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Creative Design Intern ( University Health Services & Counseling and Mental Health Center)

The Division of Student Affairs Internship Program

The Division of Student Affairs Internship Program allows students to spend a summer handling a special project for the university designed to prepare them for life after graduation. Interns will work 19 hours per week for 10-weeks. These part-time internship positions offer a competitive compensation package that includes an hourly wage and housing assistance. Undergraduate students are eligible to apply. The internship runs from June 1, 2020 to August 7, 2020. The application is due February 16, 2020.

Although internships range in subject matter and skill set, each position is designed to prepare all students for life after graduation. For this reason, each intern will submit various assessments relating to their development in the areas listed in the “What You’ll Learn” section below. These skills, otherwise referred to as the NACE career competencies, have been identified by higher education and corporate recruiting leaders as critical to a student’s career preparation.

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*Undergraduate students must be enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester to be eligible. 

The Office

University Health Services & Counseling and Mental Health Center provides medical care to undergraduate, graduate and professional students as well as public health leadership at The University of Texas at Austin. Its mission is to enhance learning and student success with accessible and compassionate services and initiatives and aspires to become distinguished as the best college health service in the nation. The campus community trusts and depends on University Health Services for high-quality medical care and innovative public health leadership that contributes to a healthy campus. 

The Project

Projects include the Healthyhorns promo calendar, new student orientation deliverables, parent mailers, special event (e.g. Suicide Prevention Week) deliverables, clinic and general information deliverables; use of industry standard software to produce layouts, illustrations, and images (photography); entirely project-based from concept to final product for real-world use. Maintaining a student perspective during the creation of the Healthyhorns promotional calendar is essential for this prominent piece to be accepted by our primary audience (entering freshmen).

The Supervisor

Andrew Mendoza, Art Director of UHS & CHMC

Things You’ll Do

  • Assist the art director with print, web, and social media projects at varying design and production stages; assist clients with projects from concept to final product; layout and edit copy into models/templates
  • Create and edit illustrations; take and edit photos; deliver meticulous work on time and error-free
  • Use and maintain online project management tool for all projects
  • Participate in all required Division of Student Affairs Internship Program cohort activities and assessments
What You’ll Learn

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

Who You Are (Qualifications)
  • Required: creative (appeal for the word and what it represents);
  • Preferred: Fine arts or communications majors, graphic design experience, photography experience