Interning with Dumbo Feather

Are you keen to learn more about how things run at our multi-platform publishing house? Apply for a three-month learning experience with us. We welcome people with a background and/or interest in: graphic design, online editorial, print production and marketing.

What you’ll get

  • Experience working in a highly competitive industry
  • Opportunities for professional networking
  • The opportunity to hone existing skills and develop new ones through personalised learning outcomes
  • Free access to Dumbo Feather events
  • Free access to a class at The School of Life Melbourne

Key responsibilities

Graphic design

What you’ll experience:

  • Assisting the Art Director with magazine layouts and design
  • Working on various collaterals and assets for Dumbo Feather
  • Assisting the Art Director with our creative agency
  • Researching ideas and creating mood boards
  • Brainstorming with the team on various projects
  • Assisting with general office tasks

What we’re looking for:

  • A passion for big ideas and making the world a better place
  • A knowledge and love of Dumbo Feather
  • Strong InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Basic knowledge of the print/publishing industry
  • Ability to work effectively to brief
  • Great communication skills

Content & marketing

What you’ll experience:

  • Taking part in editorial brainstorming and creative planning
  • Assisting with structural editing, copy editing and proofreading
  • Researching stories and inspiration sources
  • Editing online content
  • Assisting with the management of social media channels
  • Developing mini-marketing plans
  • Analysis and reporting

What we’re looking for:

  • A passion for big ideas and making the world a better place
  • A knowledge and love of Dumbo Feather
  • Proven research and writing skills
  • Passion for storytelling both in print and in the digital space
  • Keen interest in digital marketing and social media
  • Knowledge of html and content management systems, etc (desirable)
  • Excellent editing, writing and research skills
  • Great communication skills


To make the most of our experience together, we’d love to have you on board two days a week for a period of two to three months.

How to apply

To apply, please email the following to hello@dumbofeather.com

1. A copy of your CV
2. The Dumbo Feather area you’d like to work in and availabilities
3. A short letter telling us who you are and what you hope to get out of your internship at Dumbo Feather (500 words max).

Graphic design only
• Design portfolio

Content & marketing only
• Writing sample

Work experience

We also welcome one- or two-week work experience placements for high school students throughout the year. If you’re interested, email us at hello@dumbofeather.com and put “Work experience” in the subject line.

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