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Summer Art Internship

  • Internship
    Summer Internship
  • Creative Arts & Fashion
  • Washington, DC
  • Quick Apply

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  • You must be open to collaboration, critical discussion, and bringing new ideas. Strong written communication skills are essential. Submit cover letter, resume, and 3-5 past illustrations for consideration.
  • You will assist in visual research, photo research, brainstorming, sketching, critical review, and producing final artwork for feature stories at Slate Magazine.


  • Candidates should be open to and enthusiastic about collaboration and critical discussion of their work, as well as bringing new ideas to the table. The majority of our design team works remotely and daily production can be fast-paced at times; strong written communication skills are a must. To apply, please send a brief cover letter explaining why you're right for the job, a résumé, and 3–5 examples of past illustration work from your portfolio.


  • Compiling visual research for feature-story art
  • Assisting in photo research for photo, illustration, and photo-illustration work
  • Working hands-on with editors and writers across all departments of coverage
  • Brainstorming, sketching, revision, and critical review with the art team
  • Producing final published artwork on a fast-paced schedule


What is the role of a Summer Art Intern at Slate's art department?

The Summer Art Intern will collaborate with the design and editorial teams to create visuals accompanying published work on the site.

Is this internship paid?

Yes, this internship is paid.

What kind of applicant is Slate's art department looking for?

The ideal applicant is someone with a strong interest in journalism and storytelling, and is interested in pursuing a career as an editorial designer, illustrator, or photo editor.

What will the intern gain from this internship experience?

The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience in creating visuals for a major media publication, as well as the opportunity to build a portfolio of strong and expressive work for future opportunities.

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Slate is a daily online magazine and podcast network that helped invent the voice of the web. Founded in 1996, Slate is a general-interest publication offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, business, technology, and culture. Slate’s strong editorial voice and witty take on current events have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Slate’s podcast network, established in 2005 with the launch of Political Gabfest, produces more than 20 podcasts, including Slow Burn, Culture Gabfest, What Next, Decoder Ring and more. Slate.com reaches more than 25M unique visitors and averages more than 40M pageviews every month. Slate's podcast network garnered more than 190 million downloads in 2022.