Employer Profile: VSA Partners, New York, NY

CANCELLATION: Due to weather, VSA Partners is unable to make the event.  If you wish to be considered for the internship role, please email Megan at mrogers@mica.edu, and she will make an email introduction for you.


VSA Partners designs and activates brands to outperform in the modern world.

For more than 30 years, VSA’s interconnected approach to strategy, design and technology has helped transform and propel some of the world’s most respected brands and forward-thinking businesses. We serve leaders seeking to drive marketplace results and enterprise value in today’s increasingly complex, cross-channel, consumer-driven world.

Design Intern

Paid/ Starts: 6/1, Ends: 8/28

VSA’s Design Practice is responsible for bringing our clients’ stories, visions and voices to life. At the intersection of Strategy and Digital, we make ideas tangible and meaningful for the audiences that matter, in a cross-platform, media-agnostic way. The Design Intern drives the front-end design of individual projects, collaborating with the team to develop concept and thematic elements. Responsibilities: Working closely with a supervisor and a mentor, Design Interns will be responsible for: -Contributing to the exploration, conceptual and visual development, and execution of design directions -Collaborating with Designers and Design Directors who will guide your work and invest in your growth and development as a designer -Working with the creative team to learn the fundamentals of print production — creating print specifications, marking up files, releasing jobs to printers, reviewing proofs and attending press checks -Assisting the creative team in layout and color explorations, scanning, and stock photography searches. -Making edits to documents, helping to prepare comps, mood boards and client presentations -Work with the creative team to learn about art direction of photography and illustration -Conducting searches for potential resources for photography/illustration assignments, photocopying portfolios in office as needed.
Qualifications: Currently a junior, senior undergraduate student or recent graduate from an accredited university or design school Hold a strong passion for craft/area of specialization and ability to demonstrate a clear “point-of-view” relating to your design Work well in very team-oriented culture Strong technical knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator