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Industrial Design Internship Summer 2019

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 24968 


Do you want to work for a one of the world's most trusted and recognized brands? Hallmark is a company rooted in connecting people. We care for our employees, our communities, and our world. A career at Hallmark means you get to make a big impact and create something that can make a genuine difference. We’re looking for people who want to continue to carry our vision forward.


We need sharp, energetic people to help us create, engineer, market, and deliver our products worldwide. Through our culture of caring, connecting and creating, Hallmark offers employees the opportunity to grow their careers with an employer who celebrates their individuality and deeply values their talents.

Hallmark’s internship program (May 20, 2019 – August 9, 2019; dates may be flexible to accommodate conflicting school calendars) provides the valuable opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge to meaningful projects in a corporate environment. You not only work on meaningful projects tied to Hallmark business objectives, but you will also gain exposure to Hallmark leadership, learn more about products and initiatives, visit with employees and interns from other disciplines, and enjoy what life is like in Kansas City. Never been to Kansas City? You’ve been missing out on the city that is consistently ranked among the best in terms of culture, livability, and opportunity for recent college grads! Check out for more information on living and working in Kansas City.


Hallmark Industrial Design Interns are placed into different creative studios working on projects that range from highly conceptual to highly technical. Examples of roles specific to those studios are outlined below.


As an Industrial Design intern in the Innovation Studio, you will collaborate with a cross-disciplinary team to meet business needs, consumer needs, and creative aspirations with existing and emerging capabilities. In this role, you will create and craft product design solutions focused on form, usability, design, and user ergonomics. You will work to ensure aesthetics, functionality, and engineering are balanced in final product results. If you want to help create new ways for consumers to connect, communicate, and celebrate while considering all aspects of design thinking, this opportunity is for you!


The Visual Merchandising Studio is a strategic and dedicated group who work to create environmental signage, wayfinding, and fixture solutions in thousands of mass channel rooftops like Walmart or Walgreens. This team creates solutions for everything from corrugate merchandisers in Walmart holiday displays to concepts and designs for Pop-Up Shops during New York Fashion Week. As an ID intern, you would gain real-world experience in end-to-end visual merchandising design (from concepting to final store installation) while working with business partners across all functions and applying your ID skills and knowledge in a professional setting.

The final deadline for all applications is March 3, 2019.

Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.


You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. 

A portfolio is required. Your portfolio should be compiled into one PDF or Microsoft Word document that is no larger than 10 MB. You can submit a link to a personal portfolio website in addition to your uploaded portfolio file.

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.


The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with a graduation date in August (spring semester) 2020 or earlier.  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).


Your resume and portfolio will stand out if you have:

  • A portfolio that demonstrates strong research and conceptual skills.
  • A portfolio that showcases your human centered design capabilities.
  • Prior internship experience.
  • Working knowledge of 3D modeling software programs such as SolidWorks, CCAD, Sketch-up, Keyshot, and/or Rhino.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of computer software such as Sketchbook Pro, Solid Edge, Premiere, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Maya, Flash, HyperShot, etc.
  • A passion for design and design thinking.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Awareness of technology, consumer, and design trends.


  • All internships will be at the Hallmark Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. This internship will occur summer of 2018 from May 20th to August 9th (dates may be flexible to accommodate conflicting school calendars). 
  • The application deadline for our internship program is March 3, 2019. We sincerely appreciate your interest in our program; however, you will not be contacted unless selected for an interview.

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Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


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