Paid Graphic Design Internship

March 17, 2022

Title: Graphic Design Intern 
Position Type: Full-Time (3 months)
Location: Washington, DC 


About AGU

AGU is a global community of 130,000 Earth and space scientists, advocates and experts. As the Graphic Design Intern, you will be part of a dynamic association that publishes peer-reviewed journals and scientific books and convenes the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Through our initiatives, such as mentoring, professional development and awards, AGU upholds and fosters an inclusive and diverse scientific community.?

AGU offers our employees great benefits, including flexible work schedules, retirement savings options, as well as health, dental, life and disability insurance. AGU also provides exciting opportunities for professional development and tuition support.


Graphic Design Intern

  • Conceptualizes, designs, executes and effectively communicates the strategic intent for creative solutions that consistently and clearly communicate AGU’s brand identity, vision and values and messaging to a variety of critical target audiences.
  • Creates designs for marketing materials, events, digital properties, social media and other visual assets to support AGU’s goals, programs and initiatives.
  • Researches, develops and designs magazine spreads, covers, in-house advertising and web assets for Eos, AGU’s award-winning monthly news magazine, adhering to established production standards, schedules, deadlines and budgets.
  • Works collaboratively and openly with the Communication, Marketing and Media department on projects, ensuring that all work meets programmatic goals while following AGU’s brand standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills Requirement 

  • A Bachelor's degree in graphic design and/or current student or graduate graphic design program
  • Ability to convey complex ideas through imagery and design to support the achievement of key marketing and communications goals.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat, as well as the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects at the same time on a tight deadline.
  • Takes direction well and can excel in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail a must.
  • Strong portfolio that exhibits a proficiency of graphic design principles.


AGU’s Workplace Values

We believe in accountability and ownership of work, by taking responsibility for decisions and results. We believe in member and customer service, and that they come first through providing high quality service.

We believe in excellence and giving it our all, through striving to be outstanding. We believe in integrity by doing the right thing, we achieve this by being honest and fair.

Our teams believe that with teamwork together we achieve more, we achieve this through collaboration. We believe in respect, that you earn it and give it, by open communication and collaboration.


To Apply

For consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume and link to online design portfolio to

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

AGU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.