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Graphic Design Intern


This internship is part of the 2024 Humanities for Life (HFL) Summer Internship Program. This premier opportunity allows UR students to access traditionally unpaid opportunities that highlight the value of the humanities in the workplace. If selected, students will receive a $5,000 stipend over a minimum 270-hour period in a non-for-profit organization in the Rochester, NY region. 

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Position Summary:

The Strong owns and cares for the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, books, documents, and other historical materials related to play, and offers programs for individuals of all ages to learn about the power and importance of play in their lives. The museum’s internship program provides opportunities for participating in all aspects of museum work within dynamic teams and interacting with staff across the institution and the public. The program offers an educational and operational experience, as well as the opportunity to build a network of professional contacts.

As a member of a dynamic exhibits team, the graphic design intern will collaborate on projects with curators, scholars, and professionals across the museum in support of The Strong’s mission, exhibitions, and programs. Together with the graphic designer, the intern will plan, design, and produce graphic elements for print, display, web, and environmental applications.

All museum staff and interns are expected to cooperate with one another in furthering the museum’s general objectives and in completing museum projects. Similarly, all staff and interns consistently maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude, act with integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards, and demonstrate a loyalty to the museum in all public contacts. Guests and colleagues deserve our best efforts every day.

Essential Functions:

The specifications described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist in the design, production, and printing of a wide variety of innovative graphic materials to meet the museum’s needs, including work on advertising, promotional materials, invitations, facility signage, visitor materials, exhibition design, and museum-branded merchandise.
  • Participate in collaborative discussions, meetings, and projects for various exhibit team initiatives.
  • Cooperate within an interdisciplinary team at all stages of a project to ensure work is aligned with objectives and deadlines are achieved.
  • Learn, understand, and uphold the museum’s brand messaging and identity standards and strategic objectives. Follow team processes to ensure consistency, quality, and operational efficiency.
  • Persuasively and clearly present design concepts to project leaders, marketing and communications staff, and others as appropriate.
  • Maintain positive, respectful communications and collaboration with all levels of staff, guests, and vendors. Follow up with individuals as appropriate.
  • Attend exhibits team meetings as needed.
  • Complete all required museum training, as assigned.

Pre-Internship Requirements:

Must consent to and pass a drug screen and criminal background check as conditions of the internship.