Four University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) advertising students have been selected to participate in the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4 A’s) Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP). MAIP places undergraduate and graduate students across the country in 10-week paid summer internships at 4 A’s member advertising agencies.

Since 1973, MAIP has helped jumpstart the careers of more than 2,600 aspiring advertising professionals that represent the future of the trade. This is the first time the SOJC has had four students selected to this competitive program.

Ryan DelaneyRyan Delaney ’16 accepted an internship in account management at Elwin Penland in New York and is “incredibly excited to add to the diversity of the ad industry.”


Yolanda SaeternYolanda Saetern ’16 will be interning as a strategic/account planner at Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York. “Never be afraid to dream big,” is Yolanda’s personal slogan. “I am feeling every emotion that is possible and couldn’t be more excited to see what’s in store for me this summer. It’ll be the experience of a lifetime and I am thankful for the opportunity!”

Juwan WedderburnJuwan Wedderburn accepted an account management position with Leo Burnett Detroit.



Kim Uong ’16 was offered a media planning internship at Initiative in New York, but declined to accept a position as the North America digital brand specialist intern at Nike in Beaverton, Ore.

More information about the MAIP program and all 150 participants in the 2015 MAIP class can be found online.

Story by Jessica Glackin ‘15