All internships are unpaid.
Interns at Fantagraphics receive the opportunity to learn about the comics-publishing process; they also gain knowledge of various aspects comics industry (the differences between the comic-shop market and the bookstore market, distribution, creator's rights, etc.). Please be advised that all comics are created off-site: interns do not write or draw comics during internship hours, although if someone in the office has the spare time, they're often happy to critique independent projects completed outside of the internship. In fact, no one at the office writes, draws, pencils, inks or hand-letters comics during business hours.
Interns' hours are scheduled during the Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00 time period. A minimum of 10 hours a week is required.
Be advised that the office contains a large variety of comics material, so you will come across sexually explicit content. In light of this, we strongly encourage only people over 18 to apply.
ALL INTERNS file, do data entry and scan.
Graphic design internships have been filled for the indefinite future.
Marketing & publicity interns update databases, proofread copy and maintain press files, and/or assist with online marketing and social media.
We look for someone who is:
• Interested in learning how to promote comics to both the press and general public
• Experienced with Adobe InDesign/Photoshop (This is a MUST)
• Proficient with blogging and social networking platforms (such as Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook)
• Has adequate copywriting, proofreading, and research skills
• Familiar with Microsoft Excel
• Design background is a major plus
Editorial interns research, proofread, transcribe, do digital cleanup, maintain the library and practice various writing registers.
To apply, send in a resume and cover letter. If there is a large volume of applicants for a specific time slot, there is a selection process involved. There are no set start and end dates for internships; once an applicant is chosen, we work with when they are available to come out.
Editorial Internship Applications for Winter 2013/2014 are due October 15, 2013.
Editorial Internship Applications for Spring 2014 are due February 14, 2014.
Editorial Internship Applications for Summer 2014 are due April 15, 2014.
Editorial Internship Applications for Fall 2014 are due July 15, 2014.
Kristy Valenti, Internship Coordinator
kvalenti “at” fantagraphics.com