Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan

Career Development

Career Opportunities

To have your posting appear on the this site, please contact Career Development Coordinator John Luther (email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 734-647-7761).

All postings are presented as a service and do not represent endorsement by the School of Art and Design or The University of Michigan.


Opportunities with Flint Public Art Project

April 18, 2014

Director of Programs
As a part of its mission to activate disused structures, connect people and places, inspire residents to imagine new uses, and amplify the emerging identity of the city, Flint Public Art Project is currently seeking a candidate to be our Director of Programs. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate on an ambitious project, connecting contemporary artists, designers, architects, and planners, with local residents and stakeholders.

Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator works closely with the Director of Programs, local residents, and visiting artists to develop and execute public events, workshops, temporary installations, and other programs.

Click here for full details on both positions

Categories: Full Time


Graphic Design/Communications – Summer Internship

April 18, 2014

State Voices seeks highly motivated college or recently graduated students for a semester-long internship. Interns will work with and report to the communications staff in State Voices’ Detroit office, focusing on graphic design and communications projects and supporting the needs of our national staff and state networks. Through this work, interns will gain a better understanding of the national civic engagement landscape, get valuable experience designing materials for our network, and work closely with State Voices staff across the country.

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Categories: Internship, Part Time


Full Time Designer Needed (video, rap, music)

April 16, 2014 is a website that offers video, real-time rap competitions and cyphers. Imagine video chatting, but with beats in the back ground so people can rap over them, and a live audience voting for who they like best. We’re Detroit based and part of Bizdom, which is supported by Dan Gilbert and his family of companies. We work out of the Madison Building.

Please submit your resume and a link to your portfolio to Erik

Compensation is negotiable.


826michigan Seeks Summer Interns in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit

April 14, 2014

826michigan, a local non-profit organization, is looking for creative, hardworking individuals to join our team this summer in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, and Detroit! If you’re not familiar with 826michigan, perhaps you’ve heard of the Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair. That’s us, too! Behind that storefront (owned and operated by 826), we offer after-school tutoring, creative writing workshops, field trips, in-school assistance, and more to local students ages 6-18.

Click here for full details.

Categories: Internship


Design Opportunity with Tailyour

April 10, 2014

Tailyour is looking for someone with design experience using Photoshop to create aesthetically pleasing marketing materials for our business. We are a new company and our image is everything. We are looking to offer direction, but want to allow an intern to use her/his creative ability.

Students should submit a resume and a portfolio to Justin Celt by May 15, 2014

The deadline for submission is may 15.

Our company is looking to pay per project. We will negotiate a fair rate with individual applicants that meet both of our needs.

Additionally, some background about our company is important as well. Essentially we are a tailoring company for men’s dress clothes. We allow men to take a picture of their best fitting shirts, and we take the measurements from the picture. Then, whenever they send us a shirt, we tailor it to the specifications from their best fitting shirt. Thus, some interest in fashion would be something we are looking for as well.


Freelance Book Cover Design

April 10, 2014

In 1980 the Department of Economics wrote and published a book on the department’s history from 1880 to 1980. We are now working on combining this first edition book into a new edition that will be about the history of the Economics Department from 1880 to the present.

We want to hire a student to work on designing the cover for the new book. The first edition of the book only had text as its cover design.

We have an idea in mind, but we are open to suggestions from the student as well about what will work/look best.

Timeframe for Project:
From now until early June. We need to send the final version of the book to print early June in order to have the books by the end of June.

Please submit a resume, link to a portfolio (especially if you have designed a book cover for class, etc.), and 3 professional references (local contacts preferred) to Lai Tutt by April 30, 2014

Pay Rate to be negotiated with chosen designer.


Illustrator/graphic designer for a board game

April 10, 2014

Seeking a freelance illustrator/designer for a tabletop board game aimed at medical professionals. Design elements include the box, board, instructions, and approximately 20-30 cards. The style of illustrations should evoke the game’s setting (19th century Europe) and may include historical and fictional characters, landscapes, and anatomic structures. 

Deadline for submission is June 15.

Total design budget is $3500.

