Welcome to FindSpark (formerly NY Creative Interns), a community dedicated to setting up every young creative for career success. We’re here to inspire you and give you the tools and resources you need to follow your creative passions, meet great people, and push you to be the best you can be.
We believe that when you work hard and have a network of incredible people who support you, you can find and follow your passion. We have that network: our community is filled with young, talented, and ambitious creatives and established creatives working at top companies in New York City.
Join our community today: findspark.com/membership. (It’s free!).
We started FindSpark because we ourselves faced the experience of being recent grads without jobs — lonely and new to New York City (arguably the best city on earth). We found that putting ourselves out there and meeting people at events, although difficult and nerve-wracking, was extremely powerful and helpful in shaping our careers.
Now, as self proclaimed event geeks, we work hard to produce experiences specifically for you. We make it easy to make new connections, start interesting conversations, and provide you with the resources to maintain your soon to be growing network.
Want to learn more about our story? Read on here.
Launched in December of 2010, we quickly became the largest Meetup for interns and recent grads in the country.
We host incredible events – in-person and online — that give our community the chance to meet successful creatives, get career advice, and make new friends.
“I love FindSpark events because they teach professional principles while being light-hearted and casual. Everything is easier when you feel like you’re in a comfortable and welcoming environment.”
“I know that I should have done this sooner but I just wanted to send a very big THANK YOU to the people who planned and hosted the networking event last Thursday. As a recent graduate, it was the first time I ever attended an actual networking event and to be honest, I had no idea what to expect and I was quite nervous. As soon as I entered the building, one of your friendly volunteers made me feel calm even before I entered the elevator. The speakers were terrific and their messages were definitely helpful for future career development.”
“Every week, FindSpark Weekly Newsletter fills me with excitement for the New York job market.”
“This was the first FindSpark event I attended, and it certainly won’t be the last! I left the mixer feeling motivated and inspired by both my peers and the many opportunities that I learned ARE, in fact, out there.”
Our speakers care about our community members, and they want to help you reach your next career goal by offering insight, mentorship, and guidance. Our lineups have included creatives and recruiters from NBCUniversal, Tribeca Film Festival, Marie Claire, Etsy, Google, Condé Nast, Travel Channel, along with independent illustrators, filmmakers, award-winning artists, and more.
We partner with incredible organizations like School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, New School, Internet Week, New York University, LIM College and 92nd Street Y to bring you top notch social and educational programming throughout the year.
We work with the coolest companies to place top young talent in a variety of creative roles.
In July of 2012 we launched a highly-curated job board, listing only the best creative intern and entry-level opportunities in New York City. No need to worry about browsing through jobs, finding something great, and realizing it needs five years experience. All our listings are handpicked just for you and your friends.
We’re here to help you on your way to a happy and successful career.
Get Involved! Become a member of our community (for free!), attend an event, or apply to awesome opportunities on our job board.
Learn about our Team and Leadership here.