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Graphic Design Intern 

About the Organization

LifeSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. It's our privilege to serve the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

We're dedicated to working with our hospital and community partners to support donor families, manage the donation process and educate our communities to create a culture of donation. We're a passionate and committed cross-functional team who believe in our vision that everyone shares the gift of life. Each of our team members plays an integral role in our life-saving work, using their unique talents and contributions to further our mission.  


The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for engaging in providing visual support for LifeSource’s mission and brand, as well as the brand of organ, eye and tissue donation for both print and digital materials. Learn to interpret and apply brand standards and the organization’s mission through visual communication for internal and external audiences. Apply knowledge, education and skills of graphic design production by developing a professional workstyle to design a project from concept, with creative direction, to completion. Attend meetings, meet deadlines and managing multiple projects simultaneously providing prompt, thorough, and respectful customer service to managers and team members. Align daily activities with the strategic and operational goals of the organization.


  • Participate, in collaboration with the in-house Designer, on the day-to-day graphic design production, specifically creation of graphics and design layouts to support all visual communications.
  • Learn and engage in the management of the asset library, including digital, print materials and giveaways, and ensure all material is current.

If this sounds like something of interest to you, please click here for full Position Description to see if you meet the qualifications. (Please view link on the job posting through our employment page:

This position will remain open for 30 days or until filled; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the review process will begin right away.

Position Requirements


  1. Requires enrollment in Visual Communication or Graphic Design related degree program. May apply internship credits from this role towards achievement of certificate/degree.
  2. Requires proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator as well as comfort working on a Macintosh computer and related software.
  3. Knowledge of graphic design, marketing, and audience designed visual communication strongly preferred.
  4. Strong written and verbal communication and proofreading skills are essential.
  5. Must be organized, detail oriented and have excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
  6. Ability to take initiative, establish priorities, problem solve and function independently.
  7. Demonstrated ability to exhibit a high degree of quality, integrity, and honor confidentiality of appropriate information including, but not limited to, personal team member data, organizational operations or work processes, donor and donor family information, contributor details, any financial information and medical or protected health information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA.
  8. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  9. Proven skilled and competent in using technology-based tools such as personal computers and related software, mobile devices and electronic medical record systems as appropriate for position.


  1. Around 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday standard business hours, with schedule adjusted to accommodate organizational requirements.
  2. Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds for short distances.
  3. Affected team member in Category III never or rarely have exposure to bloodborne pathogens and do not have a potential for this exposure or handle materials that could spread infection (less than one opportunity per month). Additionally, they rarely interact with staff in patient or donor areas in a hospital or clinic setting while performing their assigned job duties.
  4. Must be able to follow and successfully complete category immunization, health screening and background check requirements.
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Minneapolis, MN - LifeSource  
Open Date 2/14/2020  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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