Graphic Design Intern

University of Wisconsin-Madison Recreation & Wellbeing

With more than 40,000 students, exceptional academics, inspiring faculty and alumni, a beautiful campus and a vibrant college scene, UW–Madison is one of the nation’s premier universities. UW-Madison is the birthplace of the Wisconsin Idea, the principle that education should improve people’s lives beyond the university classroom. We believe the work that’s done here at the UW should help people in the state, the country and around the globe. UW-Madison offers 160 majors and 4,200 courses. Seventy of our academic programs are ranked in the nation’s top 10, and UW-Madison overall is ranked seventh among public universities.With 933 acres located on the shores of Lake Mendota, UW-Madison boasts a beautiful campus through all four seasons. The city of Madison (population 220,000) has topped many “best” lists — best place to live and work, best college sports town, one of America’s safest cities, a top green city – and offers a combination of campus and city that together make one of the nation’s liveliest college scenes.

Position Details

Graphic Design Intern
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

At Recreation & Wellbeing, we practice what we preach. We work hard. We move fast. We aren’t afraid to fail, and we certainly aren’t afraid to stand out.

With the recent opening of the highly-anticipated Nicholas Recreation Center behind us, we’ve now started construction our second building project of the $236M Master Plan: a $110M replacement of the current Gymnasium – Natatorium.

But we’re more than a building. We’re building a movement. And we’re looking for go-getting, limit-pushing, movement-loving people to join us. Starting on Day One, your experiences, ideas, and strengths will be valued and leveraged to help us deliver mission-driven results. We are committed to creating and promoting an inclusive environment in which we celebrate the unique differences of each member in our community.

Our professional internship program is an opportunity to apply and build on your academic knowledge while you advance your professional and technical skills in the workplace. We lead based on strengths and provide intentional development opportunities including NIRSA, Region III Lead-On, and other conferences related to your goals.

If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll consider applying to join our team. Learn more and apply at

  • Academic year internships are limited-time employments lasting 9 months or 1043 total hours
  • Internship dates are approximate and will run mid-August through May
  • Interns will be compensated at a rate of $17/hour for an average of 30 hours/week
  • Allotted time off for winter break and spring break (approximately three weeks)
  • Position requires a criminal background investigation and valid driver’s license Housing, benefits, and health insurance not included

University Recreation & Wellbeing is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation & Wellbeing.

Daily responsibilities:

  • Increase brand awareness on campus through the implementation of a consistent visual identity for promotional and educational materials 
  • Plan and create graphic content for students, faculty/staff, donors, corporations, and campus administrators to be distributed via the website, social, email, digital displays, and printed materials 
  • Assist in the execution of the annual Rec Well marketing and communication plan 
  • Assist the Coordinator of Digital Media & Design in managing graphic design student staff (including developing schedules, delegating and coordinating assignments, offering creative feedback and constructive criticism, and enforcing deadlines) 

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree and work experience or coursework related to graphic design 
  • Demonstrated experience in project management 
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Ability to think creatively and critically to identify and solve problems


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