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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.

Simone Jackson ’16 will intern at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in New York City this summer.

​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.

Tommy Kopetskie,
2/16/2015 3:05 PM