SLICE: Lemonly’s Summer Internship Program

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SLICE 2024: Lemonly Summer Internship

Looking for a seriously sweet summer internship where you can flex and grow your design skills? Lemonly wants to hear from you! We’re looking for the zestiest young minds in the game to help us design clarity for some top-tier clients this summer.

We want to invite two stellar SLICE interns with experience in design and/or animation to join us this summer as we create content for some of the biggest names in the biz.

Want to hear more about SLICE? Join us for virtual office hours! We’ll introduce ourselves, answer some questions, and give some tips to help make your application stand out.

Click below to RSVP and get the Zoom info:
Wednesday, January 17 at 2:00pm CT »
Thursday, January 18 at 2:00pm CT »

So what do Lemonly interns do?

  • Create engaging and effective visuals (infographics, social media content, and more) in a variety of styles
  • Work directly with clients
  • Pitch and execute on ideas for Lemonly content
  • Communicate clearly with clients and coworkers about their design choices, animation or illustration ideas, and more
  • Learn from some of the best creatives in the business

Every summer, SLICE interns get to know our processes and tools with our traditional (and much loved) intern infographic. They pick the topic. They make it sweet. We watch on in awe. Check out some awesome examples below.

Happy Houseplants: A Guide for the Botanically Challenged

Happy Houseplants: A Guide for the Botanically Challenged

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Another Giant Leap for Mankind

Another Giant Leap for Mankind: NASA’s Artemis Missions

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South Dakota Weather Survival Guide

South Dakota Weather Survival Guide

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A Guide to Midwestern Food Terminology

A Guide to Midwestern Food Terminology

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Who is SUE?

Who is SUE? South Dakota’s Biggest Dino

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A Guide to Craft Beer in South Dakota

A Guide to Craft Beer in South Dakota

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Expectations for any SLICE intern

  • Have strong foundational skills in design (especially illustration) and/or animation
  • Show up excited and ready to learn
  • Demonstrate our core values of Collaboration, Integrity, and Adventure

Want to learn more about the Lemonly life? Interns of ages past have written blogs about their experience with SLICE. Here are a few you might find helpful. (Spoiler alert: These folks all had a pretty great time.)

SLICE Internship Survival Toolkit

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The Inside Look: A Day in the Life of a Lemonly Intern

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Letters from Lemonly

Letters from Lemonly: A Midsummer SLICE Check-In

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Read on for application instructions, more about Lemonly, answers to some FAQs, and links to helpful SLICE resources. (You’ll probably want to check those out.)

Ready to apply?

Applications are open until January 29 (at 9:00am CT, if you want to be specific about it). Hit us up at with an email including:

✏️ Your résumé

📩 A cover letter

🔗 A link to your creative portfolio (or some attached work samples)


✨ Your response to the following prompt ✨

What do you “geek out” about? Are you a K-pop stan? Have you watched multiple documentaries about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911? Do you build LEGO® creations most mere mortals could never imagine? Whatever your niche interest is, we want to learn a bit about it and get to know you better.

Tell us about your most obscure interest and why it fascinates you so much using whatever communication tools you prefer (words, illustration, animation, a video of yourself, some combination of those things or something else entirely). Get specific. Get weird if you want. Get geeky.

Have more questions about our SLICE internship? Read the info below, then feel free to get in touch with internship coordinator extraordinaire (and associate director of content) Maddie at

A little bit about Lemonly

Hello! We’re Lemonly, a 12-year-old graphic design and visual content agency headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD. Infographics are our specialty — whether they’re static, animated, interactive, or otherwise — and we bring that infographic eye to everything we create.

Lemonly team

Thanks to our laser focus on visual stories and our truly talented team, we get to work with exciting clients around the world. Do you youths like video games? We made a pretty cool timeline infographic for Activision Blizzard recently.

Some of our other friends include:

Lemonly client logos

We love doing incredible work for exceptional clients, but we also want to be known as the best place to work in the Midwest. Armed with and inspired by our core values of Collaboration, Integrity, and Adventure, we strive to be Better Every Day. We make that happen with a killer company culture and a talented team that’s always excited to welcome interns and cheer them on throughout the summer.

Better Every Day neon sign at Lemonly HQ

Why we have an internship program

Maybe the real internship is the friends we make along the way. But along with that, we love getting fresh perspectives from a new crop of creative minds each summer and sharing our own wisdom at the same time.

The Lemonheads have experience in:

Graphic design, animation, photography, videography, copywriting, research, project management, sales, client relations, client soothing, content strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship, appearing on game shows, ballet, mixology, cross-stitching, tabletop games, boondoggle braiding, dog-rearing, and MORE!!!

Fun fact: 9 out of 21 full-time Lemonheads were once SLICE interns. (And 21 out of 21 are cool and smart and fun to be around.)

Lemonheads smiling and talking during Lemonly retreat


How long is the internship? Our SLICE interns will start May 20 and work with us until August 15. 

How many hours per week do interns work? Interns are on the clock for 32 hours/week, usually Monday–Thursday.

What are the typical hours? We work eight-hour days — usually 9–5, if you don’t take a lunch break, but some folks prefer to start earlier. We generally ask interns to be in the office by around 9:00am on workdays to get the most out of the internship and be as involved in the work as possible. 

Do interns get paid? Yes! We offer hourly pay.

Do interns have to work in Sioux Falls during the internship? If at all possible, yes. We’re excited to have interns join us at Lemonly HQ in downtown Sioux Falls this summer — it’s a great space. We’re happy to bribe you here with office snacks, free-flowing coffee, and a few fun outings throughout the summer, including a happy hour specifically dedicated to celebrating our interns.

What if I don’t live in Sioux Falls? We won’t throw out your application if it’s not possible for you to be in town at all this summer, but our interns typically get more out of the experience if they can connect with the Lemonheads in the office. Past interns have commuted to Sioux Falls from as far as Vermillion or Brookings, sometimes even carpooling with other students with internships in Sioux Falls. Others stay with friends/family in town for the summer or find short-term housing. 

Can I use this to fill my internship requirement for college? For sure! Just give us the paperwork to fill out at the beginning or end of the summer.

Do I still have to be in college to be an intern? Nope! We’ve had plenty of recent graduates be interns, too. 

Can I apply as a freshman or sophomore? You can definitely apply. We typically select interns with a bit more experience in their major — often at least junior year-level — but it all comes down to skills and fit. 

Recommended reading

Check out these posts and more SLICE adventures, tips, and behind-the-scenes stories over on our blog.

5 Reasons to Apply for the Lemonly Internship

5 Reasons to Apply for the Lemonly Internship

Need convincing? Ella (SLICE ’22) shares an inside look at what you can expect from your Lemonly internship experience, from mentors to culture to sweet portfolio projects.

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How I Landed the Lemonly Internship: A Story

For those looking for a leg up, check out Cam’s (SLICE ’19) complete reading list and step-by-step guide to his internship application (spoiler: He got it!).

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The Recipe for a Great Lemonly Internship

Our latest trio of terrific SLICE interns (’23) share their recipes for a great internship, giving you an idea of the skills, experiences, and fun you can look forward to from a summer at Lemonly.

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Buddies: Intern Support System

We’re big fans of the buddy system. Hailey (SLICE ’18) talked with a few Lemonheads about how they approach mentorship and support for our summer intern crew.

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