internship and full-time position // united soccer coaches


Rusty Kugler, Creative and Brand Manager of United Soccer Coaches. is looking for a two positions: a design intern for the fall/winter, and a full-time digital designer. USC offers advocacy, education, and services to soccer coaches of all levels of the game. Every January, they have a convention (this year it's in Chicago), were roughly 13,000 soccer coaches attend, and the MLS draft, and NWSL drafts are held at the Convention. It's a fun work environment, with offices located in historic Union Station in downtown KC. 

interested students and grads can email cover letters and resumés to Rusty at 

Designboom is looking for an intern! (it's in Milan, Italy)

OK everybody - thank Ashton Shechtor for this find!

do you want to work at designboom?
then we would like to hear from you!

provided that you are:
- good at what you do
– knowledgeable about and have an interest in architecture, technology, design or graphics / video editing
– ready to work hard with a team of other enthusiastic types who aren’t bad at what they do either
– passionate about contemporary culture
– somebody with initiative and the ability to perform under deadline pressure
– fluent english speaker
– a nice person who’s easy to get along with

as an intern at designboom, you will given responsibilities that are essential to the management and success of our publication. during your time with us you will learn a lot (!!!) and quickly become knowledgeable in a variety of creative topics, processes and materials.

there never is a dull moment at designboom. we are continuously on the go, and as an active member of our team, you will have the opportunity to travel and visit different exhibitions and events; and of course living in milan, one of the global epicenters of design, you will be in a city full of established ateliers, surrounded by a strong creative history, as well as contemporary style!

we are currently seeking a candidate to fulfill an internship with a focus on SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION

with over 900,000 facebook followers, more than 240,000 on twitter, and surpassing 2.56 million google-plussers, designboom is seeking someone to not only listen, respond, and engage with our international audience, but also expand the community participation and outreach throughout our various platforms. we are looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual who lives and breathes in the social stratosphere. with a background in communications, and/or marketing — and a strong interest in art, architecture and design — you will work on our presence through various networks. you will create and edit all content for platforms such as facebook, twitter, google+, pinterest, tumblr, instagram and similar sites. delivering a consistent voice to our readers is essential, and you will build on our rapidly growing group of social media followers. you should also have an interest in keeping up to date on the various trends and applications related to social media, and have a keen eye for detail.

the internship would be 8 months long in duration.

the details:

you will work in designboom’s office in milan, italy, where you will be an essential member of a small international team of smart people focused on solving design and communication challenges. you will report directly to designboom’s executives and will be co-responsible for developing the social media content on designboom. working hours are monday to friday, 9am – 6pm (except in circumstances where we may have to work extra to meet deadlines). you will receive a monthly stipend to help cover the cost of your living and work-travel expenses. as part of your internship you will experience the life and culture of milan.

how to apply:

applications must be submitted via email to: <> and should include:

- a statement of interest & brief strategy of the vision you would want to adopt for designboom’s social media
– a portrait picture
– resume (CV)
– links to examples of your own social media outlets
– subject line : ‘internship in social media communication’
*emails should be no heavier than 2MB.

please send your applications ASAP as we are currently selecting candidates.

*** the designboom internship program is based on a tradition of mentorship.
in the past, we have had many talented interns from all across the world. interns from countries outside of the EU (european union) would need to prepare the necessary paperwork enabling them to stay in italy for 8 months. designboom will provide a letter stating its offer of internship and consult with you on different strategies related to your country of provenience in obtaining a student / holiday working VISA.

Opportunity this Fall with The Lean Lab (Kansas City)

The Lean Lab acknowledges that K-12 education could be better. The Lean Lab acts as a creative laboratory where creative professionals, entrepreneurs, educators and community leaders can work together to build the future of education in Kansas City.  More formally, we offer an incubator fellowship program where professionals with early stage ideas join the fellowship to create innovative ventures that provide excellent educational opportunities for Kansas City youth.  As of now, we have six ventures in our lab, each spending the next academic year developing and piloting their initiatives.  These six ventures need design help to create polished materials that will take their venture to the next level and allow them to begin seeking funding/investment and impacting urban students of Kansas City.

