Graphic Design Apprentice

The application window for the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity Apprenticeship is now closed.

A Graphic Design Apprenticeship with our team is an opportunity to grow your technical expertise while working on projects that help improve the lives of millions of New Yorkers. We are currently seeking students with a strong visual portfolio, and interest in storytelling and strategic communications. Projects will focus on the delivery, on-going success, and continuous improvement of government services.

What previous apprentices have had to say:

"A Design Apprenticeship at NYC Opportunity offers a unique hands-on experience in social impact design. And by hands-on, I really mean it. You’ll be out on the field talking to New Yorkers, working directly with civic service leaders, and helping to solve real challenges with a diverse team—all through the lens of design."

2017 Apprentice

"If you’ve ever wondered how you could apply your design expertise for social good, this is the place to learn and grow. I quickly gained valuable skills and truly felt like part of the team every step of the way. Ultimately the experience shaped how I view design and my own personal commitment to advancing social equality."

2017 Apprentice

Apprenticeships are temporary, paid positions that entail a minimum of three day/week commitment starting March 4, 2019, through May 31, 2019, with the potential to extend through summer.


Based on your skills and interests, responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the creation of design assets for our Civic Service Design Tools + Tactics.
  • Support the documentation of projects and products.
  • Contribute to brand style guides.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentation decks and templates for the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, Service Design Studio and individual products.

  Education and Experience

Apprenticeships are open to undergraduate, graduate, or other training program students and recent graduates with a background or interest in graphic design.

Note that all applicants must be authorized to work the United States. We are unable to provide sponsorship to apprentices.

  Skills We're Seeking

Commitment to the mission of advancing greater equality and opportunity through human-centered design practices in government.

Demonstrates graphic and user experience design skills with a strong portfolio.

Demonstrates incorporation of user research insights into design assets.

Ability to develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts within an existing brand.

Technical and design fluency and organization to support product vision and development.

Strong skills in Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office to create new assets and build upon existing assets.

  How to Apply

The application window for the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity Apprenticeship is now closed.