Summer Graphic Design Intern

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Gilday Creative. Inc. is an amazing team of talented people who are passionate, creative, collaborative, and love dogs. We work to elevate, celebrate, and advance brands: small, large, and not-for-profit. We believe that our talents should be used to help others become successful, make the world better (one animal rescue at a time), and give back to the community we live in. Sound like the place for you?

The GC Internship Program is designed for the best and the brightest – only students with the determination and passion to make it in the competitive world of design & marketing need apply. Over the course of the program, you’ll be exposed to all facets of a design studio, including everything from preparing new business pitches, putting together final creative ads, and launching a website. You’ll learn the intricacies of each part of a creative business and come away with something tangible to add to your resume or portfolio after you complete a summer-long project for one or more of our clients.

Check out what one of our intern, Maia, had to say about her internship:

I am very appreciative for the opportunity that Gilday Creative provided me as their Summer 2018 Graphic Design Intern. The working environment was very positive and I was treated as an employee, not as an intern. I was given a lot of responsibility which I am thankful for as it let me know that they trusted me and my abilities. If I had a question, Sheila (Creative Director) was more than willing to answer and offer helpful advice. I worked on a wide range of content from print to digital output and I learned how to work within an already established design system.

The experience I had at Gilday Creative and the lessons I learned from Sheila, Steve (Project Manager), and Erica (Graphic Designer) are ones that I will carry with me as I continue my career in graphic design (I would not have had a better internship without them).

Dogs are also a great addition to any office space. – Maia Casper, The College of St. Rose, 2019



General Internship Requirements:

  • Self-starter, organized, flexible and willing to learn.
  • Very comfortable with computers, new technology, and email.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and Google docs.
  • Please note: those interested in design should be in art/design school and be proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Please submit 3-4 examples of your best original work, with a brief explanation of each piece (the purpose of each piece, how the idea was born, the work involved to create the final product) or link to a design portfolio.
  • Strong interpersonal, planning and analytical skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to organize, set, and implement priorities while balancing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Interact with clients (meetings, email, phone conferences, etc.).
  • Attend offsite functions such as business tradeshows/mixers and mini-golf.
  • Like dogs. We have two very large office dogs that oversee our staff.
  • PLUS – Love the Hudson Valley!

Graphic Design internships (2):

The graphic design intern will assist the senior team with research, design concepts, project planning, and all other design related tasks. They will work on various design projects: branding, brochure, advertising, magazine, website, and logo design. They will prepare design files for print production and online delivery. Must have a strong eye for design, typography, attention to detail, and layout. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator and preferably have experience with WordPress.

Important Dates:
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020
Program Start: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Program End: August, 2020

To Apply
If interested, please send current portfolio and a copy of your resume with cover letter to

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