Design Intern

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Interns will learn how wonderfully dynamic, chaotic, rewarding, challenging and funny the marketing and agency world can be. We bring interns in so they can get a clear picture of how things really work. They will work on real assignments, with real deliverables and real deadlines. The intern will interact with all of the employees in the company. They will work collaboratively with colleagues on projects. They will attend agency status meetings, and participate in agency events. We will expose them to client calls and meetings as appropriate, but would not put them in a lead or speaking role, unless warranted by special circumstance. But for the most part, they will feel like they are just as much of a part of the work environment as everyone else here. We are located in the West Loop, Chicago IL. We will work with the intern to provide a flexible schedule. Your time at Merge can be used toward school credit or real life experience. This is an unpaid internship.


We are looking for creative interns to help us develop compelling communications and programs for our agency and our agency’s clients. Specific assignments will vary semester to semester depending on current client project load. We look for interns who will contribute to the culture and the product of the agency in a meaningful way. We want the sharpest and most interesting people around. We don’t have a lot of expectations of them physically. We have roller chairs and concrete floors, so it’s pretty easy to get around the space without much effort.


Multi-tasking. Interns could have a number of projects on their plate at once. They will need to be able to efficiently jump from topic to topic to keep their deliverables on schedule. We would love for interns at Merge to be involved in the agency’s ongoing social media program. Photography skills, creative writing and understanding of the dynamics of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest are helpful for these tasks. Our creative department works on Mac computers with Adobe products. Designers should be able to work fluently in InDesign and Photoshop. Experience in Keynote and PowerPoint is helpful but not necessary.


Required - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Apple Macintosh, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Preferred - Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, Microsoft Outlook

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