Graphic Design Intern at Summer

| Greater NYC Area
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Who We Are
Summer’s mission is to help the 45 million Americans burdened by student debt save money through smart, algorithm-based recommendations. Summer combines policy expertise and innovative technology to serve student loan borrowers across the country. Our founding team draws on years of experience in public policy, law, consumer finance, and engineering to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our generation.
We are a Certified B Corporation® as part of our commitment to helping all borrowers improve their financial health through better repayment strategies. We recently raised our Series A and are backed by a team of world-class investors, including General Catalyst, NextView, Greycroft, Foundation Capital, Story Ventures, QED Investors, and Flourish Ventures.
Your Role
As a Graphic Designer Intern at Summer, you will have the opportunity to use your graphic design and communication skills to elevate our brand identity across our various Marketing channels. You will collaborate with the Product and Marketing teams to produce polished, attention-grabbing materials. We are seeking someone who loves design, communicates well, thinks strategically, and is a proactive, detail-oriented team player. Your role at Summer:
- Create and develop smart, strategic concepts in collaboration with Product Marketing and Design
- Design marketing materials for Summer, including but not limited to: digital creative (blog, social media and email marketing assets), printed marketing collateral, swag
- Communicate design ideas verbally and visually to team members and internal stakeholders
- Address and interpret stakeholder edits that result in an optimal finished product
- Work with the design team on developing and maintaining brand standards, ensuring a high level of quality and establishing a consistent look and feel across materials
Recommended Experience
- 2+ years of professional graphic design experience (can be freelance positions during school)
- Experience designing for web, as well as print
- Expertise in Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite
- Portfolio demonstrating your experience developing concepts into campaigns 
- A deep understanding of composition, balance, symmetry, and white space
- Refined aesthetic sense, strong typography skills and a keen eye for detail
- Basic knowledge of print design, pre-press and commercial print processes
Special consideration will be given to candidates that additionally demonstrate: 
- Illustration skills
- HTML/CSS reading and writing ability
Please include your resume and link to your portfolio when applying. Paid internship for 15-25 hours per week. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ZendeskCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • SendGridEmail

Location

Our office is right by Grand Central Terminal (and conveniently connected by tunnel for rainy days)!

An Insider's view of Summer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I was drawn to Summer’s innovative social impact model at scale and, during my time here, it has become increasingly clear that we have an unmatched culture: a whip-smart team that balances detail-oriented operations and product development with mission-driven growth. Bonus: everyone is very (very) nice and we use many emojis in Slack! 👏🎉

Ella

Head of Partnerships

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The particular challenge for my team is helping every borrower navigate the student loan system and find a clear path toward forgiveness or repayment. We're building a solution to help thousands (or millions!) of borrowers find relief. How do we scale our platform to make every borrower at Summer feel supported? Come join and help us figure it out!

Bridget

Head of Borrower Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Everyone here at Summer has been incredibly supportive as I began my first job as a software engineer. With active mentorship and plenty of opportunities to explore new technologies, I’ve been able to broaden my horizons and get a solid footing on a new career path. I’m especially looking forward to the next hackathon as we grow the team!

Don

Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our greatest assets are our team's ideas and a culture that encourages sharing them. Collaboration is critical to our success given the complexity of student debt’s relationships to finance, data science, and public policy. We are committed to facilitating this exchange—whether in meetings, lunch and learns, hackathons, or team presentations.

Paul Joo

Co-Founder & COO

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our team collaborates early on in the ideation process, sketching low fidelity solution ideas with our designers, conceptualizing new ways of building solutions, and taking the time to research innovative approaches. We empower each other to start small, prototype, and ‘fail fast’ to learn the most and get to the best outcome for our borrowers.

Leah

Lead Designer

What are Summer Perks + Benefits

Summer Benefits Overview

We offer the following benefits:
- Mission-driven company and inclusive culture
- Significant equity allocations
- Health, vision, and dental insurance coverage
- 401(k) plans and 4% employer matching
- Commuter benefits
- Generous vacation, medical, and family leave policies
- Contribution toward student loan repayment

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our greatest asset is the set of values our team strives to embody every day in our office (located next to Grand Central): empathy, diversity, growth, determination, humility, and fun. Read more about what these mean to us at https://www.meetsummer.org/careers.

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