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.

Spring 2019 Internships

DARK HORSE COMICS 

Application Due Date: March 18, 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 March 18, 2019 .  Please note: “Attention: Editorial Internship” in the subject line.

COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Application Due Date: March 18, 2019

CBLDF is seeking an academic intern to assist the development of this non-profit organization. Intern will interact with the practical day-to-day operations of running a small non-profit organization. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: facilitating day-to-day office operations, including membership entry and fulfillment, physical and online inventory management, bulk mailing and shipping, and administrative support. Candidates should have strong organizational capabilities, excellent communication skills, and should be comfortable working on a PC.

Length of internship: 1 academic term
Hours: 8-10 hours per week at CBLDF’s downtown office.

Prospective applicants should direct a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications to info@cbldf.org by March 18th. Please include the words “Office Internship” in the subject line.

If you have any questions about the details of this internship, don’t hesitate to reach out to Georgia Nelson via email (info@cbldf.org) or phone (971-266-8212). Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!

MILKFED CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS

Application Due Date: February 22, 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 elsanko@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.*