Graphic Design & Web Design Scholarships & Internships

Discover scholarship and internship options that can help fund your education and pave the way to an exciting design career.

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 02, 2016

Graphic Design & Web Design Scholarships & Internships

If you’re studying in the field of graphic design or web design, there are plenty of scholarship and internship options that can help fund your education and pave the way to an exciting design career.

Remember, there are always many more options than we list on a specific scholarship or internship theme, which you can access through your Fastweb profile and scholarship/internship matches. Consider this list a snapshot of opportunities that exist – it shows examples of the available scholarships and internships within the graphic design and web design fields to give you an idea of how many awesome scholarship opportunities are out there!

To help better organize your scholarship and internship search, please note that the following awards and internships for graphic design and web design students are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list. As deadlines pass, opportunities will be refreshed as often as possible.

The following list of scholarship and internship opportunities are specific to students pursuing studies within graphic and web design fields.

Web Design Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/16
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Web Design Scholarship is available to high school seniors and students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must demonstrate a passion for design by submitting an original sketch with a minimum 250 word essay describing the sketch and your future in design to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Web Design Scholarship.

Creators’ Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Creators’ Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must submit a 500-700 word essay describing how your creativity will help change the world for the better and how your creativity has helped define who you are to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Creators’ Scholarship.

Integrated Project Solutions Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Integrated Project Solutions Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design.

You must be majoring in animation, broadcast design and motion graphics, interactive design and game development, sound design or visual effects.

To be eligible, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 45 credits.

Get more information on the Integrated Project Solutions Scholarship.

Social Media Marketing Internship – The Strong National Museum of Play

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Social Media Marketing Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students with experience in digital photography desired.

You must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to work with staff and museum guests to be considered for this position.

As an intern, your duties include writing social media content for multiple platforms; photography; researching, and reporting on best practices; benchmarking other institutions; and assisting with other activities as necessary.

Learn more information on the Social Media Marketing Internship – The Strong National Museum of Play.

Steve Renick Graphic Design Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Steve Renick Graphic Design Scholarship is open to full-time graphic design majors at the California College of the Arts.

You must demonstrate financial need and academic merit to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Steve Renick Graphic Design Scholarship.

Louis Shawl Graphic Design Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Louis Shawl Graphic Design Endowed Scholarship is open to full-time graphic design majors at the California College of the Arts.

You must demonstrate financial need and academic merit to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Louis Shawl Graphic Design Endowed Scholarship.

Graphic Design Internships

Digital Media Internship

Deadline: 4/01/16
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Atlanta Magazine Digital Media Internship is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Interns are responsible for creating and updating pages, graphics, and other visual elements of atlantamagazine.com and its associated digital products. Candidates should exhibit a strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

Get more information on the Digital Media Internship.

Microsoft Technical Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Microsoft Technical Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Positions are available in software development, hardware engineering, user experience, IT and operations, game design, and content publishing.

Get more information on the Microsoft Technical Internship.

Converge Consulting Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Converge Consulting Internship is available to college students who focus on their area of interest – content marketing, digital advertising, website design and architecture or measurement through analytics.

You must be available to work full-time, 65-day paid internship to be considered for this position.

As an intern, you will get hands-on experience using real-world tools like Moz, marketing automation software, and CMS and CRM platforms.

Get more information on the Converge Consulting Internship.

Time Inc. 2016 Summer Internship Program

Deadline: Varies
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The 2016 Summer Internship Program is available to students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. You must be majoring in writing, photography, graphics or design to be considered for this position.

As a Time Inc. intern, you’ll be placed in a team based on your background, strengths and skills and you’ll be mentored by some of the best in your fields and in our industry.

Learn more information about the Time Inc. 2016 Summer Internship Program.

Marvel Entertainment Digital Comics Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Digital Comics Internship is available to full-time students.

Interns will gain firsthand knowledge of the development of online comics.

You must have some familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Marvel characters.

You must also have the ability to multitask to qualify for this internship.

Get more information on the Marvel Entertainment Digital Comics Internship.

