Graphics Intern

Position: Graphics Intern

Reports To: Senior Manager of Creative & Design

Schedule: Fall 2024, September-December. 8-12 hours/week. Weekday availability required.

Pay Rate: All internships are non-paid. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit through their formal education program.

Job Summary

Discovery World is looking for a fall 2024 Graphics Intern! This internship is designed to be a career-based learning experience. You’ll be helping create and maintain graphics throughout the organization, designing for both digital applications and in-person interaction. Interns will also receive hands-on training in print production and installation for graphic displays and collaborate with Discovery World staff across the organization.

 


 

To apply, please send an email to volunteer@discoveryworld.org with the subject line Design Internship Application and include the following items:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio/Work Samples

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Create graphic materials for educational purposes, fundraising, events, exhibits, and public experiences.
  • Develop creative work with strong conceptual and strategic foundations.
  • Maintain design standards within Discovery World branding guidelines.
  • Pursue and maintain an exceptional level of craft standards and attention to detail, including typography, layout, print, and digital media.
  • Produce and install physical prints, banners, and other graphic pieces as needed.

Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Required to use motor coordination and finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, drawing, production printing/cutting).
  • May be required to lift objects up to 30 pounds.
  • May be exposed to physical occupational risks (cuts, burns, exposure to print production equipment, spray adhesives).
  • May be exposed to a physical environment which involves dust, printing production chemicals/ substances, and noise.
  • The normal setting for this position is: office setting, museum floor, and printing production space.

Job Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary for the position:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a degree or coursework in the areas of graphic design, illustration, or communication design.
  • Individuals applying for this internship must have strong graphic design and communication skills, exceptional level of craft standards, and attention to detail.
  • Experience and proficiency in Adobe CS (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
  • Knowledge of Mac OS.
  • Must be a team player, open to constructive criticism and feedback.
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