Summer Graphic Design Internship

Looking for Chicago graphic design internships? Walker Sands Communications is looking for an energetic detail-oriented person to serve as a graphic design intern for a 12-week summer internship at our Chicago office.

We are no longer accepting applications.

We are seeking a  summer graphic design intern for our downtown Chicago office located in the Loop. We are looking for someone with some design experience who is looking for an exciting new challenge!

A typical day involves designing websites, landing pages, calls-to-action, logos, brochures, direct mail pieces, PowerPoint presentations, infographics or letterheads. Our ideal candidate would be an independent thinker and a team player, who can contribute ideas and can move a project design from concept to completion quickly.

You will be working closely with other designers, content writers, developers, SEO experts, and other members of the marketing team to bring cutting-edge marketing programs to life.  We are seeking someone who has experience conceptualizing websites for both desktop and mobile platforms, with knowledge of CSS & HTML. You should also aware of current design trends, and always looking to bring an idea to the next level. You will gain experience working with an experienced designer and will hone your skills and understanding of the B2B digital marketing space.  


  • Proficiency of Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Excellent graphic and web design skills, with a keen ability to translate a design proposal into an effective design
  • Some level of web development skills. We're not looking for a programmer, but we want a designer with knowledge of HTML and CSS. JavaScript and JQuery is a plus.
  • Mac OSX proficiency
  • Working toward a design or design-related degree at an accredited university or college

Internship Details

  • This is a paid, 12-week internship beginning in June of 2016
  • All graphic design internship candidate finalists must complete a skills test.
  • Please be sure to include your GPA on your resume.

Application Timeline

Please see below for our expected application and interview timeline.  Please note, this may be subject to change.

  • Application Time-frame: November 15 - March 6
  • Skills Test: Ongoing 
  • Interview Period One: January 16 - 20 (both in person and virtual)
  • Interview Period Two: February 27 - March 10 (both in person and virtual)

How to Apply

At this time we have completed our hiring for our 2017 summer internship.  Be sure to check back in June for our fall internship openings!

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