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Internship Opportunity

The Graphic Design Internship will help refine and foster graphic design, marketing, and communication skills while working with a non-profit arts organization. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to projects that benefit the greater Akron community. Those pursuing a BA or BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Arts Management, Marketing, or other related fields are encouraged to apply. The intern will primarily work with the Executive Director to design and order promotional materials for Akron Soul Train’s 2024 Artist in Residency application cycle. The intern will also assist the Programming and Exhibition Coordinator in generating fun and engaging social media posts. This internship is 8 - 10 hours a week up to 120 hours. The intern is required to work in person once a week. However, this is a flexible position, and any additional hours may be done virtually. Schedules may also be adjusted weekly to accommodate special projects and student course requirement needs. 



  • Developing and posting social media content with the goal of increasing engagement  

  • Designing and ordering promotional materials for programs

  • Researching and analyzing communications, marketing, and social media trends in the arts and culture community

  • Creating content plans and production schedules

  • Marketing the gallery store and the Akron Soul Train brand

  • Assisting with special projects as needed



  • Currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in graphic design, marketing, visual communication, or related field. We will also consider applications from recently graduated students.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while setting and adhering to strict deadlines

  • Motivated with a strong work ethic and ability to be flexible

  • A desire to brainstorm new ideas and participate in a creative environment

  • Proficiency with Google Suite, social media platforms, and other design software as needed 

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2023

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