Part-Time Design Intern

This candidate will assist all facets of our Design Department. These groups are responsible for artwork for VIZ Media graphic novels, DVD packaging, and product development.


  • Organizes and catalogs artwork archive
  • Conducts proof tracking
  • Scans artwork, creating clipping paths
  • Performs data copying and filing
  • Provides general design support and a
  • ssignments based on skill level
  • Conducts simple page layout and production duties
  • Assists in helping prep files for printers.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Basic design skills, including use of a scanner and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. In particular, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat.
  • Computer literate with Mac systems. Must have basic computer office skills including spreadsheet, database, word processing, CD burning, web browsing, etc.
  • Experience/Interest in graphic design, media publishing, comics industry and Japan pop culture
  • Proficient command of English grammar and spelling (proofing/copy editing skills preferable)
  • Knowledge of Japanese, Spanish or French language a plus, but not required
  • General knowledge of manga/anime helpful, but extensive knowledge is not needed
  • Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
  • Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
  • Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Ability to work legally in the United States
  • Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area


  • be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate school program. We will NOT consider candidates who are not currently enrolled in a degree program. Precedence is given to applicants the final two years of undergraduate degrees or those pursuing graduate programs.
  • be able to commute to our San Francisco office (94103).
  • be legally available to work in the United States.
  • be at least 18 years of age at the time of the start of the internship.
  • be available to work at least 3 days per week between the hours of 10-5 on weekdays (schedule TBD), to a max of 24 hours.


  • This position will be compensated at a minimum rate of $10.55/hour, with some range based on qualifications.
  • This internship will be a part-time position. All applicants MUST be able to work at least 3 days per week between the hours of 10-5 on weekdays (schedule TBD), to a max of 24 hours.
  • The Winter/Spring internship schedule will run approximately 12-14 weeks, from late January through early/mid May.
  • VIZ Media interns are not eligible for standard VIZ Media benefits.


Please send us your resume, cover letter, and link to portfolio. Please specify “Design Intern” when applying. By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to NO PHONE CALLS!!!

Due to the volume of applicants, we will not be taking phone calls for these internship positions.