Hello to all our lovely new readers and welcome to the official Young Media Professionals Foundation blog!
YMPF is a platform that aims to connect young talent in media, marketing and advertising and provide them with opportunities that will enhance their career. Our mission is to provide equal opportunities, embrace diversity and inclusion and build a supportive community. Through this blog and other resources available on our website, we hope to connect students with seasoned communications leaders, share thought-provoking industry insights and make our audience aware of networking and professional development resources.
If you’ve followed us on social media since our launch, you’re probably aware of our efforts to expand our followers’ knowledge of various fellowship and mentorship opportunities on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn throughout the past year.
Unfortunately, many of the application and submission deadlines for the programs we’ve highlighted so far have passed. Here’s a rundown of the organizations you should be aware of to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to get involved with them next year.
ANA Educational Foundation (AEF)
The ANA Educational Foundation (AEF) functions as a bridge to connect academic communities with marketing and advertising industries across the United States. Founded in 1983, the AEF joined the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) in 2015 as its educational foundation.
Each year, the AEF hosts the MADE (Marketing and Advertising Education) summer internship program to channel diverse talent into the field and give young professionals a way to secure entry-level jobs at top agencies and firms. The MADE summer internship program is geared towards junior and senior college students majoring in different specialties within communications. Alongside their internship, fellows are expected to attend seminars led by speakers from the advertising industry and network with their peers. Applications for the MADE program open in the fall and close mid-January.
International Radio and Television Society Foundation (IRTS)
The International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Foundation is a charitable organization created