-8014

ANA accepts students interested in marketing or communications to assist in the Information Center or communication department in areas of communications, database management, intranet development, PR and special projects. Spring, summer and fall internships can be awarded for school credit. The program is not designed specifically for minorities.

Boston Ad Club/Ad Club Foundation

Ad Club Foundation Summer Internship Program

Contact, Stephanie Lazarus (617) 262-1100

The eight-week paid internship is available to minority college students studying or interested in advertising or communications. The foundation places 30 participants in various New England agencies and media outlets. Program held June 7 through July 30. Application deadline is March 15.

Chicago Advertising Federation's Partnership for Success

Contact, Kay Granath (847) 375-4728

Paid summer internship program allows minority students to explore account management, media, creative, planning, corporate communications and production areas of advertising in prominent Chicago agencies. Interns are mentored through a structured program. Program held June 7 through Aug. 13.


Contact headquarters in St. Louis, (314) 241-7488

Career development organization for minorities places eligible high school and college students in long-term, yearround paid internships with partnering corporations. Interns receive academic instruction, training, coaching and mentoring from staff advisers and corporate volunteers.

Magazine Publishers of America Publishing Management Course for Diversity

Contact, Vaughn Benjamin (212) 872-3776

A seminar-type program for minority candidates experienced in publishing is designed to explore various functional areas of publishing and broaden the view of the industry. During the weeklong session, the 20 participants work on three case studies and present final recommendations to a panel of judges. Program held June 6 through 12. Application deadline is May 15.

Western States Advertising Agencies Association, Advertising Club of Los Angeles and TBWA/Chiat/Day's Minority Advertising Training Program

Contact, Cathy Lopez (323) 655-1951

The coalition offers spring, summer and fall internships to minority college students and recent graduates. The 13-week paid program places interns in agencies and print and broadcast media in Los Angeles' Orange County. Summer

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