SYLVAIN (formerly Sylvain Labs) is a strategy and design consultancy that provokes progress for companies, people, and society at large. We believe when commerce and culture unite, real progress is possible. Founded in 2010, we are wholly independent, a Certified B Corporation with offices in New York City (New York), Richmond (Virginia), and Amsterdam (Netherlands). 

We work across a wide range of industries—from technology to financial services to consumer packaged goods to travel and hospitality to transportation and fashion.

This internship will provide a meaningful sense of life at a strategy and design consultancy – that means contributing to real work for real clients, supporting and participating in a dedicated and diverse team, and showing up hungry to learn and ready to work hard each day. 

Interns will work with teams to tackle real project challenges, supporting the conception, creation, and production of iconic design work for clients big and small, established and new-to-the-world. Day to day tasks could include cultural, image, and typographic research, crafting and setting type, curating and editing photography, creating mockups, developing and refining layouts, building and tightening presentation decks, as well as actively participating in team critiques and feedback sessions, brainstorms, and meetings.

This internship is an opportunity to learn about the design process as a whole from research to exploration to execution and to develop real world experience.

We’re looking for candidates with a fierce dedication to craft, demonstrated by a strong, tight portfolio of work. Other qualities we’re interested in: ambitious, resourceful, curious, proactive, and highly collaborative.


  • When:  Sept 5 - November 15 (10 Weeks)
  • Where: In office, 2-3 days per week (Tuesday - Thursdays, NYC)
  • Compensation: While designed primarily as a hands-on learning experience, this is a paid internship at $20/hr.
  • Education Level: Undergraduate juniors and seniors; Graduate students

To Apply: 

Send in your portfolio (pdf or link) and website, and indicate that you are seeking a design internship by Monday, August 15th.


SYLVAIN is committed to building and sustaining a culture that celebrates our diversity and is rooted in community. We recognize that the collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and Company’s achievement. 

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, race, ethnicity, disability, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, natural origin, religion, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. Lending such an array of qualities to our work ensures a human-centered approach to our way of doing things and treatment of each other. 

SYLVAIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a registered Minority Owned Business in NY State, and a certified B-Corporation.

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