Internships: Design

Design / Illustration Internships

Akron Life magazine's creative department is currently seeking design interns and illustration interns interns to assist with Akron Life's print publication and website. The ideal candidate should be entering his or her junior or senior year of college, or have recently graduated. We are looking for individuals with strong design skills who have experience with page design and a strong working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.

Job duties include:

  • Designing magazine features and monthly sections
  • Creating info graphics
  • Assisting on magazine collateral
  • Assisting with the website design and management (occasional)
  • Designing ads
  • Attending / assisting on photo shoots

The ideal candidate MUST be able to follow instructions, respond professionally to critiques and function well in a highly collaborative environment.

This is an unpaid, part-time internship. Scheduling and hours are very flexible.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and four to six design samples electronically to Creative Director William Teckmyer at The subject line should read: Internship Applicant [your name]. Links to online portfolios are also encouraged.

While a cover letter is not required, it is highly recommended – feel free to make us laugh or just convince us that you're a great, honest, hard-working person. Your portfolio should speak for your work.

Mailing Address:
Akron Life magazine
Creative Director William Teckmyer
1653 Merriman Road, Suite 116

Akron, OH 44313