Top Resources for NYC Events, Classes, Listings, and Books for Creatives

NY Creative Interns strives to provide you with fantastic resources and events offline with our event series, but we don’t disregard the power of online networking and research either. Below are some of our top and favorite blog posts plus resources to finding jobs, internships, and opportunities in creative fields. All of this information is taken from our resources page which is constantly updated (definitely bookmark worthy).

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NY Creative Interns Weekly Opportunities Newsletter
Well, we’re biased. Sign up to receive hand picked listings featuring the coolest internships and entry-level jobs.

On a mission to build America’s premier on demand workforce, Solvate recruits top independent professionals and makes their labor available by the hour to businesses.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
The New York Foundation for the Arts’ mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives.

Craigslist Art/Media/Design Section
Be smart when searching, but don’t disregard this amazing resource.

The top global brands trust Behance to help them find and hire talent from the world’s leading network for creative professionals.

PSFK is the go-to source for new ideas for creative business.

Coroflot is the largest, most established, most diverse pool of professional creative portfolios in the world.

Catchafire matches professionals who want to give their skills with nonprofits and social enterprises that need their help. We match professionals and organizations based on a variety of characteristics including skills, cause interests, and time availability.

Daddy’s Fortune Internship Hub
Website resource for those in the fashion industry.

Urban Interns
Urban Interns is an online marketplace that connects high-growth companies with talented candidates looking for internships, part-time jobs, freelance work and contract positions. It’s a faster, easier way to build your team.

Professional Organizations

The Art Directors Club is one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, and is a gathering place for leaders in visual communication.

AIGA is the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

Places To Learn

3rd Ward is an incubator for innovation and possibility.

General Assembly is a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship. We provide educational programming, space, and support to facilitate collaborative practices and learning opportunities across a community inspired by the entrepreneurial experience.

Skillshare is a marketplace of classes to learn anything (e.g. cooking, fashion, programming) from teachers in your community. Follow NY Creative Interns, Co-Founder Emily Miethner,  and Community Manager Marny Smith on Skillshare to stay updated on our classes.

Great Websites for Events is the #1 Business Events Calendar in the world covering Technology, Media, Finance, Healthcare, Legal, Biotech, Cleantech & other events and listing a comprehensive collection of conferences, un-conferences, forums, workshops, seminars, meetups, tweetups, mixers, parties and more.

Work It Brooklyn is an event-based networking organization formed in 2010 to connect inspired creatives working independently within the creative fields.

Digital DUMBO was founded in January of 2009 to raise awareness and foster business for the local technology community.

Freelancers Union and its members are building a new support system to help the growing independent workforce thrive. A free membership gives you solidarity, benefits, community, and a political voice.

CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!

Blogs We Love

Eye of the Intern
Eye of the Intern is’s blog covering all aspects of career development, including intern stories, interviews with cutting-edge employers, advice on marketing yourself, employment trends, useful social media tools and tips for using

The 99 Percent
The 99% provides insights on productivity, organization, and leadership – all designed to help creative people take action and push their ideas forward.

Hack College
HackCollege is a student-powered lifehacking site. Work smarter, not harder.

All of these books were read by at least one member of the NYCi core team and guaranteed fantastic.

Do you have other favorite resources? Share with us in the comments.

About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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