Student Internship - Brand Design - Summer 2024


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Position Details

Student Internship - Brand Design - Summer 2024
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Your Role:

As a Summer Brand Design Intern in Gensler’s Chicago office, you will join our creative studio environment for a full-time, paid internship opportunity.

This is a full-time program running from June 4 through mid-August 2024. You must be available for the entire duration of the program.

What You Will Do:

You will use your design expertise to contribute to a wide variety of project types, including environmental, print, digital, and brand development. You will be working under the mentorship of lead designers and will gain tremendous experience and insight into the project processes.

  • Participate in multiple types of project phases, including conceptual designs, presentations, schematic design, design development, construction documents and production. 
  • Work closely with architects, interior designers, digital designers, and strategists to design and realize projects that seamlessly blend physical environments with branded experience. 
  • Participate in concept design and strategic project visioning. 
  • Gain knowledge of the spatial design process by designing in large scale and understanding technical drawings. 
  • Collaborate with your fellow interns on a student-led project for the local community.

Your Qualifications:

  • You are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Art, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, User Experience or another relevant program. Interior Design and Architecture degrees are strongly encouraged to apply if taken previous graphic design or marketing courses.
  • You have completed your third year of an undergraduate program or first year of a graduate program and are returning to your program post-internship. This internship is not for recent graduates. 
  • Demonstrate a strong grasp of the fundamentals of graphic design – including color theory, typography, composition, and scale. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). 
  • UX/UI capabilities are a plus. 
  • Experience with CAD Tools and designing in architectural scale is a plus. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Your Additional Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability in school and/or community. 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task. 
  • Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication skills. 
  • Resourceful, self-motivated, enthusiastic team player. 
  • Outstanding analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.


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