Internships

The Comics Studies Program encourages students to seek hands-on experience through internships with companies and professionals in Portland’s extensive comics industry.  The program has relationships with local comics companies and organizations including Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and strives to match students with available internship opportunities.  

When internships are available, we will post information about them and application instructions for them here.

Winter 2020 Internships

DARK HORSE COMICS 

Application Due Date: November 30, 2019

Dark Horse Comics, one of the largest comics companies in the country, is offering academic internships with its editorial team.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing paperwork, maintaining editorial files, researching reference material, maintaining quality control, proofreading, and communicating with freelancers.  Candidates should have excellent communications skills, strong organizational and administrative capabilities, basic computer skills, and the ability to work independently. 

Positions available: 1-2 (per term) 

Length of internship: 1 academic term

Hours: 15 hours per week average

*Applicant must be eligible to receive academic credit to apply.* 

Prospective applicants should direct a resume and cover letter detailing your interest plus references to internships@darkhorse.com by 5pm on November 30, 2019 .  Please note: “Attention: Editorial Internship” in the subject line.

MILKFED CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS

Application Due Date: November 15, 2019

Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, brainchild of award-winning writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET, PRETTY DEADLY) and Matt Fraction (CASANOVA, SEX CRIMINALS), is offering an academic internship learning the business of comics. Interns will experience the genesis of a comic book from the initial concept to the printed page with opportunities to participate in the process along the way. Duties will include, but are not limited to: reading over lettering, writing synopses, observing/participating in story discussion and general office duties. Previous office experience is preferred but not required. The ability to work well with others and a love of story are encouraged! 

Prospective applicants should direct a resume and cover letter detailing your interest plus references to turner@milkfed.us.  

(Please note if you will have a vehicle/bicycle available. Our location is not easily accessible by public transit. Additionally, please note if you have any allergies and/or food restrictions...the office is in the house along with 2 kids, 2 dogs, a cat and a lizard.)

Positions available: 1 (per term) 

Length of internship: 1 academic term (semester/quarter)

Hours: 16 hours per week average.  

*Applicant must be a postbac or graduate student and be eligible to receive academic credit to apply.*