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Graphic Design Intern

Internship Responsibilities

Graphic Design Internship

Summer 2019

Position Description

The Graphic Design intern is a part-time unpaid practicum. The intern reports directly to the Communications Department’s Senior Graphics Designer and learns about the successful production of graphic designing for large-scale festivals as well as smaller events.

The internship is designed to provide the student with a broad-based learning experience, so that they are exposed to the designing skills required for the promotion and marketing for events of a national caliber. graphics team works with the student to identify projects that meet their educational and career goals. Projects may include:

  • Learning how to produce collateral material for events and marketing promotions such as the Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Light City, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Cloisters Castle, School 33 Art Center, and Top of the World Observation Level. Materials may include:
    • Magazine/Newspaper Ads
    • T-Shirts/Merchandise
    • Maps
    • Props and Sets
    • Postcards/Brochures
    • Signs/Banners
    • Programs
    • Photo Archives
  • Gaining professional knowledge of designing e-flyers, ads, social media call-outs and website images
  • Understanding the goals and history of design projects by conducting research
  • Obtaining experience of graphic design installation on-site at events when needed

Skill Set Required


  • Current college –junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
  • Major in Graphic Design or related program
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; able to provide outstanding customer service to organization
  • Ability to multi-task; superior attention to detail; strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & In-Design is required.
  • Ability to conduct Internet research
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  Ability to work in a Mac environment.

Hours & Compensation

  • Must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • This is an unpaid position.
  • Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation.  (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
  • Parking or Monthly Transit Pass to Downtown Baltimore may be provided.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Graphic Design

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No
Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen/U.S. National

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Portfolio
Application Instructions

To Apply for an Internship:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio by email to: In the Subject Line of your email, please identify the name of the internship for which you are applying.

Application Deadlines:

Application due no later than April 15, 2019.


10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, produces events and arts programs as well as manages several facilities. It is the official Baltimore City Arts Council. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including Light City Baltimore, New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor, Artscape which is America’s largest free arts festival, the Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

In the past, BOPA has been called upon to orchestrate or assist with large-scale city events.  The activities include the Ravens Rally Super Bowl Send-Off and the Ravens Super Bowl Victory Parade in 2001 and 2013; Miss USA in 2005 and 2006; Baltimore's Celebration of the Army-Navy Game in 2000 and 2007; the Star-Spangled Salute to Michael Phelps in 2008, the Star-Spangled Sailabration in 2012 and the NFL Kick-Off in 2013. Currently, BOPA is preparing for exciting upcoming events in 2017 including the second annual Light City Baltimore March 31st - April 8th 2017. 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts manages the Creative Baltimore Fund Grants, Baltimore Mural Program, Free Fall Baltimore, PNC Transformative Art Prize, MECU Neighborhood Grant Program and Bright StArts Workshops For Children. BOPA oversees historic attractions and sites including the Top of the World Observation Level, School 33 Art Center, The Cloisters and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.