Land your dream internship by designing a visually appealing resume that puts you above all the other applicants

Design a stunning resume that guarantees you the internship

The right internship can open all the right doors for you and create an amazing career path for your future. But when you are competing with hundreds of other applicants with the same skills and grades as you, it can be difficult to get the attention of companies. With a visually appealing and unique resume, you can not only get the attention of recruiters, but you can eventually land your dream internship.

Canva has thousands of fully editable resume layouts that you can use to apply for internships of your choice. You can edit the resume layouts easily, directly email them to companies, and wait for the much awaited positive response. The best part – designing on Canva is free, and it only takes a few minutes.

Make an impressive resume for designers in only a few clicks

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your resume design.
  2. Choose from our library, hundreds of professionally designed templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your pictures, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Customize your resume in 4 simple steps

  1. Change the images. Upload your images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics, and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Pick a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Put focus on your skills and past projects

When you are applying for an internship, chances are you have no or very less work experience, which means you have to rely on your skills and past projects to get considered for your internship. With Canva, you can use visual elements to showcase your projects in your resume.

No matter what type of internship you want to apply for — design, technical, writing, or anything else, you will find a resume layout fitting your needs on Canva. Select a layout and edit it using the drag and drop tools.

Add details about your bio, skills, and projects by using Canva’s predesigned font combinations and typography. You can also enhance the text by using bold, italic, bullet points, and text spacing.

Personalize the resume by adding visual elements

Make your resume vibrant and visually appealing by adding graphic elements to it. You can add your professional picture just next to your name and use graphics to depict your skills, projects, and hobbies.

If you already have images on your computer, you can add them to the resume by clicking on the green ‘Upload your own images’ button. In case you are adding multiple images, you can use the grid and frame tool to ensure all the images blend properly.

Don’t have all the visual elements you need? That’s okay because Canva’s media library has over a million images, graphics, and illustrations that you can use. Most of these elements are free, while only a few cost $1 for each one-time use.

Print your resume or share via email as required

Finalized the resume design? It’s now time to send it to all the companies and get your dream internship. If you are going for an interview, you can print out your resume and take it with you. Download the resume in PDF-Print format to get high-quality print every time.

You can also email your resume directly to the company recruiters by clicking on the “share” button. Alternatively, you can click on the share button and post your resume on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to get more visibility and better internship offers.


Can I add logos of my school and college?

Yes, of course! Upload the logos of your school and college, or even photos of your past projects by clicking on the ‘Upload your own images’ button. Drag the images to the resume and place them wherever you want.

Can I take suggestions from my friends?

It’s always best to take feedback from your friends to make sure there is no mistake in your resume. By clicking on the share button on top, you can give your friends access to your design. Add the email address of your friends and check the ‘can comment’ if you just want their suggestions. In case you want your friends to edit your resume at their end, check the ‘can edit’ box.

Why is there a watermark on my resume? How can I remove it?

If there is a watermark on your resume, then that means you have used a paid element from Canva’s media library. To remove the watermark, just click on the download button, and you will be redirected to the payment page. Once you have made the payment, you will be able to download your design without any watermark.