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Internships & Careers

All Graphic Design majors will complete an internship in the senior year. The Washington, DC, area offers a rich array of opportunities. Internship sites have included

  • USA Today Weekend
  • Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • The Kennedy Center
  • Major corporations, nonprofits, and institutions in the greater Washington area
  • Design firms
  • Advertising agencies
  • Public relations firms
You may also wish to complete your internship overseas through Marymount’s study abroad program, coordinated through the Center for Global Education.


Depending on the electives you choose, you will be prepared for a job as a
  • Graphic designer
  • Web or multimedia designer
  • Production artist
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Project manager
Marymount’s program can prepare you for a challenging job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Keen competition for jobs is expected; individuals with a bachelor’s degree and knowledge of computer design software, particularly those with Web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.”

To get your professional life launched, Marymount's Center for Career Services is available to assist you with your internship and job search.