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Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 Graphic Design Volunteer Intern

Summary

The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) is seeking a Graphic Design Intern for spring 2014 (January-May), summer (May-September), or fall 2014 (August-December) to assist in the visual identity and communication efforts through online and print mediums, including printed materials, elements for NWLC’s website, and content shared over NWLC’s social media accounts. The internship will provide hands-on work experience in graphic design and communications at a nonprofit organization, and is ideal for graphic design students looking for real-world experience.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

Projects may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assist with design of printed and digital marketing materials. These include brochures, fact sheets, presentations, and infographics.
  • Organize and assist in dealing with student photographers to build a photography archive
  • Assist with preparing artwork files for print and online use
  • Monitor and update inventories for printed materials
  • Organize and manage photography archives
  • Other duties may be assigned as design opportunities emerge

The majority of work will be conducted in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 or 6 with occasional work in the Microsoft Office Suite; applicants must be skilled with both.

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Excellent design skills with a strong focus on typography and layout
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills
  • Resourceful with ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word and PowerPoint
  • Takes creative approach to projects
  • Commitment to social justice work

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and area(s) of interest, resume, three supervisory or academic references, two examples of your work in a PDF file, and the semester you are applying for. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to humanresources@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. No calls please. EOE.