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Illustration Internship: Cleveland Magazine

Department: Art/Design



Cleveland Magazine is looking for motivated and creative illustration interns to join our staff.


Illustration interns will work with art directors to create illustrative storytelling for the magazine ranging from informative graphics to decorative visuals. Interns will receive assignments, feedback and not only build a portfolio of published work, but also gain insight into the dynamic of the professional illustration field. Cleveland Magazine crosses several formats, with print, video and digital platforms, and our interns have the opportunity to create content for each of them.


Cleveland Magazine will hire one illustration intern three times a year for fall, spring and summer semesters. We accept applications for all semesters year-round.


The internships are unpaid, although we reimburse for parking. An illustration intern for Cleveland Magazine can expect to work anywhere from 10-20 hours a week, and a scheduled will be determined upon hiring.



Interns will be supervised in duties such as illustration assignments, illustration research, retouching and color correcting images, and resizing images and illustrations for the web. This is a unique internship opportunity that blends real professional experience with ongoing, transferrable educational training



We are looking for enthusiastic and detail-oriented college students working toward a degree or specialty in illustration. Candidates should have proficient knowledge of digital illustration, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. InDesign and motion graphics knowledge are a plus, but not required.

Contact Information


Send a resume, cover letter and an illustration portfolio to Assistant Art Director Abigail Archer at to be considered. Portfolios can be sent in URL or PDF format. Specify which semester you are applying for in your subject line. Only candidates being considered will be contacted for interviews.