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Graphic Design Internship at Mesirow Financial

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We are currently seeking a Graphic Design Intern to join Mesirow Financial Consulting’s Business Development department. The Business Development team works on a wide variety of projects, and utilizes different mediums including print and electronic documents, presentations, e-mails, graphics, images, banner ads, videos and web sites. This is an opportunity to build on your core competencies and add skills in other areas. Qualified candidates should be current undergraduate or graduate students. This internship requires a minimum of 15 hours per week commitment and students in return will receive an hourly rate of pay plus class credit.


We are looking for a team member who can assist in:

  • Creation and editing of HTML e-mails in Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Page layout using Quark and InDesign (the firm is moving to (InDesign soon)
  • Presentation and document design in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Image editing and scanning using Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphics creation and editing in Adobe Illustrator
  • Creation and editing of Adobe Acrobat PDFs

Desired Skills:

  • Must be a current college student, in their junior or senior year
  • Strong PC skills are required
  • Application experience preferred but not required: Adobe Dreamweaver, Quark Xpress, InDesign Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Independent worker
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to demonstrate creative thought within their role


To be considered for this position, please apply online at:


Founded in 1937, Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Our firm has excelled at meeting its clients’ needs by remaining independent, private, employee owned, diversified and well capitalized.  We have more than $40 billion in assets under management and 1,200 employees in locations across the country and in London.

Mesirow Financial offers a diverse range of services in Investment Management, Global Markets, Insurance and Consulting.  We strive to build long-lasting relationships with each of our clients, by assisting them in reaching their financial goals.  Our clients consist of institutions, public sector entities, corporations and individuals.

Our focus on relationships is a hallmark of our firm’s commitment to both clients and employees.  Nearly 25 percent of our employees are shareholders, closely aligning our interests and motivating our professionals.

While much has changed since the firm was established, the entrepreneurial spirit in which our firm was founded continues to be a vital part of our business philosophy today.  We believe that constant innovation and evolving with our clients is fundamental to our success, and we continue to seek new ideas, services and products to meet the ever-changing needs of both our clients and the firm.

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