Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Internship

The Vance L. Stickell Memorial Student Internship Program was established in 1989 in honor of Vance L. Stickell (1925-1987), former executive vice president, marketing, for the Los Angeles Times and a member of the Advertising Hall of Fame.

During Mr. Stickell's 39-year career in advertising, he established himself nationally as a highly respected advertising practitioner and statesman. He led the Los Angeles Timesto national prominence while pioneering industry-wide improvements that have had lasting impact in the advertising community.

The Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Student Internship Program commemorates Mr. Stickell's contributions to the industry, his high business standards and his dedication to advancing the interests of advertising. In addition, the program recognizes the contributions of Betty Lee Stickell to the nurturing and growth of the program since it inception. The program is intended to raise the awareness and understanding of advertising processes and business ethics among future advertising professionals.


  • Nominees must be members in good standing of an AAF college chapter.
  • Nominees must be undergraduates and have attained at least junior standing by the time the internship begins.
  • Nominees must be returning to college in the fall following the internship.
  • Nominees are NOT required to be advertising majors.

Nomination & Selection

Nominations must be submitted by AAF college chapter advisers, and each adviser may nominate only one student. This is a highly selective program, and we are looking for the best advertising students in the country. Selection is based on advertising industry aptitude, GPA, adviser's recommendation, leadership and an essay plus an ad redesign.

Past AAF Stickell Winners

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