Summer 2024 Graphic Design Internship

  • Sporting Kansas City
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
  • 31 Mar, 2024
Intern Digital Graphic Design Media MLS

Job Description

The Graphic Design Intern will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within a fast paced, behind-the-scenes environment, with the chance to have a direct impact on professional soccer in Kansas City.  Sporting Kansas City’s collaborative environment full of learning opportunities is designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths, and reach their fullest potential. 
 
Sporting Kansas City internships allow students or recent graduates to hold a temporary position within the organization, with emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in their field of specialization by doing a variety of tasks as assigned by their Team Lead. The Graphic Design Intern for SKC Creative assists the creative team for Sporting Kansas City, Sporting KC II, and all other Sporting Club entities by developing and executing creative concepts, ensuring the organization is consistent, and communicating a cohesive message through all channels organizational and public-facing entities.  
 
All SKC interns must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree or must have recently achieved their Bachelor’s Degree.  
 
Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.  All associates are expected to positively collaborate with individuals of diverse backgrounds. We encourage all talented individuals looking for a challenge to apply.   
 
Essential Functions 
  • Assist the Marketing Team in graphic and web design, as well as assist in providing creative assets. 
  • Assist in maintaining the Sporting Kansas City online presence. 
  • Develop documents for business collateral and design general materials to represent Sporting Kansas City. 
  • Create the design for presentations, partner communications, and public relations communications. 
  • Provide creative solutions for any visual challenges. 
  • Maintain the Sporting Kansas City brand by studying the target markets and competitors. 
  • Continue to grow and expand the brand, maintaining quality and consistency amongst all entities and partners. 
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates professionally at all times. 
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned. 
 
Match Day Responsibilities 
  • Act as representatives of Sporting Kansas City at all home matches, engaging with guests and working to create Magic Moments for all fans. 
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Personal Attributes 
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on understanding organizational policies and activities. 
  • Self-motivating personality, eager to succeed. 
  • Demonstrate high levels of leadership, confidence, and innovation. 
  • High stamina and ability to handle pressure. 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with exceptional time management. 
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and imaginative. 
  • Strong passion for the game of soccer. 
 
Skills and Experience 
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in Marketing, Communications, Digital Media, Digital Marketing or other related field required. Must provide proof to receive credit through the internship toward the completion of a degree. 
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. 
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Calendar. 
  • Provide a brief portfolio (PDF or link to online portfolio).  
  • Applications without a portfolio will not be considered. 
  • Organizing work effectively, conceptualizing and prioritizing objectives and exercising independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities. 
  • Critical and analytical thinking processes 
  • Working in a fast-paced, team environment 
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Strong attention to detail and a drive for perfection 
  • Ability to maintain confidential information 
 
Physical Abilities  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: 
  • Required to sit, stand and walk. 
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. 
  • Reach with hands and arms. 
  • Required to talk and hear consistently. 
 

Job Questions:

  1. Are you legally authorized to work and be paid in the United States?