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Graphic Design Intern - Fall

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Company: Search For Common Ground

Location: Washington, DC

Date Posted: June 20, 2014

Source: Search for Common Ground

Summary

The Communications Department at Search for Common Ground is seeking an intern with skills in Photoshop, InDesign and/or Illustrator for the Fall. The Design Interns will report to the Communications Department and Strategic Development assist in a variety of online marketing, social media and communications projects, working with our field offices in 30 countries around the world. Through hands-on training, the Design Interns will learn strategy and tactics for design & communication that can be broadly applied to the nonprofit sector and marketing in general. The scope of the internship will be tailored to the intern’s strengths and experience, building on the individual’s skills. This is an unpaid internship with the option of earning college credit.

Responsibilities:

  • Working as a graphic designer for Strategic Development and Communications by creating logos and other images pertinent to social media campaigns and other print materials.
  • Aid with SFCG social media sites
  • Assisting with theme customization
  • Assisting in creative process for coming up with new designs
  • Assisting with staff training to facilitate content input/updates on their end

As internship descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)
  • Experience in graphic design
  • Creative; artistic; knowledge of trending styles
  • Self-starter; organized; detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver and web design are a plus, but not mandatory
  • Experience with browser-based email blast services are a plus, but not mandatory (ex: Constant Contact, Salsa, etc.

To Apply:

Application deadline: July 18, 2014. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume at https://sfcg.bamboohr.com... . No phone calls please . Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site ...

Summary

The Communications Department at Search for Common Ground is seeking an intern with skills in Photoshop, InDesign and/or Illustrator for the Fall. The Design Interns will report to the Communications Department and Strategic Development assist in a variety of online marketing, social media and communications projects, working with our field offices in 30 countries around the world. Through hands-on training, the Design Interns will learn strategy and tactics for design & communication that can be broadly applied to the nonprofit sector and marketing in general. The scope of the internship will be tailored to the intern’s strengths and experience, building on the individual’s skills. This is an unpaid internship with the option of earning college credit.

Responsibilities:

  • Working as a graphic designer for Strategic Development and Communications by creating logos and other images pertinent to social media campaigns and other print materials.
  • Aid with SFCG social media sites
  • Assisting with theme customization
  • Assisting in creative process for coming up with new designs
  • Assisting with staff training to facilitate content input/updates on their end

As internship descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)
  • Experience in graphic design
  • Creative; artistic; knowledge of trending styles
  • Self-starter; organized; detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver and web design are a plus, but not mandatory
  • Experience with browser-based email blast services are a plus, but not mandatory (ex: Constant Contact, Salsa, etc.

To Apply:

Application deadline: July 18, 2014. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume at https://sfcg.bamboohr.com... . No phone calls please . Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for more details of our work. In your cover letter, please clearly state why our program is of interest to you, what you can bring to the organization, and what experience you hope to gain from the internship. Please include at least 3 samples of your work in graphic design or a link to your online portfolio. Also, include the dates of your availability and the number of hours per week to which you can commit. Candidates who can intern a minimum of 20 hours per week are preferred. While we will make this a very rewarding internship experience for you, note this is an unpaid internship.

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