The Knight News, Design Internship

Description: The Knight News is looking for a graphic design intern to help put together the layout. You will be required to work with us once a month, as the newspaper publishes monthly on the third Wednesday of the month.
  • Update the layout with new stories monthly
  • Occasionally modify photos in photoshop to adjust the needs of the writers
  • Occasionally create simple advertisements
  • Update the media kit once a semester
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Publication Design class is a plus but not required
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email with a design sample.

Design Mentorship, Spring 2021

Hi friends! I’m hosting an online design mentorship from March 2021 to May 2021.
I will be selecting 2-3 designers to work with!

Mentorship Includes:
-Portfolio reviews
-Resume reviews
-Providing feedback on a project that you’re currently working on or would like to begin working on
-Advice from my experience working as a designer: Working in-house v. freelance, how to write a contract, project planning, etc.
– Around 2 meetings a month, 5-6 meetings total

People who come from these backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!
– Minority status (e.g. BIPOC, LGBTQ+)
– Those who identify with being economically disadvantaged
– Juniors/ Seniors, or recent grads/ people currently applying to jobs

PLEASE include “DESIGN MENTORSHIP” in your subject heading.
Email applications to
Application closes 12:00am midnight, March 1st.
Mentorship period is March 17, 2021 to May 26, 2021.

1) Full Name / preferred pronouns
2) Submit your resume/ portfolio
Please answer the following in 500 words or less:
1) Why are you interested in this mentorship?
2)How would you like to see your work and yourself develop over the course of this mentorship?
3) Do you have a project that you’d like to work on or are currently working on? Please elaborate.

Paid Summer 2021 Internship, Product Design

Applications Due January 25, 2021

Please include a link to your portfolio (with password if needed) and a cover letter answering the prompt below. Applications without a portfolio and cover letter will not be considered.

Tell us about a project that you are most proud of where you solved a user problem. What was the process like? How did you come to the decisions that you made? Use 250 words as a guide for length, but keep in mind the most important goal is to help us understand your approach. 

To Apply and Find Out More Visit

About Product Design Internships

Like our Product Designers, Product Design interns will get to work on projects that have a real, tangible impact on our readers, subscribers and internal teams like the newsroom. In these roles, interns will be embedded on a team of designers, editors, researchers, engineers, and/or product managers and contribute to the work of their assigned teams. You’ll have strong mentorship and support from our Product Design team over the course of 10 weeks, and you’ll come away with a better sense of the practice and craft of Product Design and how it functions in a real world setting.

In the past, we’ve had interns work on projects like:

  • Co-designing a new data-visualization dashboard that translates reader engagement with our homepage into insights for newsroom editors

  • Creating and testing a series of messages that show appreciation for our subscribers to reinforce the idea that The Times is worth paying for

  • Collaborating with a team of game makers, engineers and data analysts to design and test a functional game prototype

  • Designing the dark mode experience of a product


As a product design intern, you will:

  • Pair with a designer within their assigned team who will help you get oriented to our collaborative design process and guide you throughout your 10 weeks here.

  • Learn about the importance of doing research to understand our users so that we can identify opportunities to better meet their needs.

  • Help us do research by looking at our competitors, documenting your findings, and sharing your insights with the team.

  • Depending on the project phase, participate in qualitative research by attending user research sessions and contributing insights. With guidance, explore design solutions that respond to those insights.  

  • Have opportunities to present your work to small groups and give and receive feedback.

  • Learn about the importance of understanding business and technical constraints and how these factors might affect or change your designs.

  • Have a chance to iterate on your designs to incorporate feedback.

  • Learn about the process of implementing a design in code, and you’ll apply that knowledge by helping review the implemented experiences to ensure the quality of the design.

  • Learn about working with product managers to design strategically toward business goals.

  • Learn how to work creatively within established design and brand constraints.


About You

  • You are passionate about designing compelling user experiences.

  • You’re a rising junior, rising senior or a recent 2020 grad with bootcamp experience relevant to product design.

  • You’re familiar with the UX design process. You know that user research informs solutions.

  • You’re familiar with making interactive digital prototypes. It doesn’t matter if it’s desktop/mobile/apps, but preferably high fidelity (it’s a close simulation to what a user would interact with).

  • You demonstrate strong visual design skills; you know the basics of how to use typography, layout and color in order to communicate clearly and concisely.

  • You can explain the rationale behind your designs.

  • You’re a curious person — you continually seek out additional knowledge and viewpoints.

  • You’re a great communicator — both verbal and written.

  • You have an enthusiasm for The New York Times and its products/experiences.


Deadline: January 25th, 2021

Application and Cover Letter Prompt

Please include a link to your portfolio (with password if needed) and a cover letter answering the prompt below. Applications without a portfolio and cover letter will not be considered.

Tell us about a project that you are most proud of where you solved a user problem. What was the process like? How did you come to the decisions that you made? Use 250 words as a guide for length, but keep in mind the most important goal is to help us understand your approach.


About Our Summer Internships

  • Our internships are paid.

  • It is 10 weeks long, starting on or around June 1, 2021.

  • Interns work 35 hours per week.


Benefits and Perks:

  • Interning at The New York Times is a unique opportunity to work at a historic and innovative global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.

  • You will be helping to power, distribute and expand what is possible for our award-winning journalism.

  • We run a week-long maker event during the summer, where Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology come together. to work on creative, cross-functional projects.

