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.

Nonprofit looking for a graphic artist to design a logo (pro bono)

January 15, 2018 • Freelance: Art and Design, Freelance: Design

The Michigan Academy for the Development of Entrepreneurs (MADE) is a recently-launched nonprofit, created through the collaboration of the William Davidson Institute, Zell Laurie Institute & Aparajitha Foundations (an organization in Madurai, India). Our mission is to provide tools, resources & coaching to organizations supporting entrepreneurs in emerging economies.

We need a logo for our website & branded materials.

We’d love to work with someone (or a small group of students) who could work with us to develop a vision & then design a couple of logos for us to review. Ultimately, we hope​ to have a final logo by the end of the semester in April.

As a new nonprofit, unfortunately, we cannot pay for this work.

Please email Nancy McDermott at as soon as possible. Include a small blurb about your experience in graphic design and samples of your work.

Call For Work on Mental Health

January 15, 2018 • Call For Art

On March 30, 2018 there will be a special concert ‘Who Can Relate?’ at the Hill Auditorium to help raise campus-wide awareness of mental health challenges facing many in our community. “Who Can Relate?” will bring unprecedented attention to the issues surrounding mental health and the stigma associated with it.

In conjunction with the concert, the organizers are keen to host a selected showcase of visual art work in the Hill Auditorium. This is a call for student work that focuses on mental health. Work in 2-D and in animation or video are preferred though there might be opportunities for a limited number of 3-D pieces. Please submit images of your work to John Luther at by Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Selected artists will be informed in early February.

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Internships with Google

January 12, 2018 • Internship

Please check out these 2 internships with Google:

UX Research Intern
UX Design Intern

Core 77 Design Awards

January 12, 2018 • Contest

Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners. We present 14 categories of entry, providing designers and researchers a unique opportunity to communicate the intent, rigor and passion behind their efforts. From client work to self-initiated projects and entrepreneurial engagements, we embrace a wide diversity of enterprise: commercial, cultural, social, environmental and discursive.

Both the Professional and Student Winners of each category will receive the C77DA trophy, and all Honorees will be published in the Awards Gallery, across the Core77 online network. Be part of the most inclusive and celebratory design awards platform of the digital age.

Freelance Web and Logo Design

January 11, 2018 • Freelance: Art and Design, Freelance: Design

Bill Frazier, an MBA student at UM, has started a new business and is looking for help with website and logo design.  He is competing in the Michigan Business Challenge for his dog leash startup so the chosen designer must love dogs!

Please send your resume and link to portfolio to by January 25, 2018

Pay is $10- $15/hr depending on experience/expertise

Internships with the Innovation studio at the School of Public Health

January 11, 2018 • Internship

Intern with the Innovation Studio at the University of Michigan School of Public Health: The Innovation Studio is an interdisciplinary team that designs, develops, and delivers innovations that have the capacity to change the world. This summer the studio will launch three 12-week projects, including those based on research conducted at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Michigan Medicine. As collaborative members of an interdisciplinary team, student interns will have the opportunity to engage clients directly and work together through a design process to create ambitious deliverables. This summer the studio is hiring several interns for the following roles:

Design Research Intern

Experience Design Intern

Business Design Intern

Policy Specialist Intern

Please submit your application via this form. Applications are due Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Any questions can be sent to

Internship with Jewelry Designer Pamela Love

January 10, 2018 • Internship

Native New Yorker Pamela Love began making jewelry in her Brooklyn apartment in 2007. Since then, she has created a full production facility and design studio in Manhattan’s garment district.

The brand is committed to sustainability and localized production. All gemstones and semiprecious stones are ethically sourced and almost all metal used is recycled. The entire jewelry-making process, from design to sampling to full-scale production, is completed domestically with the majority of it done in-house at Pamela Love’s Manhattan studio.

We are currently looking for diligent and enthusiastic students to intern for the Spring/Summer semester. This is a tremendous opportunity for the right individual to experience first hand how a small company operates in the fashion industry. Ideally, we would like an immediate start date, with a 3+ day / week commitment through the spring/summer. This internship is unpaid, however applicants may receive college credit if desired.

