Graphic Design Internship (Unpaid)

The purpose of the Graphic Design intern is to assist the Creative Director in day-to-day tasks. In carrying out these tasks, the intern will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the broader operations of the Museum Communications department.

Length: Approximately 12 weeks

Terms: Fall (September-November), Spring (February-April), and Summer (May-July)

Education: College junior or higher with a GPA of at least 3.0

Area of Study: Graphic Design, Communications, or related field with Graphic Design concentration

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week preferred, dependent on school requirements


  • Work within existing identity standards to create layouts, printed and digital final pieces
  • Package and preflight materials for production
  • Communicate with printers to coordinate production specifications and timelines
  • Archive digital files
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong sense of composition
  • Excellent understanding of typography and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS a plus
  • Experience with Google app suite a plus

Other Information:

  • Please explain in your personal statement why you are interested in Museum marketing and communications and what you can bring to our team.
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