Monthly Archives: March 2014

Paid Summer Internships

paid summer internships

paid summer internships

Program Description
Since its inception in 1999, the ARTS Intern program has provided an exciting opportunity for college undergraduates to learn about museum professions in New York City, through internships in museums and cultural institutions. (See host institutions listed below.) The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Museums host interns in meaningful, educational positions in many different departments, ranging from curatorial, education, development, finance, and special events. Interns will have time-bound assignments and individual projects.  In 2009, the program was incorporated into the programs of Studio in a School, and continues to be managed under the guidance of Thomas Cahill.

Program Details
The program runs for 9 weeks.  Interns work a 35-hour week, and receive a total pay of $3,300. In 2014, the program will run from June 5 through August 8.

Interns also attend weekly visits to participating institutions.  ARTS INTERN coordinates programs that highlight the cultural offerings of and challenges facing institutions in New York City.  Past programs have included curatorial tours of exhibitions, panel discussions, programming workshops, and presentations by speakers in various museum departments and careers.

These museum visits include unique, behind-the-scenes looks at museum  operations, presentations by senior staff and curators, and panels featuring young museum professionals.  Following these visits, assignments are posted on our blog.  All interns must respond to these postings and participate in the on-line discussion about museum visits, presentations, and exhibitions.

In addition to blog postings, interns must complete a report midway through the program and a final report. Weekly time-sheets must be completed on a timely basis.  All of these items are required, including  the weekly blog entries, in order for interns to be paid the full stipend.

Therefore, this internship includes work that may need to be completed beyond the usual workplace hours.  Students who are not prepared for this workload should not apply to the ARTS Intern program.

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Society for Publication Designers–I’m Graduating, Now What?

event at SPD

event at SPD

THE EVENT: I’m Graduating… Now What?
SPD-U Spring Speaker Panel

THE PANEL: (subject to change)
• Brett Affrunti, Illustrator  (The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Money magazine)
• Kristie Bailey, Designer/Art Director  (Popular Mechanics, O, the Oprah Magazine, Priest + Grace)
• Derek Eng, Designer  (Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, W)
• Erin Jang, Art Director/Illustrator  (The Indigo Bunting, Martha Stewart Living, Esquire)
• T. Leclaire, Designer/Photographer  (rag + bone, GQ, Teen Vogue)
• Jay Soysal, Art Director  (Sports Illustrated, Edible Queens, Scholastic)
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Doors will open at 6:30 and the event will be between 8:30 and 9:00
235 West 23rd Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10011
A HUGE thanks to our sponsor for hosting us at the Wix Lounge, a super-cool FREE co-working space. offers cutting-edge web technology that enables users to design, manage and host free websites without having to learn to design or code. Seriously, they’re cool and so easy to use, check ’em out!
• FREE for SPD Student Members!  
• $15 General Admission  
• Not a member? Join SPD as a Student Member now and then admission to this event is FREE!  Plus free or discounted future events for a year, a copy of our SPD Annual, 3 free entries in ourStudent Design Competition, and lots, lots more! Membership fees for students attending schools in the Tri-State Area (includes NY, NJ and CT) are $50, and for those outside of the area, it’s $40. Considering the SPD Annual alone costs about $60 and each Student Competition Entry is $10, this is an awesome deal! (Let’s not forget how good it’ll look on your resume.)
Use the button below to sign up. If you’re a SPD Student Member, you’ll need to sign in to reserve your FREE ticket.  Online registration ends at 3pm on 3/18/14.  After that, tickets will be sold at the door if space is still available, using a credit card only (sorry, no cash exchanges).

To Register

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS–Queens College Libraries

In spring 2014 Queens College Libraries will display examples of student inventiveness and creativity in the Barham Rotunda of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library. Submissions are invited from undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines.

Submission Guidelines

Please include your name, year, and, if applicable, the department and/or program with which you are associated. You are welcome to include a brief statement (100 words max) to introduce yourself and contextualize your work within your studies at QC.

Presentation space is limited and physical work cannot exceed 40 x 40”. Intending to highlight interdisciplinary achievements of QC students, we anticipate the presentation to be diverse in media and include work from many departments: both visual and non-visual; static and non-static; ideas to realizations; from the sciences to the arts.

Submissions of completed or in-progress original work in all media are accepted and are not to exceed ten pages, ten images, or ten minutes in length. Please select an excerpt for submission if your complete work exceeds these parameters. We look forward to receiving your creative submission!

Submit to no later than Thursday, March 13, 2 PM. .

