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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.

CUNY Design Your City Program

During the Design Your City program, you will develop a proposal for a place-based solution to a real, built environment problem in your community. You will learn valuable skills, tools, and best practices used in community-centered planning, including how to research the community’s history, analyze different data sources, understand the stakeholder landscape, and build support for your idea. At the end of Design Your City, you will pitch your proposal to a panel of professionals – who may be able to help bring your idea to fruition. You will also create an online project portfolio that you can  include on your resume.
Throughout the program you’ll gain
  • An array of skills to add to your resume
  • A portfolio to link to on your resume
  • Exposure to a variety of civic focused career paths
  • Introductions to a vast network of professionals
  • A membership to the Association for a Better New York’s Young Professional Network


Design Your City is an 8-week program. The program sessions will run from January 12th to March 5th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm and Fridays from 12pm-1pm.
Sessions will be led by top NYC-based practitioners including:
Government Agencies:
– NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics
– NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
– NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Consulting and Government Relations Firms:
– Urbane Development
– Kasirer
– 3×3 Design
– American Planning Association / NY Metro Chapter
– Project for Public Spaces
– Measure of America
And many more!
Interested in Applying to Design Your City?
Current CUNY undergraduate student
Students cannot be in their freshman year
     – Associate degree students must graduate between June 2021 and June 2022
     – Bachelor degree students must graduate between June 2021-Dec 2023
Must be able to attend all sessions
A strong interest in the built environment and how cities are created, including neighborhood development, urban planning, urban design, economic development, urban data, or participatory  planning
Learn more by attending our info session on
December 15th at 4PM EST
Apply by Sunday, December 20th 11:59pm at

Take ARTS 190 Design Foundations this Winter

This course is primarily for students interested in graphic design, but is also useful for Studio and Photography majors. There are no prerequisites and is open to all students. The class will cover fundamental theories and methodologies of color theory and 2-D design in traditional and digital mediums. Through observation, analysis, writing, exercises, and projects, students begin to develop work processes that involve articulation, visual research, concept generation, form making, and craft skills. Seats are still available for the winter session.

Take ARTS 191 Basic Software this Winter

Looking for a winter course? ARTS 191 Basic Software is an entry course for Design majors and minors with no prerequisites. Open to other majors as well.

The class is an introduction to the fundamentals of prevailing software applications used in design; such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Students work with multiple software applications to create projects that communicate through a variety of forms both digital and in print. This class prepares students with the necessary software skills required for upper level Design courses.

Pippin Properties African American Creatives Grant

Pippin Properties, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its first annual African American Creatives Grant—an award of $6,000 to an aspiring creative who has an interest in young people’s literature. For 2020, the inaugural year of the grant, Pippin is accepting applications for African American Artists only.We believe Black Lives Matter, and we all must do our part to dismantle racism in our country and within publishing. In an effort to assist in deconstructing unjust disparities experienced by African American people in the United States, Pippin Properties is pledging to do its part by offering the African American Creatives Grant, in addition to other initiatives that aim to support, amplify, and elevate underrepresented creatives in the field.African American artists, at any point in their careers, may apply and use the award towards the development of their careers.The creator is under no obligation to submit their work to Pippin Properties for representation. In the event that the recipient decides to do so, we would make it a priority to review the work with dispatch. Please note that Pippin is under no obligation to offer representation.If you are interested in applying, please review the following guidelines listed below.

Submission Window:

Pippin will be accepting applications beginning at 12:01am EST on Monday, October 5th, 2020. Our submission window will remain open until we’ve received 100 applications OR until Monday, November 16th, 2020, whichever comes first. If the latter, we require all applications be in by 11:59pm EST on November 16th. In the case that we reach our maximum first, we will announce our closing to applications via our website and all social channels. We are accepting applications on a first come, first serve basis.

Submission Guidelines:

Applicants are invited to submit their application for consideration to the Pippin team via The judging process will be composed of two parts. During the initial round of assessment, a committee composed of Ashley Valentine, Art Manager; Cameron Chase, Subsidiary Rights Manager; and Rakeem Nelson, Agency Assistant will review and select 10 final applicants. Next, a committee of senior Pippin staff composed of Holly McGhee, Company President; Elena Giovinazzo, Vice President; and Sara Crowe, Senior Agent, will select the awardee from these top ten.

