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Graphic Design Intern

About the Active Minds Internship Program

Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization changing the culture around mental health. Through our presence at more than 1,000 high school and college campuses, in corporate settings, and with a wide-reaching public audience, Active Minds is creating communities of support and saving lives. Founded in 2003 by Alison Malmon after the tragic suicide of her brother Brian, Active Minds is dedicated to supporting a new generation in ending the silence, helping to make mental health as highly valued as physical health. Through our many programs – including the emotionally gripping Send Silence Packing® traveling exhibit and our compelling Active Minds Speakers – we are changing culture and behaviors related to mental health across the country. 

Our internships are geared towards current college students and recent college graduates.  As a small nonprofit, Active Minds relies on the help of our interns tremendously as they work directly on important initiatives and projects as well as assist staff on a variety of administrative tasks.  Interns have the opportunity to do substantive work, gain experience in the nonprofit sector, and help change the culture around mental health. 

All Summer 2024 internships will be remote with an anticipated start date of June 3, 2024 and end date of July 26, 2024.  We expect interns to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, set a consistent work schedule between 9:00am and 5:00pm EST Monday - Thursday, and commit to staying on board for the entire semester. 

Active Minds pays interns a stipend of $1,250 per month. 

Graphic Design Intern Key Responsibilities

As part of the Marketing and Communications team, interns will learn how the visual brand and design can support a nonprofit’s mission and can have a big impact.   Because our mission is to empower young people to change the conversation about mental health, we deeply value our interns’ unique experiences, perspectives, creative ideas, and skills.

Graphic Design interns are passionate about visual design and eager about working in a collaborative, meaningful, and creative environment.  We’ll work with you to create a semester that gives you experience and helps you understand your career goals better.  You’ll expand your portfolio and gain industry exposure while also helping us to tackle all kinds of needs, both big and small, from opportunities like digital graphics to print collateral to video editing and more. 

The graphic design intern will work with Active Minds' Design team on a wide array of projects, including: developing Active Minds visual design templates, development of new store products, graphics support for the blog and website, design projects for Programs and Development teams, support ongoing visual brand audit and video support (depending on interest and experience). 

Graphic Design interns are valued members of the team who support the mission and vision of our work through a variety of projects in ways both big and small.

We will not consider any applications that do not include a portfolio / work samples.  


  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and PhotoShop required; all others a bonus)
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude who enjoys working proactively and thinking creatively
  • Accustomed to working on multiple projects with different deadlines simultaneously
  • Comfortable taking both individual initiative and working collaboratively
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interest in engaging with diverse team members and perspectives
  • Stickler for details and quality

Application Process
The application cycle for the Summer 2024 Internship Program will be open from February 5, 2024 to February 23, 2024.  When completing the application, please thoughtfully answer each question in complete sentences. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by March 15, 2024. We value the time that applicants put into completing their application, but due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide responses to phone calls or emails regarding application status.