Don’t miss: Graphic design internships, plus mentoring from The AOI, Google and Mentor Black Business

Every few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of the hottest opportunities on our Opportunities Board. This week, we’re focusing on internships and mentorships to suit every type of entry-level thinker.

The creative industry is constantly offering opportunities for designers, artists and general makers-and-doers to help excel in their careers. That’s why, every few weeks, Creative Lives will be rounding up all the best job listings, events and programmes our Opportunities Board has to offer.

This week, we’ve got unmissable internships and placements to suit both creative and strategic starters – plus, we’re showcasing three very special mentorship opportunities for early-career creatives all across the UK.

Graphic Design Internship – The Architectural Association

Based: London
Contract:
Internship
Salary:
Minimum £20,000
Opportunity closes:
7th December 2021

The Architectural Association is looking for a graphic design intern to assist with the creation of graphic and digital communication, with a focus on motion graphics. Having recently relaunched its studio, the AA notes how it’s an “exciting time” to join the team and inform how it communicates to a global audience.

Read more about this opportunity here.

Strategy Intern – MultiAdaptor

Based: London
Contract:
Internship
Salary:
London Living Wage
Opportunity closes:
25th October 2021

As an intern at branding studio MultiAdaptor, you’ll be supporting strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to solve challenges for clients on a daily basis. Their ideal candidate is a “curious and driven creative thinker, bursting with big ideas and enthusiasm”. To apply, you must answer one of five questions to best show your thinking, as well as a short cover letter.

Read more about this opportunity here.

Junior Strategy Placement – DesignStudio

Based: London
Contract:
Internship
Salary:
London Living Wage
Opportunity closes:
11th October 2021

On this three-month placement at DesignStudio, you will have the autonomy to shape and define your own work experience while supporting the strategy team on client projects. No degree is required, but you must be “committed to creating the highest level of work – and then some”. You can apply by answering one of four questions with a Google slideshow.

Read more about this opportunity here.

Mentorship Scheme 2022 – The Association of Illustrators

Based: Virtual
Opportunity closes:
7th November 2021

The Association of Illustrators have opened up eighteen slots for illustrators across the UK to be mentored. Mentees will have six online sessions with their mentor, setting up three goals to achieve during their mentorship. Applications are open to AOI members who are underrepresented in the illustration industry, but there will also be two spaces available for non-members who meet the criteria.

Read more about this opportunity here.

Free Mentoring – Google X Mentor Black Business

Based: Virtual
Opportunity closes:
27th December 2021

This partnership with Mentor Black Business continues the commitment Google have made to champion Black-owned businesses, as part of their #SpendBlack campaign. UK-based small businesses and charities will be paired with mentors specialising in areas including digital marketing, social media strategy, online shopping, website building and Google Analytics.

Read more about this opportunity here.

Mentoring Programme – The Arena

Based: Virtual
Opportunity closes:
15th October 2021

For the second time, The Arena are offering chances to be mentored by “some of the industry's greatest creatives”, in illustration, design, photography, marketing and more. You will be partnered up with two mentors, at different stages in their journeys and often from different disciplines, too. The programme is open to creatives based in the UK and with less than two years of industry experience.

Read more about this opportunity here.

None of these opportunities for you? Head over to our Opportunities Board page to see what other opportunities are in store:

Written by Creative Lives in Progress