Dreamworks Animal SKG Digital Training Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through College Seniors

The Dreamworks Animation SKG Digital Training Internship is open to full-time juniors or seniors attending an accredited college or university.

To be eligible, you must be experienced in graphic and/or web design and 2D/3D digital media, be interested in 3D animated feature film production, be proficient with Windows, Photoshop, and MS Office programs and have strong attention to detail and excellent written skills.

Get more information on the Dreamworks Animation SKG Digital Training Internship.

NASCAR Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5

Sponsored by the NASCAR Foundation, the NASCAR Internship is available to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program who completed your sophomore year of college.

You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be computer proficient in Microsoft Office applications and interested in working in one of the following departments automotive technology, marketing, public affairs, productions engineering, human resources, finance, digital media, creative design, communications and business to be considered for this position.

As an intern, you will be allowed to work in a hands-on environment with the fastest growing sport in America; and learn what could never be taught in a classroom.

Get more information on the NASCAR Internship.

Foundation for Sustainable Development Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Foundation for Sustainable Development Internship is available to students and young professionals who are able to work independently and support FSD’s growth.

A weekly time commitment of at least 16 hours is required with a total commitment of 500 hours.

Internships may be available in donor relations, university outreach and partner relations, marketing, graphic design, social media, translation, international programs or executive assisting.

Learn more information on the Foundation for Sustainable Development Internship.

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Graphic Design Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 1

The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Graphic Design Internship is open to students interested in supporting the organization’s graphic design aspect of its marketing materials.

Preference is given to college students or recent graduates experience in graphic design, public relations, communications, journalism or marketing.

Duties may include: writing, design drafting, message development and conducting research.

Get more information on the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Graphic Design Internship.

Graphic Design Internship – The Global FoodBanking Network

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 2

The Global Hunger Conference Planner is available to current undergraduate and graduate students.

Intern duties may include translate existing educational information about hunger, food waste, food banks and other relevant topics into compelling visual images for use on GFN website and social media to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Graphic Design Internship – The Global FoodBanking Network.

TerraCycle Graphic Design Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

Sponsored by TerraCycle Inc, the Graphic Design Internship is available to students interested in graphic design. Interns will be involved in a variety of challenging high profile projects with fast turn-around deadlines.

You must have working knowledge of Adobe creative suite, your own computer with Adobe software, be able to operate within Microsoft Office systems, possess strong communication and artistic skills and be organized and detail oriented to qualify for this award.

A portfolio is required for review.

Get more information on the TerraCycle Graphic Design Internship.

Utne Reader Art Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by Utne Reader Online, the Utne Reader Art Internship is open to graphic design, illustration, and photography students wishing to gain experience producing a national magazine and its website.

As an art intern, you will maintain photo and illustration archives and conduct photo research, from initial contacts with image sources through acquisition of final imagery.

In addition, you will be involved in the selection of publicity images, stock images, and images from independent photographers. Depending upon area of study, you may also be involved in photo shoots, editorial meetings, and/or illustration assignments.

Get more information on the Utne Reader Art Internship.

Social Media, Communications Intern – Eastman Kodak Company

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Social Media, Communications Intern is available to students pursuing a degree in public relations, journalism, English, communications or a related field.

You must demonstrate superior writing skills and full familiarity in the use of Word, PowerPoint and Photoshop to be considered for this position.

As an intern, you will support development of new communications plans and campaigns – helping transition the traditional focus to more focus on social/online.

Learn more information on the Social Media, Communications Intern – Eastman Kodak Company.

ALEXANDRIA – Internship Opportunity – Virginia Photography

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The ALEXANDRIA – Internship Opportunity is available to students majoring in marketing, social media and promotions. You must be open-minded and knowledgeable about different religions, photoshop / InDesign / After Effects experience and Spanish-speaking (a plus!) to be considered for this internship.

As an intern, you will will work directly in consultation with the film’s producers and social media strategists.

Learn more information on the ALEXANDRIA – Internship Opportunity – Virginia Photography

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