Their ventures are as follows:
  • Business Allied Scholars connects local businesses to urban youth talent for skill building and mentorship opportunities.
  • Resilient Connections is an intrapreneural initiative of Truman Medical Center’s Trauma Sensitive Care Initiative and professional development toolkit equipping urban educators with the skills necessary to support students who have experienced significant instances of trauma. 
  • Echo Grade is an app that motivates students through quick, meaningful, paperless feedback.
  • ELL Teacher Archive is a local toolkit for teachers to transition ELL (English Language Learner) students into classrooms.
  • My Sister-Girl, MySelf is a peer-to-peer mentoring program for adolescent girls of color.
What we need:

1.   Creative, mission driven, passionate and meticulous individuals looking to build out their graphic design portfolio. 
2.   logo design, media kits, video, templates, marketing materials, etc. 
3.   4 hours of work/week from October-June

What you get:
  1. A portfolio of work that you own all creative rights to.
  2. A work environment where creativity is respected and you have full creative license to create original work. 
  3. Networking opportunities to our design partners--such as MK12 and VML.
  4. An opportunity to work with mission driven organizations.

Application process: submit an electric portfolio by September 30, 11:59PM to

Summer Internship at Indicia

Role Overview
The Intern’s duties will encompass all aspects of web design and development including design, coding, and testing to routine maintenance and troubleshooting client websites. This is a paid opportunity.

  • Currently enrolled at the Junior or Senior level, in Computer Science, Digital Media or related degree
  • Experience with front-end languages (PHP, JavaScript)
  • Experience with CSS and HTML
  • Experience working with MySQL and phpMyAdmin
  • Strong WordPress experience
  • Experience with industry standards in web development and content accessibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to assist other team members in problem-solving
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be highly flexible to quickly changing business needs and new technologies
EDIT: all of the above skills are not a requirement for this position, but represent an ideal situation. basic skills desired include knowledge of wordpress, html, and javascript. 

Contact Ryan Hembree at for more information.

KC Public Schools looking for Summer Intern

Kansas City Public Schools seeks a summer intern to work in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing (PRM). PRM is responsible for advancing the mission and vision of KCPS by ensuring effective, timely and interactive communications with the students, families, staff and community interests of the district.

About Public Relations and Marketing at KCPS:
Come join the small but mighty team of PRM, comprised of a writer, designer and videographer, two of which are Alumni of KCAI. The intern will work with the team to conceptualize, design, and develop assigned projects. Interns will work closely with the Graphic Design Specialist who will oversee deliverables to ensure continuity of design and assist in learning outcomes. 

This is a for credit, unpaid internship, but you will gain real experience and insight on K-12 education in Kansas City Public Schools. Position is located at the Board of Education Building at 12th and McGee. iMac and Adobe Creative Suite will be provided for the duration of the internship. This is an opportunity to utilize your strategic, creative skills and to make an immediate contribution and impact to the lives of KCPS students and families.

Intern Deliverables:
  • Design an 8-page broadside that folds out to poster with the them: "Do you know what your 8th grader is learning in school?" with one design for every grade. They will go out to every family in KCPS
  • Assist in planning the annual Convocation that takes place in early August. This will involve designing an invitation, program, print/digital signage and more based on the theme.

  • Must be a student in the School of Design at KCAI
  • Basic knowledge in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Selected intern will work 20-40 hours per week during Summer 2014

Desired Skills and Characteristics:
  • Knowledge/understanding of the fundamental elements of design
  • Reliable and honest
  • Passionate about K-12 education
  • Takes constructive criticism well
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent communicator

Learning Outcomes:
  • By the end of the internship, the intern will learn how to:
  • Manage a project, creation to completion
  • Apply principles of design to print and digital pieces
  • Manage deadlines and expectations for projects through regular and ongoing communication
  • Gain knowledge/experience in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and pre-press process

Paid Summer Internship

Engaged In Life Companies (Parkville, MO) is looking to hire a summer Marketing Intern.  They operate as a family of companies including:

eShipping: National provider of transportation management services and technology
Engaged Technologies: Technology company pioneering new strategies for freight management in mid-market companies nationwide
eShipping Exchange: Community of carriers and shippers where technology and transportation management is provided direct from carriers who know their customer’s freight and understand their business
Engaged In Life Youth Academy: A school that teaches 5th through 10th graders to become solutions to tomorrow’s problems through project-based learning, traditional core curriculum, and character classes

Job Description
They are seeking a creative individual with a passion for learning the many facets of a marketing department, including but not limited to design, digital, copywriting, corporate identity, branding, web development, and customer relationship management (CRM). The ideal candidate should possess copywriting skills, and will be ready to assist in various areas of the Marketing Department as needed. This position may include administrative duties preparing presentations for new business development and account management, assisting with website re-design projects, implementing automated marketing campaigns in CRM, event planning, and other project-based marketing efforts. The Marketing team is integral in the support of the Sales and Account Management teams, so the pace is fast and the ideal candidate should be able to learn and adapt quickly and be able to balance multiple projects at once.