Here is a link to more info and instructions.

Paid Internship at Flushing Town Hall for Queens College Design Students

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Design & Marketing Internship (Remote)
Flushing Town Hall (FTH) is seeking a Design & Marketing intern during Winter 2020 – Spring 2021 semesters. FTH will provide interns with great opportunities to develop skills and ideas in a friendly virtual-office environment.

Organizational Background
Flushing Town Hall (FTH) presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world, and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657. Due to Covid-19 crisis, FTH has been closed since mid-March and offering virtual programs “Flushing Town Hall at Home” since March 27. More information:

Design & Marketing Intern Reports to: Director of Marketing and Community Engagement: Part-time (8-12 hrs per week for 4-5 months; stipend provided $15/hr by Queens College) Available immediately.

Internship Duties: Full remote Internship Opportunity. Work closely with the Marketing and Community Engagement team in all areas of design and marketing. Job duties include but are not limited to the following projects:
– Help create graphics for: marketing and fundraising campaign, banners, flyers, and FTH social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube)
– Present rough drafts and present ideas
– Use the appropriate Brand colors, guidelines and layouts for each graphic
– Work with marketing team to produce final design
– Any other administrative duties reasonably related to marketing or the functions described above
Experience & Skills
– Prior experience creating graphics and a solid grasp of design concepts
– Comfort working in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop. InDesign, and Illustrator.
– Enthusiasm for the design process and attentiveness to different project goas
– Detail-oriented, organized, ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
– Ability to work remotely, and complete assigned tasks within identified time frames
– Possess excellent communication skills
– Bilingual ability is a plus
– Passion in the arts and culture is a plus
To apply, please e-mail your resume, a cover letter, and work samples to

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

We are the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) team and we wanted to reach out to let you know about an exciting fellowship opportunity for diverse college juniors, college seniors, graduate students, and portfolio school students: MAIP. Since 1973, the MAIP Program, now in its 47th year, provides diverse students with equitable access to the advertising and marketing industry. 
This past summer, we transitioned to the MAIP Virtual Engagement Program in response to COVID-19. MAIP fellows participated in a 12-week virtual engagement program where they had the opportunity to connect with 90+ participating agencies/industry partners through transferable skill trainings, discipline-specific trainings, and more. Fellows also participated in summer projects and the 4A’s Foundation provided $25,000 in cash prizes to the top 2 teams.
Whether it’s virtual or in-person, we are excited to let you know that our #MAIP2021 applications are currently open. Applications will close on October 31st, 2020 (11:59 pm ET). Fellows will have a paid internship in the advertising industry coupled with the amazing experience we provide them as a MAIP fellow. The goal is to continue providing fellows the space and opportunity to build a foundation for their careers.
Program Breakdown: 
·         Virtual Spring Training 
o    Fellows engage in a 12-week virtual training series on topics within the industry intended to prepare fellows for their agency experience
·         MAIP Coach
o    Industry professionals volunteer to coach a fellow throughout their MAIP experience. Fellows are pair with their coaches based on location, agency/organization, or discipline
·         Internship Program
o    Fellows complete a 10-week internship with some of the top advertising agencies across the country
·         MAIP Labs
o    Agencies across the country volunteer to host workshops in the evening to contribute to fellows’ professional growth and development.
·         The Face of Talent
o    Fellows attend a week-long series of workshops, panels, and a career fair to celebrate their MAIP experience and network
We welcome all students who have a passion for advertising to apply (regardless of their major) but would appreciate it if you could share the opportunity with students who are in any of the following majors/programs: marketing/advertising/mathematics/computer science/communications/graphic design/art. To share this opportunity with your students, please access the linked materials below:
·         MAIP Brochure
We have an info session TODAY and during the next two weeks to go over the program and answer any questions! If you or your students are interested in learning more about MAIP, join us at one of the following sessions (Zoom links provided): 
·         Monday, October 12th (5-6pm ET)
·         Monday, October 19th (5-6pm ET)
·         Monday, October 26th (5-6pm ET)
To learn more about MAIP, visit our website:
Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!
·         Alexis Agosto ( | Director, 4A’s Foundation 
·         Jacquelyn Green ( | Program Manager, 4A’s Foundation 
·         Ambar Vidals ( | Senior Associate, 4A’s Foundation


Presentation about Graphic Design in Film and Television October 21


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