Design Intern

Orientation & Transition Experiences (OTE) is seeking a Design Intern who will design a variety of projects related to new student orientation, Welcome Week, and student transition programs. The ideal candidate should possess exceptional graphic design skills and an interest in communication strategy.


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  • Design and update various print and digital materials (posters, t-shirts, annual reports, mailers, calendars, and various other marketing materials);
  • Conceptualize and create concepts for first-year, transfer, and transition program branding; approved concepts are developed and applied to all communications items;
  • Creating and updating digital graphics for the OTE website, social media, electronic displays, mass emails, and mobile app guides;
  • Assist in facilitating the production process of various projects: apply content from staff to design, working with editors, submitting for approval, etc.

This position reports to Chad Sewich, Assistant Director, Communications and Marketing


Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota and be in good academic standing;
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite design programs (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.);
  • Experience designing for print, web, and social media, with a knowledge of CMYK vs. RGB;
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills, particularly in regards to technology, software, and design;
  • Ability to work with professional staff to understand project needs, ask clarifying questions, and communicate regularly with team members;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, be a creative problem solver, be detailed and organized, and have a conceptual aptitude;
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University of Minnesota branding standards;
  • Knowledge of University of Minnesota style standards;
  • Experience with video editing and motion graphics.


The Digital Media Intern will maintain a schedule of 10-20 hours per week through academic year and 20-35 hours in the summer.

The Digital Media Intern will primarily work in the Orientation & Transition Experiences office located in Coffman Memorial Union.


The Communication & Design Intern is paid $15.50 per hour.



This application is currently closed.

In the application, you will be asked to answer two short essays and upload supplemental information. The prompts for these sections of the application are:

  • Describe your interest in the Design Intern position and any experiences (coursework, internships, jobs, etc.) you have that will contribute to your success (300-word limit). 
  • Describe 2-3 of your strengths and how would you leverage them in this role (300-word limit).
  • Upload your Current Resume
  • Upload a design portfolio showcasing at least 5 different projects/items.  Your portfolio should be saved in one document.  A link to a Google folder, Dropbox folder, or website with these items is acceptable.

Within the application, you can save your progress and return to it any time.