Written by Lyla Johnston

Five unmissable internships and junior roles for creative-career newbies

Every few weeks, we'll be telling you the hottest opportunities on our Opportunities Board. This week, we're showcasing five amazing creative career internships for budding designers, writers and even architects who are just starting out.

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're featuring some amazing internships that creative career newbies shouldn't miss out on applying to. Whether you're at uni and looking for a bit of real-world experience during the summer holidays, or a fledgling creative lacking the right amount of experience for most junior roles, then one of these internships may be just the ticket to start a world-class career!

Digital Content Producer – Photoworks

Based: Remote
Contract: Internship
Salary: National Living Wage
Applications close:
7th June 2021

South East England residents, rejoice! Photoworks, in partnership with English Heritage’s national youth engagement programme Shout Out Loud, are looking for an enthusiastic and driven creative mind to plan, manage and deliver creative, youth-focused content for their digital channels. It’s not an internship per sé, but a twelve-week placement lasting from June to September. The role is mostly remote, but may involve travel to their offices in Brighton.

Read more about this role here.

Architectural Internship – POoR Collective and GPAD London

Based: London
Contract:
Internship
Salary:
Minimum £20,000
Applications close:
18th July 2021

Aspire to be the next Zaha Hadid? POoR Collective and GPAD London have teamed up to look for an intern to help Build The Way, over the course of a year. You will learn the fundamentals of architecture, how to communicate your thoughts and ways to illustrate ideas. Again, no formal qualifications are required, even though you do have to be aged between 18 and 22.

Read more about this role here.

Junior Designer – Magpie Studio

Based: London
Contract: Full-time job
Salary: National Living Wage
Applications close:
30th June 2021

If beautiful brand design is your thing, you’ll want to get your application in for Magpie Studio’s open junior designer role. The multi-award-winning company have created for everyone from Google and Channel 4 to British Heart Foundation, and they’re on the lookout for emerging designers with an ability to balance “bright ideas and craft”. They’d love to see your work, so check below for how to apply.

Read more about this role here.

Junior Video Editors – Dot Dot Dot

Based: Remote
Contract: Freelance
Salary: £200–£250 per day
Applications close:
22nd Aug 2021

Dot Dot Dot are specialists in brand identities and content for the entertainment sector, and they’re currently looking to bring junior editors to work alongside established creatives and designers to create a series of simple films. They’re on the hunt for editors who are keen, self-motivated, proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite and willing to learn. All you need is a good computer, and you’re in with a chance to work with the people who did the graphics for the last ever Celebrity Big Brother. What’s not to like?

Read more about this role here.

Creative Internship – Art&Graft

Based: London
Contract:
Internship
Salary:
National Minimum Wage
Applications close:
25th June 2021

Finally, we’re wrapping up our first Opportunities Board roundup with one of our wonderful Company Partners... Art&Graft are looking for emerging creatives with big ideas and an eye for contemporary design to work on both commercial and internal studio projects. Expect to possibly work on projects for Facebook and Google – so while you'll definitely be in the thick of the action, the staff at Art&Graft will always have your back.

Read more about this role here.

None of these roles fit you? Head over to our Opportunities Board page to see what other roles are on offer:

Written by Lyla Johnston