Intern, Graphic Design, Girl Up

  • Washington, DC
  • Temporary
  • Internship
  • Student (College)

Position Overview

Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. With resources in five languages and more than 4,000 Girl Up Clubs in over 120 countries, we’ve trained 75,000 girls of all backgrounds to create tangible change for girls everywhere. Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls tools to become gender equality advocates and activists. Through our programs in STEM and storytelling, girls broaden their social impact skill set to better prepare them for success in whatever their futures hold. Our girl leaders create real policy change at local and national levels, raise millions of dollars to support programs for girls around the world through our United Nations partners, and build community-based movements for social change. Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.

Girl Up is seeking a Graphic Design Intern to assist on various projects across channels for the communications team. The Graphic Design Intern will assist members of Girl Up’s Communications team to help organize video and photo assets, assist in designing materials for print, social channels and Girl Up events in addition to other tasks as assigned. The Graphic Design Intern will report to the Senior Graphic Designer and collaborate across Girl Up’s departments, including Programs and Development teams.

Essential Functions

  • Assist Girl Up’s Graphic Designer in creating, designing and applying graphics across Girl Up print resources and digital platforms as needed.
  • Support in updating Girl Up’s photo and video curation and organizing as needed.
  • Assist with updating Girl Up brand guidelines, sub-brand guidelines and Girl Up’s community platform as needed.
  • Assist in updating Girl Up Club resources and materials.
  • Assist in organizing Girl Up collateral and metrics for online store.
  • Brainstorm creative ideas for Girl Up’s social platforms, virtual event branding, and merchandise design.
  • Assist in template document and resource creation (i.e. presentation decks, one-pagers).
  • Take quality notes and be able to translate team directives into completed projects.
  • Assist in video production design as needed.
  • Additional support tasks as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program or have recently graduated from a graduate or undergraduate degree program.
  • Graphic Design, Web Design and Multimedia Design degrees preferred.
  • Applicant should have intermediate to advanced level experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are a must).
  • Experience working with Adobe Premiere and After Effects, strongly preferred.
  • Experience designing for digital platforms and web are preferred.
  • UX/UI design experience is a plus.
  • Some video editing experience preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Commitment to cross-cultural communication.
  • Be responsible, flexible, hard-working and committed to the mission of Girl Up.
  • Fun, friendly and collaborative.
  • Excellent creative vision, attention to detail, and ability to think outside the box.
  • Self-starter with both energy and creativity.
  • Openness and flexibility.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
  • A design assessment is part of the recruitment process for this role.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
  • Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.
  • Must be available to work a maximum of 29 hours per week.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Please note that Spring 2022 internships are remote, paid opportunities from January 18-April 29, 2022

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