Illustrations Intern

  • Category:
    Illustrations Intern
  • Deadline:
    Oct. 9, 2023, noon

About the position

As a new section, BruinLife’s Illustrators will draw/illustrate for various topics throughout the year to add to the visual appeal of the BruinLife Annual and BruinLife Online.

The BruinLife Annual’s main objective is to give the UCLA student body an accurate reflection of the school year through photos and stories by Bruins and about Bruins. BruinLife Online aims to provide lifestyle and entertainment content to the UCLA community, distinct from Daily Bruin’s campus news. This includes guides to LA, tips for apartment hunting, reviews of local shows, trend alerts, etc. in blog-style articles.


Please note that there is mandatory Student Media training for new interns, as well as any trainings held by your section editor. Student Media training usually occurs on the weekends after Weeks 3, 4 and 5. Further details will be provided upon acceptance.


  • As an illustrator, you are responsible for quarterly project assignments, attending illustration staff meetings and completing a minimum of 1-2 assignments per deadline (every 3 weeks).
  • Pitch ideas and cover a range of events and topics for BruinLife Online.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Complete a minimum of two office hours: All BruinLife staff members must fulfill this requirement. Office hours may be completed at any time during the week at your discretion. The purpose of these office hours is to work on BruinLife assignments in-office, but we also encourage staffers to utilize the office to study, rest and socialize with other BruinLife members.
  • Attend all-staff meetings and section meetings.


  • Prior illustration experience
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Strong desire to learn and get involved
  • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter attitude
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator is a plus, but not a requirement

What we can offer you

  • A more extensive resume.
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and other Student Media publications.
  • A platform for your voice.
  • Connections with community organizations.
  • Valuable newsroom knowledge and better understanding of how to work in an editorial environment.
  • Opportunities for growth.
  • A safe space for discourse and differing values.
  • Food and socials.
  • Long-time friends!

Application Materials

Resume (PDF)

Portfolio (PDF of 3-5 illustrations)

Short answer responses

Screenshot of your tentative fall quarter schedule

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].