Design Internship

Duration:  Fall 2019
Compensation: School Credit, Membership
Location: Centrl Office, Portland
Time: 20+ hours/week
Position Duties & Description:

Design Museum Portland is seeking a Graphic Design Intern to join our team and assist us in designing and producing graphic assets for print and web to be used in public exhibitions, marketing, and outreach programs. Design Museum Portland is a nomadic museum, meaning we don’t have a single physical location — we put exhibitions in places where people already go, places like city hall, the mall, the airport, public parks, and online. Our exhibitions and marketing materials need to be clear, educational, and fun for our audience. The Graphic Design Intern will tackle challenges at multiple levels that are specific to Design Museum Portland’s unique approach to delivering educational content.

The intern will:
  • Develop concepts and graphic assets, web based graphics, and newsletter designs
  • Assist in developing concepts and unifying the brand direction of the organization as it readies to launch new programs
  • Assist in the creation of graphic assets for existing Design Museum programs as needed
  • Have their own computer
We’re looking for someone who:
  • Is a self-starter, able to pick up parts of a project and contribute
  • Is a collaborator, able to fit into a team and boost its effectiveness
  • Is adaptable, able to pivot and move forward with new constraints
  • Is a planner, able to anticipate needs and put detailed plans in place for the future
  • Can identify our graphic language and implement it quickly
  • Is capable of operating as a photographer at our events and exhibitions
Knowledge of the following tools/processes required:

Expertise with Adobe CreativeSuite (in particular Photoshop and Illustrator)
Pages, Keynote, Word, and Excel

Availability Requirements:

Must be available at least 20 hours per week during Tuesday – Friday, on-site at Design Museum Foundation’s office in Portland.

Application Instructions:

To apply please send a resume and portfolio to Jennifer at