Welcome to FindSpark (formerly NY Creative Interns), a community dedicated to setting up every young professional for career success. We’re here to inspire you and give you the tools and resources you need to discover and follow your passions, meet great people, and push you to be the best you can be.
Our online and offline programming will connect you to top NYC and Chicago companies, mentors, and other young pros, while teaching you the skills to find, land, and excel at your dream job or internship.
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 millennials and established pros working at top companies.
Ready to get involved? Just click that big orange “Become a Member” button up top.
We started FindSpark because we ourselves faced the experience of being recent grads without jobs — lonely and in a new city. 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. Although FindSpark is a national community with members all over the country, our live events are currently only in New York and Chicago, with plans to expand to new cities soon!
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 pros across industries, 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 just wanted to send a very big THANK YOU for the networking event. 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, the FindSpark Weekly Opportunities 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, pros, and recruiters from NBCUniversal, BuzzFeed, Marie Claire, Etsy, Google, Condé Nast, U.S. Peace Corps, and more, along with independent illustrators, filmmakers, award-winning artists, and more.
Our highly-curated job board lists only the best intern and entry-level opportunities in New York City and Chicago — for people with creative skill sets or who want to be in creative environments. All of 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. We’re career optimists. And we do this for you.
Become a Member by clicking that big orange button up top.
We can’t wait to be a part of your career journey.