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If you a COMD student graduating in December 23 or an alum who graduated after May 22, APPLY for the new CUNY I2E internship program

Dear COMD students,

CUNY is launching a new the new I2E program that ” provides opportunities for recent CUNY graduates to intern for 10 weeks with NYC small businesses, with the aim of converting the internships into emplovment. As a part of this program, CUNY offers professional development workshops for all 12E participants” .  If you have any questions, please check out the CUNY 12E website or reach out to  This is the link to Apply.

“CUNY Internship to Employment connects NYC small businesses with recent CUNY graduates for an internship that is fully paid by CUNY with the opportunity of possible employment. Eligible interns must have work authorization and must graduate with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from a CUNY school between May 2022 – December 2023 . If you graduate before May 2022 or after December 2023 you are not eligible for this cohort, please fill out the  interest form.”

Applications close at 11:59PM EST on October  13th 2023

CUNY Spring Forward Paid Internships for Spring ’23/Oct. 2nd Deadline/Apply ASAP as Applicants are Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Dear COMD students, these internships pay $20 an hour and the deadline for applying is October 2, 2023. For details about these internships and a link to apply, see the CUNY Spring Forward website. There are info sessions coming up in September that you can register for using the registration link on the CUNY Spring Forward Website. 

Branding Internship at HSIAM

Internship Opportunity: Branding and Multimedia Campaign Intern at High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (HSIAM)

Are you a creative and motivated individual looking to gain real-world experience in branding and multimedia? Join the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (HSIAM) located in Canarsie, Brooklyn, and be a part of our exciting new P-Tech partnership with NYC College of Technology (City Tech).

Essential Duties:

As an intern with us, you’ll have the chance to contribute to a dynamic multimedia campaign. Previous intern assignments have encompassed a range of creative projects, including:

– Ad campaigns (strategy, concept, execution)

– Art direction

– Copywriting

– Branding (use of brand guidelines in creating collateral)

– Exhibition layouts (Print banners and displays)

– Collateral Design

– Informational Design and Communications

– Digital Media Support (Website and Social media)


To excel in this role, you should possess the following:

– Minimum GPA of 3.3

– Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

– Strong logo creation and vector drawing skills

– Excellent attention to detail

– Strong English proficiency and grammar skills preferred


At HSIAM, you’ll have the opportunity to work both independently and collaboratively, honing your skills while contributing to real-world projects. Our internship program emphasizes hands-on experience, creative thinking, and professional growth. Regular communication with your dedicated internship supervisor ensures you receive guidance and support throughout your journey with us. To apply to this position, please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio to Prof. Nicolaou at and Prof. Goetz at

Fall 2023 Social Media Internship working for Raul Frank, Professional Trainer

Raul Frank, a former professional fighter,  is looking for an intern(s) to help him create digital content over the semester. Raul is a three-time boxing champion. He currently trains clients out of Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York. He helps them to lose weight through boxing-based workouts. Raul has worked with interns in the past. Previously, COMD students have created content for Raul Frank  by using pictures from his boxing career and footage from clients that he trains.

The intern(s) would work with his son, Josh Frank, over the semester. Josh is a graduate of Berkeley law,  and manages Raul’s online presence  on Instagram and Tik Tok. The student will also provide content for a new website for Mr. Frank that will be online shortly. This internship is seeking a COMD intern with an interest in video and photography.

This internship is highly flexible with regard to schedule. Please contact to set up an interview. Other Links:

Raul’s LinkedIn:

News Article about Gleason’s Gym::

Please email if this spot is of interest to you.

New York Public Interest Group (NYPIRG) Seeks Fall and Spring 23 COMD Interns

NYPIRG is looking for year-round interns. NYPIRG has an office on the City Tech campus, but the work will likely be a mix of in-person and remote work. We have had COMD students work with them in the past and it has been a positive experience.

If you are not familiar with NYPIRG, see their website.  They are a public advocacy group committed to advocating for environmental legislation, voting rights, government accountability, and many other issues.

According to NYPIRG, students will learn about grassroots organizing techniques and new digital tools used to support social movements holistically. Their education in effective communication begins with learning key public speaking and community outreach skills, forming narratives and messaging through graphic design based on their interactions with the constituencies NYPIRG serves.

