Summer Creative Designer/Art Director Intern

Bader Rutter

Bader Rutter is a full-service advertising and marketing agency with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago. It is both the largest agricultural marketing agency and the leading B2B marcom agency in the country. With close to 260 employees in 17 states, Bader Rutter offers a full array of advertising, digital and social media, public relations, business consulting, and branding and design capabilities. The employee-owned agency’s expertise includes core work in agriculture, the food production system, pet care and animal health, insurance and financial services.

Position Details

Summer Creative Designer/Art Director Intern
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

If you’re a Design/Art Director intern at Bader Rutter, we want you to be fearless and ready to create and make every idea and opportunity count. You’re great at collaborating with team members and bringing them to life through words, visuals and experiences, and that’s why we know you’ll fit right in with our creative team. You’re excited to work with and learn from the wide range of talented people here at BR, including art directors, copywriters, designers, producers, account management and content strategists. While our focus is on our clients, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to join in and be part of our culture.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is a self-starter with curiosity and a strong work ethic 
  • Has a portfolio full of ideas and can’t wait to share 
  • Thinks visually or with words 
  • Wants to have the next big idea 
  • Has a sense of humor with an open and curious mind 
  • Loves to interact with brands and keep up with trends 
  • Is curious about how to translate audience needs/wants into powerful smart ads 
  • Is a full-time student or recent grad studying in a related discipline like graphic design, creative writing, art, digital design and more 


  • Creating and communicating concepts that intrigue and inspire both peers and clients with smart rationale to back them up 
  • Designing compositions, storyboards, initial graphic concepts and final deliverables OR sharp writing skills and experience developing copy 
  • Brainstorming and developing campaigns while working with clients on multiple projects 
  • Collaborating with your team members: creative directors, art directors, copywriters, designers, coders and other equally talented eccentrics to ensure all creative aspects are in perfect synch to make the concepts as powerful, vivid and compelling as possible 

Internship Details:

  • Full-time early June through early August; up to 35-40 hours a week 
  • Postgraduate candidates can be considered 
  • Candidate should reside in Greater Chicago (or be willing to for the summer) and be open to being on-site in our River North location at least one day a week 
  • Rate of $18/hour 
  • Only candidates who upload design/ad samples or include a portfolio link will be considered

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