Graphic Design/Production Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA/Hybrid

The Graphic Design/Production Intern supports the design team and gains practical experience in the field. This is an incredible opportunity to work with a seasoned Creative Director, which will enhance your comprehensive learning experience and allow you to build your skills and professional portfolio. We are looking for someone to work a few hours a day, three days a week.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio link in your application.

What You Will Be Doing

As a graphic design/production intern, you will assist with a variety of tasks to support the design team and gain hands-on experience in the field. You will be creating and editing graphics for both print and digital media using design software, participating in brainstorming sessions, and collaborating with team members to develop creative concepts all with an equity focused design approach. You will also be preparing design assets for production, ensuring files are print ready or optimized for digital use, and maintaining organized digital files.  Additionally, in this role you will help with research on design trends, receive and implement feedback and support on administrative tasks

Who You Are

You are a visual storyteller. You have solid desktop publishing skills, a natural creative instinct, and a good eye. You have the ability to generate innovative and visually appealing design ideas. You are  precise in your design work, ensuring accuracy and consistency and you can clearly articulate ideas and explain design concepts. You are like a sponge, receiving and understanding and implementing feedback effectively. You have the ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines and you proactively take on tasks and seek opportunities for involvement. You consistently deliver high quality work, are dependable, respectful and have a positive attitude.  You are enthusiastic about staying updated with the latest design trends. You have a keen ability to view design through multiple lenses.


Key Responsibilities

    • Working on various design projects, including creating graphics for print and digital media, such as flyers, posters, social media content, and website elements.
    • Participating in brainstorming sessions, team meetings, and collaborating with other designers and Account Services team members develop creative concepts and execute design solutions.
    • Using Adobe Creative Suite design software (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) to create and edit images, layouts, and other design elements.
    • Preparing files and assets for production, ensuring that designs are print-ready or optimized for digital use.
    • Organizing and managing digital files and design assets, ensuring they are following our naming protocols, easily accessible and up-to-date.
    • Assisting with administrative tasks related to design projects, such as updating project timelines, organizing materials, and maintaining design documentation. Researching Design Trends: Staying updated with the latest design trends, tools, and technologies, and applying this knowledge to projects.
    • Assisting in the development and maintenance of branding guidelines, ensuring consistency across all design materials.
    • Accepting feedback from supervisors and team members and making revisions to designs as needed.
    • Actively seeking opportunities to learn new skills, techniques, and software to improve their design capabilities.

Education and Experience 

      • Currently pursuing a BA/BS in Graphic Design (Juniors/Seniors strongly preferred)
      • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other relevant design tools
      • Solid understanding of typography, color theory and layout principles
      Knowledge of HTML/CSS or Web Builders (Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress) a plus                                                                             

About Us

D&A Communications is an equity-first communications agency creating meaningful and lasting social change for 25 years. We are devoted to bridging the needs of diverse communities and our client’s goals through integrated communications, authentic engagement, and public participation programs that create real-world transformation. Our mission is to build human connections and empower all people to make a transformative change that elevates our communities, creating a more just and equitable society.

At D&A Communications, we believe in transparency and open communication. We value everyone’s feedback, creativity, and innovative thinking. We are an eclectic team of self-motivated warriors working together to impact our community positively. Our goal is to grow and develop all our team members to their fullest potential. The common thread that ties us all together is our passion for making a difference.

About Our Culture 

We encourage your ideas and input, and as an equity-first agency, your voice and lived experience make a significant impact both internally and on the communities we serve. We believe in work/life balance and are constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our employees and our community. We champion making space for our team members to have the freedom to openly and actively contribute their diverse perspectives. We believe that people work best in an environment where they are recognized for their efforts and respected as individuals. We work collaboratively as a team. We measure our success against our values:

Grit – We get s##t done

Courage – We are brave and daring

Intentional – We are committed to meaningful work

Fluency – We are experts in the language of Communications

Impact – We believe in doing good by doing better

Resilient – We are quick to respond and recover with optimism and conviction

Creative – We believe in bold, future-focused ideas

We foster a hardworking, energetic, passionate, creative, and remote-first culture. D&A also promotes a dynamic working environment, offering full-time jobs with no travel requirements and optional remote flexibility. Eligible employees also receive a comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation that includes medical, dental, and health benefits and LTD, STD, ADD/Life. Benefits include vacation and sick time, holidays, a 401(k) matched by D&A, a professional development stipend,  and a monthly phone/internet reimbursement. We strongly believe in and gladly support investing in our employees, their health and well-being, future retirement, and professional development.

Application Process: JoinUs and Be a Part of Something That Matters


Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and other necessary information (i.e., link to your portfolio or writing samples) to  Please include the position you are applying for in the email subject line. No faxed applications will be accepted. Please no phone calls.