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Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Student Internship Program

2015 Interns attend DC Student Conference

2015 Stickell Interns and Advisory Board Members
Attend DC Student Conference

Five of the 2015 AAF Stickell interns and two Advisory Board members participated in the Innovation/Integration student conference held in Washington, DC October 22-23. Left to right they are: Steve Hall, University of Illinois, Stickell Board; Jed Stewart, University of Scranton who interned at Leo Burnett; Hanna Cannell, University of Illinois, Urban Decay; Patrick Little, University of Alabama, Intermarkgroup; Tori Vines, University of Alabama, Whole Foods Market; Marrisa Ebanks, Ringling College, The Richards Group; John Murphy, University of Texas, Program Coordinator; and Hong Cheng, Virginia Commonwealth University, Stickell Board. 


2015 Interns

2015 AAF Stickell Interns in New York City

Four 2015 Stickell summer interns working in NYC met at the Turnmill Bar on East 27th Street to compare notes on their internships. From left to right: Hagan Rushton, University of Virginia and who interned at Carrot Creative; Cathryn Rhyne, University of Texas at Austin and who interned at Densu Ageis; Christel Bernardo, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign who interned at DigitasLBi; and, Aidan Porter, University of Memphis who interned at BBDO. 



IBM Interns

AAF Stickell Intern Reflects on Her Summer with IBM

Jillian Garzon was the AAF Stickell intern who spent the 2014 summer working for IBM. View her blog/scrap book of her experience.

Betty Lee Stickell with interns

This internship was established in 1989 in honor of Vance L. Stickell (1925 -1987), former Executive Vice President, Marketing, for the Los Angeles Times. During his 39 - year career in advertising, Vance Stickell established himself nationally as a highly respected advertising practitioner and statesman. The program is intended to raise awareness and understanding of advertising processes and business ethics among future advertising professionals.

Established by the Times Mirror Foundation and jointly administered by the Los Angeles Times and the American Advertising Federation, the program's permanent endowment was moved to the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. The program is housed in the University's Department of Advertising, which is responsible for the stewardship of the program. The Times continues to support the program in numerous ways, as well as hosting an intern each summer.

Each year, a handful of outstanding students are selected for a 10-week internship at U.S. media organizations, advertising agencies, and client and supplier companies. The interns will receive a stipend of $4,000 for the 10-week internship plus either a $1,500 scholarship or assistance with housing to help defray their living expenses. 

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