Intern-Undergraduate - Games/Radica Packaging
Mattel - El Segundo, CA

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Mattel is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever introduced, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, American Girl®, Radica® and Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. With global headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs more than 30,000 people in 43 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations.

Mattel's Undergraduate Internship Program provides students with challenging, real-work experience in their field of study while enabling Mattel to pursue its goals and growth objectives by developing a talent pipeline to attract high caliber employees.


' Duration is for a semester (10 ' 12 weeks)

' Hours are full-time (39 hours a week)

' Located at Mattel's headquarters in El Segundo, California

' Paid internship


This summer, we have an opening to intern with the Games/Radica Packaging team. Working under the direction and guidance of experienced toy package designers - this intern will gain valuable work experience in the development of classic & innovative games packaging.

Projects Intern will be working on:
' Bringing to life a brand line extension for one of our leading Games/Radica brands. The design responsibilities include packaging initiatives and some product elements.

' Developing brand standards or style guides

' Design and develop licensed card game properties


' Be currently enrolled in an accredited university as a rising sophomore, junior or senior

' Possess strong verbal, written and analytical skills

' Have an interest in a design career within the toy product or consumer products field

' Majoring in graphic design or packaging design

' Strong design and production skills, including knowledge of typography,

print, composition, color, illustration, photography

' Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator; Mac-based computer skills

' Passion for design; a creative thinker that strives for innovation

' Professional & positive attitude! Good sense of humor!

' Ability to see large picture while not losing focus of details

' Comfortable in a fast-pace and ever-changing environment

' Team player (ability to work with direct & indirect team members)

' Ability to take creative direction

' Up to date on current trends (graphics, advertising, fashion, cosmetics, entertainment, etc.)

' Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in order to meet tight deadlines

' Oral communication that is clear, concise and effective across cultural boundaries

The primary function of the Intern would be to help support a team of designers in creating brand identity and package designs including:

' A strong foundation of design, developing package solutions from concept to production

' Must have an excellent sense for great design and trends and a passion for influencing others on where design can add value

' Exceptional collaboration skills as they will work closely with senior designers to further develop designs

' Understand visual communications, prioritizing design elements & copy for an effective package solution

' Prepare comp packages for presentations

' Ability to set priorities and maintain them

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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