Executive Director

Graphic Designer needed for Non-Profit Design Project – Unpaid Internship Opportunity

The American Gap Association (AGA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit accreditation and standards-setting organization for Gap Years, recognized by the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Our mission is to advance the field of Gap Years by promoting its benefits and serving as an information and advocacy hub for students, university admissions personnel and educational counselors. Our main goal is to focus on accreditation of companies that provide Gap Year experiences for students so that every student signing on with an AGA accredited organization will have the best and safest experience.

We are looking for a graphic design student to help us redesign sections of our website — americangap.org. The site currently is geared towards to an older, academic audience and the goal of this project is to re-focus the design and copy to appeal to students, who are the main visitor to our site. The selected applicant will get to work under the direction of https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmousseau and https://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-williams/3/729/54b who are award-winning experts and through whom valuable exposure to their fields will be provided.

The scope of this project will include redesign of the AGA logo, the AGA homepage and three additional sections of the site. You will be working alongside a seasoned team of marketing professionals who will provide support and guidance throughout the process. The timing is TBD based on the flexibility of the designer but once started, the work should be completed in three months.

The job requirements include:
• Student currently in design school or a design major
• Knowledge of basic web design a plus but please note that the designer will not be responsible for site programming as that will be done by another resource
• Experience working with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Excellent writing skills a plus
• Good communicator
• Proactive self-starter
• Ability to take direction

To Apply:

All interested applicants should submit their resume/portfolio to ethan@americangap.org. Based on interest, you will be contacted with next steps.

Thank you for your interest.