May 19th, 2023

Graphic Design Intern

Duration: 6 weeks

Location: Cardiff


Are you developing an interest in, or already have a passion for, graphic design? Have some basic experience in Adobe Creative Suite? Would you like to have experience working within a design team in a fast-paced advertising agency?

We’re looking for someone who has an eye for creativity to join as a paid, 6-week summer intern. You might be studying graphic design at college or have no formal training at all. Maybe you design logos for local businesses or flyers for your mate’s band. Or just want to turn a side hustle into a new career path. We want applicants from all backgrounds with a willingness to learn and get stuck in.

As an intern, you’ll be responsible for a range of tasks, including:

  • Supporting the team, creating designs for client campaigns.
  • Researching current design trends and how we can apply them to client work.
  • Assisting the team by coming up with creative ideas.
  • Participating in team meetings and contributing to creative discussions.
  • Creating print and digital design content, both for clients and Golley Slater.

This is a paid internship and the successful candidate will also receive valuable training and mentorship from our experienced design team, as well as exposure to working with video, strategy, media and social media teams and high-profile clients.

Who are we?

We are a leading marketing communications agency based in Cardiff, Leeds and Cirencester. This internship will be based in our Cardiff office working on a range of campaigns in sectors including health, education, transport, tourism, finance and more. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to gain hands-on experience within the advertising industry.

Who are we looking for?

At Golley Slater, we believe that curiosity creates the unexpected, and true curiosity can’t be achieved without diversity. We need people with different perspectives, experiences, and cultures to develop unexpected ideas that challenge, excite and create lasting impact. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race. So, whoever you are, whatever your background, if you’re passionate about design, we want to hear from you.

Candidates must be 18 or over.

How to apply?

To help remove one of the usual barriers to the application process we are not asking for a CV. But what we do want from you is a piece of design based on the theme ‘curiosity’ presented in a social media story size of 1080 x 1920px. There are no right or wrong answers for the piece of design you create, any medium and approach is welcome. Accompanying this a 100 – 500 word explanation of why you should be our summer intern.

This will allow us to choose the applicant based on your creativity. The successful candidate will work closely with our experienced team of designers, assisting with the creation of eye-catching designs and concepts for our wide range of clients.

We will invite our favourite applications for an interview where we would like to see examples of other work you’ve designed. This could be a portfolio, website, or just photos or objects that you’ve created. The internship will take place between Monday 14th August – Friday 22nd September

We are aiming to showcase the ‘curiosity’ submissions on Golley Slater social channels – please let us know if you do not want yours to be featured.

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We cannot wait to see what you create!

Please send your submission to

We cannot wait to see what you create.

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