Graphic Design Student Intern - 22712BR

Graphic Design Student Intern

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Job Description

This position provides design and outreach support for the KU Libraries Office of Communications & Advancement. The design intern assists with the design and production of print materials (such as invitations, brochures, posters, etc.) and designs various digital/multimedia components which support outreach efforts (digital ads, social media posts, animations, etc.). Other responsibilities include assisting with libraries events, outreach activities and marketing. This position is open until filled, but the review of applications will begin August 1.


Under the supervision of the Art Director, this intern may perform the following tasks:

Create and produce assorted print materials:
• Design materials to support libraries outreach (including invitations, postcards, flyers, brochures, signage, posters, ads, bookmarks, programs, name tags, promotional items and other pieces)
• Print and trim materials on site
• Distribute materials
• Incorporate design direction and edits from Art Director and Communications team

Develop digital components:
• Design/produce digital ads, social media posts, videos, and animations

Assist with marketing efforts:
• Help to develop targeted marketing messages for specific audiences and campaigns
• Maintain a consistent design aesthetic for all publications and materials that fits within the University of Kansas brand

Support outreach activities and events:
• Assist with donor mailings
• Assist with set up and implementation of special events
• Support advancement efforts by welcoming donors and other guests to events

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a KU student enrolled in at least six credit hours.
  • Demonstrated experience using Adobe InDesign or similar software for print publication layout
  • Strong communication skills and strong attention to detail and must proofread copy and edit as necessary, as demonstrated in the application material
  • Experience performing basic office tasks (answering phones, making photocopies, etc.)

Position requirement: Must lift up to 20 lbs. with or without assistance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coursework in graphic design, communications, marketing/PR and/or journalism
  • Demonstrated experience using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Demonstrated craftsmanship with paper materials (consistent precision in cutting, trimming, scoring, etc.)
  • Experience creating animations/motion graphics in Adobe After Effects
  • Experience in photography or a willingness to learn a plus, but not required

Additional Candidate Instructions

Attach a resume, cover letter and three references.

Contact Information to Applicants

Nikki Pirch

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

20 hours per week. Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Possible evening hours to assist with events.

Anticipated Start Date


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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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