Tingalls Internship Program

How can you become a stronger graphic designer when you're making coffee all the time?

Good question indeed. Tingalls 3-month internship program is a unique opportunity for graphic designers finishing their last year of school or just beginning their career to add tangible work to their personal portfolio. They also participate in full team brainstorming meetings, sales meetings, tour printers and learn about our overall design process, time management, and more.

And, since Tingalls hires its full time design staff from candidates who've completed the internship program, it's the only way to get your foot in the door.

Spring Internship: June - August, 2017


About our Program:

The following qualifications are required to be considered for the program:

  • A portfolio demonstrating talent in various design layouts including logo design, stationery suites, brochures, advertising, websites, illustration, etc.
  • Experience with Adobe In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.
  • Mac-based computer experience
  • Self-motivated; Able to work with little design direction or supervision
  • Detail oriented and accurate in completing edits
  • Ability to multi-task and design quickly and efficiently

What you will gain:

  • 1-2 full design suites including a custom logo, print collateral, tradeshow signage, website design, social media and more.
  • Enhance and polish your skill set within the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Learn about the design process in a professional (and fun!) office atmosphere
  • Learn about the prepress/printing process and tour local print firms
  • Professional headshot

Compensation / Schedule:

Our internships are unpaid for the first 10 hours worked each week. Additional hours (up to 20 hours per week) are compensated based on company workload and your hourly rate is determined by experience, talent and contributions to the team.

How to Apply:

1. Complete our online skill set submission.

2. Email owner Tara Ingalls () the following:

  • Introductory letter with 3 reasons why you're the best candidate for our internship.
  • A VERY creative resume design.
  • 5+ of your best design samples illustrating the type of corporate design we perform here at Tingalls Graphic Design.
  • Any testimonials or letters of recommendation.

Past Interns:

"Tara welcomes new ideas from the team and has selected her group of employees carefully, making the office that much more of an inviting environment. I looked forward to coming in and often wanted to stay longer than scheduled."
- Hannah L.

alyssa daubs"The most surprising part about interning at Tingalls was all of the awesome client work I was able to do. I didn't come in expecting to get so much hands-on experience!"
- Alyssa D.

"I liked the sense of community I felt with my co-workers, not only during team building events but also being able to receive feedback in the middle of design projects."
- Samantha M.

tiffany rogers
"Aside from designing, I was able to also sit in on staff and client meetings. I also found it very helpful to see how documents were formatted to proof out to clients and to learn an organized filing structure."
- Tiffany R.