The Black Studies Program is pleased to invite applications for a work-experience program where a student interested in graphic design will research and mobilize experiential knowledge of what Blackness means within, across and outside of Canada. In this program, the student will have the opportunity to work alongside professional graphic designers to build their portfolio through experiential learning and on-the-job training.  

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in investigating and mobilizing visual representations of blackness, we encourage you to apply. The outcome of this project is for the selected student to connect with industry professionals and other institutions to explore how the Black Studies Program at Queen’s can be imagined as a program that is committed to liberation, decolonization, and building creative worlds. At the end of the project, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to co-design a branding element (or other graphic design elements) for the Black Studies website and other promotional events.  

Partnership Details 

Duration: Student mentorship with graphic designers to take place between April 10th - May 10th, 2022

Compensation: $30/hour

To apply for this opportunity, please email Taylor Cenac with a paragraph explaining your interest no later than end of day on April 1st, 2022. Selected applicants may be asked to provide a portfolio or sample graphic design element.