Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Graphic Design Internship


The Organisation
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is a leading international non-governmental organization dedicated to the peaceful transformation of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. Using diverse tools and methodologies, SFCG enables parties in conflict to understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 750 staff worldwide, SFCG implements about 200 projects in 35 countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Africa. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and mission-driven staff. The organization is committed to learning, innovation and making an impact through its work around the world, and has won numerous international awards.
Summary of position
The Communications Department at Search for Common Ground is seeking an intern with skills in Photoshop, InDesign and/or Illustrator. The Communications Interns will report to the Communications Department and Strategic Development and 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 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
- Assisting the Communications and Strategic Development teams with graphic design tasks (creating logos, infographics, 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:
Please submit a cover letter and resume in one document through our application system athttps://sfcg.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=386. 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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