Design Internship - Winter | Perfect Search Media

Design Internship - Winter

What's This All About?

Are you looking to hone your design skills through real-world experience? Do you know the basics of Adobe Creative Suite but you want to learn from an awesome senior designer in order to improve your style? Are you dying to understand how your field of study fits into the marketing picture? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're in the right place.

This opening is for students and recent graduates available during the winter quarter/early spring semester for three months. Interns must be available part-time for a minimum of 3 full days a week in office, preferably including Thursdays, beginning in January. This internship pays $12 per hour and will provide the opportunity to work closely with our team to deliver value to our clients.

You will need to submit at least 3 (but no more than 5) work samples from different categories, e.g. print, digital, illustration.

What You'll Learn

  • Formal training and experience in applying design theory to marketing campaigns
  • Advanced techniques for software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Create graphics and design layouts for display, remarketing, and social media ads
  • Illustrating blog images
  • Learn some SEO and PPC skills to understand how your work fits into the bigger marketing picture
  • Collaborating with other team members to understand design requests

"The level of autonomy is perfect: they are willing to answer any questions and help as much as you need, but will not just feed you the answer."

Luke Piatek
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Class of 2016

"My experience at Perfect Search has helped me learn a part of marketing that is growing at a rapid pace and I will always be grateful for being exposed to such great information so early on in my career."

Lizzy Michan
Northwestern University
Class of 2017

"Learned how to do client reports and the mock calls are really helpful."

Sadie Winters
Loyola University Chicago
Class of 2017

"Perfect Search has a cohesive, dedicated and welcoming environment, which made me enjoy and look forward to coming into office."

Kimberly Fishman
Northwestern University
Class of 2017

"The company culture is passionate and diligent but fun-loving and inclusive"

Northwestern University
Class of 2016

"The Perfect Search internship gave me all the skills I needed to land my next three positions - you'll definitely learn a lot"

Chase Wilson
University of Chicago
Class of 2016

"In the end, I even got to report to a real client. That kind of experience is rare for most internships."

Helen Liang
Northwestern University
Class of 2016

"I enjoyed this internship because of the people that work at Perfect Search. Everyone was so willing to help me with any questions I had about PPC, SEO, or the program in general. The structure of the training was great, with constant one-on-ones with team members and hands-on tasks that are used for actual clients, instead of just busy work. I felt included and welcomed from the start of day 1 until the end of the program! I learned a ton and can't wait to apply what I learned to future jobs and experiences."

Courtney Culligan
DePaul University
Class of 2017

"During my time as an intern at Perfect Search, I was able to learn so much information to help further my career. With a mix of instruction and hands-on projects, the learning experience was top notch. Perfect Search also has a very positive work culture that allowed me to feel comfortable and part of the team. All of these elements combined made my internship a satisfying and rewarding few months that gave me skills that will last a lifetime."

Joe Langhenry
University of Illinois
Class of 2016

"PSM allowed me to develop both professionally and personally. The internship program was well developed and provided the perfect amount of training and hands-on experience working with real data to deliver to the clients."

Kyle Peterson
Purdue University
Class of 2018

"Perfect Search knows how to challenge and guide interns so that they grow and learn on their own. As an intern, the team invests a great deal of energy and effort into you so that you can truly walk away with tangible Digital Marketing skills."

Emma Komrska
University of Cincinnati
Class of 2019

"At Perfect Search, I felt like an equal part of the team. I was consistently busy with real, client-related deliverables, while the company remained invested in my personal internship experience and understanding of the Digital Marketing industry."

Emma Komrska
University of Cincinnati
Class of 2019

Lifestyle Perks

  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Work-from-home (WFH) Fridays
  • WFH the week between Christmas and New Year’s
  • WFH the Monday after Lollapalooza (A.K.A when you need it the most)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Weekly team-building
  • Birthday treats (go wild!)
  • The ability to DJ in the office
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Fitness challenges
  • Quarterly social events
  • Quarterly ping-pong tournaments

Company Perks

  • Medical premiums covered at 85%
  • Dental premiums covered at 80%
  • Vision, life, and AD&D premiums covered at 100&
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Commuter benefits
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Opportunities to pursue company-sponsored education
  • Healthy (and occasionally not-so-healthy) snacks and drinks provided
  • Wednesday breakfasts
  • Access to the Perfect Search library
  • Casual dress code
  • Employee recognition program

Location Perks

  • Prime River North location
  • A short walk from the Grand Red Line station
  • Access to a beautiful courtyard, perfect for lunch on nice days
  • Near Jewel, Trader Joe’s and the Post Office
  • Too many lunch options (Eataly, Shake Shack, Sweetgreen, Chipotle, the list
    never ends…)


  • Personal work laptops
  • Dual monitors
  • Laptop stands
  • Standing desks

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