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City of New York Creative Group Intern in New York, New York

Job Description

The NYC Department of Probation (DOP) is a world leader in working creatively and effectively engaging with people under court-mandated community supervision. Through innovative partnerships with people and organizations throughout the New York City, DOP provides opportunities for those on probation to access services and opportunities that positively impact their life trajectory. Following the best current data on “what works,” staff at DOP engage in meaningful relationships with those on probation to enhance community safety and decrease recidivism.

New York City Department of Probation is currently seeking a Summer Creative Intern to work on mix of Graphic Design/Digital/Social and Video Production and UX/UI projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Working knowledge of video editing software such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut would be ideal but not required. Experience in UX/UI including use of Figma would be great but not required. The intern selected for this position should be creative, outgoing, adaptable, and eager to discover new ways to engage with internal clients.

In this dynamic position, you’ll lend your expertise in design and video to a range of projects relating to communications. Whether you’re editing videos for our digital signage system, designing social media graphics, shooting footage of press events or other media we want someone who brings a keen eye and a flair for the creative to every task.

We’re always looking for new tools and applications to improve our work, so in addition to production work, you’ll be spending some of your time doing research and making real contributions to the future of the agency. There’s going to be plenty to keep you busy and learning. Those looking to gain valuable design and video experience are encouraged to apply.


  • Conceive, design, and create graphic layouts in collaboration with creative director

  • Create video rough cuts when needed

  • Assist with research and special projects as needed

  • Organize and maintain digital files

  • Provide video and still photography for events

  • Provide logistical support for events

  • Create and design community and program focused flyers and associated materials

  • Design mockups for our website, social media, and other digital campaigns

  • Assist with the creation of engaging social media content.

Career skills you’ll learn: Task management, Graphic Design Standards, Video Production best practices, how to remain calm and work well under pressure.


As of June of the Program year the prospective interne must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate (winter/spring term of the Program year).

NOTE: Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June - August each year.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.