Strategic Communications major selected for Multicultural Advertising Internship Program
Simone Jackson ’16 will intern this summer with Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. This is the second consecutive year a School of Communications student has received an internship with the New York City-based agency.
Junior strategic communications major Simone Jackson has been selected for the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ Multicultural Advertising Internship Program.
Each year, MAIP selects multicultural students to participate in a 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship at the association’s participating agencies nationwide.
After an extensive application process that consisted of a cover letter video and four essays pertaining to the advertising industry, Jackson received a strategic/account planning internship at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in New York City. One of the largest marketing communications companies in the world, the agency boasts clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola and Google.
Today, Ogilvy & Mather has more than 450 offices in 162 cities worldwide.
Jackson is the second School of Communications student to earn an internship at the international agency. Yasmine Arrington '15, a strategic communications and history double major, interned with Ogilvy & Mather in summer 2014.
At Elon, Jackson is an account supervisor at Live Oak Communications, a student-run strategic communications agency. The junior serves as a project manager for two of Live Oak’s clients: Durham Arts Council, a nonprofit committed to supporting the arts in Durham and the Triangle region, and Pro Feet, a Burlington-based sports performance sock brand.
Additionally, Jackson is a marketing intern with Elon’s online health magazine, Student Health 101, and a student-athlete on the university’s track and field team, where she competes in sprinting events.