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Summer Graphic Design/Marketing Internship

The Graphic Design/Marketing Internship offers students the opportunity to explore and experience a variety of marketing and graphic design projects. The museum is a unique business where we have a retail outlet with our gift shop, we are educating the public with programming and exhibits, and market as a tourist destination. The intern would be working a few hours each week at the front desk/gift shop.  

Pay scale: $10.00 per hour for 40 hours a week for 10 weeks   

(With possibly continuing employment as a part-time employee during fall and spring semesters.) Work-study preferred but not required. 

Schedule: Weekday 8 am to 5 pm with rotating weekends. 

Graphics and Marketing Internship

Possible Internship Projects 

Marketing: 

  • Design print advertising for gift shop sales, events and exhibits 

  • Design banners, postcards, and other marketing material for events and exhibits 

  • Help with developing marketing material for membership program and general advertising. 

  • Writing press releases for upcoming events and exhibits 

  • Writing articles for the quarterly newsletter 

  • Writing blog posts and other social media material 

Exhibits: 

  • Assist with selecting photographs 

  • Assist in designing graphics 

  • Assist in writing copy 

Skills 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word 

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite 

  • Excellent writing skills 

  • Able to multitask  

  • Good customer service skills 

  • Experience handling money in retail

  • Ability to work alone and with a team 

  • Attention to detail 

  • Expectations 

  • Must be able to work rotating weekends 

  • Be punctual and meet deadlines 

  • Clean, neat casual attire. Business casual when working with the public  

  • Must have a positive attitude and open to trying new things 

Please submit a resume with a link to your portfolio and a cover letter describing why you want to work at the Agricultural Heritage Museum and what you hope to gain out of the internship to gwen.mccausland@sdstate.edu 

For more information, please contact Gwen McCausland, Director, at gwen.mccausland@sdstate.edu or Dawn Stephens, Exhibits Coordinator, at dawn.stephens@sdstate.edu or by phone at 688-6226.