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 for Winter Term at 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.

Click here for full details

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.

Click here for full details and to apply

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


Full Time Design Position with the Stow Co.

October 15, 2014

The Stow Company, located in Holland, MI is seeking a full time designer.

As a member of the Design Department, this individual will assist in the creation and implementation of designs and corporate initiatives, including product concepts, research, life cycle management and facility designs.  This position will collaborate with adjacent departments to bring established projects to fruition and will have a role in deepening our understanding of the end user and exploring advanced concepts.

Click here for full details

Click here to apply

Categories: Full Time


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



2 Full Time Positions with Opower

October 14, 2014

Senior Graphic Designer
Arlington, VA, United States

Opower is looking for a talented and motivated Senior Graphic Designer to join our Content & Design team. We want someone who’s got creative drive, outstanding design skills, the ability to strategize, and an Owesome attitude. This is a great opportunity for a designer with a focus on social impact who believes you can create real change through good design.

Senior Web Designer
Arlington, VA, United States

Opower is looking for a talented and motivated web designer to join our Content & Design team. We want someone who’s got creative drive, outstanding design skills, the ability to strategize, and an Owesome attitude. This is a great opportunity for a designer with a focus on social impact who believes you can create real change through good design.

Categories: Full Time


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.

Click here for full details

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


You Are Invited to Design a Card!

October 7, 2014

All Stamps students are invited to submit entries for the cover art for the 2015 UM Presidential New Year’s Card - the inaugural New Year’s greeting from UM President Mark Schlissel and his wife, Monica Schwebs, an environmental and energy lawyer.

The new year’s card with the Stamps’ student image will be distributed in printed form to approximately 10,000 supporters of the University of Michigan with new year’s greetings from President Mark Schlissel and Monica Schwebs.

Click here for full details

Categories: Contest


SNRE Looking for Work Study Student with InDesign Skills

September 29, 2014

School of Natural Resources & Environment has a work study position available for Winter 2015. The student will work with InDesign on book project for the framework of Environmental Justice.

Requirements: Working knowledge of InDesign

Hours: 5 to 10 hours per week
Salary $10 to $15 per hour

Click here for more details

To apply email cover letter and resume to and also to

Categories: Work Study


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