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During our 6-month program, you’ll collaborate with fellow Upstatementers and work with our amazing roster of clients to make work that matters.


We will be hiring in the coming months, but we do not have a start date scheduled. We are currently accepting applications and are interested in talking to designers.

As a Design Apprentice you could…

  • Work across the entire range of our design practice, from concept to code completion
  • Provide research and production support for projects and teams
  • Communicate with clients and capture key insights for teams
  • Deliver fresh design ideas and seamlessly extend pre-existing designs
  • Produce and test front-end code
  • Contribute to multiple active projects

The ideal candidate…

  • Is excited about working in the digital space
  • Has strong skills in generating designs and concepts, as well as some knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Possesses a keen eye for detail and a strong typographic sensibilities
  • Considers how an experience works in a variety of contexts, screens, and capabilities
  • Can explain and talk about their work to other designers and clients

How long does the apprenticeship last?

Our apprenticeships are usually a 6-month full-time commitment. We’ve found 6 months to be the sweet spot for both you and us to get the most out of your apprenticeship. It’s enough time for you to get comfortable, learn, practice, and contribute.

Is there a job at the end of the apprenticeship?

Hiring decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Your performance, our hiring needs, and your desire to continue working for Upstatement would all be taken into account. In short, it’s possible but not a guarantee.

Do I have to be in college?

Nope! We welcome current students (typically junior year or later), people who are a few years out of school, people who are making a career change, and those who are self-taught.

Compensation and benefits

  • Competitive hourly wage
  • Your own professional development budget
  • Mentorship for the skills you want to learn
  • Employee assistance program for wellness and mental health
  • Dedicated time for internal projects, experiments, knowledge shares, and other cultural activities like our Friday Talks
  • MBTA commuter benefits
  • Health benefits not included

Interested in applying?

Our next opening will either be late spring or early summer. If you are interested in applying, send a resume, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio (and anything else that helps us understand what makes you awesome) to

We will be hiring in the coming months, but we do not have a start date currently scheduled.

FWIW: Worries of “what if I’m not the perfect fit” can sometimes hold us back from applying to jobs. We want to let you in on a secret: there is no perfect candidate. Sure, we’re interested in resumes, but also the narrative beyond that resume—unique backgrounds, experiences, points of views, etc. As such—there is no set of boxes to tick in order to be a good candidate. If this is a job that excites you, we hope you’ll apply.

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