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IDW is happy to now be accepting internship applications for Summer 2015!

IDW Publishing offers internships to students throughout the year in several of our departments.  We accept applications throughout the year but these are our key dates:

Term               Application Deadline    Months
FALL August 1st September – December
SPRING December 1st January – May
SUMMER April 15th Mid-June – Mid-August*
Dates are subject to change. Apply early!
Start and end dates for the Spring and Fall terms are flexible and we’re happy to accommodate your schedule.
* Due to the shorter term there is limited flexibility with the Summer Program dates, the term can start no later than mid-June and interns must be able to stay through to mid-August.


All applicants must understand and comply with the following:

  • All internships at IDW are unpaid.
  • The candidate must be currently enrolled at an accredited institution and be able to show that they will receive academic credit or recognition for the internship.  A letter from your advisor stating that you will get credit for the program is sufficient.
  • All internships take place at the new IDW offices at Liberty Station in San Diego, CA; and at the San Diego Convention Center in downtown San Diego (SUMMER only); telecommuters will not be considered.
  • No travel or housing expenses will be covered by IDW.
  • All applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian’s consent to participate in the program.
  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in the United States.  IDW is unable to sponsor international students.

If you have questions about the internship program feel free to contact us at  NO CALLS PLEASE.

Departments Currently Accepting Internships


As an Editorial intern you’ll be right in middle of the editorial bullpen, learning first hand what it takes to get a comic book from idea to print while working on some of the biggest entertainment brands in the world!

Editorial interns are expected to be available a minimum of 8 hours per week for FALL and SPRING programs; SUMMER interns are expected to be available in the offices for a minimum of 16 hours a week and to have significant availability during San Diego Comic-Con.


As an intern with the Digital team you will have have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of projects: from online marketing and sales to digital publishing.  There is really no limit to what this diverse team does! You’ll also work closely with the Marketing and Editorial departments to help bring their projects to new mediums and audiences.

Digital interns are expected to be available a minimum of 8 hours per week; SUMMER interns are expected to also have significant availability during San Diego Comic-Con.


As an intern with the Entertainment team you will have have the opportunity to learn more about the TV and film development process and how a comic book makes it to screen!  You will also work closely with IDW Digital department and learn how to coordinate projects the require the support of different internal teams.

Entertainment interns are expected to be available a minimum of 8 hours per week; SUMMER interns are expected to also have significant availability during San Diego Comic-Con.

Finance & Accounting

An internship with our Finance department will expose you to basic accounting practices in the publishing and entertainment industries.  Here you’ll learn about processing payments, reconciling accounts, developing and tracking P&L’s, print runs, sales analysis, and more!


If you wish to apply for an internship, please send a an email with the following information to

  • First and Last name
  • Age
  • School
  • Resume
  • Reason you want to intern at IDW
  • Department you are applying to

Job Opportunities

IDW Publishing an award-winning comic book publisher based at Liberty Station in San Diego.  We work with some of the biggest entertainment brands in the world in one of the most beautiful cities around and right now we have openings!

Junior Digital Designer 2015/6

This position is one of the most diverse at IDW.  Working with Digital Services you provide support to all the other teams at the company: graphic design for web, marketing, and business; product photography for e-commerce and games; multi-media presentations for the San Diego Comic Art Gallery; design for digital publishing, and more!  If you like a diversity of projects and working in a fast paced environment all while working on some of the biggest brands in the world this is the job for you!


  • Graphic design for apps, web, marketing, and more
  • Multi-media design for presentations
  • Photography and videography
  • Newsletter content management
  • Other duties as needed

Required Skills

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Experience with short videos, shooting and editing
  • Experience with product photography
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work under tight deadlines

Desired Skills

  • Experience with HTML
  • Experience with editorial work
  • Experience with Quark
  • Experience with Apple computers

Further Details

  • Full-time (outsourcing and telecommuters will not be considered)
  • Reports to the Vice President of Digital Services
  • Opportunities to travel for trade shows

If applying please include your CV/resume along with a link to a portfolio website.

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with “Digital Designer 2015/5” as the subject.  Not using the correct subject will either delay your application or prevent it from being reviewed.

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