Iceland Design Centre internships


Would you like to intern at Iceland Design Centre or DesignMarch?

Iceland Design Centre is the promotion organization for Icelandic design.

Owned by and standing up for the entire spectrum of Icelandic design (architecture, graphic design, fashion, product design, textiles, interiors, furniture, jewelry, landscape architecture), the agency stands in the heart of the Icelandic design scene.

DesignMarch is Iceland’s most important annual design event and the largest production of the Iceland Design Centre.


What we offer

Our internships provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in event production and a crash course to Icelandic design scene.

As part of a small, dynamic and – if you don’t mind us saying – quite awesome team, you will get a chance to contribute to and gain experience in a wide spectrum of tasks, which may be tailored according to your skills and interests, and could include eg.

                   - event organizing

                   - blogging

                   - working with social media

                   - graphic design tasks

                   - web master’s tasks

                   - work on images

We will provide you with an office space, good coffee and funny jokes, but unfortunately our internships are unpaid.


What we are looking for

We are looking for independent students that are passionate about (Icelandic) design. We appreciate great communication skills, both in terms of languages and editing skills as well as visual communication (photography, graphic design and computer skills in relation to them)

We accept students and recent graduates from multiple disciplines, and hope that you have already finished a BA.

Our internships can be either full-time or part-time (Iceland Design Centre working hours are 9-17, though hours may vary). Internships ideally start in mid-August or mid-January. We cannot provide internship positions during the summer months.


How and when to apply

For DesignMarch, the ideal internship period is January 1 – March 31, with application deadline on October 15, 2015.

For Iceland Design Centre, the ideal internship period is September 1 – December 15, with application deadline on June 1, 2016.

To apply, kindly send a cover letter (maximum length one A4) with an answer to the following question:
Why would you like to intern at Iceland Design Centre/DesignMarch?

Also include your CV and a certificate of enrollment to a university or a graduation certification. You may also include a portfolio (eg. recently published writing, graphic design, photography) and letters of recommendation.

We will reply all applications to confirm that we have received them asap, and inform the applicants of our decision by November 15 (DesignMarch) or June 15 (Iceland Design Centre).