Community Relations and Communications department

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is seeking a creative, hard-working and organized intern at college-level or higher to assist the Graphic Designer.


  • Assisting with layout and design of publications (ie: Mote Magazine), event materials, collateral materials, social media graphics, advertisements, website graphics and more.
  • Assisting Graphic Designer with tasks such as proofing layouts, preparing files for print, sharing graphics with other staff etc.
  • Spearheading one or more Special Projects (examples: designing a set of infographics, re-branding an event, designing a concept for an exhibit etc.)


  • An up-to-date portfolio that demonstrates current skill level
  • Ability to apply design fundamentals such as hierarchy, color theory and typography to all work
  • Experienced in Adobe Creative Cloud applications, primarily Illustrator & InDesign
    • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom is a plus
  • Familiar with Mac computers and Google tools (ie: Google Docs)
  • Ability to adhere to Mote’s brand guidelines
  • Creative thinking
  • Professional attitude
  • Great attention to detail
  • Capable of working in a fast pace environment
  • Capable of working individually or collaborating with other staff/departments
  • Willing to adhere to established organization & protocols
  • Ability to accept direction from supervisors and peers
  • Willing to learn new tools and techniques
  • Familiarity with AP style is a plus
  • Experience with traditional art (drawing & illustration) is a plus
  • Experience with 3D design, animation, and/or other design fields is a plus


  • Grow your portfolio
  • Learn new tools and techniques
  • Opportunity for your work to be published digitally and/or in print
  • Gain experience working with a communications and creative team
  • Opportunities to go out in the field and/or spend time in our Aquarium
  • Opportunity to experience the important practical responsibilities of a graphic designer, such as preparing files for print, working with third party vendors, and installing exhibits.