Career Opportunities

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

Design Lab Marketing and Communications Intern

January 23, 2017 • Internship, Part Time, Work Study

The University of Michigan Library Design Labs are seeking a student to become a Design Lab Marketing and Communications Intern.

The student would be able to help shape a growing community that foster hands-on experimentation and collaborative learning. This person would assist in the development and promotion of digital and print materials, including website content creation and management, social media engagement, digital signage content creation, promotion of events and other Design Lab activities, among other responsibilities.

Click here for full details and to apply

Internship with Arbor Brewing in India

January 20, 2017 • Internship


Arbor Brewing Company, voted as the best beer bar in Bangalore-2016, is looking for a graphic design intern.

You’ll interpret our brand strategy and mission to bring depth to our brand using your aesthetic knowledge and technical know-how of design.

You will work closely with our marketing ninjas to create materials for both online and offline promotions. Arbor values our interns for their strong design sensibility and promotes their professional development during the term.  Please email Jennifer Chuang directly to apply.

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Animation Scholarship

January 19, 2017 • Fellowships

WIA founding member Phyllis Craig was known throughout the animation industry for her commitment to young people interested in learning the art and techniques of animation. Women in Animation has created this scholarship in her name to support students who demonstrate artistic talent and have a passion for animation. Every year, WIA awards a $1000 scholarship to one deserving animation student.

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Create comics / visual narratives for an interdisciplinary book!

January 18, 2017 • Internship

Rebekah Modrak (Associate Professor) and Jamie VanderBroek (Art & Design Librarian) of Stamps are working with an interdisciplinary group within the University of Michigan to host a colloquium on the nature of humility, its benefits and costs and its role “in the age of Self-Promotion”.

The colloquium will take place at the University of Michigan from October 20-21, 2017.

Comics Artist Nick Sousanis is seeking three students to work with him during the event to provide visual translations of colloquium ideas and presentations, in comic form. These images will be used throughout the conference book, which will be published for a wide audience. Sousanis and Modrak will serve as mentors and project leaders for the three Stamps students, guiding them through the process of visualizing ideas in graphic novel style during the colloquium, and continuing to provide feedback afterwards in order to create a compelling set of images for the publication.

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Deadline to submit for this opportunity is February 20, 2017:

Arts/Lab Student Residency: The Moddwin Prize

January 16, 2017 • Contest, Fellowships

Arts/Lab Student Residencies are designed to be unique and fun, while encouraging interdisciplinary learning and creative production by exposing students to life and work in an alternate discipline’s maker space - i.e. the artist in the engineering lab, the engineer in the artist’s studio or performance space.

Each residency comes with a cash prize and the expectation that a work of some kind will be produced as a response to experience.

The Moldwin Prize is designed for an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, the Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning or the School of Music, Theatre and Dance who is interested in exchange and collaboration with students engaged in research practice in an engineering lab. No previous science or engineering experience is required, although curiosity and a willingness to explore are essential!

The successful applicant will receive $1000 in support of their time, materials and creative work ($125 per week over the first 6 weeks of the residency with the last two payments made at the completion of the final project).

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Project Yellow Light Design Competition

January 12, 2017 • Contest

Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change and put a halt to distracted driving. It is meant to save lives. Distracted driving kills, and it often kills young drivers. In fact, car crashes are the number one cause of death for our youth in the U.S.

There are three categories to the competition - video production, graphic design (billboards), and radio.

Applicants have one clear mission: encourage their peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.

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The Next Great Travel Writer Contest

January 12, 2017 • Contest

Nothing excites the imagination quite like travel – and the very best travel writing can make us feel like we’re right there, riding the dusty railways with Paul Theroux or sweltering in the heat of the Spanish sun with Hemingway at our side.

But if you’re an aspiring writer, it’s not always easy to get your voice heard…until now.

This winter, Travelex is making it our mission to find the best new writing talent out there – and we’re teaming up with Penguin to do it!

So whether you’re a student with editorial ambitions or you spend your days jotting down notes on your next voyage, we’re giving you the perfect platform to tell us all about it, and also have the chance to win a one-on-one session with a Penguin editor.

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Freelance Product Design Opportunity

January 4, 2017 • Freelance: Design

Looking for design experience? Interested in medical devices? Passionate about global health?

