DEADLINE APPROACHING!! Durwood Foundation Internship at the Nelson-Atkins Museum


Check out the requirements and directions.
Make sure you're prepared to submit a resume + cover letter addressed to Karrah Whitlock, recruiter. Be prepared with a portfolio and process work. 

Many people in graphic design have done this before–ask around about what a beneficial and amazing opportunity it is!

Two-step application process (both steps are required):

  1. Complete the attached Intent Form and submit it to the Registrar’s office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9.  The form must include the recommendation and signature of your primary studio or liberal arts faculty.
  2. Complete the Durwood Internship Application.  The application will open February 19 and close March 9.  Please make sure to apply for a Durwood rather than other category of internship.   Please read the attached application directions for the information you'll need before you proceed.

Your application will be reviewed only if you have submitted both the intent form and the application.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by the Nelson and an interview will be scheduled between March 15 and March 30.   
The week of April 2 – 6, the Nelson will notify students chosen for an interview as well as those who have not been selected.

For support with your cover letter and resume, please contact Annie Raab in Academic Support:

JUNIORS!!! 2018 AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship

Knowledge is Empowerment

This is a truth we embrace at AAF-KC, and it's a truth we'd like to spread, which is why the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City Foundation, Inc. was established after the sale of our downtown building at 9th & Baltimore in the 1980's. Those funds have been used ever since to promote and provide for advertising education, especially in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Foundation was initially funded by AAF-KC. Since then, generous individuals have stepped forward and contributed to the growth of the Foundation's assets, along with additional contributions from AAF-KC.

Every year, the Foundation awards scholarships to those college student applicants who show an intense and earnest desire to empower themselves with knowledge of the advertising, communications, marketing or graphic arts industries.

The Foundation Scholarship includes:

  • Financial assistance of $750 per semester
  • The support and counsel of a mentor from the membership of the AAF-KC
  • One-year membership in the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City and AAF National
  • Invitations to attend all regular program activities of AAF-KC at no cost while in school (excludes annual ADDY Awards show)
  • All event and other mailings from AAF-KC

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be at least a junior (3rd year) in the fall of 2018 - seniors in fall 2018 that are graduating in December 2018 are also eligible for one semester scholarships
  • Be enrolled at an eligible school - full list is on step 2 of the form
  • Be majoring in an advertising industry-related field

The application will take you 30 to 60 minutes to complete. You can complete part of it and come back to finish later if you wish - use the link at the top right if so. Please contact Kyle Rohde, Foundation president, at if you have questions. All applications must be completed by 11:59 PM on February 28, 2018. 


Made in KC Internship

Send your resume to


Let’s hear a brief statement of why you want to work for Made in KC. We want to see what you can do! Share a PDF portfolio or link to your website.

(Strong research and conceptual skills are a must!)

— Strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)

— A passion for design and collaboration

— Awareness of consumer + design trends

— Personal laptop equipped with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop



Creation of social media posts, ads, customer emailers, in-store signage, internal documents and forms, research/mood board concepting for sister brands and in-house products, etc.

Contribute creatively to brainstorms, research, and concepts for copy

Complete miscellaneous tasks as necessary. (We all do this every day, not just our interns!)



Bozell Summer Internships

Once again, Bozell is looking for your best and brightest students to fill summer internship positions at our agency.

Not only is this an excellent learning experience for your students, but we’re also a lot of fun (if we do say so ourselves). Plus, this allows us to get to know tomorrow’s potential full-time employees, which is a win-win for everyone.

At Bozell, we have a well-established, comprehensive intern program that gives students the paid opportunity to work on real accounts, interact with assigned mentors and immerse themselves in all areas of agency work. In other words: no coffee runs for our interns. Just a dive-in culture that will teach, excite and prepare them for the next steps in their careers.

For 2018, Bozell has several openings available for summer internships, including:

  • Account Service
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Media Planning and Buying
  • Digital
  • PR/Social Media

Our entire application process is online at Please be sure your students read the instructions carefully. We’d hate for a technicality to get in the way of us meeting the next Ogilvy.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me at


Art in the Loop

Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is seeking artists to engage the Downtown Kansas City community through a series of art installations and performances in the center of Downtown Kansas City from May 1 through September 30, 2018.

The goal of the Art in the Loop Project is to infuse the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise our audience of Downtown employees, residents and visitors. Equally important, the project will also create an opportunity for local emerging and established artists to extend their practice into the Downtown environment with curatorial, professional and logistical support.

The theme for our 2018 project is “KC PLAYS!” How can play elicit happiness, friendship, excitement, humor and problem-solving through the lens of temporary art installations and performances? Play is evident at the base of every truly creative art expression. Taking inspiration from the president of the American Association for the Child’s Right to Play and professor at Hofstra University, Dr. Rhonda Clements, says, “It is important to maintain a healthy sense of play throughout childhood and into adulthood. Our complex society requires clear thinkers, playful attitudes, humor and creativity for complex problem-solving.” We are looking for artists to infuse our city with Play!!

Sites for proposed artwork include KC Streetcar, West Terrace Park and Kansas City Public Library.  Stipends will range from $500 to $5,000.

Applications are due February 9, 11:59 p.m.

Read full guidelines.


KU Med Center Job

Position Summary:

Under the leadership of the associate director of creative services, the graphic designer creates print and gigital materials to support the University of Kansas Medical Center's strategic initiatives as directed by the Office of Communications. Additionally, the graphic designer creates print and digital materials for KU Medical Center departments, offices and units, as well as The University of Kansas Health System, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, KU Endowment and other campus customers as appropriate. Position reports to the associate director of creative services.


 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in graphic arts, digital design or other discipline involving substantial training in the applications of technology to visualize information; or an associate’s technical degree in graphic arts and two years of directly related work experience 

 Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating systems environment 

 Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of graphic design, pre/post printing production and proven knowledge of software such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Microsoft Office 

 Knowledge and experience with pre- and post-press print production 

 Ability to work as part of a creative team with writers, photographers and art directors on large graphic design projects such as magazines, annual reports, newsletters 

 Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing 

 Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds 

 Ability to work effectively with individuals at various organizational and educational levels 

 Self-starter with the ability to prioritize projects with minimal direction and supervision 


Preferred Qualifications: 

 Experience in developing graphic materials for health care professionals or higher education institutions 

 2-4 years’ experience working as a graphic designer, either at an agency, other institution or as a freelance designer 

 Experience with creating digital marketing materials such as e-newsletters, e-invites, etc. 


KCAI Opportunity | The Literary Magazine

Design KCAI's annual Sprung Formal zine in this class with Jordan Stempleman

T|  5:30 PM-8:20 PM in Baty 100

"This class will explore the history of small press publishing and the role of literary magazines, past and present. We will study the rise of the small magazine, the mimeo revolution, and the zine movement, as well as alternative methods of literary publication including new media, installation, performance, and sound.

This class will culminate in the publication of the KCAI-based magazine, Sprung Formal. By the end of this course you will have learned about the history of the small magazine, surveyed contemporary small magazines, and learned and applied various elements of magazine production, including editorial, design, and publicity in the creation of Sprung Formal, KCAI’s literary magazine.

[In 2008, Sprung Formal, known then as Spring Formal, won the AWP National Program Director’s Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines in design.]"