2023 Creative Summer Internship - Designer, Gift Presentation & Packaged Expressions Studio - Now Hiring

Hallmark Remote
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January 24, 2023
Kansas City, MO

We need sharp, energetic people to help us create, engineer, market, and deliver our products worldwide. Hallmark offers summer internships for students pursuing degrees in areas such as Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Graphic Design, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Illustration, Communications, Creative Writing, Engineering, Psychology, Statistics, Physics, Data Science, Computer Science and more! Hallmark's internship program is held annually, starting late May and ending in early August, and provides the valuable opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge to meaningful projects in a corporate creative environment. In addition, you will gain exposure to Hallmark leadership, learn more about our products and initiatives, connect with employees and interns from other disciplines, and for hybrid or on-site internships, enjoy what life is like in the Kansas City metro area.

As a Design Intern in the Gift Presentation and Packaged Expressions Studio, you'll have the opportunity to create seasonal and everyday product for gift wrap, stickers, stationery and party. You will work on both large programs, as well as individual stand-alone SKUs. Designers on this team utilize a range of skills including - surface pattern design, illustration, photography, and lettering. For this product category, it's important to have a passion for surface pattern design, strong composition and layout skills. Additionally, understanding the marketplace and having the ability to identify current trends in our product category is critical to the success of our products in the competitive marketplace.

The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in a visual creative field with a graduation date of December 2023 or May/June 2024. You must state your targeted graduation date (month and year) on your resume, or you will not be considered.

  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign)

  • Experience in graphic design, surface/pattern design, illustration, and/or lettering.

Your resume and portfolio will stand out if you have:

  • Portfolio images that demonstrate strong conceptual/design skills, trend-focused color palettes, excellent aesthetic judgment, and use of type

  • Portfolio images that demonstrate ability to apply design and illustration to multiple formats and products.

  • Self-starter, curious, and willing to learn

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work on and manage multiple projects with a range of complexity and shifting deadlines

  • Collaborative and a strong team player

  • Strategic thinker

  • Flexible work style and ability to move forward without all of the answers.

Our 2023 Internship opportunities may be hybrid, on-site, or fully remote, depending on the project, needs of the business, and preferences of the final selected candidate. This internship program dates are May 22-August 11, 2023, with adjustments made for candidates whose school schedules differ. We sincerely appreciate your interest in our program!

The final deadline for all applications is Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.

Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply!


  • To be considered, you must show how you meet the basic qualifications in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are DOCX and PDF.

  • An uploaded portfolio is also required for this position. Your portfolio should be compiled into one PDF document that is no larger than 5 MB, and uploaded with your resume. If your portfolio file size is above the 5MB limit, you can submit a of your work.

  • In addition, you can submit a URL to a portfolio website or social media site displaying your portfolio, but only as a supplement to your uploaded portfolio or one-page overview.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

ABOUT HALLMARK - Because Connecting With Each Other Has Never Been More Important

For more than a century, Hallmark has been bringing people together and improving the relationships that matter most. That's why millions of people all over the world connect with . It has always been a mission so much bigger than any one of us who work here. Today, we need empathetic learners, strategic thinkers, and enthusiastic visionaries with diverse experiences and skills to help us create the rest of Hallmark's second century as we shift to a more digitally savvy, unified approach that combines the best of brick-and-mortar retail with the efficiency of dot-com spaces. Help us imagine what our next hundred years could look like!

When you join Hallmark, we will go out of our way to make you feel like part of the team, even in a remote/hybrid work environment. In the day-to-day, we'll make the best use of the skills and talents you already have. We'll also give you leadership opportunities and show you multiple potential pathways to future success.

of care for our consumers and for one another shows in the way we embrace different backgrounds, identities, and working styles, deliberately seeking out ways to be more inclusive both internally among our work groups and externally through the things we make and sell to our retail partners and consumers. We believe that a broadly inclusive, equitable approach is also our best path to future success. We're seeking out those who can bring a fresh perspective to our business and would love your input as someone new to our team! We can only change and grow when we intentionally include new perspectives-like yours.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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