Graphic/Digital Design Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


333 West Santa Ana Blvd.Santa Ana, CA 92701


The County of Orange Human Resource Services Learning & Organizational Development division builds organizational and individual capability to support engagement and overall organizational health and effectiveness, resulting in the County’s ability to serve the needs of the citizens of Orange County making it an ideal place to live, work, and play.

Intern Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and update print layout using InDesign for participant guides as part of leadership development programs.
  • Edit or create graphic images using Illustrator or Photoshop to be incorporated as part of presentations and print products.
  • Develop marketing materials for email communications.
  • Design and update internal website to support ease of access and user-friendly interface.

Educational Requirements:

The internship is best suited for college students or recent graduates who have completed coursework and/or gained experience in graphic or digital design.

Skills, Training or Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Experience using digital/graphic design for print layouts, presentations, or marketing.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and an interest in designing print and digital material to support learning effectiveness, applying design concepts in an applied setting.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop is preferred, but not required, as long as the intern selected has similar experience with other media programs and demonstrates the desire and ability to learn the programs referenced above during the internship.

Time Commitment:

Flexible schedules are available that consist of 10 - 30 hours per week for 8 - 12 weeks. Hours must be scheduled during regular business hours (Monday - Friday between 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). Interns able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for the internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.

Benefits Available to Intern:

Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to paid employment or include employee benefits, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to:

  • Build resumes and work history
  • Explore career options
  • Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace
  • Fulfill college/university internship requirements
  • Network in their fields of interest with professionals who are dedicated to making a positive difference in Orange County
  • Intern with one of the premier employers in the region

Additional Information:

In addition to the application requirements that can be accessed at the link listed below, prospective interns must provide a portfolio or examples of their graphic/digital design work and contact information for two professional references.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and sample portfolio to The cover letter is an opportunity for students to describe career and academic goals, to elaborate upon personal and academic accomplishments, to share areas of interest that relate to the internship and to identify what type of internship experience they are seeking. Please include GPA, preferred start and end dates for the internship, number of hours that can be scheduled on a weekly basis and days/timeframes available to schedule internship hours.


Jane Dawson, Manager/Intern Resources
County of Orange
333 West Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 834-7440


  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design / Print

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 or more hours per week for 8 - 12 weeks
  • unpaid internship/exceptional experience within a professional setting

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