Career Opportunities

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Internships with Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

February 12, 2016

Summer internships at UM-MBGNA offer students the opportunity to develop professional skills and experience. Project planning and development, extended learning opportunities and a field trip are all part of the Summer Internship program. These are temporary, hourly paid positions (generally 40 hours per week) and currently run from the beginning of May through the end of August each summer.

Many of the work schedules will typically include a rotation of weekends and holidays and include possible evening duty. Most positions require interns willing to work outside in summer conditions.

Interns will be expected to participate in creating and presenting a poster presentation. Interns must be able to provide their own transportation to the work-sites (Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens) or participate in carpooling with other interns to work-sites.

Available Internships include:

  U-M Bicentennial Intern: Marketing & Exhibit Interpretation
  Youth Educational Programs
  Sustainable Food Interns
  Landscape Architecture Internship
  Shakespeare Production Assistant
  Nichols Arboretum Historic Collections GIS Internship

Click here for full details

Categories: Internship, Part Time

Challenge Detroit

February 10, 2016

Challenge Detroit’s vision is to attract individuals from across the country as well as retain talent from the city and region through a one-year fellowship program. Over the course of a year, fellows live, work, play, give and lead in Detroit. They work for top regional companies, while partnering monthly with nonprofits to address issues and opportunities facing the community. In four years, Challenge Detroit has supported the creation of over 125 jobs, generating more than $5 million in economic value to the local economy.

● Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or be enrolled at an accredited institution and actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree on at least a part-time enrollment basis with graduation completed by the time Challenge Detroit launches in September 2016.
● Must be U.S. resident or legal resident alien.
● Passionate, hard-working and innovative.

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Categories: Full Time

Graphic Designer for RoosRoast (YAY! Caffeine!)

February 9, 2016

Do you love coffee? Do you love art? Are you funny?

RoosRoast Coffee, Ann Arbor’s number one artisan roaster and bohemian cafe, is looking for a new multi-talented team member. Qualified candidates should have a deep love of coffee, and be able and willing to juggle multiple roles at RoosRoast- first as lead Graphic Designer, but including supporting the coffee bar, catering jobs, wholesale and more. 

Candidate should be easy to work with, very organized, with a diverse creative portfolio in signage, marketing and packaging design, and proficiency in both design software (illustrator or indesign) and “making stuff”. Writing skills, html, IT know-how, and barista skills are a plus!

Pay: $15-$17 per hour/ depending on experience

Interested? Send an email to with a cover letter, resume and link to your portfolio. Subject line: Graphic Designer

Freelance Art for Development Event

February 9, 2016

University of Michigan Development is looking for a student to paint/draw/sketch/create electronically - four separate black/white pieces of art.  The artwork must focus on:
#1 The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
#2 The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
#3 & #4 Any other iconic areas on campus.
The final four pieces of artwork must be high quality scans or images, as we need the final pieces in electronic form.  The final artwork will be printed on note-cards for a guest giveaway at a University of Michigan development event.

  Submission: Resume and link to portfolio to Amy McDonald by Tuesday February 16
  Project needs to be completed by: Tuesday, 2/23
  Compensation:  $100

Categories: Freelance: Art

Graphic Designer for the Gotham Group (New York City)

February 9, 2016

The Gotham Group is a badass creative agency looking for a passionate, talented graphic designer to join our crew.


  Expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  Ability to design for different brands and different aesthetics
  Deep understanding of all social media platforms
  Highly organized, detailed oriented and an excellent multi-tasker
  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  Team player and collaborator
  Thrive in a fast-paced environment
  Down to have fun


  Create custom graphics for social media posts
  Design gifs and stop motion clips
  Website design (development skills not mandatory)
  Design marketing assets and collateral (i.e. brand books, etc.)
  Be able to do basic retouching and color correcting


  Photography skills are a major plus
  Desire to grow with an awesome company

Please submit your resume and link to portfolio to

Categories: Full Time

Women Yes!  Call for art/design

February 9, 2016

The Michigan Women’s Caucus for Art is looking for women artists from Michigan to participate in Women Yes!, a poster competition and campaign that will bring art by talented women artists into AAATA buses in the Ann Arbor, Dexter, Saline, Milan and Ypsilanti areas.

Our goal is to provide exciting and thought-provoking visual artworks in poster form inside buses throughout the system. 

Women Yes! will feature work by Michigan women artists and will promote awareness of the vibrant network of artists, curators, writers and arts professionals who are members of the Women’s Caucus for Art.

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Design Internships for Women!

February 9, 2016

If you’re a woman-identifying undergraduate student searching for a unique summer internship, Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) has an opportunity for you.

With distribution centers in Minnesota, Utah, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, QBP serves a network of more than 5,000 independent retailers while also being active in cycling advocacy and bicycle design. QBP is currently looking for curious and enthusiastic individuals interested in spending the summer learning and growing in its Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters.

Five paid internship experiences will be available, one in each of the following fields: graphic design, engineering, industrial design, IT and sales.

If you have a passion for working on a team that shares your love of bikes, the outdoors, and everyday adventures, head over to for more information on internship details and application submission. This ten-week long internship begins in mid-June 2016 and runs until mid-August. Internship availability is limited to woman-identifying candidates who are full-time undergraduate students, with at least one semester remaining.

Applications will be accepted through March 3, 2016.

Categories: Internship

Freelance Logo and Identity Design

February 8, 2016

Ann Arbor’s newest craft beer bar and restaurant is looking for you to put your stamp of creativity on our business!

This new space will feature 70 taps and will be located in a 100 year old building that oozes character.

Please send your resume and a link to your previous logo/identity design work to David Fichera
Deadline for submissions is February 22, 2016

Compensation to be negotiated with selected designer.

Categories: Freelance: Design

3D Modeling/3D Animation Opportunity

February 8, 2016

ArchieMD seeks an ambitious 3-D Animator to create professional and innovative medical applications and games. Candidates will work directly with the team to create high quality assets for a variety of mediums. This is a creative role requiring advanced problem solving, organizational and conceptualization skills. The successful candidate will be focused, adaptable, and able to pick up new concepts and run with them quickly and effectively.

Work environment is team-oriented, fast-paced, and deadline driven with strong emphasis on quality of work and efficiency. The position offers a unique opportunity to work on creative applications that challenge the state-of-the-art.

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Categories: Full Time

Freelance Photographer Wanted

February 8, 2016

The Center for Campus Involvement  is looking for students who may be interested in a photography job for one of our events. Here are the details:

- Photographers for outdoor senior pictures
- Will take place at the Diag
- The event is Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 12-4pm

Please submit resume and portfolio to Helen He by March 7, 2016

Compensation is negotiable.

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.

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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.

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Categories: Internship