Minimum Requirements
At a minimum, the ideal candidate should have working knowledge of the following programs:
•Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, and Excel)
•Adobe Illustrator
•Adobe Photoshop

For more information, contact Jonelle Jones at or go to

Part-Time Paid Internship

American Friends Service Committee is seeking students to apply for the 2014-2015 Peace Internship program. Peace Interns work 8-10 hours a week (receiving $9.25/hour) from August 2014-June 2015 supporting the AFSC staff and volunteers with peace campaigns and engaging from after school and high school programs.

The Peace Intern Will:
-receive training in peacemaking and social change
-help develop AFSC program materials that appeal to youth and young adults and utilize Twitter, Facebook and other social media to educate and involve youth in the KC AFSC program activities
-recruit and involve high school and university-aged youth in peace trainings, creative social change projects and peace building campaigns
-support AFSC peacemaking campaigns and activities

Qualifications Include:
-experience in organizing projects, making presentation and working collaboratively with others
-knowledge of and commitment to peace and social justice
-ability to involve others in creative participatory education and social change activities 
-ability to utilize social media for education and organizing campaigns
-leadership experience, effective oral and written communication and ability to understand and accept diverse points of view
-flexibility required to allow for varied meeting/activity schedules

Application deadline: June 15th
Click here to learn more and apply.

User Experience Developer Internships at Garmin

Position Summary:
Learn to apply fundamental usability and user centered design principles to objectify and guide the design process, while also increasing development proficiency in a variety of common web technologies.  This position will work closely with designers, developers, copywriters and business stakeholders to define the best user experience.  The UX team is part of the company's Marketing Communications department and works in a creative environment, much like an in-house advertising agency.

Essential Functions
-Learn to produce UX deliverables such as wireframes, user flows, site maps and interactive prototypes
-Learn to apply user feedback to guide and enhance UX design concepts
-Learn to develop scalable, reusable, innovative front-end solutions for Garmin’s suite of Internet applications
-Learn to collaborate with project team members and business stakeholders, while supporting multiple simultaneous projects

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:
-Completed coursework in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Human Factors, or a degree with an equivalent curriculum.
-Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
-Online portfolio demonstrating a strong visual design, interaction design and front-end development proficiency
-Demonstrated proficiency designing in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
-Demonstrated experience developing within HTML5 and CSS3 specifications
-Proficient developing semantic markup and front-end code that is cross-browser compatible
-Demonstrated experience simultaneously supporting multiple projects of varying complexity
-Must possess good organization, creative and analytical skills
-Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and demonstrate the ability to work well with others in a highly collaborative environment
-Must be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Desirable Qualifications:
-Proficient using Axure or other common rapid prototyping tools
-Experience developing JavaScript, both with and without frameworks
-Experience with dynamic, template-driven or MVC applications (PHP, JavaScript, etc.)
-Experience developing web services and manipulating data in JSON and XML format
-Familiarity with Expression Engine or similar content management systems

For more information, contact Anita Finn at

Paid Internship at Adknowledge/AdBistro

AdBistro is a business channel within Adknowledge which drives users to articles and videos through our content recommendation technology. This cost-effective solution allows advertisers to obtain additional visitors and page views, while our publisher solutions include display, video and search.

The design internship will offer opportunities to assist with the creative development of AdBistro marketing materials and products based off of the design needs of the channel. They are looking for a motivated, well-grounded Graphic Design/Web Design Intern to help build the look and feel of their products and refine the AdBistro brand. Primary duties may include:

-Collaboration: Brainstorming and idea generation with consideration of functional requirements, customer feedback and existing competing products.
-Design: Graphic design of print and digital materials including ads, presentations, landing pages and more, using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and/or others. Also maintaining the AdBistro site via WordPress.

Additional duties may include:
-Development (for those that are web development-oriented): Utilize HTML, CSS and/or Javascript to develop landing pages, sites and widgets. Act as an advocate for user experience and best practices, and monitor performance across multiple site designs.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:
-Basic knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign
-Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Design or related area, or relevant experience

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:
-Eye for Design: Passion for creating slick looking marketing materials, while keeping user experience top of mind.
-Independent Decision Making: Ability to work comfortably on high-visibility projects with broadly-defined requirements.
-Time Management: Ability to work within tight deadlines, prioritize and multi-task effectively.
-Self-Starter: Ability and willingness to be proactive with ideas.

