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Design Intern/Design Fellow

Throughline Strategy - Toronto, ON

  • Full Time
  • Junior
  • Hybrid

Throughline is looking for Design Intern/Design Fellow: Summer Internship Opportunity.

As a leading healthcare consultancy, Throughline Strategy’s sole mission is to help healthcare organizations improve experiences and outcomes for people living with illness and those who care for them. Not only do design capabilities play central roles in helping us to achieve our mission, but we aspire to be the best place in the GTA for designers to practice their craft. Our design team is the best in the business.

Our global clients come to us for our strategic counsel, powerful insights, and design solutions—and because we have a ‘roll-up-the-sleeves’ determination to deliver great work that matters. Throughline is a values driven organization fueled by a commitment to (1) moving things forward, (2) knowing oneself, and (3) relating to others with kindness and candor.

We are currently seeking an early-career creative and strategic Graphic Designer to join our team as a Design Intern or Design Fellow. Interns have minimal to no experience in professional settings; Fellows have real-world experience but are looking to make an industry change into healthcare.

The ideal candidate is an early career designer who is drawn to doing meaningful work in the healthcare industry. They demonstrate excellence in the foundational skills of graphic design to present information clearly and within an easy-to-understand story format. The candidate has a keen interest in information visualization to bring social science ideas to life in striking visual communications. This role is a great fit for someone who cherishes creative and strategic thinking and who thrives on the kind of camaraderie that emerges when talented, good-hearted people join forces with a sense of collective purpose.

This is a full-time, four-month, paid internship/fellowship to start in May 2024. Application requirements are listed at the end of this description. Only applicants who submit all three application requirements will be considered.

While we always invite applicants to help expand our thinking about the role based on what they can bring to us.

Graphic design intern responsibilities

  • Work closely with senior designers to support ongoing projects and contribute ideas and concepts to the design process.
  • Software proficiency: Comfortable designing in PowerPoint, Mural, Adobe suite (Photoshop & Illustrator) and/or other relevant tools.
  • Develop and work within internal and client-branded PowerPoint templates.
  • Maintain a design assets/resource library.
  • Brand standards champion: Master company brand guidelines, enforce consistency in design elements, and guide team members to ensure a cohesive and professional visual identity.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams and participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Contribute to the development of visual elements and assets for social media.
  • Project types may include: Project debrief summary presentations (report-style), workshop material and printing, simple infographics, image sourcing and light editing, and Mural templates.
  • Feedback incorporation: Be open to constructive feedback and incorporate suggestions into design revisions.


  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design (or equivalent in related field)
  • Clear understanding of and consistently demonstrated use of graphic design principles, including grid systems, visual hierarchy, alignment, contrast (accessible design) & balance, and typography (kerning, leading, rags, orphans & widows, etc.)
  • Comfortable designing in PowerPoint, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Demonstrated understanding of storytelling through visual and graphic elements (in conjunction with text) to a specific audience
  • Portfolio link demonstrating impressive typography, layout and communication fundamentals, information hierarchy, and requirements for both print and digital projects
  • Definite plus if: experience with illustration, visual branding, video and motion graphics, and using digital whiteboard tools.

What we offer

  • Highly collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to work alongside other designers and share best practices
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse team of Strategists, Project Managers and Analysts
  • Agency experience
  • Learn about healthcare as a key industry sector
  • Comprehensive lieu time policy

To apply, please submit

  • An up-to-date resume
  • A cover letter
  • A link to your portfolio

Additional details

We carefully review your whole application so please submit all application requirements. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a video interview.

Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada. This is a fixed-term internship position. Throughline operates with a hybrid environment work model so employees will work onsite in Midtown Toronto (Yonge and St. Clair) and remotely. Please note that a requirement for this role is the ability to be in the Toronto office up to three days per week, as business needs require.

Vaccination Policy:

Vaccination against COVID-19 is strongly encouraged. We closely follow provincial and national-level policies around vaccination. We have had a vaccination requirement for all employees in the past and may have one again in the future, should government policies change. Accommodations will be made for human rights cases, if needed.


We acknowledge and honour the value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining a culture that welcomes and respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.

Accommodations and Accessibility:

At any time during the interview and onboarding process, let us know if you require accommodation. Please contact us at and we will work with you to provide the support you need.

Salary range

$18 per hour

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