Internship title: Graphic Design Intern
Time commitment: 15-25 hours per week
Compensation: Course credit available; $30 travel stipend per week (Unpaid)


Brief description of duties:

  • Design clear, engaging design collateral for print and web. This may include logos, direct mail pieces, branded promotional items, website and social media graphics, posters, flyers, and other marketing materials as needed

  • Work closely with Lyric staff to translate their messaging concepts into marketing materials


Required knowledge and skills:

  • Substantial portfolio that documents effectiveness of designs

  • Strong understanding of how typography, layout, photography and color work together to form clear, captivating, cohesive materials

  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop

  • Impeccable attention to detail

  • Ability to receive and process criticism on creative work

  • Understanding of the latest design trends and their role within a commercial environment

  • Strong communication, time management, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to undertake multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to prioritize work, use good judgment, demonstrate a strong sense of urgency and carry projects through to completion in a timely manner

  • Ability to work and think independently but also works well in a larger team

  • Illustration skills a plus

  • Web design knowledge a plus

  • Interest in the performing arts/opera a plus

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Please provide a link to sample work.

Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to enhancing our diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Lyric does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.