Questions? Contact:  / 718.997.3770

free lecture at cooper union


Guest event: Comenius, Marconi & Zapf Book: three typefaces from 1976

Ferdinand Ulrich
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 6:30pm — Tue, Mar 18, 2014 8:30pm
Free and open to the public

n 1976 the International Typeface Corporation celebrated their announcement of a new typeface designed by Hermann Zapf in a folding specimen, claiming it was his first type since he “put the finishing touch“ to Optima Medium Italic “some ten years ago”. A headline revealed: “Now he’s back with an almighty Zapf!” Besides the much marketed ITC Zapf Book two other lesser-known typefaces by Zapf were also released that year: Berthold Comenius and Marconi for Hell Digiset. This lecture focuses on all three textfaces by taking a close look at their origin, by comparing them with their contemporaries and by paying attention to their letter shapes and characteristics based on the different technological circumstances in an era on the verge from photo to digital.

The event is free, but you must register




Human Rights Matter to Everyone

Human Rights Matter to Everyone

The City College of New York’s Human Rights Forum presents: Human Rights Matter to Everyone

An Art Competition Create a poster design on the theme of human rights – use your imagery and graphics to express a message related to human rights.

Application Deadlines:
Phase 1: No later than April 9, 2014 (5 p.m.)
Phase 2:  No later than April 25, 2014 (5 p.m.)

All matriculated baccalaureate, Master’s or Ph.D student degree students of the City University of New York are invited to apply.

Human rights recognize the inherent value of each person, based on principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect, which are shared across cultures, religions and philosophies. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (, adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, sets out the basic rights and freedoms that apply to all people. Topics for entries might include: Armed Conflict, Children, Detention and Imprisonment, Discrimination, Freedom of Expression, Health and Education, International Justice, Poverty, Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Women’s Rights.



Entrants compete for one of three prizes:

Grand Prize: $2,000

1st Prize (UNDERGRADUATE) $1,000

1st Prize (GRADUATE) $1,000

In addition to the cash prizes, all Phase 2 entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on May 8, 2014.

Entries are limited to one work per artist or artistic team. Works will be submitted in two phases:

Phase 1: By April 9, 2014 (5 p.m.), entrants will submit a digital image of their work to Image should be in JPEG format and a minimum of 300 dpi. Artists will be notified via email no later than April 30, 2014, as to whether or not their entry has been accepted to go on to Phase 2.

Phase 2:Entries selected for Phase 2 will be received IN PERSON between April 23-25, 2014 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in:

North Academic Center  (NAC)
Room 6/141
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Entries will be displayed from April 28-May 16, 2014 in the Cohen Library Archives.


SIZE: 24”x 36” Landscape or Portrait orientation is acceptable

MOUNTING: All entries must be mounted on Posterboard/Foamcore

ARTIST INFORMATION: All entries must have the following information typed and affixed to the back of the mounting material:



Applicants will be asked to provide written authorization allowing the Human Rights Poster Contest and its CCNY sponsors to reproduce and distribute to third parties a limited edition copy (fewer than 500 copies)  of the winning entry and to use digital images of the posters as well as artist photos on their websites and promotional materials.


Entries will be judged by a faculty/staff committee. Special emphasis will placed on the relevance of the work to the theme of Human Rights. Jurors retain the right to exclude any work from consideration.  The decision of the jurors is final as relating to all contest matters.


Entries may be picked up from the NAC 6/141 between May 19th and May 23rd, 2014. Materials not picked up by the final date will be disposed of at the organizers’ discretion.




Paid Internship


Etsy is looking for a graphic design intern in Brooklyn, they’re in DUMBO, and it’s paid.
Here’s the job listing:
Etsy is seeking a talented, multi-versed Graphic Design Intern to join the Etsy Brand Studio. As a member of Etsy’s design team, you will work alongside other designers in the Brooklyn design team to create print and web-based projects for internal and external marketing communications. This position starts as soon as possible. It is a 4 day/week, paid, part-time position and will run for 3-6 months, based in our Brooklyn, NY headquarters.





Since 1999, Hi-ReS! has been known for its unconventional approaches in branding and identity work, interactive design and storytelling with clients as diverse as Jägermeister, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Economist, Sony, Riot Games and Film and Television productions.
We’re currently offering paid 6 month Design Internships to work across our entire client base with a focus on design of content for a leading online game company.

Candidates should have great Creative Suite skills, but if you can also take pen to paper, enjoy creating with your hands and have any hidden design specialities, then we’d love to hear about them.
The internship will last for 6 months and will include involvement in the wider business as we believe it’s crucial that the whole team understands the complete picture of what we do.

Applicants should drop us an email with their CV, a link to their portfolio, and a couple of paragraphs about why you’d like to work with Hi-ReS! New York to Nancy Kim at The subject line should read: Interactive Design Intern.