Please send your resume with a portfolio link to Zach at


Development Director for 826 Michigan

April 7, 2014

826 Michigan is seeking an experienced,  dynamic, and highly organized Development Director who will successfully grow our fundraising initiatives in support of our five-­year strategic vision for growth and expansion.  This full time position will report directly to the Executive Director and will require close collaboration with other marketing,  program,  retail,  and volunteer management staff.

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Categories: Full Time


Visual Recorders for 2-Day Design Session in May

April 2, 2014

Brian Zikmund-Fisher (faculty in UM Health Behavior & Health Education and UM Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine) is seeking 1-2 students, alumni, or freelancers with design/drawing skills to support a 2-day “deep dive” session to design new ways of visually displaying medical laboratory test results to patients (e.g., in online patient portals to electronic record systems).

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Please send an email outlining relevant expertise to Dr. Zikmund-Fisher (
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Early contact is particularly necessary if applicants are not current students at the University of Michigan.


Graphic Design Internship with the South University Art Fair

March 31, 2014

Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair is seeking an energetic, responsible, creative, Graphic Design intern to help out for summer 2014.

Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair will be holding approximately a 12-week paid internship program this summer for current undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. This is a unique opportunity to get an inside look at what it takes to plan the country’s largest and most recognized art fair.

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Please email your resume and link to portfolio to Melissa by May 1, 2014.

Questions? call 734.369.0442

Categories: Internship


Freelance Sketching Opportunity

March 31, 2014

Shauna Isbell is looking for a freelance artist who excels at drawing live sketches for her wedding on Saturday May
31 at 3:00 PM. The sketching will happen during the ceremony outdoors in Britton, MI, about 20 minutes south of Ann Arbor

Please submit your resume, samples of your sketch work and/or a link to your portfolio to by April 30.

The compensation for the project is $175.00 cash.

You can also contact Isabell at 928-606-2250 if you have any other questions.

Click here for an example sketch


Starr Fellowship for MA/MFA

March 7, 2014

An artist’s residency at the Royal Academy Schools, London.
The Starr Fellowship is a residency at the Royal Academy Schools, the Royal Academy of Arts’ contemporary fine art school. The fellowship is available to emerging American artists and the core of the programme is the development of the artist’s own work in their studio. The Fellowship also offers opportunities to contribute to group critiques on our postgraduate programme.

The Starr Fellowship runs from October 2014 to July 2015. The successful candidate is provided with a private studio located in the RA Schools and a stipend of 12,000 GBP. This is an opportunity for an artist with US citizen status to create work within the RA Schools for an academic year, culminating with a show at the RA Schools in July.

For more information and how to apply, visit our website.


Deadline for applications: Friday, 2 May

Categories: Fellowships


Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts Internships

March 7, 2014

The Smithsonian Associates (TSA) are looking for Studio Arts Interns for Summer, Fall, and Spring.

The primary responsibility will be research and development of an increased web presence for the Studio Arts department. This portion of the internship is somewhat self-directed with oversight by the Studio Arts Coordinator. Tasks include:

  Maintaining/enhancing the Studio Arts social media profiles on Facebook & Twitter
  Maintaining/enhancing the Studio Arts department fledgling art-related blog
  Providing content for a Studio Arts landing page on the TSA website.

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Categories: Internship


Internships Through the IAESTE Program

February 28, 2014

IAESTE (I-ess-tay) is the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, a global organization which maintains consultative and operational relations with the United Nations, the European Union and the Organization of American States. The organization was established in 1948 at the Imperial College in London. For more than 50 years, IAESTE has continued to grow and now includes more than 80 member countries.

Established in this country in 1950, IAESTE United States has a mission to enhance technical and professional development and to promote international understanding. This goal is achieved by partnering with technical and scientific universities and providing professional technical internships to international students.

Click here for 2 positions relevant to Art & Design

All positions are paid and interested students would apply through IAESTE United States ( If you are interested, please email Ms. Gina Del Tito at, and she will provide you with the necessary steps to apply for the listed internships. There is a $75 application fee and a $600 program fee which includes a $100 deposit that is returned at the end of the internship and after we receive all evaluation documentation. Our partner countries will need students to be nominated for these positions by March 14th, therefore we would need to have applications from qualified candidates by March 7th.

Categories: Internship