Responsibilities will include:

Advocacy & Graphic Design:
• Creating copy & media (pictures, posters, video, etc.)
• Grassroots actions and deliverable goals connected to social media content (photo petitions, # of hashtagged Tweets, etc…).
• Video content

Send your resumes and portfolio links to:

Exhibitista Creative seeks a Graphic Design Intern for Fall 2023 

exhibitista creative ( is a small consultancy specializing in exhibitions, branding, and websites, for museums, historic houses, faith-based organizations, and small businesses owned and managed by Johanna Goldfeld. This position is unpaid.

Essential Duties:

  • Help with creative design projects. Past intern assignments have included:
    • vector drawing for logos
    • typographic studies
    • exhibition layouts
    • collateral and research for the business
    • social media support
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Communicate regularly with the  internship supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

  • GPA of 3.3
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Strong logo creation and vector drawing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong English proficiency and grammar skills preferred

To apply: Please submit a short cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Johanna Goldfeld at

Brooklyn College Seeks a Graphic Design & Video Intern for Fall 23

Brooklyn College’s office of Institutional Effectiveness is seeking a COMD students to support the department’s graphic design needs for its social media sites and other communications to students .  The shooting and editing of Tik Tok videos will also be required. This internship will be hybrid, with some remote work and some possible in-person work, as well. You will be working on a team of COMD interns as two COMD students are already working in this department. 

You would need to send your resume, portfolio, and cover letter to Isana Leshchinskaya. Her email is

The students who did internships at Brooklyn College in the past have had very positive experiences. See two internship blogs of students who worked there and read the entries that focus on these students’ experiences working at Brooklyn College:

Two of our Spring 2021 Interns stayed on during the summer and learned a great deal and we had interns also work this past Spring and Summer. Brooklyn College internships offer our students a valuable learning experience.

Any Questions, please email me. Regards, T. Goetz


The OpenLab, City Tech’s open, online community, seeks a paid Design Intern to work as a member of our team this semester and possibly beyond. Our goal is to help students gain valuable experience collaborating on this high-profile software project and support the following types of work based on your interest and the current needs of the project: 

 • Promotions and campaigns
• Student outreach
• OpenLab member support
• UX/UI design
 • Information architecture
• WordPress testing
• Copywriting
• Tutorial creation

The candidate should be enthusiastic, dependable, attentive to details, and able to work 10 hours per week. Schedule is set with flexible shifts to accommodate most schedules.


• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Effective project management skills, especially in meeting deadlines
• Ability to communicate remotely and in-person with team, OpenLab members, and other collaborators
• Completion of COMD 2400 level course(s) or junior-level equivalent in other majors
• Good academic standing
• Experience with OpenLab & WordPress, Web Design, Video Editing, Photography a plus
• Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe XD, Screencast-o-matic, a plus


• Short Cover Letter 
• Portfolio (online or PDF)
• Resume (online or PDF)
• (2) References from recent or current professors

Submit materials by August 25th to:

a4 Production Intern Fall 23 semester

Location: Remote

Hours: 20 hours/week

The production intern will work with a team of highly skilled producers who create 15- and 30-second spots to air on local television, as well as with experienced advertising account executives.

They will focus on creating billboards to air on News 12 and designing digital ad banners for a4 Media clients. They will also assist production specialists in storyboarding, editing, and creating static and motion graphics for new spots. 

If the intern is located in the tri-state area, there’s also the potential to accompany a production specialist on commercial shoots in New York and New Jersey.

This is a great opportunity to work and learn in a real-world, creative setting and to create a portfolio of digital ads and spots that air on television.


  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite programs (Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator) 
  • Experience creating motion graphics is a plus
  • Ability to work independently or as a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


  • Interns will assist in the creation of digital banners and billboards, as well as uploading videos to Yangaroo for a4 Media and News 12 clients
  • This role will work closely with production specialists and account executives
  • Participate in the creation of commercials, including storyboarding, editing, and graphics, and special projects as experience allows


The starting pay rate/range at the time of hire for this position is $15.00/hour

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume, cover letter and portfolio link to Professor Goetz at A former COMD intern works for this company full time,

CityTech’s Public Affairs Office is Seeking a Design Intern for Fall 2023

Right here on  Campus, this internship spot offers an intern the opportunity to work on projects relating to the college’s Public Affairs and Partnerships Office. The hours of this unpaid internship position are flexible.


