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Paid Internship with TaskForce


About TaskForce

TaskForce 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. TaskForce works 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. In 2020, TaskForce launched the Into Action Lab, an initiative focused on organic content (GIFs, Memes, and ‘Art Interventions’). In under 10 months, the Into Action lab has seen over 45 billion organic views and 101 million shares and distributes content freely to over 200 leading progressive organizations and influencers.

We believe we are stronger and most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. 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.

If you require accommodations at any point during the application process please email

Social Impact Marketing Summer Fellow

TaskForce seeks a summer Fellow interested in social impact marketing. The Fellow will report to the Director of Social Impact Marketing and provide support in client projects and outreach. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. This is a remote, paid fellowship.

The Social Impact Marketing Fellow will learn about and contribute to:

  • Research: Examining trends and identifying key stakeholders as they pertain to specific social impact campaigns
  • Marketing Strategy: Supporting the marketing team in deliverable execution including deck building, copywriting, and social media management
  • Data analysis: Organizing findings and monitoring reports across numerous client accounts
  • Outreach: Engaging key individuals and organizations identified as potential partners

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm PST. The fellowship runs from May 3 – July 30, 2021.

Pay: $23/hour


  • Interest in client management and marketing strategy
  • Knowledgeable on social impact trends and non-profit organizations
  • Marketing or communications background is a plus

Apply Here

CUNY x Brooklyn Navy Yard i2E Internship Program


The CUNY x Brooklyn Navy Yard i2E Program will connect graduating CUNY Seniors and recent CUNY grads to a wide range of work opportunities within small businesses across New York City.

As we enter Summer 2021, now more than ever, NYC’s small businesses are in dire need of support and resources as they recover from the adverse effects of COVID-19 on their businesses. i2E will connect students to small businesses as interns, according to their future career interests, skillsets, and educational background. In turn, interns will play a vital role in helping these businesses in their recovery efforts.

Selected i2E interns will be exposed to real-world work experiences, provided professional and career advisement, and opportunities to network with peers and a variety of business owners and industry leaders across NYC!

Learn more at our virtual info session:
Tuesday April 20, 2021 – 3PM
Info Session RSVP: Click Here

Application Instructions:

– Log in to our Career Portal:
– Under the Jobs tab, search ‘i2E’; apply with your most up-to-date resume.

To qualify candidates must:

  • Be a currently registered senior OR
  • Recent CUNY Grad (May 2020, or after)
  • Be available to work 30-35 hours during the Summer of 2021
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Internship opportunities will vary across job types, including but not limited to:

  • Tech
  • Media & Design
  • Business Admin
  • Marketing
  • Social Media / Communications
  • Sales
  • Research
  • Manufacturing

Disney TV Animation Internship (remote)

Disney TV Animation Current Series Internship (Remote) – Summer 2021

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Job ID 781867BRLocation Burbank, California, United States

Business Disney Television Animation, General Entertainment Content

Date posted Apr. 05, 2021

Job Summary:

Join us for an opportunity to be a part of Disney Television Animation (DTVA). DTVA is an industry leader in the creation of animated television products for preschoolers, kids, and tweens. The studio brings programming and production expertise together under the same leadership as Disney Channels Worldwide.

Disney Television Animation’s Current Series division provides creative oversight and management over all Disney Channel animated series and short form programming.


A day in the life…

The Current Series team seeks a self-motivated candidate who is curious, passionate about animation, embraces innovation, and has a strong desire to learn and grow. Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • Extensive reading and script coverage
  • Learning the basics of the production pipeline for 11 minute and 22 minute series
  • Shadowing executives at all relevant meetings, notes sessions, board pitches, and screenings
  • In depth training tips for note generation on scripts, storyboards, and animatics.
  • Assist in building decks and acquiring assets for presentations, online conventions, and share outs
  • Suggest and present new strategies, initiatives, and ideas
  • Develop knowledge of diverse creative talent through research and review of social media, tv and film, and publishing content
  • Attend virtual meet and greets with other overhead employees to learn about their role and responsibilities

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role…

  • Knowledge of the DTVA, Disney Channels, and Disney Plus brands
  • Strong writing skills
  • Analytical reading comprehension and critical thinking
  • A great attitude and warm personality
  • Passion, a collaborative spirit, and a willingness to try new things

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year or a recent graduate within 18 months of graduation
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Organized, self sufficient, and quick to adapt
  • Ability to work remotely with access to reliable internet from anywhere in the United States

Additional Information:

Intern Eligibility:

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old.
  • All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last 18 months – OR – be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship.
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.

