Communications and Design Intern (Hybrid)

Barr Engineering

Who we are and what we do:

Barr provides engineering and environmental consulting services to clients across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Our engineers, scientists, and technical specialists work together to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources.

At Barr, we solve clients’ problems as if they were our own. We’ll bring to your projects the insights and expertise we've gained from our work on thousands of projects—and a promise to do our best work on your behalf.

Barr is an EEO employer.

Position Details

Communications and Design Intern (Hybrid)
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN


In this role, you will join a talented, fun, and collaborative team of writers, editors, and designers as you explore your interests in communications and designandcreate materials that will enhance your professional portfolio.

The Communications and Design Intern will collaborate with the company’s engineers, scientists, and business-support group staff to develop communications that help demonstrate the company’s capabilities, as well as the positive outcomes that Barr delivers for clients and communities. As you develop communications and marketing materials for Barr, you will learn about the diverse and fascinating fields of engineering and environmental science, exploring topics ranging from water management to mining to alternative energy and climate resiliency.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Apply Barr’s newly updated visual and written brand guidelines to create marketing materials 
  • Work with Barr’s communications team to developblog articles 
  • Create content for news releases 
  • Develop social media posts for platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram 
  • Assist in the creation of presentations 
  • Create and develop graphics for internal and external use 
  • Generate website content for 
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ongoing enrollment in communications, marketing, graphic design, or related program.
  • Junior or senior standing, with a minimum of one full-time semester of undergraduate or graduate course work remaining after the internship 
  • Excellent written communication, editing, and proofreading skills 
  • Attentiveness to details and deadlines 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively 
  • Ability to learn quickly 
  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software 
  • Knowledge of, or interest in learning, InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Acrobat software 
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship 
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of graphic design principles and layout design 
  • Video-editing interest or experience 
  • Photography interest or experience 
  • Experience resizing and editing images for various applications

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