Design Intern (Fall 2024)

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Published

06/28/2024

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As part of a dynamic content creation team our Design Intern will work with all members, including senior leadership, creative directors, designers, art directors, copywriters and producers. 

 

From creative brainstorming to day-to-day execution, Weber Shandwick’s Interns form the foundation of a talented team that generates groundbreaking, award-winning programs. During the program, you will work on campaigns for iconic brands and companies that you likely encounter every single day.   

 

What’s in it for you? Our Interns will earn practical experience as fully integrated members of account teams and will receive coaching from team members to help advance your career goals. 

 

How to apply:  

Candidates are required to submit the following supplements. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration.    

  1. Resume   
  2. Portfolio link or relevant work samples (share anything that conveys the way you think or approach assignments, even if it was never produced; we like chicken scratches) 

 

More about the position:  

What you’ll do on a daily basis:  

  • Create: Work within a creative team and collaborate actively with account managers and strategists to produce campaigns from conception to completion
  • Design: You know your way around Adobe Creative Suite and can bring ideas to life in a visually engaging way—from 360° brand platforms to video, social, experiential, print, tech, and more
  • Engage: Share big ideas in brainstorms and with teams
  • Plan: Assist in event coordination and logistics
  • Hustle:  You bring fresh thinking, elevated creativity and great ideas to every assignment. 
  • Monitor: Track brands in traditional and social media

 

What we’re looking for from you:  

  • Thinking: Do it out of the box. Actually, it’s best if you’re wholly unfamiliar with the concept of boxes
  • Digital: Know all the old school and the latest social media platforms, what brands are 
    doing on them and what they should do next
  • Communication: Speak, write and edit succinctly and compellingly
  • Management: Meet deadlines, put out fires and multi-task. Work fast, and work well
  • Detail-oriented: Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering clear and precise work is a must
  • Technical: Proficient knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Dynamic: Ability to work in a fast-paced agency environment
  • Spark: Understand what sets you apart

 

What you’ll get from us:

  • Buddy: All new hires are paired with a buddy dedicated to making your time with us amazing
  • Built-In Mentorship: Access to former interns through panels and learning sessions who can give insight into what their experience was like, and advice on making the most of your summer
  • In-person trainings and coaching: You’ll be invited to workshops and ongoing trainings in-person to introduce you to the latest and greatest in the industry
  • A possible career: Internships have the possibility of growing into a full-time position
  • A paycheck! Interns are paid hourly, at 40-hours per week

 

Requirements:

  • Recent college graduate or related experience
  • Availability: 40 hours a week from September to December

 

Washington DC Salary range: $20.00 – $20.00

Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience, and qualifications.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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If you’re an art director that loves to collaborate and work with others to make shareworthy social content, let’s talk!


Responsibilities

  • Craft content that helps build brands with social-first thinking and shareworthy executions
  • Stay current on social trends, and look for opportunities to incorporate them into your art direction
  • Ongoing development of new ideas, creative concepts, designs and art treatments
  • Present ideas and executions to internal stakeholders
  • Provide artistic direction for video-based ideas with the complete understanding of the types of video formats that work best across various social networks
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  • Wear multiple hats: we’re a collaborative and supportive team, so you’ll have the opportunity to play multiple roles throughout concepting and execution phases
  • Collaborate with diverse teams to turn ideas into social content gold!


Skills and Requirements

  • 3+ years of art direction or design experience in an agency or related field (advertising, digital, social media, publishing/content or public relations)
  • Must be a self-starter, with a record of working collaboratively, quickly and with minimal oversight
  • An understanding of what works — and doesn’t — in social media
  • Innate curiosity and ‘in the culture’ mentality
  • The ability to work under pressure and hit deadlines
  • Portfolio (share anything that conveys the way you think or approach assignments, even if it was never produced; we like chicken scratches)
  • Bonus Skills: blogging, journalism, social community management, filmmaking, videography, editorial, art direction, design, illustration, photography

If you’re a creative who loves social media and wants to work in a fun and collaborative environment, we want to hear from you! Apply now and let’s create some social magic together!

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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Responsibilities:

  • Craft content that helps build brands with social-first thinking and shareworthy executions
  • Stay current on social trends, and look for opportunities to incorporate them into your art direction
  • Ongoing development of new ideas, creative concepts, designs and art treatments
  • Present ideas and executions to internal stakeholders
  • Provide artistic direction for video-based ideas with the complete understanding of the types of video formats that work best across various social networks (live, long-form, tap for audio, etc.)
  • Ensure all creative adheres to existing brand guidelines and social best practices
  • Wear multiple hats: we’re a collaborative and supportive team, so you’ll probably have the opportunity to play multiple roles throughout concepting and execution phases
  • Collaborate with diverse teams to turn ideas into social content gold!

