Lee University student Kelsy Black has been selected for the Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Student Internship Program, to be held this summer in Austin, Tex.
Ms. Black will join 15 students from across the country for this 10-week internship hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. While there, she will receive an in-depth look into advertising processes and business ethics. All interns will also receive a $4000 stipend, plus either a $1500 scholarship or assistance with on-campus housing.
Ms. Black, a junior at Lee University in Cleveland, is grateful for the opportunity. “I’m so honored to have won this scholarship,” she said. “It’s humbling to know that out of the many nominees from all over the country, I am one of the 15 chosen.”
The Stickell Internship is administered annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the Los Angeles Times. It was established in 1989 in honor of former Los Angeles Times Executive VP Vance Stickell, who spent 39 years in the advertising industry.
Ms. Black, as student liaison to Lee University for American Advertising Federation Chattanooga, is an advocate for student participation in the advertising industry and encourages involvement from future advertising professionals. She states that “being affiliated with AAF Chattanooga was such an important stepping stone for me; the networking and contacts that I made through this branch gave me the assurance that I have a chance.”
Ms. Black was also awarded the a local scholarship from AAF Chattanooga last year in the amount of $1,000.
Ms. Black will be working with Slingshot Agency, a multi-media advertising company in downtown historic Dallas. “I’m excited about this summer,” she said, “and the valuable experience I will receive through this program.”
To learn more about AAF Chattanooga’s scholarship opportunities, or to become a member, visit www.aafchattanooga.com.