MADE Internship FAQ

See below for answers to most questions.

Do I need to be a marketing/advertising major?

Nope! We are looking for all kinds of majors. There is no preference given to the type of degree you have whether that be marketing, advertising, anthropology, or engineering. All are welcome to apply!

Who is eligible for the MADE program?

Only current juniors (graduating in 2020) and seniors (graduating in 2019) are being considered for this program.

How long do I have to wait to take the online assessment test?

We will typically send you a link to take the online assessment test within 24 hours during the business week, Monday through Friday. If you submitted your resume on a Wednesday morning, you should get that link on Thursday morning. If you submit it on a Friday afternoon, you should get the link by Monday morning. The reason why the link is not generated automatically is because the software we are using has built in safeguards where we are making sure that there is a real person continuing to progress the candidate.

What if I am not getting a link to take the online assessment test?

First, please check your spam folder. It often ends up in that folder. If you have not gotten your link yet within 72 business hours (three business days), please contact Elliot Lum at el@aef.com for further help.

Once I submit my application, can I add any additional documents?

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to accept anything additional once you submit your application. Please review the application carefully before you submit it!

How do I submit my academic recommendation?

At the very end of the application process – after you completed the onlne assessment test and the digital interview – you will be asked to submit that recommendation through a unique link provided to you. This allows us to tag your recommendation to your application file. In the meantime, please use this form to share with a professor to fill out.

Can I submit a professional recommendation instead of an academic recommendation?

We strongly prefer that you submit an academic recommendation. This is a chance for us to hear from a professor about your critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills. These are skills that are strong predictors of your success as a future leader in marketing and advertising.

Can I submit more than one recommendation?

We will only look at one recommendation so please submit what you feel represents you the best.

When I receive a request for a digital interview, do I need to complete it that day?

You can complete it at any point before Friday, January 18th, which is the deadline for the application period. You do not have to complete it the same day that you receive the interview request.

How long do I have to wait to take the digital interview test?

We will typically send you a link to take the digital interview test within 24 hours during the business week, Monday through Friday. If you submitted your online assessment test on a Wednesday morning, you should get the link to the digital interview on Thursday morning. If you submit the online assessment on a Friday afternoon, you should get the link by Monday morning. The reason why the link is not generated automatically is because the software we are using has built in safeguards where we are making sure that there is a real person continuing to progress the candidate.

How do I know if my application is complete?

If you successfully uploaded your academic recommendation, you have completed the application which included a resume submission, an online assessment, and a digital interview.

Can I get feedback on my application?

Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback on individual applications. While we would love to give you that feedback, we are unable to accommodate this request. Find out more details about a marketing and advertising career by visiting FastForum and Industry Conversations.

What is your process for evaluating candidates?

We are evaluating candidates as we receive completed submissions during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. A MADE committee comprising of different executives from the AEF and Association of National Advertisers meets regularly to discuss every candidate who applies.

When will you be interviewing candidates?

We will be starting to conduct live interviews in mid January 2019 through mid February. We will be reaching out to schedule these conversations before then to make sure it is a convenient time for you and for us. We will be conducting all live interviews during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Thanks for your patience.

Who will be interviewing the candidates?

Senior executives from the AEF and Association of National Advertisers will be conducting the interviews.

How will candidates be interviewed?

We will supply a link to a digital interview platform called ConveyIQ to conduct the discussion. The interview will last between 30-45 minutes.

How should I prepare for the interview?

Just like any job interview, this is no different. Prepare like you would any normal job interview.

What if I have not heard from MADE Committee?

We are evaluating applications as quickly as we can so that we can make sure to review each candidate thoroughly and fairly. Based on the committee’s feedback, we will be in touch.

How does the training in the spring work?

We will be conducting virtual training sessions getting you prepared for your summer internship. These trainings will focus on both soft skills as well as the latest in what is happening in the industry. You can be anywhere in the country (or the world for that matter) to access these training sessions.

Where are the MADE host companies located?

New York
Washington DC
Boston
Hartford
Miami
Kansas City
Detroit
Chicago
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Atlanta
Bentonville

What about the housing arrangements and related costs?

All MADE internships are paid. However, we do not provide housing arrangements or additional funding for living/relocation expenses.

When do the summer internships start and end?

Most of the companies in the MADE program start their internship programs in June and end in August. They last anywhere from eight to ten weeks with 30 to 40 hour work weeks. All of the internship programs are paid.

I'm studying abroad in Spring 2018. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can still apply for the MADE program. For those selected, you will be receiving training in the spring to best prepare you for the summer internship experience. Those trainings will be recorded for you to review on your own time if time zone differences make it challenging to dial in at the scheduled time.

Can international students apply?

Yes, international students can apply but only if they have a visa to work in the United States.

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