Graphic Design internships

INHF's graphic design intern helps with important INHF projects, such as designing the INHF calendar.

Applications for the Graphic Design internship are due Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Gain real-world experience by designing professional-quality publications.

Job description
INHF graphic design summer interns design the yearly INHF nature calendar, brochures, project mailings, event materials, website graphics and many other items. Depending on skills and interest, other communications/PR work may be included. 

This position usually goes to graphic design majors, journalism majors with visual design specialty or others with strong design/web experience and coursework. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is required. Web, photography and video experience is also helpful, but we can train you.

We're looking for students who are:

  • Attentive to detail
  • Flexible and capable of working on multiple projects with varying deadlines
  • Comfortable working on a team
  • Organized

This position is part-time (20 hours/week during the school year). Pay is $9.75/hour. Preference will be given to applicants who can stay more than one semester. Design interns will work in our downtown Des Moines office and must provide their own transportation to/from work.

Application info
To apply for the internship, please email Kerri Sorrell the following:

  • A one-page cover letter
  • Resume
  • 10-12 samples of your work (published/professional examples are ideal, but classroom work is also accepted)*
  • A copy (official or unoffical) of your transcripts

*Applicants are encouraged to send graphic design samples or links to their online work. However, we realize some graphic design projects can’t be duplicated or are too bulky to send. We assume that you will also bring your portfolio to the interview.

Email your application materials to the address below. Feel free to call or email in advance if you have any questions.


Kerri Sorrell, Digital Outreach Assistant
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
505 Fifth Avenue, Suite 444
Des Moines, IA 50309-2321

Phone: 515-288-1846, ext. 24
Fax: 515-288-0137