  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of news makers and industry leaders.

  • NYT interns benefit from competitive pay, great perks and influential networking.

The 2021 SPD-U Student Competition is Now Open! Cash Prizes!!!!

Enter by Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 5:00PM ET!

Check out our new Photography & Illustration categories!


Download the official CALL FOR ENTRIES with the complete rules and entry form HERE!

Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 5:00PM ET

SPD must receive all student entries, completed entry forms, and payment receipts by March 15th at 5:00PM ET.

Please upload your entries here:
Make sure to include your entry form and payment receipt with your submission.

SPD Student Members get their first 3 entries FREE! (Though student members can enter more than that…if you do, any additional entries will cost $10 each.) Please note: Even though they’re free, you must register your 3 free member entries HERE.

If you’re not a member but would like to join, you can purchase your SPD Student Membership and register for your 3 free member entries at the same time HERE.

Otherwise, each entry is $10.

You can pay your entry fees online HERE.
If you’re mailing in payment, please send the completed payment form, a copy of your entry form and cash or a check made payable to “The Society of Publication Designers”.

YOU MUST INCLUDE THE RECEIPT WITH YOUR ENTRY. If we cannot find proof of payment or a valid SPD Student Membership, your entries may be disqualified.

The first, second, and third place winners and runners-up in Design, Photography, and Illustration will be featured online at Second and third place winners will also receive a 20-minute portfolio review with a board member.

In addition to being featured online, first place winners will also receive the following:
DESIGN: $1,200 + Summer 2021 Mentorship
PHOTOGRAPHY: $1,200 + Summer 2021 Mentorship
ILLUSTRATION: $1,200 + Summer 2021 Mentorship

Any questions? Email us at

Download the Call for Entries here!

Paid Spring Design Internship at the Center for Urban Pedagogy


CUP is hiring an intern to start in February of 2021!

As a CUP intern, you’ll assist with several projects and learn about CUP’s methods for using design to meet community needs.

+Support in developing and updating content for CUP communications, including website, e-newsletter, and social media

+Research and general support with CUP’s Community Education and Youth Education programs, like Making Policy Public and Urban Investigations

+Administrative work, like database and website upkeep

This is an entry-level position intended for those who haven’t had access to many internships or opportunities to work in an office or nonprofit environment. We’re looking for someone with a passion for social justice, great attention to detail, and strong verbal and written communication skills. While research is a part of this position, it’s more of a general support role.

Dates for the internship are flexible, but we’re looking for someone who can work in the office for a minimum of 3, 8-hour days a week, for 10-weeks. Please include your availability in your cover letter.

The internship pays $17 per hour, or you can choose to receive school credit if your school offers it.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for two references as one PDF (max size 3MB) to by January 11, 2021. Please use the subject line “CUP Winter 2021 Intern.”

We understand that meeting this deadline might be a challenge for some this winter. Please email if you need additional time.

No phone calls, please.

CUP is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.

Senior Designer Position at WE


Our WE Codeword team is looking for a Senior Designer/Art Director with strong fundamental design, illustration, and UX skills.

We are in need of a super-organized, detail-oriented, tech-savvy art director and designer to work on a variety of projects with a healthy amount of independence. You will be collaborating closely with our team of designers, copywriters, strategists, and account managers, designing a steady stream of visual content for a major tech client. You will be involved in concepting new ideas, producing work, and reviewing work from junior team members.


  • Providing art direction and creative concepting for large tech brands
  • Producing static and animated visuals for social channels and other digital platforms
  • Pushing the boundaries of collaboration tools & non-design platforms, such as Google G Suite (Docs, Slides, Google Sites), PowerPoint, general CMS tools
  • Communicate with and present work to clients
  • Reviewing design work from other team members


  • 5+ years’ experience in design, advertising or marketing, or digital publishing
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects)
  • Art Direction
  • Vector illustration
  • Layout & typography
  • Motion Design
  • Basic web UX/UI principles, and familiarity with Sketch
  • Powerpoint, Google Docs/Slides, and Keynote

About us

WE Codeword is a fast-growing agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. We work with the biggest and smallest tech companies in the world, and our clients trust us to launch their startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow their user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives. We’re storytellers and brand engineers, and we love big ideas that serve a real purpose. We’re a proud member of the WE Worldwide network.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.


Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.

Learn more and apply here.

Paid Cultural Research Intern

TaskForce is an independent agency that builds capacity and community for the most influential nonprofits, brands, and people taking on the most pressing challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. We understand the role that creative culture plays in shaping public opinion and policy and invest heavily in creating lasting relationships with the communities and partners we engage with. We work primarily at the intersection of arts/culture and social change and our work has resulted in some of the most highly acclaimed and influential public will campaigns of our time.

We believe we are stronger and most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. We are committed to creating a more inclusive culture for all, starting within our own company. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

TaskForce is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

TaskForce seeks a recent college graduate interested in digital design trends as it relates to current political and cultural events. The Cultural Research Intern will report to the Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant and provide research support to the team.


  • Interest in design trends, politics, and data research
  • Knowledgeable about the digital space including gifs and memes as it applies to non-profits and politics
  • Digital design or political science background is a plus

You will learn about

  • Impact of design in the digital space
  • Using data to generate more impact
  • How data and trends can drive artistic approach


This is a remote full time paid internship from January 19-March 15, 2021.

Work hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm EST.

Apply Here.