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Dell Medical School Communications Internship

Dell Medical School, in partnership with the Plan II Honors Program, offers two undergraduate internship opportunities for Plan II Honors students interested in gaining experience at the intersection of health and health care, academic medicine, and communications.

Internship Overview

The Graphic Design Intern and Digital Content Intern will provide support to existing communications projects, and will be encouraged to propose and execute his or her own initiatives as appropriate. The ideal candidates will be self-motivated, dependable, responsible, and willing to work both cooperatively and independently. Dell Med is a growing, rapidly-evolving and fast-paced organization, so the communications team seeks individuals that are comfortable with / energized by this environment.

The internship positions are not benefits-eligible, but Dell Med provides a stipend of $1,500 per semester for each intern, for which individuals are expected to work 10 hours each week.  Students must be registered for a minimum of 12* hours of coursework and be able to work in the U.S. without restrictions in order to be eligible for the stipend.  In addition, students may earn academic credit through the internship courses offered by Liberal Arts Career Services.

Graphic Design Intern

Job Description: The Graphic Design Intern will produce graphic designs for digital, print, and social media. Learning outcomes include, but are not limited to:

  • Visual storytelling
  • Typography & layout
  • Design strategy
  • Creating branded resources & templates
  • Managing visual assets 
  • Creative problem solving
  • Creative workflows

Graphic Design Intern: Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be capable of producing designs that align with Dell Med brand standards. A strong eye for visual design and organizational skills are required, as is a professional demeanor and high level of confidence. Experience in any or all of the following areas are preferred:

  • Advertising and/or marketing
  • Graphic Design (layout, typography, etc.)
  • Web, print, and social media design 

Digital Content Intern

Job Description: The Digital Content Intern will produce content for social media, websites and other digital platforms. Learning outcomes include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital strategy and storytelling
  • Photography and video production
  • Error-free written communication
  • Creative problem solving
  • Public relations
  • Strong digital analytic skills
  • Self-leadership
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Communications research

Digital Content Intern: Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be capable of producing content that reflects the high standards that a complex, public-facing organization requires. Strong writing and organizational skills are required, as is a professional demeanor and high level of confidence. Those with experience in any or all of the following areas are preferred:

  • Journalism
  • Advertising and/or marketing
  • Photography and/or videography (shooting, editing, producing)
  • Social media management tools
  • Managing platforms for a large organization
  • Content management systems, particularly Craft, Drupal and/or WordPress
  • Web editing and/or HTML
  • Spanish language

No longer accepting applications for the 2019-20 intern position(s).

2020-2021 internship information will be available March 2020.


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