Program Dates:

  • All candidates must be available from May/June – August/September
  • All candidates must be willing to work 40 hours/week


About Disney Television Animation:

Disney Television Animation loves characters. Characters reveal our deepest emotions and what it means to be human… even if you’re an animated duck, mouse, muppet, lion, boy or girl. Are you the type of character that loves animation and wants to be part of the team that makes the magic happen? Disney Television Animation, an integral part of The Walt Disney Company, creates many of the company’s most beloved animated shows. If you’ve got a passion to join our team of talented professionals, we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Television Animation.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Assistant Designer Position at Scholastic

THE OPPORTUNITY: Assistant Designer will work closely with Creative Director/Exec Art Director to help create high quality designs for both trade hard covers and paperbacks, for middle grade and young adult age level books. In this apprenticeship role, the Candidate will learn the ins and outs of book design and creation. They will be given pre-existing series to design, and assist others on the team with their designs. As skills develop opportunity increases for them to share their creative input and ideas and expand their design work under supervision of Manager. Will assist in managing offsite talent, which includes freelance illustrators, and photographers.


• Assist Manager and Design Team in administrative and design capacity: Draft contracts: process invoices; assist on photoshoots and with projects

• Assist manager in their design tasks, design established series and individual titles under supervision

• Oversee 5-10 book titles per season, not including manager’s projects; traffic materials in a timely way.

• Present ideas to editorial team with Manager supervision for new ideas of design and branding • Attend weekly production meetings, providing updates on title status.

• Work with freelance illustrators and photographers.

• Communicate with outside vendors, illustrators, freelancers.

Who We Are Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children’s learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 100 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

Some Benefits That We Offer

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment

• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

 How You Can Fit

• 0-1 years design experience

• Strong knowledge of typography and a proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite – indesign, photoshop, illustrator.

• Excellent project management skills.

• Ability to work well in a collaborative, team and deadline-oriented environment.

• Proactive. Motivated. Flexible. Fun.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills required for meetings, presentations, and email correspondence.

Apply through LinkedIN

Design Internship at Jack Morton creative agency

Company: Jack Morton

Design Intern

The Design Intern is responsible for supporting the creative team through innovative design to ensure the delivery of extraordinary creative solutions. While interning with the creative team, you’ll be able to flex your design muscles, while also getting an opportunity to sit in on brainstorming sessions and client meetings. Due to the pandemic, many of our live experiences have turned virtual, so this Summer you’ll learn how we continue to roll with the punches to deliver top tier virtual and hybrid events.

What you’ll do

  • Support Creative staff with design needs, like decks, presentations and comps
  • Help New Business team as needed on mood boards, and other pitch materials
  • Keep abreast of cultural events and trends that affect our audiences
  • Stay current on all industry trends and pop culture
  • Commit to 10 weeks (June – August) of inspiring work, learning, and fun, day in, day out

What you’ll bring to Jack

  • College degree or degree in progress. Great Fits: Degrees in Art History, Graphic Design, Art Direction, Fine Arts, and Film; preferably studied at a Design School
  • Creative and artistic presentation skills; the ability to think visually and collaborate with other creative team members
  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote, PowerPoint and/or other design programs
  • Knowledge of brand positioning and industry trends
  • Excellent attention to detail in any project you complete
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Flexibility to engage with the team and on the work, while participating virtually. At the moment, we have no planned ‘live/in person’ part of the Intern Program.

Who you are

  • A rising college junior, senior, recent grad or grad student
  • Previous agency experience is a plus
  • Extraordinary! Both as a person and a multi-tasker
  • Detail-oriented: you leave nothing to chance
  • Creative problem solver: you’re able to change course at the drop of a hat
  • Cool under pressure, prepared for every possible situation that might pop up
  • Passionate, Agile, Respectful, and Brave!

