This past summer, FAMU SJGC student Curtis Bataille participated in the Multicultural Advertising Internship Program, commonly known as MAIP. Hosted by the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the nearly 50-year-old program provides students with the opportunity to spend a summer working in the advertising, communications, and marketing industry with one of MAIP’s 200+ partnering companies.
The 22-week fellowship includes virtual spring training sessions designed to prepare fellows to excel during their summer internship in their respective discipline, and a 10-12 week internship with a host agency. Following completion of spring training and summer internships, fellows gather in New York City for the one-week Face of Talent celebration.
“My summer with MAIP was something that I spent a lot of time looking forward to, and it still exceeded my expectations,” said Bataille, who was hosted by Publicis New York as a strategy intern. “Despite the entire internship and fellowship being virtual, working remotely with one of the world’s largest global agencies allowed me to spend my summer deeply ingratiated into the world of marketing and advertising.”
Bataille currently interns at WarnerMedia as a Brand and Film Marketing Intern with Warner Bros. Studios.
His primary responsibility is developing go-to-market strategies supporting Warner Brothers’ film catalog seasonal, cultural, and anniversary campaigns and approving promotional assets created by the creative and digital markets.
Applications for the 2022 MAIP program are open until Sunday, November 21 at 11:59 p.m.
Interested students must submit a professional resume, two to three letters of recommendation, an unofficial transcript, four written response essays, and a video recording illustrating what makes the candidate unique. FAMU students can waive the $25 application fee with code HBCUPRIDE at submission.
To apply, click here: bit.ly/MAIPInfoSession.