 

Skills and Requirements

  • 5+ years of art direction or design experience in an agency or related field (advertising, digital, social media, publishing/content or public relations)
  • Must be a self-starter, with a record of working collaboratively, quickly and with minimal oversight.
  • An understanding of what works — and doesn’t — in social media.
  • Innate curiosity and ‘in the culture’ mentality
  • The ability to work under pressure and hit deadlines
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  • Bonus Skills: blogging, journalism, social community management, filmmaking, videography, editorial, art direction, design, illustration, photography If you’re a creative who loves social media and wants to work in a fun and collaborative environment, we want to hear from you!

 

Apply now and let’s create some social magic together!

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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OVERVIEW

Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading global communications and marketing solutions firms with offices in 79 cities and a network extending to 120 cities on 6 continents. In the Asia Pacific region the firm operates in 18 markets including owned as well as affiliates and representative firms in other locales – spanning Greater China, Japan and Korea, India and Southeast Asia. Our heritage in Asia Pacific stretches back more than 60 years.

 

Weber Shandwick was named Asia-Pacific PR Consultancy of the Year 2017, 2019 and 2020 by PR Awards Asia, the ICCO Regional Network of the Year Asia Pacific in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Asia-Pacific Consultancy of the Year 2017 and 2019 by Provoke and Regional Network of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2023 by Public Affairs Asia. We were also named PRWeek Purpose Awards Agency of the Year 2020 and 2021, Global PR Agency of the Decade 2020 and Global PR Agency of the Year 2023 at the Global Sabre Awards by Provoke Media.

 

More than ever, organisations need to solve for unprecedented challenges born of technology-driven disruption. We fuse global teams grounded in technology, digital innovation and analytics to help clients. As we live in an always-on world, our brand positioning reflects this need to engage with our always-on audience, just as we advise our clients to do. We inspire. We incite. We shape ideas and conversations, and we activate our global reach for local causes and multinational brands alike, and we’re always ready for more problems to solve.

 

Our Values:

CURIOSITY We cultivate curiosity and challenge convention. Because solving any problem begins by asking the right questions

INCLUSION – We foster teams and environments built on belonging and openness to possibility. Because the best ideas have no bias

COURAGE – We stand up for what we believe in. Because being comfortable with the uncomfortable is how progress is made

IMPACT – We strive to make a meaningful difference in everything we do. Because we owe it to our people, or clients and the world

 

About the Role

A Graphic Designer is responsible for aspects of visual, conceptualization and production for healthcare projects online and offline.

They should collaborate with account lead, external vendors, and other content specialists and writers/team members. They should draw on their experience and knowledge to provide high-level counsel on design and visual issues for various projects and events with their target audiences. Other responsibilities include assisting the team with brainstorming design concept to achieve client’s goals, work closely with the Senior Art Director as well as freelancers, implementing design concepts and collaboratively work with production.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Client

  • Quickly acquire a good general knowledge of client products, brands and therapeutic areas, to provide high-level of design and visual approach for projects
  • Come up with unique approach and concept for clients by getting familiar with clients’ competitor products and their brands
  • Provide recommendations on timeline, materials and vendors from design to realization of projects
  • Assist account lead to develop and beautify presentations for clients and pitch

 

Design

  • Involve in brainstorming and actively assist in idea generating session
  • Concept and brand development for medical projects
  • Help to visualize and provide guidelines of implementation or identify restraints on design projects
  • Develop design that would communicate to both professional and lay audiences
  • Manage design aspect of projects internally or externally by collaborating with Art Director, designers, writers, digital professionals, and production personnel
  • Manage production process; quality control on outgoing artwork especially with printed materials to printers; ensure high quality deliverables to clients by pre-checking test print from production
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PERSONAL PROFILE

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in Graphic Design, Communication, Design, Fine arts, or a related field
  • 1-3 year of experience of relevant design experience in Branding/Event/Digital/Advertising agency; creating both digital and print materials
  • Highly proficient with design software including Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, PowerPoint and Figma
  • Ability to sketch, visualize and communicate storylines and concepts
  • Experience/interest in the healthcare industry is ideal

To apply, please provide portfolio link together with your resume. 

 

Note from the team

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Weber Shandwick is committed to building a culture where all employees are seen as equal, are respected and where all opinions are heard. We take pride in our inclusive hiring, as well as our diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

 

Personal data held by Weber Shandwick relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Due to the large number of applications received, we apologize if we are unable to provide a response or feedback on unsuccessful applications. We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick.

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.