What you gain

  • We provide an intern experience as extraordinary as the work we deliver for our clients. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves (check out our blog and Instagram for more on that). You can expect to learn and grow from the best in the business and gain valuable agency experience while meeting and working with incredible people during a summer you’ll never forget. We’ll do our best to provide a great experience, without setting foot into an office.

Extra Credit

All Creative intern applicants (Design, Illustration, Copywriting) must provide a link to your portfolio on your resume. Design and Illustration intern applicants should also ideally have a background in graphic design with advanced skills in Adobe CS; specifically Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Overachiever? We love it. Feel free to add a note (300 words max) addressing the following when you apply:

  • Why are you interested in Jack and this particular role?
  • Tell us: “Why choose me?”

Last but not least, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion. 
Jack Morton and Genuine are equal opportunity employers; we strongly value diversity at our companies. We do not discriminate on race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. In 2020, Jack Morton and Genuine, as part of Interpublic Group (IPG), have been named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI), and Jack Morton has once again been designated a Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Workplace Equality by the Human Rights Campaign in their Corporate Equality Index.

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.


We have recently become aware that individuals not associated with Jack Morton have fraudulently used our name – and the names of some of our employees – to solicit applications for fake jobs, to conduct fake job interviews and to make fake job offers.  Any request to schedule an interview and any bona fide offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of Jack Morton with an email address “”.  We will never require an applicant to provide credit card or banking information to cover any supposed advance costs.

If you have provided personal information in connection with a fake job offer or interview and you are concerned, we suggest that you take appropriate action.

Jack Morton takes these activities very seriously and are taking appropriate steps to shut down this fraudulent activity.

We urge you to be careful when sharing your personal information and to be aware of scams involving fake job postings and job offers.

Application here

Apply to CUNY Cultural Corps Paid Internship Program

Cultural Corps Academic Year Internship

  • Currently enrolled students at any CUNY college interested in gaining professional experience in the arts and culture sector will participate in a 24-week part-time work experience over their fall and spring semesters.
    • Students will receive a wage of $15/hour and work up to 12 hours per week.
    • Prior to starting at their site, students will complete a pre-program professional development training and throughout the year will participate in a cultural enrichment activities.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Be working towards a degree at a CUNY college (Community College, Senior College, or Graduate School)
  • Be registered for at least 12 credits (for undergraduates) or 9 credits (for graduate students) while enrolled in the program
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2021 (12 college credits for community college students)*
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning Fall 2021 classes
  • Be available to work part-time (12 hours/week) during semester(s) a part of program
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

*NOTE: Community college students with under 24 credits must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Community college students with 24 credits or above can have a 2.5 GPA.

Corps Member Application:

The corps member application for the 2021-2022 CUNY Cultural Corps Academic Year Internship is now open. Students may apply by clicking the following: CUNY Cultural Corps Student Application 2021-2022. 

Asset Manager and Production Assistant job at TaskForce

Asset Manager & Production Assistant.
About This Role
TaskForce seeks an Asset Manager & Production Assistant focused on the Into Action Lab. The Asset Manager & Production Assistant works to ensure all content is uploaded to various gif platforms, tagged, and organized internally. The Asset Manager & Production Assistant will report directly to the Graphics Producer & Asset Manager.

We believe we are stronger and most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. BIPOC individuals, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

You’ll get to work with tons of artists around the country and a great internal team at TaskForce. Work can be done remotely, even after COVID.
Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Design Team to ensure that content is uploaded and tagged in a timely manner to GIPHY and Tenor GIF platform channels daily
  • Provide quality control for content spelling and grammar
  • Maintain the digital asset management platform
  • Organize and compile GIPHY collections, stories, and sticker packs based off specific topics, events, themes, etc
  • Track for inclusive representation in our gif library
  • Organize client folders on Google Drive and deliver folders to the Partnerships Team
  • Work with the Audience Team to research relevant hashtags
  • Contribute to the content calendar to support on the gif ideation process
  • Manage freelance designer invoices with the accountant to process weekly payments
  • Identify one new gif artist weekly and do outreach to gauge their interest in freelance design work with TaskForce


  • 0-2 years of experience in asset management and production
  • Invested in TaskForce’s vision and mission for positive change through arts and culture
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Collaborative
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent time management skills. Ability to multitask and switch between tasks
  • Interest in digital art and social justice

Full insurance coverage and vision/dental benefits.

