Eligibility requirement: Undergraduate Degree (or currently enrolled) in a related field, including a working knowledge of any relevant design and programming software.

Associated career paths: Applications Developer, Multimedia Programmer, SEO Specialist, UX Specialist, Web Content Manager, Web Designer/Developer, Database Administrator, Information Systems Manager, Technical Author, Software Engineer, System Administrator

Internship details

Support visual communications and gain graphic design experience with businesses in New Zealand. Help to create websites, marketing material, mobile apps and a wide range of media, all from your own home!

Graphic designers play an essential role in bringing websites, apps and marketing material to life and inspiring customers behind the organization’s products or services. However, it can be a hard industry for inexperienced designers to get into as you’ll need a portfolio of real work to secure the best jobs. This virtual Graphic Design internship out of New Zealand offers the chance for you to build your portfolio and gain practical experience using relevant software and creative thinking to help local businesses to stand out from their competition.

Interns can be placed in large, medium or small companies in business, tourism, advertising, insurance or automotive industries. You’ll help to develop creative and unique designs for a wide range of online and offline channels. The exact nature of your tasks will vary based on the needs of your placement company, but interns can assist with:

  • Creating high-converting website wireframe designs
  • Building websites, landing pages or apps
  • Designing striking layouts for marketing materials
  • Creating and designing print and digital materials
  • Updating website content/layout for SEO or UX improvements
  • Using Photoshop or video editing

Graphic Design interns should have prior experience using HTML or CSS, and software such as Quark, InDesign, Adobe, Photoshop and CMS platforms.

This is a fantastic opportunity for interns looking to gain genuine design experience in a new industry. Interns will need to have a positive “can do” attitude, as well as a knowledge and passion for great design and digital technologies. Be prepared to contribute inspiring creativity and innovation, strong writing and communication skills, and the ability to work independently, as part of a team.

Remote Graphic Design interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Designing websites and wireframes
  • Creating awesome looking web pages for various categories such as app landing pages, portfolio websites, blogs, etc
  • Assisting the design and development of layouts for marketing materials, using appealing graphics that are well organized
  • Creating and designing print and digital materials
  • Using graphic design software to work with a wide variety of media
  • Updating websites
  • Using your Photoshop skills
Professional development opportunities:
  • Expand your creative portfolio of real-life work, showcasing the impact you deliver
  • Practice your design skills working on real projects
  • Deepen your experience with industry-relevant software and tools
  • Gain an understanding of your placement industry and what designs work for its customers
  • Understand how to design for optimal conversion and user experience
  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
Typical schedule:
  • Virtual interns must manage their own time successfully. You’ll have the flexibility to work to a schedule that suits both you and your supervisor. Your schedule will need to accommodate online meetings with your supervisor when it’s required, so there will be times where you’ll need to be available during office hours in New Zealand.
Internship highlights:
  • Create your own designs to benefit real New Zealand companies
  • Get insight from experienced local graphic designers
  • Gain international work experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Types of host organizations:
  • NGOs
  • Tourism companies
  • Advertising & marketing agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Automotive companies

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Internship Duration Program Fee (USD)
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) 100 hour options $948
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) 250 hour options $1,348
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) 350 hour options $1,648
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  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.
  • Terms and Conditions apply

Program fee for remote internships

What it covers
  • Dedicated support before, during and after your internship
  • Securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Experiential Learning Curriculum
  • International reference letter