2023 Yearlong Outreach and Engagement Graphic Design Intern

Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago Transit Authority is the second largest transit system in the country! Our college internship program offers summer and year-long internships that provide students with valuable work experience, professional development, and mentorship. Students receive exposure to the discipline of the workplace and are guided by subject matter experts who assist them in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to perform in today’s technically demanding careers.


Position Details

2023 Yearlong Outreach and Engagement Graphic Design Intern
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Interns at CTA work in a range of departments including:

  • Administration Departments ranging from Diversity/EEO, Human Resources, Training and Workforce Development and more 
  • Board and President’s Office 
  • Communications 
  • Finance and Purchasing 
  • Infrastructure 
  • Law 
  • Legislative Affairs and Government and Community Relations 
  • Safety and Security 
  • Technology 
  • Transit Operations 

Our internships are project-based; therefore, the skills that we seek vary based on the needs of the projects during each term. All majors are welcome to apply, but please see education experience/requirements for specifics about what disciplines each internship project is seeking.

Internships are part-time (15 hours a week) during the school year and full-time (40 hours a week) during the summer.

In this role within the Outreach and Engagement unit, interns will:

  • Develop creative content for print marketing, social media, and email communications that supports CTA’s recruitment efforts and employee engagement initiatives. 
  • Assist with outreach projects, such as job fairs and webinars; assisting with website layout. 
  • Develop recruitment-related videos.

Educational Experience/Requirements:

  • Preferred Major(s): Graphic design; advertising; art; digital marketing

Physical Requirements:

  • The demands associated with the normal office environment 
  • Light physical activity, including walking outdoors and climbing stairs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills 
  • Good oral and written communication skills 
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills 
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail 
  • Good project management skills 
  • Adobe Creative Suite

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