Graphic Design Internship - Fall '17


AFL provides industry-leading fiber optic products and services across the globe. Our company was founded in 1984 with a single fiber optic cable and now we manufacture over two thousand products, employ over 5,000 associates and consistently generate annual sales in excess of a billion-dollars in revenue. With our commitment to professional growth and employee development, let AFL “Connect” you to your next career opportunity!

Position Details

Graphic Design Internship - Fall '17
South Carolina
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

The Graphic Design Intern is responsible for assisting with a wide variety of marketing projects for our various lines of business at AFL. This is an exciting opportunity for a college student to learn from industry leading creatives and designers and to gain work experience while using their education. This individual will be immersed in a variety of marketing aspects preparing the individual for a career in business, marketing, or graphic design, marketing, communications, or business.

The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for:

  • Executing changes and updates to data sheets, brochures, programs, catalogs and product profiles. 
  • Designing and preparing community and PR projects (flyers, posters, logos, etc.) 
  • Supporting the marketing department on a wide variety other projects through implementing design solutions.


  • Must currently be a student at a four year college or university with a minimum 2.75 GPA. 
  • Experience creating graphics working with appropriate tools 
  • Working knowledge of digital file preparation for a variety of print media 
  • Computer illustration, photography, and photo retouching experience a plus 
  • Creative graphical capabilities 
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.) 
  • Experience with Dreamweaver a plus 
  • The knowledge of how to prepare digital files for a variety of print media. 
  • Task oriented with the ability to execute a given project from start to finish in a timely manner. 
  • Strong ‘team player’ skills enabling collaboration within marketing communications team as well as select interaction with the various business units within AFL. 
  • All candidates must provide a portfolio of their work to Mary Beth Blum at 
  • Must work at least 20 hours a week during the internship term and a minimum of three days each week 
  • Available terms - Summer 2017
Competencies for Success:
  • Detail-oriented with strong design skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task. 
  • Ability to work independently, but also work as a contributing member of the Marketing Communications team. 
  • Enthusiasm for the design process.

Personal Profile Attributes:

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and in time-sensitive situations; aptitude to coordinate multiple tasks and projects simultaneously; customer-focused.

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