Graphic Design Internship Search

Finding a Graphic Design Internship

Your first job or internship in graphic design is an important start in your career as a graphic designer.  Your graphic design internship is introducing you to the field first hand and is even more effective than just sitting in a class room learning about web design.  Finding a graphic design internship is competitive but is getting easier as the years pass.  By 2016, the need for graphic designers should increase by 10% because of the expansion of television, movies, video, and the internet.  Still, be ready to face a lot of competition for these available positions. 

One of the best places to look for a graphic design job or internship these days is on the internet.  It is faster than going out to web design firms and inquiring if they offer internships or are looking for a new graphic designer.  Craigslist is an obvious choice for a job search, but here are some other websites that you can look into:

  • Coroflot
  • Behance
  • Authentic Jobs
  • AIGA Design Jobs
  • Krop
  • Design:related
  • Freelance Switch
  • Smashing Magazine
  • Fresh Web Jobs
  • Simply Hired

The more graphic design internships you apply to, the more likely you are to find one faster.  Once you start receiving calls for an interview, prepare yourself.  Know yourself and what you’d like to get out of your experience in the graphic design internship.  Be able to answer the interviewers quickly and precisely by understanding your own nature, style and variety of your work.  Be sure to be well-informed of the internship you are applying to, while leaving space for them to teach you more.