Design Intern

Nashville, TN



Based in Nashville, TN, Advent is an experiential creative firm that focuses on experiences that move people. We thrive on the meaningful connections forged at the intersection of dynamic spaces and evocative storytelling. We’re a little bit quirky, but fiercely creative problem solvers, and we relish a good challenge.

If you want to hear more from our team about the kind of work we do, check out some of the case studies on our website:  



Here at Advent, we expect our interns to always be doing 1 of 2 things: learning a new skill or designing for client(s). This means that we are equally committed to providing personalized mentorship and hands-on design work to each of our interns.

All interns are expected to help out where asked, but we value the inspiration they bring to our team, and welcome their contributions through design work and in meetings. During a design internship, our interns gain exposure to a wide variety of brands from our portfolio, and are given meaningful opportunities to contribute to the creative output on many of our active projects. 

Our best interns are curious, driven and highly creative; they ask good questions, learn from their mistakes, and aren’t afraid to speak up with a wild card idea.

Program Highlights

Every job has its pro’s and con’s. While we feel that the opportunities and awesomeness of the internship far outweigh the negatives, we want you to know what you’re getting into! Our interns each have the opportunity to:

  • Assist with some discovery, including sitting in on client interviews and performing relevant research prior to conceptual design. 
  • Assist with the development of audience journey maps, inspiration/mood boards, story maps and/or other design narrative collateral that capture the creative vision
  • Design and develop new concepts that solve client problems and capture powerful storytelling through graphics, form, material and space.
  • Sit in on creative presentations and other relevant client-facing meetings.
  • Collaborate with other departments within the organization to gain understanding of the entire life cycle of a project. 
  • Experience working within a faST-paced environment, with exposure to a wide variety of brands and projects from across our portfolio.


See below for some of the most frequently asked questions about our internships each summer, including what to expect for the pay, hours, location and deadline to apply.

Q. Is the internship paid?

A. Yes, our internships are paid at a competitive hourly rate.

Q. Is an internship a full time position?

A. Yes, our internships are up to 40 hours a week.

Q. Is the internship in-person or virtual?

A. Our internships are In-person, at our Nashville HQ office. 

Q. When are the internships for this year?

A. For Summer of 2024, our internships typically begin June 3, 2024 and end August 16, 2024, for a total duration of 10 weeks.

Q. When is the deadline to apply?

A. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2023, 11:59p CST.

Q. Will interviews take place in-person or virtually?

A. Interviews will take place virtually during the month of January 2024.

Q. When will the internship position be awarded?

A. The internship position will be awarded by no later than January 31, 2024.


By nature, this job description cannot be exhaustive: additional responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements and working conditions may be associated with this job.

Advent, LLC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.