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Graphic Design Intern

The Bridge Teen CenterOrland Park, IL
Unpaid Internship15 - 20 hrs/wk

2 months ago


Under the leadership of the Creative Marketing Associate and Director of Marketing, the intern will provide assistance with in the specific areas of graphic design, marketing, public relations, development, and promotion of The Bridge Teen Center and The Bridge Thrift Store.



1.      Assisting in the planning and execution of desktop publishing needs for program promotion which includes: web banners, program flyers, posters, invitations, tickets, print materials, newsletters, etc.

2.      Assisting with in-house program promotion strategies, including updating the in-house promotion materials on a weekly basis.

3.      Assisting the Marketing Department with all ongoing creative design projects.

4.      Help update and maintain the organizations website.

5.      Research trends and develop new ideas that can be explored and implemented.

6.      Organizing the library of photos and uploading pictures to the website.

7.      Assist Program staff in creating displays and design elements for events and programs.

8.      Other duties as assigned by the Marketing Department.

9.      Identifying high-quality photos and editing them.


1.      Ability to think outside of the box.

2.      Proficient in Adobe, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

3.      Resourcefulness, ability to take initiative, and able to work both independently and as a team.

4.      Highly organized, responsible, and detail oriented.

5.      Outstanding communication skills.

6.      B.S. degree in process for Art or Graphic Design.

7.      Bonus - Photography skills.

8.      Bonus - Video and editing skills.

Required graduation year

2024 - 2027



1.        Passion for the mission of The Bridge Teen Center.

2.        Creativity and a vigorous work ethic.

3.        Sensitivity to different opinions.

4.        A friendly, responsive, and patient approach.

5.        Personal and professional integrity.

6.        The ability to work well with individuals and groups.

7.        The ability to meet deadlines and complete all tasks with excellence.

8.        Strong organizational skills.

9.        Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including both writing and verbal.

10.     A sense of humor.




It is the desire of the Bridge Teen Center, through our internship program, for each student to experience hands-on training in a career area of interest and develop practical leadership skills for the future. We encourage interns to:


1.      Set personal goals for what they would like to accomplish during their internship.

2.      Have regular informational meetings with staff.

3.      Tackle all tasks with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

4.      Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the organization.

5.      Gain exposure to new ideas and people (network).

6.      Not be afraid of asking questions.

7.      Take initiative

About The Bridge Teen Center

The Bridge Teen Center is an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center that was designed around the interests and needs of teens in the suburbs. We opened in Orland Park in 2010, and have served over 10,000 different teens and families from 128 Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana communities. We serve students in 7th-12th grade, and also provide ongoing programs and resources to help parents navigate through the teenage years. Because student safety is our primary concern, The Bridge is managed by experienced professionals who are supported by well-trained and pre-screened adult volunteers.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    graphic design
    adobe illustrator
    adobe photoshop


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What happens after you send in your application?

The Bridge Teen Center has not provided an expected interview date. If The Bridge Teen Center chooses not to move forward with your application, they will notify you.

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Orland Park, IL | $4,214/mo

  • Housing/Rent$2,264

  • Miscellaneous$909

  • Food$439

  • Transportation$328

  • Utilities$274


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