Student Internships | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

Student Internships

Graphic Design Intern

Department: Marketing
Supervisor: Jon Resh, Creative Director
Possible Majors: Graphic Design 


  • 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 and take direction.
  • 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 (e.g., 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.


  • Design materials for various departmental projects.
  • Design materials for annual Gala event.
  • Create design work for social media and video as needed.
  • Research and concepting for new interior graphics.
  • Basic 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. 

Site: Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier


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.