Jumpstart your future in graphic design as an intern at Baton Rouge’s most innovative and influential media publishing company. LBI is looking for fearless and creative designers who are ready to experience the real world of day-to-day magazine publishing. Get experience designing advertising, print and digital, and an introduction to editorial design while working with some of the best designers in the business.
What is LBI?
Louisiana Business Inc. is a creative, innovative company that publishes 225 Magazine, inRegister, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, 10/12 Industry Report and a host of other specialty publications, websites and e-newsletters.
How many production interns are there?
We love interns. We can generally accommodate between one and two of them per semester.
How long do internships last?
Typically, internships run on a trimester schedule, lasting roughly the duration of a school semester. Fall/Winter internships run from September to December; Winter/Spring, January to April; Summer, May to August. However, we can make other arrangements when it is beneficial to both the intern and us.
How many hours do interns work?
We generally ask interns to work 12 to 20 hours a week. Scheduling is flexible. The production manager will work with you to set the beginning and end dates for your internship, as well as your weekly schedule.
What about college credit?
If you’re enrolled in a university internship program, we are happy to help you earn credit for your experience here. Contact your school’s internship coordinator or supervisor for more details.
These are paid internships. Our production manager will set your pay rate.
What can I expect to learn?
That’s up to you. We’re a working publishing company, and we expect interns to be self-motivated and productive during their time here. This is not a “grunt work” kind of internship; our interns design actual advertisements that will be published or pitched to clients. We will guide you through the more technical aspects of the Adobe design programs and our Art Director will work with you to polish your design skills. The scope and challenge of your assignments will be based on your skills and initiative. Many of our interns leave with an assortment of “real” print and digital work for their portfolios.
What kind of computers and programs do you use?
Our production division works entirely on Macs. A workstation that includes a desktop computer will be provided for you. We use standard design apps, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Your familiarity or experience with digital content is a plus.
How do I apply?
Please send a cover letter stating your interest in a graphic design internship, along with a copy of your résumé and a link to your design portfolio directly to the production manager. Your resume must include at least two references and your contact information. We’ll contact you if we feel you are a good fit for the internship. Keep in mind that even if you aren’t picked for the current semester, we may contact you in the future if a spot opens up down the road.
We are currently taking applications for the Winter/Spring, January to April internship. Application deadline for summer internships is April 1.
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