Creative Intern
Chicago, IL 
Posted 10 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Who We Are: It all starts with purpose.

We are a purpose-driven nonprofit with a dynamic staff culture.

With a meaningful purpose, motivated staff, and excellent benefits, working here will definitely have you smiling! The ADA's headquarters is located just steps from Chicago's Magnificent Mile and close to public transportation. With more than 400 colleagues, the ADA Staff are some of the most talented people in the Chicago, Washington D.C., and Maryland area.

We were named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune in 2019 and 2021! Come join our team!

Job Responsibilities:

The American Dental Association is looking for an Intern within the Integrated Marketing & Communications department of our Chicago office to begin in 2023 The internship will be remote and/ or in-person for the semester. This is a paid internship.

The Creative Intern will support the Creative Services team and will engage in a variety of graphic design projects, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting in the creation and revision of marketing materials including flyers, ads, brochures, digital and social content, presentations/webinars and more
  • Assisting with photo sourcing and editing
  • Preparing files for print and web production
  • Performing general administrative duties as assigned
  • Special projects as needed

Must Have:

  • Must be currently working toward completion of a Graphic Design program; preferably with 1-2 years completed and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Link to online portfolio or student work
  • Basic knowledge of typography, color theory, layout and other design fundamentals
  • Experience working in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Experience in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent multi-tasking, organizational, problem-solving and time-management skills with strong attention to detail
  • A high level of initiative and eagerness to learn, including working from constructive critique
  • Able to work effectively with a variety of staff within the ADA.

  • Good organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines

  • Ability to commit to the internship for at least 10 hours a week

Nice to Have:

  • Understanding of working within brand guidelines
  • Digital illustration skills
  • Knowledge of Trello, Basecamp for project management
  • Knowledge/understanding of WebAIM compliance for accessibility
  • Knowledge of animation/motion software such as After Effects
  • Familiarity with video and/or health care marketing through past coursework or other internships

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 163,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit . For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website .

The American Dental Association is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. The American Dental Association is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

EOE of Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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