Career Opportunities

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Photography Internship with Traverse Magaizne

February 5, 2016

MyNorth Media, publishers of Traverse Magazine is looking for summer interns. Join us in celebrating the beauty of Northern Michigan while gaining experience in editorial photography. Interns will spend time shooting and exploring areas like the trails at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, meandering through the crowds at Cherry Fest, and getting lost in downtown Frankfort.

This paid, part-time internship offers flexible hours with minimal time spent indoors. If you would like to apply, please send your resume and a portfolio demonstrating your photographic skills with 5-10 samples and to Art Director, Nicole Steffen at

General Expectations:
  Show up for assignment meetings
  Understanding of how to compose and take photos with a DSLR camera
  Ability to edit photos for color, lighting and small imperfections
  Organize, tag, name and date all photos

What you will gain:
  Experience working with the art director, designers, and editorial staff at MyNorth Media.
  Growth through positive critique of photography.
  Learning how to work with shot lists, mood boards, tear-sheets, and photo direction.
  The opportunity to see your work published online and in print.
  The opportunity to say you worked with a fast paced magazine staff to produce the images that help tell the stories and set the scene.

Categories: Internship

NEW ART, NEW ARTISTS call for Artists

February 5, 2016

One of the special programs of the Original Ann Arbor Art Fair is our New Art, New Artists (NANA) College Student Mentoring Program. The goal of this program is to nurture young artists who wish to establish themselves in a professional visual arts career. After submitting work and being selected through a jury process, eight college artists are selected to participate in the Art Fair each year. We are proud to showcase the work of some of Michigan’s most talented college artists.

Click here for full details

Stamps Peer Advisor

February 4, 2016

Do you love helping your fellow Stamps students, know a lot about the curriculum or better yet really good at searching for solutions to problems?

Then apply to be a Stamps Peer Advisor!

8 hours/week; $10/hr to start


Student at Stamps
Must be available for training sessions, paid
Available for at least two semesters
Can work 6-8 hours a week
Available for summer orientation, July 6-Aug 4

Skills/Qualities Needed:

Researching answers to problems
Referring students to staff as needed
Must be available to work between hours of 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 4:30pm to 6pm
Communicating policies and procedures to students
Recording student questions and issues, and communicating them to advising staff
Be a liaison between students and advising staff
Meeting regularly with advising staff
Objectivity and Discretion


  Active engagement with undergraduate students regarding curriculum and opportunities at the University.
  Responsible for maintaining Office Hours four days weekly and staying informed about changing requirements and aiding students in the progression toward their degrees.
  Coordinating training of orientation leaders leading into the summer through the creation of training modules.
  Consulting with multiple professors, the UM Libraries and the Assistant and Associate Deans of the School regarding curriculum and resources updating.
  *PLUS* Overseeing undergraduate orientation sessions during the summer months. Adapting each one to different groups including freshmen, transfer and international students which increased my awareness and ability to anticipate the needs of different groups of students.

How to Apply

1. Submit resume and letter of interest stating qualifications with summer availability
2. Put it all in one pdf
3. Send it to
4. Subject line: Peer Advisor Application​
5. Deadline is Friday, February 12

Categories: Part Time, Work Study


February 3, 2016

The University of Michigan Solar Car Team is looking for graphic designers, photographers, and videographers interested in helping us market the team as we build up to this summer’s cross-country race, while gaining valuable resume experience. You can learn more about the team by checking out our Facebook and website.


  drive the image of a brand worth ~1.5 million
  revamp existing branding materials in a radical/exciting way
  see your work shared to 6,500+ facebook followers, 5,600+ twitter followers, 3,000+ instagram followers, and by the UofM College of Engineering
  potential to be featured by national news outlets
  be a part of an exciting team environment


  tell the story of an internationally recognized team
  see your work shared to 6,500+ facebook followers, 5,600+ twitter followers, 3,000+ instagram followers, and by the UofM College of Engineering
  potential to be featured by national news outlets
  be a part of an exciting team environment
  chance to race with the team

If interested, email with subject line: [UM Solar] Graphic Design (and/or) Photo (and/or) Video Candidate

Internship with Leapfrog (Chicago)

February 2, 2016

If you’re the kind of person who likes to be on either side of a video camera, has a basic understanding of video editing software, composition, visual storytelling/communication, and have an interest in web & new media, we’ve got the internship for you! Leapfrog Brands is seeking a versatile multimedia marketing intern to join the team of Industrial Designers, Engineers, and Marketing superstars in our West Loop Chicago studio.

