Layout/Design Intern

  • Category:
    Layout/Design Intern
  • Deadline:
    Oct. 9, 2023, noon

About the position

The Layout/Design Staff is responsible for page design using software such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Staff members handle strict deadlines to ensure each article and photograph integrates with page spreads and contributes to overall yearbook and magazine consistency.

Overall, the Layout/Design team serve as project managers for projects related to print products and online projects. Responsibilities of being such project manager include communicating with the photo staff and writing staff to ensure materials are turned in on time to get the layout completed within the main deadline.

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.


  • Familiarize yourself with InDesign and BruinLife's layout templates/style guides.
  • Lay out 2-4 assignments per deadline for the Annual (7 deadlines in the school year).
  • 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.
  • Complete at least one one-on-one with your section editor per quarter.


Applicants NEED basic prior layout or design experience to apply for this position. There will be Student Media training sessions taught by professionals, staff workshops and office hours available for guidance. However, due to the nature of the position, layout and design interns with basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop will be preferred.


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.

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)

Design Portfolio (PDF of 3-5 designs that showcase your design abilities)

Short answer responses

Screenshot of your tentative fall quarter schedule

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