Interested in joining the Science of Learning and Educational Technology (SoLET) Lab at Arizona State University? Take the next step towards an exciting internship opportunity by exploring detailed information about our available positions:

Graphic Design Intern

Remote | Part-Time | Unpaid

Application Deadline

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Internship Duration

We offer internship opportunities on a semester-by-semester basis, providing students with valuable hands-on experience. Exceptional interns may have the opportunity to extend their internship into subsequent semesters.


The Science of Learning and Educational Technologies (SoLET) Laboratory is seeking a motivated and talented Graphic Design Intern to join our team. You will work closely with our researchers and programming team to develop high-quality graphics and visual assets for the iSTART-Early project—an online intelligent tutoring system aimed at providing automated instruction and game-based practice of reading comprehension strategies to 3rd and 4th graders. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in graphic design while contributing to cutting-edge educational technology research and supporting the development of an innovative platform.

Essential Duties

  • Collaborate with our researchers to understand the objectives and requirements of the iSTART-Early project.
  • Create visually engaging and user-centric graphics for the iSTART-Early platform, including user interface elements, icons, and illustrations to enhance the learning experience for 3rd and 4th graders.
  • Maintain consistency and adhere to brand guidelines in all design deliverables, contributing to the development of a professional and engaging educational technology platform.
  • Support the team in the production of marketing materials, presentations, and other visual assets related to the iSTART-Early project.
  • Stay updated with current design trends, techniques, and technologies, and propose innovative ideas to enhance the visual appeal and effectiveness of the iSTART-Early platform.
  • Assist with organizing and managing digital asset libraries to ensure efficient access to design resources relevant to the project.

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Graphic Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proficient in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) or Affinity Designer.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing your design skills and creativity, with a focus on digital graphics.
  • Knowledge of user interface design principles and best practices, with the ability to adapt the designs to cater to the needs of 3rd and 4th graders.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with team members and incorporate feedback.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative, while also being a team player.
  • Passion for educational technology and a willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced research environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of game design theory and principles of game-based learning and assessment.
  • Experience with conducting, analyzing, or incorporating information gained from usability or user experience research.
  • Experience using project tracking tools (e.g., Gantt charts, Jira, Airtable).
  • Experience creating Help or Support documentation with graphic elements.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following to Zeinab Serhan at [email protected]

  • A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your skills align with the requirements.
  • Resume highlighting relevant coursework and experience.
  • At least one, but not more than three, samples of your best graphic design work, showcasing both digital and print projects. This can be a link or a file.