For more information, contact or go to

SPIN! Summer Internship

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is looking for a part-time (25-30 hrs/wk) to work with their Marketing Department. The internship will run from May 15 through August 15 and is a paid position.

The team needs help with daily tasks such as printing, cutting and folding print jobs, making design edits, attendance at special events, file organization, research, running errands and possibly helping the administrative team with special projects. 

-loves pizza :)
-attention to detail
-positive attitude 
-flexibility (night and weekend hours too)
-ability to travel (car/insurance)
-organizational skills

-C5/6 Adobe programs (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator etc) required
-strong writing and communication
-social media
-design experience a plus

-marketing, design, journalism college coursework (1+ years)

Please email resume and samples to

Paid Internships at the Nelson-Atkins

Every year, the Nelson-Atkins invites current KCAI sophomores and juniors to apply for the Durwood internship program. There are 31 internships available in 10 departments, available for the summer, fall or spring semesters. Students may apply for as many positions as they want, but must fill out an application for each one.

Applications are due March 21st. The application process includes both an online form, and a form which must be printed out, signed by a faculty and turned into the AACS office by March 21st.

Apply and learn more at:

Summer Internship at the SPCA

Great Plains SPCA is seeking a creative and qualified intern to assist in the design, development and production of creative projects. This intern will gain hands-on experience, expand their portfolio and professional network, all while working in a fast-paced and friendly environment to help needy animals! Working directly with the Chief of Communication, Manager of Creative Communications and Social Marketing Coordinator, this intern will design pieces to increase awareness and raise support for the organization. 

-a Junior or Senior 
-well versed in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop (HTML experience a plus)
-familiar with the procedures and processes to take design for print and web from concept to completion
-able to work within a strict style guide and have a full understanding of brand standards
-able to work quickly to meet tight deadlines, while keeping organized and maintaining a high standard of design quality
-excellent written and verbal communication skills
-able to take direction and work independently 

Job Duties
-design and produce marketing materials including flyers, advertisements, signage, documents and branded pieces
-provide support for promotions, campaigns, events, and community awareness with marketing materials
-create web graphics for the organization's website, social media and e-communications
-assist in coordinating production schedules as needed
-present concepts given certain specs or content

Send cover letters, resumes, and 5 work samples (with brief explanations of each piece) to

Bernstein-Rein needs Digital Designer + Interns

Need a job? Bernstein-Rein currently has a Digital Designer position open. 2+ years experience. For more information, click here.

Need an internship? Bernstein-Rein is offering a paid summer internship for students who will be entering their senior year in the fall. They have a total of seven positions open in several different departments. For more information, click here

Marketing Assistant / Graphic Design Internship at Helix

Helix Architecture + Design is looking for an intern. They need someone to work directly with the marketing coordinator in proposal development, professional communications, public relations, and implementation of overall marketing plan. 

The successful candidate will have, or be working towards, a bachelor's degree in graphic design, marketing, communications or a related field. Experience in verbal and visual communication is essential, in addition to proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft office. Responsibility, organization and a collaborative nature will be highly valued.

Click here for more info.
Send your resume to for immediate consideration.

Intern with Beveridge Seay's KC Office

Internationally recognized Washington DC-based branding firm, Beveridge Seay, is seeking a graphic design intern for Kansas City office. 

As an intern you will be responsible for supporting senior staff in design and project execution in a predominately print environment. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, ex

cellence in design and execution, and attention to detail.

Please note that a dedicated workspace with 27 inch thunderbolt display will be provided, but intern must provide own laptop with current software.

Status: 10-15 hours per week
Term: Fall Semester 2013 (to start immediately)
Schedule: Negotiable
Compensation: $10 per hour

Please submit an email with a brief description of your student status and internship goals. Portfolio samples should also be provided in the form of a link or a PDF (10mb maximum). Emails should be directed to Meghan Still at using the subject line: Intern Applicant. 

Intern with the KC Symphony

The Kansas City Symphony is looking for interns in their marketing department. Interns will work 10-15 hours/week and assist in managing different aspects of marketing and customer service, including print ads, website, phone apps, graphic design, email marketing, social media, direct mail and fulfillment. 

Interns must have knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and familiarity with social media and content management systems. Must be detail oriented and excellent with organizational and communication skills. Multimedia skills a plus, including audio and video editing.

To apply for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to Barbara Tate at