Illustration internship

Willamette Week is seeking an illustration intern with solid skills to join our design team. This is an opportunity to work for an award-winning local newspaper and grow your portfolio through published experience. We are a small alternative weekly with a creative and fun staff.

We accept internship applications year-round for a three-month unpaid internship.

Ideal candidates should have a flexible schedule to intern at least eight to ten hours a week. You will experience the process of creating art for editorial content. Interns work on projects that include sketching illustration concepts, as well as illustrating news or culture stories for our readers. Strong communication skills and the ability to take art direction are very important.


Computer experience using the Adobe suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and Bridge.
Eye for page and Web design. Understanding how art and copy fit together and help tell a story.
Knowledge of image sizing, color correction, and file types.
Creativity and motivation to succeed within tight boundaries. Responding well to criticism and providing the best solution for our art director.
Must love dogs!

To Apply:

Please send a résumé and URL to your online portfolio with examples of your work to Dylan Serkin.