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Visual Design (Graphic Designer) Internship - ANZ

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design

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We’re looking for the next generation of Canvanauts!

Our Canva internship is a 12-week remote friendly program that runs from the first week of December to the last week of February. There will also be an opportunity to meet your team in person at our flagship campus in Sydney to experience all the magic of Canva in real life. So your summer time is sorted.

As an Intern, you'll have the opportunity to work on real-life projects from start to finish. Along with this, we'll pair you with a Host and assign you a Buddy who will ensure your success every step of the intern journey. Think of them as your own personal intern tour guides.

You’ll be part of a welcoming and inclusive Early Talent community of peers that take pride in Canva’s culture of being good humans and empowering each other to achieve our big goals.

Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney, Australia. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. If you call New Zealand home, we have our Auckland co-working space too.

But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Collaborating with the team to create visually compelling designs
  • Working closely with the team to understand project requirements and objectives, and translate them into engaging and effective visual solutions.
  • Working independently as needed
  • Thinking strategically when working on projects and making design suggestions
  • Helping in the process of gathering data and insights to inform product development
  • Supporting the team in organising and maintaining design files, assets, and documentation.
  • Contributing to brainstorming sessions and actively participate in creative discussions.
  • Taking constructive feedback from team members and apply it to improve designs.

You're probably a match if

  • You are currently enrolled and completing your studies between 2025 and mid-2026.
  • You are based in Australia or New Zealand and have working rights. Please note, Canva will not be able to sponsor visas and relocate for Early Talent roles.
  • You are ready to present a portfolio of personal projects and case studies from inside or outside the classroom demonstrating your passion for designing clean, elegant, and beautiful designs
  • You have a stylistic approach and a strong understanding of what makes a good design based on design fundamentals, principles, and elements
  • You have a keen understanding of design context-based on visual, cultural, and popular trends
  • You have an eye for design and can visualize unique content
  • You have a keen understanding of user interaction and the importance of usability
  • You can effectively simplify design concepts and articulate ideas and blockers
  • You have a passion for improving and streamlining processes
  • You enjoy collaborative working environments and idea exchanges
  • You have a good eye for animation & graphic design and are up to date with animation/graphic styles and trends
  • You have the ability to receive constructive feedback on work.
  • You are able to commit to the 12-week, full-time summer program from early December 2024 to late February 2025.

We are welcoming applications for Visual Design (Graphic Designer) Internship till 21st of April 2024 only. Following this advertisement closure date, successful applicants will be reached out to directly to proceed to the next step of our Canva Early Talent hiring process.

Here at Canva, we endeavour to respond to every applicant regardless of the outcome, should you not be successful, we will respond to your application within 5 working days after the job closure date.

About the team

Canva’s in-house Visual Design team is on a mission to empower our users around the world by providing them with world-class, inspirational Templates and Elements that help them achieve their creative goals.

We work from concept to creation on high quality, globally relevant, trend-setting creative across Canva’s product ecosystem (Presentations, Docs, Whiteboards, Social Media, Websites, Print, to name but a few!), Brand Partnerships, Seasonal and Cultural Campaigns, Education, and Diversity Initiatives.

Our team partners with many stakeholders across the Canva organization, including Product, Marketing, and Search & Recommendations to devise, design and deliver creative content that showcases the very best of Canva’s products and services.

But don't just take our word for it, check out what Intern - Yolanda Li has to say about Interning at Canva -

"Put your hand up to every opportunity that comes your way. Even if you feel like you’re not ready for them at all."

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a real-life and impactful project from start to finish
  • Mentorship from experienced Canvanauts
  • Budget for Intern run social events throughout the program
  • Flexible working schedule with access to office a campus or co-working hub if you live nearby
  • A campus week in Sydney where you'll get to meet your team in person and experience the Canva magic

Check out for more info.

Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that for Early Talent roles at Canva, we require full Australian or New Zealand working rights.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.

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