Graphic Designer Intern


Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with more than 100 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has over $200 billion in client assets and more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. As stated in our Associate Promise, we are passionate about how we achieve great outcomes together for our clients, communities and each other. Committed to being a great place to work,Baird ranked No. 12 on the Fortune magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018, our fifteenth consecutive year on the list. Baird has also received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index.

Position Details

Graphic Designer Intern
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Are you looking to gain real world experience in a thriving, global financial services firm with an award winning culture? Consider an internship and start building your career at Baird.

Our intern program: Our intern program is a robust experience that offers interns exposure to the business world and a meaningful work experience. Baird’s summer includes an Intern Welcome Event in our corporate office in Milwaukee, multiple Lunch & Learns, a Brewer game at Miller Park, Baird Night at the Zoo, and many other informal events. Our interns have the opportunity to use a Baird Cares Day and be compensated to volunteer in the community. They are also eligible to apply for $8,000 in scholarships. Our informal mentor program gives interns an opportunity to network throughout Baird and learn about all the areas of the firm.

Internship Location, Availability and Hours: Located in our downtown Milwaukee office, interns must be flexible to work a minimum of 15-20 daytime hours/week during the Spring and Fall semesters and 37.5-40 daytime hours/week during breaks and summer.

This member of the Creative Services team utilizes creativity and design skills while working collaboratively on a variety of projects. Project types include print and web-based media. Team of associates passionate about achieving great results for clients and give back to the communities where we live and work Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership

As a Graphic Designer Intern, you will:

  • Involvement in various phases of a project including: print and digital production, concept brainstorming, photo shoots, and design and team meetings.
  • Contribute to print-based design projects: primarily artwork changes and revisions, layout and design.
  • Interpret brand guidelines and embodies a consistent visual brand representation for Baird within design. Prepare appropriate files for vendors.
  • Assist on web-based project needs as necessary. Photograph various Baird events, parties, meetings and scenarios
  • Perform additional duties as assigned. 
  • Pursuing a degree in Art, Graphic Design, or Visual Communications. Sophomore or Junior year standing preferred.
  • Advanced software proficiency required in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop in a Mac environment.
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint and Word. Familiarity with a DSLR camera a plus.
  • Solid portfolio of work demonstrating skills above.
  • Position requires attention to detail and sound design and typographical skills.
  • Positive attitude, organizational skills, reliability and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic.

This is a paid internship.

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