Internship Program

Design Intern

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Posted 8 months ago

Openings for Summer 2021. 

We are currently looking for design intern candidates to join our creative team for this Summer. The right candidate has a strong creative portfolio, demonstrates proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, and has a deep passion for design. 
Design interns work directly with Merit’s creative team to take projects from concepts to finished deliverables. Typical tasks include creating mockups to showcase work and updating existing assets, such as advertisements and collateral material. A solid technical understanding of layout and typography and the ability to thrive in a team environment are essential. Merit’s 8-12 week paid internship program offers a flexible work schedule and can average between 20-30 hours per week.


  • Support the creative team throughout the design process
  • Create mockups to showcase work
  • Perform content updates to existing assets
  • Interact with print shops to ensure quality production


  • Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (Proficiency in additional Adobe programs is a plus)
  • Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt quickly to emerging technologies
  • Ability to speak professionally and effectively with internal teams, vendors, and clients
  • A passion for researching, understanding, and recommending emerging design trends to keep our clients at the top of their industries
  • Experience in, or working knowledge of, using themes for Content Management Systems such as WordPress
  • Understanding of core design concepts and current design trends
  • Ability to structure a document for pre-print and communicate with print shops about standards, or a willingness to learn


The ideal candidate will be a college junior or senior, or a recent graduate with the following qualifications:

  • Portfolio demonstrating skills in graphic design
  • Well organized with clear, effective communication skills
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with dynamic job responsibilities and priorities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Attention to detail and consistency


  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Remote work options 
  • Equipment provided 
  • Summer Fridays
  • Competitive hourly pay 
  • Internship extensions for future semesters 
  • Full-time employment opportunities (after graduation) 

Letters of recommendation and/or proof of internship documentation can be provided. Design interns will report to the Design Director. Apply via the form below.

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