RQN031 – Graphics Design Intern

Posted 5 months ago

Position Title:  Graphics Design Intern

Location:  Arlington, Virginia

Position Requisition Number:  RQN031

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation:

The Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) provides unique access to the broad and rich research enterprise found at Virginia Tech. VT-ARC forms multi-disciplinary teams to apply innovative solutions to the real-world problems that strain our social, political, industrial, and economic foundations.  Specializing in the identification and use of fundamental research, VT-ARC performs contract R&D on larger scale problems and at technology readiness levels beyond those generally addressed by academia.  VT-ARC combines significant technical expertise with program management skills to deliver robust solutions on schedule and on budget. 


The Graphic Design Intern performs a broad range of graphic design support functions to elevate the various print and digital media products provided to VT-ARC clients in basic and applied research communities. Primary responsibilities include graphic design for analytic reports, web and social media content, and proposals. Secondary responsibilities include supporting conference center operations.

Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities:

  • Pursuit or recent completion of Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Experience in graphic design projects.
  • Demonstrable critical and creative thinking abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrable Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Demonstrable MS Office suite skills.
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team contributor with a mission focus and emphasis on service, integrity, and excellence.

Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities:

  • Incumbent typically has 1-3 years of experience.
  • Experience in light developing and coding.
  • Record of innovation and creative problem solving.
  • Portfolio of past performance.


The duties of this position shall include, but are not necessarily limited to (and not listed in priority order):

  • Assist in graphic design functions to elevate various print and digital media project outcomes to polished, customer-ready products.
  • Support the content of the corporate website.
  • Support the evening closing responsibilities of the conference center.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Primary Work Location:  Arlington, Virginia – this position does not qualify for long-term mobile/remote work or telework.

Special Work Conditions:  Assigned to BRICC.

Security: US Citizenship required.

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, or disability.


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  1. Title of position sought and the Position Requisition Number listed in the announcement above
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  3. Availability date
  4. Whether or not you are a citizen of the United States (optional for positions that do not require a security clearance – see Security Requirements above)
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  7. Education: College(s) attended / degrees earned (and overall GPA if less than three years since last graduation)
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