Christopher Davis DK Design Internship Scheme 2016

Paid design internships  |  Autumn/Winter 2016

DK – the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher – is seeking highly talented and motivated design interns to come and help us create new ways of engaging our global audience and to learn from the best in the industry.


The Design Internships


DK, the award-winning illustrated reference publisher, launched an internship scheme in 2013 in memory of Christopher Davis, one of the founders of DK, who died in 2012. Christopher was DK’s Global Publisher until his retirement in 2005 and was the driving force behind many of DK’s iconic and best-selling titles. His passion for publishing and unwavering commitment to quality inspired an incredible number of DK staff over the years. DK is offering up to nine design internships in 2016 to continue his spirit of nurturing creative talent.

You will be working in one of our creative design teams in the heart of London. You will be involved in a wide range of tasks from designing new concepts and presentations; creating stunning layouts; selecting the world’s best images; commissioning photography, illustrations and graphics; and working closely with our editors and authors. You could be working on lifestyle or reference books on a range of subjects, or perhaps on our children’s list, or children’s website, or possibly in our Licensing department on Star Wars™ or LEGO® titles. We work across all media from books to digital to video and animation, and at least one of the internships will involve a mixture of print and digital work.

The internships will take place from 12th September to 16th December 2016.


The Selection Process


If you are interested in applying, please email your CV, and a covering letter telling us why you'd like a DK design internship, along with a selection of your portfolio of work that is most appropriate to DK, supplied as PDFs please.

To submit your application, please email by 10th June. Make sure you get your application in by that date to avoid disappointment! 


Apply for an Internship today


Once we have reviewed all the applications, some candidates will be invited to attend an interview and have a further assessment at DK's offices at 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, and also meet with some of DK's Art Directors and Managers. The interviews will be carried out on Thursday 7th July 2016, so please be sure you would be available on that date should you be selected for this next stage. You should allow a whole day for this process.  

Can you please let us know if you need to have any special adjustments made for this day at DK’s offices, should you be invited to attend.


Good luck!

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