UMC Graphic Design Intern (Summer)-Student AffairsVacancy No: 268

Job Details Status: Pending

Position Type : Part-Time
Start Date: 04/09/2018 - End Date: 08/03/2018
Salary Range: $8.50 - $8.50 (15 - 20 hrs/week)
Position Openings: 2

Position Specific Details

Internship Projects for consideration:

Implement current branding for the Campus Stores and Missouri Student Unions

Update branding guideline documents for the Campus Stores and Missouri Student Unions

Residential Life training materials

SUPB’s Fall Welcome Event


The Student Affairs Marketing and Communications department serves all areas of the division. At Mizzou, Student Affairs touches on every aspect of the student experience. Our staff members deal with where students live, and we also focus on how students live. We help students at work and students at play. We nurture them through the food they eat and the advice, health care, services, facilities and other resources we offer. We welcome them — and their families — into life at the university, before they set foot on campus and continuing into the years beyond graduation.


The graphic design intern will work in a branch of the Student Affairs Marketing & Communication department with 2 full-time designers, several student designers, and marketing students. The main focus will be event and Summer Welcome marketing design, with a heavy emphasis in brand cohesion.

Additional Responsibilities

Interns in the program are required to create and deliver a final presentation.

Interns in the program are expected to participate in professional development opportunities.

Supervision Received

Functional supervision is received from the department manager.

Supervision Exercised

No supervision exercised.

Physical Requirements

Ability to communicate and comprehend verbal and written information/instruction.

The ability and patience to listen and understand the speech of a diverse customer base considering cultural, demographic, geographic and other important factors influencing communication.

Familiar knowledge of tablets and computers.


Must be an enrolled University of Missouri student throughout the duration of the internship.

Candidates will be required to complete the online application, submit a cover letter, résumé and portfolio with design examples.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills:

Proficient skill using Adobe Creative Suite

Basic understanding of and interest in learning more about the strategy behind retail marketing design

Discerning eye for creative problem solving within design

Collaborative, team player

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Excellent verbal and written communication

Understanding of trending topics and overall graphic design landscape


At the completion of the internship, the student will be able to:

Apply knowledge and skills to real-world experiences

Gain an understanding of the complexities of retail marketing design

Create unified, well branded representation for our clients

Add a variety of materials to their portfolio

Anticipated the intern will gain/enhance the following core competencies as a result of the internship experience:

Safety, health and environmental management

Individual responsibility

Career development

Ethical and legal responsibility

Intracultural knowledge, Inclusion and Equity

Organization responsibility


Leadership and teamwork

Problem solving and critical thinking