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Exhibition Visual Design Internship (m/f/d)

Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA), the world’s largest museum planning and interpretive design firm, is offering paid internships to interested persons looking to further their academic and/or career goals in museums, cultural institutions, and any related fields. Qualified undergraduate students, recent graduates, graduate students, and emerging professionals are welcome to apply. RAA internships are based in our studio in Kreuzberg but our projects are in Germany, Europe, and beyond.

Interns will gain valuable work experience and professional development in a dynamic, collaborative, and creative environment. This internship will cultivate a comprehensive understanding of the multidisciplinary process involved in designing a museum/exhibition across departments. Interns are assigned to projects according to the intersection of their interests and RAA’s staffing needs. They have the opportunity to do real work and actively contribute to their team. Outside of their project work, interns will learn about past projects, potential career paths, and the intricacies of the museum and design industries. 

The Exhibition Visual Design Intern works under the guidance of Senior Visual Design staff to help produce exhibit visual concepts and other project-specific assignments. The Visual Design staff works closely with RAA’s Content staff, Physical Design staff, and clients to determine the exhibition design visual identity, graphic systems, and layouts.


  • Supporting Visual Design staff with exhibit graphic design development;
  • Contributing to exhibit visual identity development;
  • Designing and producing visual systems, layouts, and documentation (visual layouts, visual elevations, maps, illustrations, diagrams, fabrication specifications, etc.);
  • Creating art samples for fabricators and assisting in graphic production;
  • Working on multiple projects and at multiple scales concurrently, meeting all project deadlines.


  • Currently pursuing (or recently completed) a BA or advanced degree in Visual Design, Visual Arts, Visual Communications, or related fields;
  • Creative portfolio that demonstrates a strong design sensibility, conceptual clarity, editorial eye, and attention to detail;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), Adobe Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Workspace;
  • Strong conceptual ability and editorial strength;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Proactive approach to time and task management;
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken German

Salary Range and Internship Duration:

  • Hours: 2-5 days/week or 16-40 hours/week (we can accommodate school schedules)
  • Compensation: 12.50EUR/hour
  • Duration: at least 3 and up to 6 months, starting August 1, 2024

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates will be contacted via email regarding our interview process. To apply for this role, please send a cover letter, CV, and portfolio to berlincontact@raai.com.

EEO Statement:

RAA is an equal opportunity practice that is committed to furthering diversity and inclusion in our studio. RAA does not discriminate in employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of: race; color; creed; religion; gender; gender identity or expression; sex; sexual orientation; national origin or ancestry; citizenship status; health or genetic information; age; marital status; mental or physical disability; pregnancy; political affiliation; arrest record; past, present, or future service in the uniformed services; or any other legally protected status. Our policy of non-discrimination applies to all personnel practices, including, but not limited to, recruitment, project assignments, professional development, compensation, or any other employment practice. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and candidates from other underrepresented communities to apply.