Please send your resume and a brief description about yourself and why you think you’d be great for the position to

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Internships at the Whitney

January 9, 2018 • 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 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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Design for Global Health Internship

January 8, 2018 • Internship

The UM Global Health Design Initiative (GHDI) application for Design for Global Health Internship is open! The Design for Global Health Internship is a full-time, 4-month paid summer internship. Interns apply design ethnography techniques to define global health challenges and conceptualize, prototype, and evaluate design solutions. Interns divide their time between the Laboratory for Global Health Technology (LIGHT) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and at a resource constrained clinical or community setting in Michigan, Ethiopia, Ghana, or Kenya.

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Freelance Photographer

January 4, 2018 • Freelance: Art, Freelance: Art and Design, Freelance: Design

Food photographer for Salads UP

Looking for a student who has experience in photography and an interest in food photography.  A camera and own lighting is required.  We’re looking for a self starter who has a unique vision for content creation in the food space.  Pictures for social media, our website, other marketing endeavors etc.   

If interested, please reach out to with a link to your portfiolio,

Deadline for Submission is 1/21/18

$20 an hour for compensation

Stamps Students Needed to Create Realistic 3D Model

January 3, 2018 • Freelance: Art, Freelance: Art and Design, Freelance: Design

An MD scientist in the Division of Rheumatology seeks a talented art student or team of art students to create and build a realistic anatomical model prototype to specification.

The model would be small and portable, and fit inside a small case. The main focus of the model should be on its realistic texture, which is of critical importance; even more so than its visual characteristics. It would need to be able to be reproduced for use by rheumatologists all over the world, ultimately. The student or team of students would work closely with the MD scientist, both in office and in clinic to meet with patients in order to learn about the required texture of the model.

The project should be successfully completed within a semester and would be completed for compensation of $12.00/hour.
More details regarding the project can be disclosed upon executed signature on a mutual non-disclosure agreement.

Please contact Jody Fisher, Program Manager, for more detail.
734 788.5006 mobile

Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant

November 20, 2017 • Fellowships

The Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant was created to support undergraduate and graduate students in pursuit of textile and design degrees worldwide. Recipients selected on a monthly rolling basis will receive an award of Spoonflower credit to design their own digitally printed fabrics and wall media for use in shows and exhibitions.

The grant:

Allows students to create custom fabric and wall media for use in fashion shows or exhibitions.

Supports emerging student designers.

Boosts usage of digitally printed fabrics and wall media.

Increases awareness of the capabilities of digital printing.

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Artist Residency

November 9, 2017 • Fellowships

The Glen Arbor Art Association’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program is now accepting applications for its 2018 program. The deadline for submissions is February 9, 2018.

Since the 1990s, the GAAA has welcomed visiting artists who want to immerse themselves in their work. With the Leelanau Peninsula as a backdrop, artist-residents enjoy two weeks of focused work time. The GAAA residencies provide artists with the time, space and support for the creation of new work, and the exploration of new ideas. Residencies are considered in the disciplines of creative writing, visual arts, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics and music. Housing and a studio space are provided.

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Design at IBM Maelstrom Internship

November 9, 2017 • Internship

Are you looking for an internship that feeds your soul?

IBM has just the thing for you in Maelstrom, an intensive software design internship experience that hires the dangerously curious, teaches through participatory learning, prototyping, and reflection, and drives to early outcomes for bleeding edge IBM products and services.

Over the course of the 8–10 week long experience in our Austin Studio, Maelstromers are deployed in small intern cohorts guided by their product team mentors to attack complex problems for real stakeholders. Think of it as the love child of Education and Practice.

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$23,000 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

September 25, 2017 • Fellowships

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant is one of the most prestigious grants available for Artists to provide financial grants to art students and to artists in the early or developmental stage of their career that is funded by the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. In order to apply, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting their application. The Foundation provides financial assistance to artists who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking, are in the early or developmental stage of their career, and demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifetime career.

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