Our multimedia internship will focus on creating a variety of video and digital media projects aimed at showcasing and promoting our three beverageware brands: Ello, ZULU and Pogo. You’ll have an opportunity to pitch, shoot and edit short promotional videos for website, ecommerce, and social media application.

Click here for full details

Categories: Internship

VentureStartApp Internship Program

February 1, 2016

Our Graphic Design Interns will aid in the creation of high-quality design solutions with emphasis on digital and interactive design. Our interns will get real life, hands-on experience in the fast-paced world of marketing and advertising. As a graphic design intern at VentureStartApp, you will be able to improve your skill set while simultaneously expanding and enhancing your portfolio.

Click here for full details

Categories: Internship


January 28, 2016

The Michigan Design Prize is an annual competition celebrating exceptional Michigan industrial design talent.

Participants tackle a singular design challenge linked to Michigan and larger societal issues.

The competition is administered by the Michigan Design Council, a Michigan non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the development, attraction, and retention of industrial design talent in Michigan.

Click here for full details

Categories: Contest

Freelance Caricaturist

January 27, 2016

The College of Engineering is seeking a caricaturist for a CoE Faculty Reception.  This person will draw cartoon renderings of the faculty and guests in a one-on-one format during the event reception.  The caricaturist must be able to draw quickly and accurately, and be comfortable interacting with faculty and other guests during this celebratory evening.  The event will be on Saturday, March 26, 2016 and the reception will be from 5:30-6:30 PM.  Compensation will include $100 and the cost of paper.  To apply, please send resume and a link to portfolio to by February 15.

1 Voice Can Help is seeking a Lead Graphic Designer

January 27, 2016

    1 Voice Can Help is looking to hire an experienced graphic designer for a local fundraiser event that is coming to Detroit. The fundraiser event “Journey to the Concert” will feature live music and entertainment from local undiscovered unsigned recording artists and be head-lined by a major recording artist in the music industry. 

Click here for full details

Admissions Counselor at the Stamps School

January 25, 2016

We are seeking an Admissions Counselor who will work with prospective undergraduate students and represent the School at recruitment events across the country, including National Portfolio Day events and high school visits ​during the 2016-2017 academic year.​

A complete position description, as well as instructions on submitting an application, can be found on the UM Jobs website

Categories: Full Time

CultureSource Call for Student Photographers

January 19, 2016

CultureSource is currently developing a new website, which aims to visually represent the arts and cultural community in Southeast Michigan. To do so, we need a comprehensive selection of digital photographs that adequately represent the diversity of the arts in our seven-county region.  We are looking for student photographers to assist.

Locations and types of photographs to be determined in advance of shoot with CultureSource staff. 40-100 photographs per location. Photographs edited and submitted within one week of shoot via Dropbox or similar digital upload.
Click here for full details

Payment per location, to be negotiated.

Submit resume and digital portfolio for review to Hillary Brody ( by February 15, 2016.

Apply today for a paid summer internship with Michigan Library Scholars!

January 18, 2016

Michigan Library Scholars is an engaged learning opportunity through the University Library, which is designed to allow undergraduate students to gain real world professional experience, develop a deeper understanding of the role of academic research libraries in the context of higher education, and enhance their own research and learning skills.

Underlying our program is a strong mentoring component that encourages students to hone their skills under the guidance of experienced library professionals. We foster flexibility and creativity by enabling students to develop and implement a capstone project with a global or international focus that will become part of their professional portfolio.

Applications due Monday, February 29, 2016.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit Click here.

Categories: Internship, Part Time

Third Coast Festival Jobs and Internships

January 13, 2016

Based in Chicago, the Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF) curates sound-rich audio stories from around the world and shares them with as many ears as possible – on the radio, on the Internet, and at public listening events all over the place.

The following opportunities are currently available:
Production Assistant
2016 ShortDocs Intern

Click here for full details and to apply

Categories: Internship, Part Time

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Summer Employment

January 11, 2016

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp annually employs over 700 faculty and staff, who work together to provide a diverse and enriching learning experience for campers.

Click here for a listing of open positions

Categories: Part Time

Internships with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival

January 7, 2016

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival internship program offers meaningful, on-the-job experience for college students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing careers in arts management and live event production. Festival internships offer a wide range of hands-on experiences, professional development, and networking opportunities for aspiring arts professionals.

The following internships are open:

Community Engagement Intern
Development Intern
Digital Marketing Intern
Graphic Design Intern
Operations Intern
Programs Intern


Categories: Internship