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.


Internship in Archives Conservation at Bentley Historical Library

October 31, 2014

This department works on projects as they are presented; therefore the subjects vary each term.  Our goal will be to give you a general overview of conservation work and train you in as many skills as you can absorb. We will start you out with basic principles and observation of conservators doing their normal work, then add on as opportunities present themselves.  We will give you projects to practice the skills you are learning.  You will find that these skills are applicable in other areas of endeavor and life.  Staff members are Ann Ringia and Dianna Samuelson.

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We can take on one student per term.  If this interests you, please submit your request, accompanied by your résumé and portfolio link.  For the winter term, the deadline for consideration of your application will be December 1.



Freelance Design of Ad

October 27, 2014

Author with website seeks student artist to design attractive new ad for book. Ad copy and image of the book will be supplied, as well as compensation once the work is finished.

The ad will be placed on this website.

If interested, please email and include a link to your portfolio or samples of your work. Also, please mention about how long you think you will need to complete the job.

Categories: Freelance: Design


Internship for Winter Term at 1701 Bespoke

October 23, 2014

Do you love fashion?  Do you love photography?

1701 Bespoke is looking for a fashion photography intern that will be able to come into our shop in Detroit, once or twice a week, take pictures of some of the new garments that are made, what we’re wearing, as well as some lifestyle/candid shots.

At the end of the semester, we will provide a budget for a photo shoot for the intern to direct as they see fit for a catalog-esque shoot.

To be considered for the position, please send your resume, a cover letter, and some portfolio shots to by January 1, 2015


Internship with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

October 23, 2014

Are you an energetic student looking for a summer internship with a mission-driven organization? Do you want to take a step into public service at a fast-paced 21st century agency? Do you have the desire to impact the lives of everyday American families? If so, an internship with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may be right for you!

As an intern in the Pathways Program, you’ll work directly with a seasoned member of our team to assist in a variety of operational and ad hoc projects. You will impact our overall mission through assistance with the timely execution of projects such as technology updates, public relations, market research, reporting & analysis, legal/enforcement – as well as various other start-up initiatives. We’ll even provide the on-the-job training you need to be successful.

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Categories: Internship


Internship with Manifest Gallery

October 23, 2014

Manifest recognizes that there exists a vast untapped pool of talent and intellect within the students of art and design (and other related disciplines) in the Cincinnati area and beyond. Part of Manifest’s mission is to provide a motivating learning context, supplementary to their own excellent programs of study, for individuals interested in the professions of art and design. It also includes the goal of serving as a hub of creative research and innovation, as well as a venue for community involvement with the arts.

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Interested in a residency at Manifest?  Click here

Categories: Fellowships, Internship


Call for Entries: MPlanner Cover Contest

October 22, 2014

The Office of New Student Programs is calling for entries in the annual contest to design the cover of the 2015-2016 MPlanner Cover.  Entries will be displayed for popular student vote in November/December 2014 and the winner will receive $300 and a professional publication for their portfolios. Top five designs will receive a complimentary MPlanner for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Click here to learn more and to submit

Submission Deadline:  5:00pm Thursday, November 20, 2014

Categories: Contest


Freelance Graphic Design for Digital Signage

October 14, 2014

Add-Savvy, a digital signage company located in Ann Arbor, is looking for someone proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite.

Please send a resume and a link to your portfolio to Brandon J. Jackson at by October 21, 2014.

Fee is negotiable.

Click here for an example of the work needed



Call for Art: Transforming Ash Trees into Art

October 14, 2014

During the week of June 13-20, 2015, chainsaw sculptors and other artists from around the nation will descend upon Battle Creek and begin transforming the remnants of once-towering Ash Trees in the Arboretum into something completely new, different and unique - a sculpture park.

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Categories: Call For Art


GREAT Internship with DSIP

October 9, 2014

Looking for a paid internship? Want to stay in Ann Arbor next summer and earn college credit at the same time?

The national award-winning U-M Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) provides you with meaningful paid work, stimulating classes and great leadership development experiences. You’ll see firsthand how fundraising makes a difference at U-M, and learn how, as a development professional, you can help shape the world of tomorrow.

Complete paid work on an individual project, while engaging with top fundraising experts within the U-M and local nonprofit community
Earn course credit through classes taught by U-M faculty, with guest presentations by key philanthropists and U-M leaders
Build your leadership credentials through thought-provoking workshops and exciting retreats

D-SIP interns have gone on to great careers in philanthropy, business and beyond.  The application deadline is Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Click here to learn more and to apply

Categories: Internship


Holiday Card Design Opportunity

October 9, 2014

The University’s Office of Parent & Family Giving is looking for a design for the cover of its annual holiday card, which is mailed to approximately 1,500 U-M parents.  The design should be non-religious, yet appropriate for a warm, seasonal message.

Interested students should please submit a resume and portfolio to Matt Burrows at by Friday November 7, 2014

Compensation will be $250 and your work will be seen by many!


Call for Artists, East Lansing Art Festival

October 9, 2014

2015 East Lansing Art Festival, May 16/17

$10,000 in Artist Awards 70,000 attendees

Friday set-up
Free artist parking, coffee & rest area
Saturday night dinner reception
Emerging Artist program
Live music & family events all weekend
10 AM - 6 PM - May 16
10 AM - 5 PM - May 17
Location: Downtown, East Lansing, Michigan

Apply at


Intern for Cloth & Kind

September 29, 2014

Cloth & Kind is searching for the perfect graphic design intern to join our Ann Arbor, Michigan office.  We are seeking someone who is a total creative & graphic design genius, who vibes on our style and can design within that look and feel, who knows what’s next in social media faster than people can start #hashtaggingit, can throw together a blog post in Photoshop in no time flat, edits videos like a pro, knows the inner workings of Squarespace, is passionately creative, wickedly talented and whip smart. If you have a love of interior design, well then that’s just a big old plus (but not required). Oh, and someone who knows how to get stuff done on time… you know, that’s it. No biggie.

Please submit your resume and portfolio link to by November 7, 2014

* This is an unpaid position, but could evolve into a part or full time paid position for the right person

Categories: Internship


Internships with the Ella Sharp Museum

September 25, 2014

The Ella Sharp Museum is currently seeking interns for the Spring 2015 semester. We have several intern positions available:
        Educational Programming
·      Collections
·      Community Events
·      Art, Beer and Wine Event Management
·      Marketing Research

Click here for in depth position descriptions

Categories: Internship


Crushed Ivory Challenge

September 15, 2014

Elephant poaching is at its highest level in decades and it continues to rise. More than 35,000 elephant were killed in 2013 for the illegal ivory trade. These animals are being slaughtered across Africa to meet an insatiable global demand for ivory. Scores of the park rangers who work to protect them have also been killed.

We’re asking for your help in turning the crushed ivory into educational tools that can be distributed around the country. Through this pro-bono design challenge, you have the opportunity to create a compelling, thought provoking, informative and impactful display to increase awareness about our fight against illegal wildlife trade.

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Call for Ideas: PIPELINE

August 11, 2014

Dazzle us with your creative ideas to re-use massive cast iron water pump components for functional items like seating or bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture. One winning entry will receive $1,000.

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Categories: Call For Art