University of Utah Graphic Design Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/09/2018

Requisition Number PRN07951N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Graphic Design Intern

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

  • The Graphic Design Intern schedule will be set by the supervisor, with hours not to exceed 15 per week.
  • Preference may be given to applicants able to participate in some after hour and/or weekend recruitment events such as tours and tabling events

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00307 - Housing & Residential Educ

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range hourly rate DOE

Close Date

Job Summary

The Graphic Design Intern will support Housing & Residential Education’s marketing and communications team in creating engaging and informing visual content. The Graphic Design Intern will work with the Communications & Assessment Coordinator to execute department design needs at a variety of project levels. Projects are to include updating ongoing publications and ownership of creation of new designs for marketing/advertising purposes. This part-time position is ideal for a student seeking graphic design experience.

Housing & Residential Education and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, expressions, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with the residents.


  • Strategize concepts by studying materials, brainstorming with team members, and observing student reactions to existing materials
  • Illustrate concepts by designing layout of art and copy while considering arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic characteristics
  • Pitch design and artwork ideas for a variety of advertising campaigns
  • Create design of requested materials and obtain approval from team members
  • Create final layouts and prepare items for print or publication
  • Balance multiple and ongoing projects at once
  • Adhere to appropriate timelines and deadlines for production
  • Create printed materials that include but are not limited to: posters, table tents, brochure guides, handouts, bookmarks, banners, etc.
  • Create digital materials that include but are not limited to: social media art, website elements,UBNmonitors, infographics, etc.

Prospective Student Recruitment

  • Assisting in tours for prospective students and their parents of housing facilities
  • Assisting at recruitment events and provide housing information to interested students (some after-hours events, and weekend events may be included)

Students interested in the Graphic Design Internship position should apply by visiting Prospective candidates may be asked to provide a portfolio of examples of previous design work. Preference given to individuals who are able to begin work in May 2018. The internship is anticipated to run through May 2019. Please contact Lexie at with any questions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a current University of Utah student in good standing with the university and maintain that status throughout employment
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse office setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Skills in speaking and writing concisely and logically
  • Demonstrated skill to work effectively with students, parents, and university officials
  • Previous experience with graphic design work
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite Creative Cloud (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop)


  • Experience living on campus at the University of Utah
  • Experience and interest in marketing, communications, or design field
  • Comfortable and confident with public speaking
  • Preference may be given to applicants who are available to work the following dates (However all dates will not be required):oThursday/Friday, May 31 & June 1, 2018oTuesday/Wednesday, June 5 & 6, 2018oThursday, Friday, June 7 & 8, 2018oTuesday/Wednesday, June 12 & 13, 2018oThursday/Friday, June 14 & 15, 2018oMonday/Tuesday, June 18 & 19, 2018oThursday/Friday, June 21 & 22, 2018oMonday/Tuesday, June 25 & 26, 2018oWednesday/Thursday, June 27 & 28, 2018oMonday/Tuesday, July 9 & 10, 2018oThursday/Friday, July 12 & 13, 2018oMonday/Tuesday, July 16 & 17, 2018oWednesday/Thursday, July 18 & 19, 2018oWednesday/Thursday, July 25 & 26, 2018oMonday/Tuesday, July 30 & 31, 2018oMonday/Tuesday, August 1 & 2, 2018

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.