Student Internships | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

Student Internships

Graphic Design Intern

Department: Marketing
Possible Majors: Graphic Design 

Requirements: 
• Strong working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is required. 
• Excellent comprehension of typography and aspects of layout composition. 
• Some video capability (editing and/or shooting) preferred.
• Basic photography capability preferred.
• Must be organized, detail-oriented and possess strong typography and layout skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Enthusiastic to learn and expand design skills.

Description of Tasks: 
• Assist the museum’s in-house graphics team in designing and producing online and print materials (collateral, signage, website/social media graphics, etc.).
• Create and update documents consistent with museum’s brand.
• Assist in creating video and photography for social media content. 
• Assist in organizing/editing image files.

Projects: 
• Design materials for various departmental projects.
• Design materials for annual Gala event.
• Create social media design/video work as needed.
• Research and concepting for new interior graphics.
• Photography and video for social media.
• Organizing/archiving of current photography files.

Goals: The Graphic Design Intern will sharpen their existing digital design skills (particularly in aspects of typographical usage and layout composition) and learn new skills per needed projects and tasks. For their portfolio, the intern will create multiple design pieces that will be utilized by the museum to better communicate and promote the institution to our visitors and the general public. The intern will also gain a sense of how organization, scheduling, collaboration and production occur within the daily rigors of working in an in-house design department, along with other real-world professional design facets.

Final Project: The Graphic Design Intern will make a final presentation of the work they completed to the Marketing Dept. at the end of their internship.

Hours: Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3-month commitment

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Internships are unpaid.
Chicago Children's Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the Museum’s mission.



Social Media & Marketing Intern

Department: Marketing & Communications
Possible Majors: Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or a related field 

Requirements: 
• Must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled in sophomore, junior or senior year at an accredited college or university
• Must be able to receive college credit
• Understanding of social platforms (especially Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat)

Description of Tasks: 
The selected candidate will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Marketing department with a variety of social media and marketing initiatives as well as developing and maintaining social platforms and implementing effective social media campaigns in line with overall marketing strategy. Responsibilities include:
• Support the social media team in the management and maintenance of Chicago Children’s Museum social communities including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube
• Draft day-to-day social media posts
• Monitor discussions, posts, and comments across multiple social media channels
• Support influencer outreach efforts
• Track performance of campaigns
• Update social media channels with current photos and videos from in-museum programs, events, and exhibits
• Assist in the development and execution of original and engaging content ideas for the Chicago Children’s Museum video blog

Projects: Assist in publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content. Develop a weekly social media reporting tool that will measure key performance indicators for CCM’s newer social platforms – Snapchat and Instagram.

Hours: Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3 month commitment

Site: Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier

APPLY HERE

Internships are unpaid.
Chicago Children's Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the Museum’s mission.