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Graphic Design Assistant Internship

About the Position: 

The Graphic Design Assistant Internship is an opportunity to learn and improve your skills by working with the IUSSW web development and marketing team. The internship will focus on creating visual elements for the School’s website redo project, curriculum, and print material. A talented mentor will support you as you develop your skills in an exciting dynamic environment. Our internship is designed for individuals who are currently enrolled at an accredited college/university and who will be continuing their studies in the fall/spring. The internship provides support for graphic design projects which advance initiatives and uphold the image, reputation, and reach of the university via digital and print content across multiple platforms. Work may include additional duties in support of other functions or administrative needs.


  • Designs the layout and format for digital graphic design content, including selection of colors, images, fonts, logos, and placement, for various website and digital needs.
  • Creates images, graphic elements, illustrations, and other visual content using a variety of graphic software, including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Creates themed templates and images for general school use that align with IU brand guidelines.
  • In consultation with marketing, project managers, web developers, and/or other key stakeholders, defines printing specifications, refines graphic design project elements, and works to build designs elements for print material.

Knowledge, Skills, Attributes:

A candidate for this position should be/have:

  • Well organized with solid attention to detail; proactively ensures work is accurate and error-free
  • Self-motivated and aptitude to learn quickly
  • Positive attitude and work ethic
  • A passion for creating graphics and digital media that enhance the school’s image.
  • Ability to research and apply new technologies appropriately
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; solid sense of professionalism


  • Students currently pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees in graphic design, Informatics, Media, computer graphic tech, or related areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Fundamental digital graphic skills and basic understanding of any of the following would be helpful: SVG, Adobe creative suite or relevant software
  • Familiarity with any of the following would be a plus: HTML, website design.
  • Able to work independently at times and dedicate 16 - 20 hours/week.

Learning Outcomes:

In accordance with the IUPUI Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success, experience in this position will help students become acquainted with the following profiles:

  • Communicator - the ability to listen, write, and speak effectively. The intern will interact with staff and faculty on an ongoing basis.
  • Innovator - the ability to design, plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within a specific timeframe.
  • Problem Solver - the ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments. The ability to find /create solutions to problems using creativity, reasoning, past experiences, and available information and resources.
  • Community Contributor - the ability to demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness to other people and cultures. The ability to relate to co-workers and make positive contributions to the School.