Throughout AAF Greenville’s history, we have always been concerned with identifying effective ways to educate our community. Our club executes this priority with programs and initiatives that target three areas of concentration: students, general public and advertising professionals. For students, we offer an internship program that requires the committee to distribute information to upstate colleges, solicit applications, interview candidates, coordinate hosts for the internship and facilitate the eight-week internship. For the general public, we focus our efforts on our annual public service project and our participation in the Local Advertising Review Program (LARP).
To foster professional education opportunities for club members; provide leadership and learning opportunities for students; and educate the general public about the advertising industry.
The Bill Leslie Internship, named for The Leslie Agency’s founder, Bill Leslie, awards $1,000 to the winning student after he/she completes an 8-10 week summer internship with a Greenville area advertising-related business.
Criteria for applying:
- Rising college senior
- Majoring in one of the following areas: Advertising, English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Media Arts/Production, Graphic Arts/Design
- Cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher
The AAF Bill Leslie Internship program was an irreplaceable experience, I could not have asked to have been placed in a better agency. The experience and knowledge that I gained was so rewarding, I would encourage anyone to do this that has the opportunity!
Haley Seaborn, 2010 Bill Leslie Intern