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Art Director Intern (Summer 2024)

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Weber Shandwick


19d ago

🚀 Summer Internship


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Summer Internship

Creative Arts & Fashion•Chicago


  • We’re passionate about expanding the boundaries of what we offer our clients by bringing diverse perspectives to the table. 
  • As part of a dynamic content creation team our art director intern will work with all members, including senior leadership, creative directors, designers, copywriters and producers. 
  • From creative brainstorming to day-to-day execution, Weber Shandwick’s Interns form the foundation of a talented team that generates groundbreaking, award-winning programs. During the program, you’ll will work on campaigns for iconic brands and companies you’re likely encounter every single day. 
  • What’s in it for you? Our Interns will earn practical experience as fully integrated members of account teams and will receive coaching from team members to help advance your career goals.


  • Thinking: Do it out of the box. Actually, it’s best if you’re wholly unfamiliar with the concept of boxes. We want someone who can think in terms of acts not ads – we want ideas that spark conversation and resonate with our audiences
  • Digital: Know all the old school and the latest social media platforms, what brands are doing on them and what they should do next
  • Hustle: You’re a creative ninja. You bring fresh thinking, elevated creativity and great ideas to every assignment
  • Communication: Speak, write and edit succinctly and compellingly
  • Management: Meet deadlines, put out fires and multi-task. Work fast, and work well
  • Detail-Oriented: Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering clear and precise work is a must
  • Technical: Proficient knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Knowledge of After Effects is a plus
  • Dynamic: Ability to work in a fast-paced agency environment
  • Spark: Understand what sets you apart
  • The ideal candidate must be a college graduate by the start of the internship or have demonstrated transferrable skills
  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week from June-October

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Creative Arts & Fashion


  • Create production-ready designs and layouts, establish the look/tone/feel for campaigns and executions, and convey ideas through well-designed presentations
  • In all social media-specific concepts, be sure to understand various execution formats and incorporate creative/design/layout best practices for various social media networks including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Translate video story ideas into visual sequences through storyboards, mood boards, etc.
  • Ensure all visual design adheres to existing brand guidelines
  • Be proactive and deliver assignments on-time
  • Work across a fully integrated team with client experience, project managers, strategy, analytics, etc.
  • Collaborate professionally and help maintain a positive work environment for all team members; will be asked on occasion to design presentation decks for team members in PPT
  • Track brands in traditional and social media
  • Concept and bring forward ideas that can tap into our audience and culture in an engaging and earned way


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Support: As you navigate a hybrid workplace, you’ll have regular check-ins, calls and touchpoints with your teams and the whole office to feel connected
  • Mentor: You’ll be paired with someone in the office to mentor you and help you navigate the waters
  • Learning and development: Keep sharp and learn all the new skills with access to trainings and tutorials through complimentary access to LinkedIn Learning as a WS employee
  • A possible career: Internships have the possibility of growing into a full-time position
  • A paycheck! Interns are paid hourly, at 40-hours per week