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Internship Opportunity: Magazine & Content Designer

Department: Art/Design

Are you passionate about design and eager to make your mark in the world of magazines? Join our team as a design intern and help shape the visual identity of our publication on our print and digital platforms. 

Design interns work with art directors to gain experience in print layout design, digital graphic design and video editing. 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 hires one design intern three times a year for fall, spring and summer semesters.

The internships are unpaid. A Design intern for Cleveland Magazine can expect to work anywhere from 10-20 hours a week, and a scheduled will be determined upon hiring. This internship is remote with the opportunity to work from the office with the full-time staff once a week if applicable.


  • Hands-on experience in magazine design
  • Exposure to the inner workings of an established publication and media brand
  • Mentorship from experienced art directors and editors in the industry
  • Opportunity to showcase your work to a wide audience


  • Assist in the creation of layouts for 1-2 page articles and special sections
  • Design on-brand graphics that enhance the visual appeal of our publication
  • Collaborate with editors and art directors to ensure a cohesive visual identity
  • Collect photography and video for print and online stories
  • Stay updated on design trends and incorporate fresh ideas into our publication


  • Some experience in Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
  • Junior or senior pursuing a design degree
  • A keen eye for design and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
    A passion for magazines and a desire to learn and grow in the field of design

Contact Information

To apply for this internship, please submit your resume and portfolio showcasing your design work. Applications can be sent to with the subject line “Magazine Design Internship Application.”

Join us in creating visually stunning and impactful designs that captivate our readers and push the boundaries of magazine design. Apply now and be part of our creative team!