  • Well versed in most Adobe programs including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat
  • Must have an understanding of typography, layout, and general design principles
  • Some knowledge in Microsoft Office products PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent communications and organization skills


  • Create graphic design solutions to communicate college and department brand 
  • Utilize Adobe software to create, design, and modify projects
  • Create digital and print posters, fliers, and brochures for college events 
  • Communicate and present design ideas for Public Affairs and Partnerships
  • Photograph at events/ workshops

Please email  your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to:

Bradley David Burford
Public Affairs and Partnerships
Office of the President
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

For COMD recent graduates & students seeking internships, check out this NYC Government Hiring Hall This Wednesday, 6/28 10 AM to 3 PM.

Looking for a career opportunity? Learn about jobs at 15+ NYC government agencies.

Plan to bring multiple copies of your resume and register at – select a “CUNY” ticket for early admission starting at 10 am.

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 300 Jay Street (Namm Hall – Student Cafeteria), Brooklyn, NY 11201


Professional Development Center (PDC) Virtual Boot Camp this Summer

Dear COMD students,

For those of you enrolled in the summer or Fall 2023 internship classes, please try to attend one or more of these PDC Boot virtual professional development sessions this summer. You can pick up job hunting tips and resume suggestions that will help you throughout your career. See the dates for the boot camp and the links to register for each of these Tuesday sessions at the PDC website.

Also, do join Handshake to help find positions. I also recommend these sessions for all COMD students. You do not need to be enrolled in COMD 4900 to attend these sessions. 


Sesame Street Seeks Digital Production Impact Intern Summer 2023

Yes, you can get to Sesame Street to do an internship! 
Interns will join Sesame Workshop’s Digital Production department, working closely with digital producers, curriculum specialists, and UX designers to provide:

● Production assistance such as light-coding, database, analytics, and/or graphics work

● QA for a range of interactive projects

● Web content updates using both Drupal and WordPress CMS

● Research for various projects ranging from competitive landscape to potential digital vendors

● Occasional concept brainstorming or copywriting for digital initiatives


● Current undergraduate student specializing in computer science, game development, and/or digital production

● Experience with web development, HTML5, Unity coding, SQL, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, graphic design, familiarity with Drupal or WordPress CMS, and/or Google Analytics 360 preferred

● Interest in Education or Early Childhood Education (preferred, but not required)

● Portfolio/work samples preferred

. Schedule: Minimum 2-3 days/week, up to 4 days a week working in a hybrid work environment. For more details about this spot and the link to apply, see the job posting.

Fall 23 Paid Internships: Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program:

Accepting Applications for Fall: Paid Opportunities

 Fall internship placements include federal government agencies and corporate settings at nationwide locations.  Round-trip airfare is covered.  

Eligibility: Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA (minimum) and must have completed freshman year.  Application deadlines:  June 30, 2023 for fall. Download the promotional flyer hereStudents can apply online at

Contact: Diana Vasquez, Executive Director of HNIP, at or at (202) 261-2098. 

Calling All Graphics Seeks 2 Graphic Design Interns for Summer and Fall 23

Calling All Graphics is a small  business so you will work directly under the owner’s supervision. Ms. Gotay has worked with many COMD interns in past semesters. Her clients are primarily small restaurants and other local businesses in need of promotional materials.  Ms. Gotay is looking for two interns who are both creative and detail-oriented.

Must have good design skills for interactive menus, flyers, signage and more.  This is a job where you will learn important layout skills aligning menus and making use of the space, for restaurants and more. Fun interaction with other interns and you will get to know the clients and get direct feedback through calls with them. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop required. Flexible hours.
Take a look at some of the work that was done at this internship in a past semester at this link: If you love the food industry, this could be of great interest to you.

Resume and Portfolio should be sent to:

Marla Gotay
President, Calling All Graphics, Inc.
Vice President, Narrows Community Theater

Panel at CUNY Grad Center “Herstories: Womyn Creators in Comix & Graphic Novels!”

Below is information about a  FREE networking event for COMD students, especially those focused on Illustration and Graphic Design.

Herstories: Womyn Creators in Comix & Graphic Novels 

What does it mean to be a woman working in comics? Three comic book creators will offer their unique and personal perspectives through a discussion of their far-ranging work spanning politics, activism, personal stories, biography, and memoir in their published narratives over the past decades.

Comic book and Graphic Novel Writer-artist-creators, (and editors!)  Jennifer Camper, Sara Gómez Woolley, and Sabrina Jones will give CUNY a look at their worlds in the comics medium in a special presentation that will survey their extensive published work as well as what they are currently developing. 


Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 7:00pm—8:30pm

CUNY Graduate Center, 8th Floor, Dining Commons

365 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10016 (@35th Street)

Register here:



Faculty Commons Call for Fall 2023 Design Interns/See Info to Apply


+++++ DEADLINE May 19th, 2023 ++++++


  • Develop a range of creative design projects for Faculty Commons clients (Interactive, Motion & Print)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Use project management skills
  • Communicate [remotely] and in-person with team, clients, and reproduction center
  • Opportunity to work with the OpenLab Team on a high-profile website and gain experience in UX/UI design, site design, WordPress testing, and copywriting.


  • Completion of COMD 2400 level course(s)
  • Good academic standing
  • Web experience is required due to online training in June
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Experience in Motion Design, Web Design, Video Editing Photography, Copywriter, OpenLab/WordPress skills a plus
  • Portfolio
  • Short Cover Letter
  • Resume



Please complete the application form.

Submit with your cover letter, resume, portfolio, and two Professors’ references to Professor Mary Ann Biehl at

The internship will start in Fall semester, 2023
Students invited to training will receive a stipend.

Copy Cats is Looking for a Social Media Paid Intern for Fall 2023

Copycats is looking to fill looking for a Social Media Intern for Fall 2023. Copy Cats is a printer based in Manhattan, near the United Nations. Please send resume and portfolio to:

Here’s what the company is seeking for this spot.  We have had past COMD student interns work for Copy Cats who have had very successful experiences there.

Our Goal

Keep our clients engaged
Involve new clients who have just begun to use us
Reach potential clients
Showcase our products
Introduce new products
Introduce capabilities
Showcase our experience and expertise

Interns Duties

Working to understand our company, our history, our mission and our operations
Formulating a social media plan- with various options
This includes setting up potential campaigns – various options
Proposing timeline
Working with staff to refine these items
Finalizing plan and setting up final timeline
Implementing plan

Preferred schedule is 3 days a week 4-5 hours each day.

Paid Part Time Summer Communications Internship with Brooklyn Book Festival

Dear COMD interns, here are some key details about this part time internship:

Internships require 15 hours per week Monday through Friday (ideally three 5-hour days).

To apply: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your resume along with a minimum of two references.

The position will be remote in June and July and be potentially in person at a Brooklyn location from August through Sept. 1. Due to this, the candidate must be based in a commutable location to Brooklyn.

Summer Internships: June 12 – September 1, 2023

Applications are due May 5, 2022

To apply please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your resume along with two references.

Applications that do not include the above four items will not be considered.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Brooklyn, NY 11201

For further details about the application and for how to apply, see this Indeed link.

Paid Public Relations Press Internship at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Dear COMD interns with strong writing skills, this is a summer internship that I was just notified about.

Here are some key details about this part time internship:

The position will be remote in June and July and be potentially in person at a Brooklyn location from August through Sept. 1. Due to this, the candidate must be based in a commutable location to Brooklyn.

To apply please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your resume along with two references.

Applications that do not include the above four items will not be considered.

Summer Internships: June 12 – September 1, 2023

Applications due May 5, 2023

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Brooklyn, NY 11201

Please see this Indeed Link for further details and how to apply.

Externship at Accenture This Summer

This opportunity is for two days of virtual professional development for sophomores or juniors. This externship is two days of FREE professional development at Accenture, a technology company located in Hudson Yards in Manhattan. This is great  way to network with professionals at a technology company and also with your peers at other schools. 

The company describes this Externship as:

“Elevate to Innovate: An Accenture Diversity Externship is a virtual two day professional development experience where participants can explore the world of technology innovation and professional services! Join us and learn how to jump into a tech career.

Students will participate in learning sessions, networking, and engagement activities focused on how technology can solve pressing business challenges. Students will develop industry acumen, build long-lasting relationships, develop in-demand tech skills and walk away with an understanding of Accenture, our culture and entry-level opportunities.”

To learn more, visit this page of the company’s website

Application can be found at this link on  the company’s site. I encourage all COMD students with 50 credits or more to apply to this externship.

Upcoming Professional Development Center (PDC) Career Virtual Workshops 2023

Dear students and future interns, The following sessions hosted by the PDC are all important preparation for seeking a Spring 23 or Summer 23 internship.  Spring 2023 internships begin being posted in October and November by many companies. So, get started with your internship job search by attending sessions these sessions. You can also schedule an individual appointment with a career advisor via Handshake.

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