Yes to any of those? ... M-HEAL PeriOperative might be for you! Our team is working on a surgical patient warming system to prevent perioperative hypothermia and the complications that arise for low-resource settings, particularly the Dominican Republic.

We are growing our team and looking for motivated new members interested in any of the following areas: circuitry, controls, software design, mechanical design, materials, risk management, business modeling, and/or regulatory pathways.

If interested, please message Ryan Thomas and Hannah Soifer at, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and discuss further.

Internships at the Whitney

January 4, 2017 • Internship

The Whitney’s intern program offers training and direct experience working in one of New York City’s most exciting museums. If you are a college student interested in learning more about how museums work or are considering a museum career, we encourage you to apply. The Whitney’s internship program seeks talented people of all backgrounds—we value diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and physical abilities.

Interns are placed in departments across the Museum where they assist professional staff, interact with the public, conduct research, provide administrative support, and learn about modern and contemporary American art. Interns also gain valuable training, skills, and work experience as well as an opportunity to build a network of professional contacts.

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Elton’s music,  Bernie’s lyrics,  your vision.

December 15, 2016 • Contest

Bring your (film/video) directorial flair to one of three timeless Elton John songs. Winning filmmakers will receive support from YouTube and Pulse Films to turn their idea into an official music video, in addition to a prize fund of $10,000 USD to help with future projects.

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Internship with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival

December 13, 2016 • Internship

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit.

A boutique music and arts festival, the nearly four-week gathering offers dozens of performances, activities, exhibitions, and screenings representative of the best in music, dance, comedy, film, circus and street arts, and family entertainment.

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 Graphic Design Intern will gain experience in non-profit marketing and branding through print & digital graphic production, website content creation, and social media, digital, and grassroots marketing initiatives.

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Click here to learn more about internships with the festival


Call for Art

December 5, 2016 • Call For Art


Michigan folklore is rich and creative. It includes characters like Paul Bunyan, mysteries like Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance, and a legacy of folksongs. The Lorenzo Cultural Center’s exhibit examines the stories and traditional lore that help shape Michigan’s rich culture. Included will be a traveling exhibit from Michigan State University Museum and artifacts from local museums and collectors, along with displays, speakers, and performers that will teach visitors about our state’s cultural history and how it relates to our daily lives.

Artists ages 18 and older are invited to submit an original entry to “Tall Tales and Folklore: Exploring Michigan’s Traditional Stories.” Works chosen for exhibition will be part of the Lorenzo Cultural Center’s spring 2017 program series, March 1 – May 6, 2017. Entries can be any medium, and should draw on a Michigan story for inspiration.

Sponsored by the Macomb Community College Foundation

First prize: $250.00
Second prize: $150.00
Third prize: $100.00

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Full Time After Graduation Opportunity with MCAC

November 28, 2016 • Full Time


The goal of the Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC) is to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education in the state of Michigan.

Following in the tradition of the AmeriCorps and Teach for America programs, the MCAC will recruit and train a diverse group of recent University of Michigan college graduates to work full-time as college advisers in underserved high schools throughout Michigan for one or two years following graduation. These advisers serve as an important resource for the schools as they assist high school students navigate every aspect of the college-going process.

Click here to learn more and attend the Info Session on Monday, December 5th, 2016 - 6:00-7:30 PM
Michigan Union, Pond Room (1st Floor)

Logo Design

August 8, 2016 • Freelance: Design

Entrepreneur seeks logo designer.  The main focus is the font and striking the right classic/antique/luxury feel for the logo. The logo will also involve drawing leaves that resemble natural growth.  Contact Evan with work you have done on logos or font styles, and he will share sample images and designs.

Deadline: Sunday, August 21
Compensation: $30/hr

Exhibition Opportunities

July 25, 2016 • Call For Art, Call for Design, Freelance: Art and Design

Are you looking for a venue on campus to show your work?  The Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) wants to help!

You can apply for an exhibition in the Michigan Union by going to the website and filling out the application at least one month prior to the opening.

In addition to the Michigan Union, the CCI also provides an opportunity to exhibit your work at Pierpont Commons and the Michigan League.

Don’t wait!  Apply to get your work up now!