Internship posted by: Tikkun Magazine
Posted on: December 22, 2012
Art interns at Tikkun engage deeply with the question of how to illustrate articles about politics, social change, and spirituality. They work on our national web magazine, generating illustration ideas and conducting image research. They play a central role in finding imagery for use on our multimedia blog site, which features regular photo essays and art galleries.
In the art world these days, it is quite difficult to find images that are not only artistically strong but also have social content. We need images that critique the pretensions and cruelties of our materialistic and self-centered culture. We also need artwork about peace, spirituality, hope, and social transformation that is NOT sappy, corny, or part of a New Age aesthetic. Interns are encouraged to scour museums, galleries, artists' websites, and online image libraries to find these sorts of images.
Art interns work on a part-time unpaid basis with the editors in Berkeley, where they develop relationships with freelance artists, obtain permission to reprint images, and brainstorm ways to illustrate the complex concepts often explored by articles in the magazine and on the magazine's website. Interns with strong art skills may also be encouraged to try their hand at creating original illustrations to be considered for publication in the magazine.
Qualifications: We prefer candidates with a background in illustration or graphic design but are willing to consider others with the appropriate expertise. Here is what we're looking for:
Interns must commit to a minimum of three months. We are currently seeking interns for Winter/Spring 2013, Summer 2013, and Fall 2013.
To apply, send a cover letter explaining why you would like to take part in this internship program to email@example.com. Also send a resume and the names and phone numbers of at least two references whom we may contact. If we are interested in your application, we will contact you and ask you to complete an additional assignment. No phone calls please.