Founded in 1992 by Jay Chiat, of Chiat\Day, The MAT Program is a nonprofit organization focused on education and training for students interested in pursuing careers within the advertising, media, marketing and PR community.

The MAT Program is one of the industry's most comprehensive resources for entry-level talent; providing students a competitive advantage with access, education, training, community, mentorship and recognition.

Through a series of initiatives designed to increase industry awareness, education and training for high school and college students, MAT’s influence reaches thousands of students each year.



Beginning in the Fall, the MAT Program will no longer be offering internships, and instead will be focusing its efforts on various awareness, education and training initiatives that will be launched later this year. The MAT Program encourages candidates and agencies to contact The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) for internship and entry-level job opportunities for ethnically diverse talent, and we recommend that students and employers help support the Foundation.

TLF, a partner of The MAT Program, is a nonprofit organization that can help place multicultural internship candidates. Since its inception in 1998, TLF has provided $1.83 million and 331 scholarships to continue its mission to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. With the generous support of its donors and supporters, TLF provides students with career & professional development workshops, scholarships, internships and mentors.

For Students

TLF's internship program is specifically designed to foster multicultural diversity within the advertising, marketing and public relations community. The organization works with top agencies and firms in Los Angeles, and in major markets around the U.S. to place ethnically diverse talent.

Internship opportunities are offered year round.

For Employers

TLF's internship program provides access to one of the highest quality pools of entry-level talent in the industry. The program’s comprehensive and rigorous vetting, selection and ongoing training is facilitated by TLF staff and industry professionals; and is designed to yield only the best, most qualified talent for the industry.

Let TLF find you the perfect match.