Here’s the link to apply:

MOMA/CUNY programs


MoMA/CUNY Alumni Roundtable

Thursday, March 11, 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Online)

What is it like to work in an art museum? How have former CUNY students found opportunities in the visual arts? In this roundtable conversation, hear directly from MoMA staff members who are also CUNY alumni or professors about their own paths to careers in the arts. This conversation is designed specifically for CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning about and pursuing careers in visual art, arts education, and arts administration. See link for details and registration info.


MoMA/CUNY Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

March 24, 10:00-11:15 a.m. (Online)

How can you apply your skills and experiences to opportunities in the visual arts? This workshop will provide an overview to writing resumes and cover letters as well as tailored tips and tricks when applying for opportunities in the visual arts. This workshop is designed specifically for CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning about and pursuing careers in visual art, arts education, and arts administration. Conversation will be facilitated by staff in MoMA’s Human Resources and Education departments. See link for details and registration info.

MoMA/CUNY Student Ambassadors Program

June 2021 (Online)

Through a series of behind-the-scenes workshops and discussions with MoMA staff across departments, a cohort of CUNY Student Ambassadors will learn about modern and contemporary art, gain unique perspectives from art museum professionals, explore networking opportunities, and participate in a public program. See attached PDF for more information and application details.


Memories for the Future: Garrett Bradley, Tina Campt, and Trevor Mathison in Conversation

March 18, 2021, 5:00pm-7:00pm EST, Online event

Join artist and filmmaker Garrett Bradley, composer Trevor Mathison, a collaborator on Bradley’s America (2019), and scholar Tina Campt, author of Listening to Images (Duke University Press, 2017) for a conversation exploring the presence of archives, and the process of imagining to bring forth histories and memories lost to us, as a practice of archival repair—a theme throughout Bradley’s work.

This special event is the culmination of the Memories for the Future workshop series. Memories for the Future invited audiences of all ages to create short films that remember the places, people, and histories they have lost or left behind. Taking inspiration from Bradley’s interest in repairing archival absences, Memories for the Future considered how sound and moving images can evoke personal memories to transform collective history. A series of workshops facilitated by filmmakers, sound artists, and other visual storytellers, illustrated how to use the filmmaking and scoring techniques. The evening will also premiere a selection of films created by workshop participants.

This program is presented in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem on the occasion of Projects: Garrett Bradley (November 2020-March 21, 2021). Register for the program here.

Black Reconstructions: Cities and Spatial Justice

Monday, March 29, 6:30pm-8:00pm EST, Online event

How do we reckon with the past to create a future? Who tells the history of your neighborhood? How do we attain spatial justice? This discussion will expand and explore questions raised in the exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America by inviting the panelists and audience members to consider their positions, choices, and personal and collective power in working to protect and create Black urban spaces. This event is moderated by Ifeoma Ebo and is planned in collaboration with the BlackSpace Urbanist Collective. Audiences are encouraged to read BlackSpace’s manifesto in advance of the event. Featured speakers include Mario Gooden, Sekou Cooke, J. Yolande Daniels, Felecia Davis, and Peggy Shepard, among others.


This event is free, open to all, and takes place over Zoom meeting. Register here.


Free Online Coursera MOOC 

Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America presents 11 newly commissioned projects that reimagine the spaces of Black life as sites of imagination, care, liberation, resistance, and refusal.

Join learners around the world for MoMA’s newest free online course, Reimagining Blackness and Architecture. See video trailer here. Through original films, audio interviews, and readings, you’ll hear directly from Black artists, architects, and scholars and explore the ways Black makers are shaping the world around them. #ReconstructionsMoMA

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212.708.9603

MoMA is open with new hours and safety protocols. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum. For more information, visit our website at


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.