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Internships: AAF’s Campus-to-Corporate Talent Program
Do you have an opportunity to place an intern at your firm? Would you like to introduce an upcoming professional to life in the real working world? If so, the new AAF Montgomery Internship program is for you.
The size of your company does not matter. What matters is if you can use the assistance of a student who is eager to learn about your business and gain “real professional experience” allowing him/her to also meet their course requirements. Although their skills may not be what yours have come to be, they are still capable of contributing to projects while gaining a new perspective on the business of advertising, marketing, or whatever your company does.
Here’s how it works:
1. SUBMIT YOUR INTERNSHIP
With your internship offering posted on our website, students, university professors, and instructors will be able to connect with you. Contact our Communications Chair.
Once you connect with your student intern, you can discuss and establish expectations for both the student and internship host.
3. LET THE LEARNING BEGIN
When you host a student intern, it’s a win-win! Students gain real professional experience while you, the host company, are able to gain from their talents while they are under your roof. Some internships even lead to employment!
Students—check here for available local internship opportunities.
It’s the common application for advertising internships! Student applications will be shared with partners across the country looking for top talent for their Summer 2023 internships. This program is intended to provide students with a real-world, hands-on experience and gain a deeper understanding of the advertising industry and provide top talent to our partner organizations.
Apply for the Summer Campus to Corporate Program. It’s easy—submit our single application to be considered among a small pool of candidates for competitive positions at top companies across the country.
aaf’s mentorship program
The AAF Montgomery Mentorship Program connects working professionals with ambitious students to help grow and educate the future generations of advertising in our area. It’s also a fun and rewarding opportunity for you to build lasting relationships. All that is required are a few hours of your month to meet up and connect with your mentor or mentee.
Activity suggestions during the program:
- Ask Mentees to attend company meetings or brainstorms
- Shadow days
- Introduce Mentees to your team at the office
- Attend AAF events together
- Come up with goals to reach by the end of the program
- Create a campaign together
- Introduce Mentees to others in your field for additional perspective
- Invite them to attend company functions
- Meet with another Mentor/ Mentee pair
MENTOR BENEFITS Mentoring is a way for you, as a professional in the advertising industry, to share your experiences with students. You’ll act as a trusted counselor or guide. By participating in this program, you’ll develop valuable skills that can further your personal and professional development. As a mentor, your primary role is to provide guidance and support to your mentee based on his or her unique developmental needs.
MENTEE BENEFITS This program will help you by providing you with personal support to challenge yourself and help you grow professionally. You will be matched with a professional member according to your area of interest and their area of expertise. You’ll meet with your mentor to discuss career goals, review portfolios, give a real-life perspective on the industry, etc.
Interested in being a Mentor or Mentee? Contact our Education Chair.
The AAF Mentorship Program connects Club Members with College Chapter Members for a guided three-month virtual mentorship relationship. The program will provide structure and guidance to establish the relationship, including a handbook and materials to evaluate both the mentor and mentee’s strengths and goals. We will also host a virtual launch party, check in with each pair monthly, and collect formal feedback following the three months.
All current AAF Club members are eligible to apply as a mentor. All AAF College Chapter members are eligible to apply as a mentee. Mentee applications include a non-refundable $25 administrative fee.