By Jean Gordon Cook
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University senior mass communications major Allison Lane has been awarded a spot in the 2011 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Vance L. Stickell Memorial Student Internship Program. Lane is one of 15 students nationwide to achieve this honor.
The Marlton, N.J., native was selected as the most outstanding member of Jackson State University’s student AAF chapter and one of the top 15 AAF students in the United States.
Lane will spend the summer working as a paid intern at the Chicago headquarters of the Leo Burnett advertising agency, which is one of the 20 largest advertising agencies in the world.
The Vance L. Stickell Memorial Student Internship Program was established in 1989 in honor of Vance L. Stickell, the former executive vice president for marketing at the Los Angeles Times and a member of the Advertising Hall of Fame The program places students in 10-week internships at various U.S media organizations, advertising agencies and related companies. Interns receive a salary of $4,000 for the 10-week internship plus a $1,500 scholarship or stipend to cover travel and living expenses.
For more information about the Jackson State University Department of Mass Communications, visit https://sites.google.com/a/jsums.edu/masscomm.
Photo of Allison Lane: http://www.jsums.edu/announcements/allisonlane.jpg