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 2021) and seniors (graduating in 2020) are being considered for this program.

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!

Can I submit my creative portfolio as part of the application process?

The MADE program cannot accept any creative portfolios as part of the application process. We are looking for future leaders in the marketing and advertising industry and evaluate all candidates according to the same criteria.

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.

When do I need to submit my academic recommendation?

All components of the application, including the recommendation, need to be submitted by the stated deadline.

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

You can only 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 the application deadline. You do not have to complete it the same day that you receive the interview request.

What is considered a complete application?

A complete application is your initial submission form with your resume, an academic recommendation, and the digital interview. All have to be completed before the stated deadline.

How can I check if I have everything completed for my application?

If you have filled out the application with your resume, conducted the digital interview, and submitted your academic recommendation before the stated deadline, you have given us everything we need. Unfortunately, we cannot check on candidate’s individual profiles and don’t have a self-service interface for you to check.

Can I make changes to my application once I have submitted it?

Unfortunately, once you submit your application, we are unable to give you access to change it. Our system can’t accommodate this self-service functionality.

Can I get feedback on my application?

While we would love to provide 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 review applications on a rolling basis and will start conducting live interviews as early as October during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

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?

We have host companies signed up in cities nationwide including New York, Chicago, Boston, LA, San Francisco, Cincinnati. This list is subject to change over the coming months.

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 2020. 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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