Download Application: Data Design Application

Timeline for Entries:
Deadline for Entries:  March 1, 2020

The grand prize of the IPR-PRIME Data Design Internship Competition is a graphic design internship at PRIME Research for six weeks in summer 2020 at the PRIME Research office in Ann Arbor, MI. During this internship, the graphic designer will work on projects such as:

  1. PowerPoint Report Design / Data visualization
  2. Multimedia Report Innovation/ Some Video Production Work
  3. and more!

The intern will be paid $15 an hour and given housing for the duration of the internship. PRIME Research will interview the graphic design finalists to determine the best fit. The winning designs will be acknowledged by IPR and published on the IPR website and social media channels. Further details below.

Rules & Regulations:

  • Students must use research published on the IPR website. A preferred list of papers will be provided (listed below).
  • Students must create a completely original design. Students must follow all copyright restrictions and must have permission to use any graphics or art from other sources.
  • Infographics should be single-authored.
  • All entries must submit a completed application.

Who May Apply:

  • All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university. Participants must be students in a communications or graphic design program at an accredited university or college.
  • Applicants must work as individuals.
  • Applicants should demonstrate creativity, passion for design, and the ability to effectively communicate data/insights visually.
  • Applicants must have appropriate legal status to work in the US as an Intern.

Required Application Materials: Students must submit a completed application form, a resume and their original design as a JPEG or PNG file to Brittany Higginbotham at

Selection Process: The Institute for Public Relations staff and PRIME Research team will judge each design based on content, creativity and visual appeal.

Inquiries: For any questions or comments, please contact Brittany Higginbotham at or 352-294-1633.

Suggested Research Papers Available for Data Design Competition: