Design Internship

This internship provides hands-on practice experience in real-world project settings, while learning from award-winning senior-level creatives.

The internship is unpaid (for academic credit) and runs in parallel with academic semesters.

  • Work closely with one of the Creative and Design Directors to develop design concepts and follow design projects through completion.
  • Participate in design critiques and the iterative process.
  • Offer support to the internal Substance151 team: assist in preparing for client presentations, awards submissions and other Substance151 promotional activities.
Who Should Applyarrow
  • You are a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student, or a graduate student, enrolled in a Graphic Design program at an accredited design school or university.
  • You are passionate about design, eager to learn from others, and able to take the initiative and learn from your own research and analysis.
  • You always go the extra mile, beyond the “must-haves” outlined in the given assignment, and you are able to demonstrate broad intellectual curiosity and creativity.
  • You are an excellent communicator, have impeccable attention to detail and commitment to quality of execution.
  • Working knowledge of basic software applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of print and digital media; web, email marketing and social media experience is a plus.
  • Previous professional design experience preferred, but not required.
  • Only applications accompanied by a design portfolio will be considered.
To Applyarrow

Please email a link to your online portfolio (PDF is acceptable, but online portfolio preferred) to Ida Cheinman. Please include the following information in the body of your email or in your cover letter:

  • School/Major
  • What semester you are applying for
  • What year you are (only juniors and seniors, please)
  • The number of hours per semester that your school requires to fulfill its academic credit requirements
  • What days you are available to work