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Brooklyn Book Festival Seeks Design Intern

Graphic Design Intern for Print and Digital

The Brooklyn Book Festival seeks highly organized, creative and motivated interns interested in assisting with the visual and graphic communications of New York City’s largest literary festival. The Festival will take September 28 – October 5, 2020.

Interns assist with all aspects of the Festival’s visual messaging for the flagship Festival Day, where more than 90 panel discussions and readings and 300 national and international authors are presented; BKBF Children’s Day, which celebrates childhood literature and authors, citywide Bookend events,

Responsibilities: Interns will help create the Festival’s print and digital ads, e-newsletters, invitations, printed program, and Powerpoint presentations. In addition, interns will update website content and collaborate on social media campaigns. Proficiency with standard graphic design software such as inDesign, and Photoshop, WordPress, and Dropbox are required.

Qualifications: Strong candidates will have a strong visual sense that translates into clean and clear graphic design for posters and ads. Experience of submitting print ready files to printers is necessary. The ideal intern will have the ability to work collaboratively in a busy office, and work with good humor under tight deadlines. We look for interns who have the confidence to work independently, yet know when to ask for guidance. Organization and attention to detail are key.

Compensation: Interns receive a $1200 stipend for a 12 -week internship and an experience that allows them to build their portfolio and acquire professional resume enhancing experience. Following the internationship, successful candidates may be hired for short-term part-time work.

Internships operate on seasonal calendar and require 15 hours per week (ideally three 5-hour days)

Summer Internships: June 1 – August 31

Applications due May 10

To apply please email: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a link to your portfolio, and your resume.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $400.00 /month

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • None

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Company’s website:

  • www.brooklynbookfestival.org

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
Apply at Indeed at:

Register for this PDC webinar and get Free Wix Premium plan for 1 year!!

The Professional Development Center (PDC) has invited City Tech students to a webinar on Thursday, April 30th from 12:45PM – 1:45PM EST to learn more about creating a portfolio website. Joelle Berbano from Wix will be hosting! 

PDC is operating virtually for the remainder of the semester and the  goal is to get students career ready!

Wix is also offering one-year FREE Wix premium plan to all attendees! 

Students should RSVP for this virtual session using the link below.

Students should regularly check their City Tech emails for updates and virtual sessions from PDC.

VIP Info for Summer & Fall 2020 Interns/Virtual PDC Information

Dear Interns,

As we all know, many businesses are shut down due to the virus. However, we are enrolling for the summer 2020 class and for Fall 2020. Summer 2020 will be online completely and the work will be done remotely. Professor Nicolaou will be your professor for the summer and below is a letter she has written to all summer 2020 interns with important information for you. Prof. Nicolaou will work with you to place you with past employers of COMD student interns or with employers outside of that list.

COMD 4900 Summer 2020 Letter to Students

Students, there are still internships out there and one student in COMD has found one already for summer.

With regard to FAll 2020 internships, `it is unclear yet with regard to the health situation, so fall internship work for employment sites may be all remote as well.  The classes for fall are hybrid classes as of now. They generally meet in-person the first two sessions and the last two sessions, with 3 other in-person sessions. The rest of the classes are online and are asynchronous (in other words, assignments and resources are online and the work is done over the course of the week).

Even before you begin searching, there is work to be done in preparing your resume and getting together your portfolio. The first steps should be to get on CityTechConnect, this will allow you to take advantage of the Virtual services provided by the Professional Development Center. See below for how to do that. Any questions, email me at tgoetz@citytech.cuny.edu

 

Two Virtual Networking Events tomorrow, April 3rd, here at City Tech: Catch them if Possible

Dear Interns,  there are two excellent virtual networking events scheduled by City Tech professors, Here is the meeting info on both. All students are invited to attend both events.

  1. The first is a speaker for Sara Woolley, Krista Willborg, who makes comics and illustrations related to health and wellness. Learn more about her work and get the zoom invite info at:

Meet Kriota Willburg

2. The second one is called  “Visualize the Future” – Workshop at noon this Friday

ALL ARE WELCOME. 

What: Visualize the Future, a workshop from Integral Communications’ Taylor Shawver and COMD alum Priscilla Rios

Taylor Shawver is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Integral + City Tech Workshop
Time: Apr 3, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 616 997 865
Password: 181033

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I’ll be dropping into one of these. I hope you do as well.

VIP Information for Spring 2020 Interns

Dear Spring Interns,

Just to ensure all of you have seen my earlier posts, here is my earlier post with the information regarding how the internship is adapting given the circumstances.

Dear interns,

• First and foremost, I hope you and your family members are well.

• As an update to my earlier post, where I substituted webinars for networking events for last week. Of course, now,  events are off the table for the whole semester as meeting in groups puts everyone’s health at risk. Instead, we will be requiring blog posts on other online education resources in the upcoming weeks.

• Most importantly, All of you should be doing your internships remotely and not on the employer’s site at this point. Most employers are moving to this model anyway but I reached out to all of you via my post last week to get your internship agreements because I want to contact each employer to let them know that no intern should be working on-site any longer. We do not want any COMD intern to believe that they need to earn their COMD 4900 credits by working on-site and risking his/her health to do so. Just as classes have moved on-line, so too has your internship work for credit. If there is an employer that is not willing to accommodate remote working or cannot do so, then let me know and I will write them an email letter explaining that we can no longer have you working there. 

• If you do not have an internship already or your employer is not able to continue your hours, we will work to place you with a remote internship within CUNY or another employer that will allow remote working.

The required work hours for the internship will be reduced to 60 hours for this semester. If you wish to do the 120 for your portfolios, then you are free to do that.  But when a National Emergency is at hand,  we make adjustments as required.  Instead, we will substitute for the 60 hours, an ethics paper that will be assigned in the next week. Details on that will be provided.

Keep checking your email or this site for updates. Once March 19th arrives, our classes resume online and your instructors will let you know which classes we will be meeting together via Webex or Zoom during our regular class hours and which will be assignments/readings done asynchronously.

As ever, any questions, please reach out to me at tgoetz@citytech.cuny.edu or 516-287-6700. Email can be sent at any time but please Text me before calling so I can confirm it is a good time to speak on the phone. I will do phone call meetings between 10 AM and 6 PM Mondays through Fridays.

Once again, my very best wishes for your health and that is the most important priority. We will get through this semester together.

Regards,

T. Goetz