Graphic Design Internship
2014 – 2015
For more than 20 years, Ecotrust (www.ecotrust.org) has converted $80 million in grants into more than $500 million in capital for local people, businesses, and organizations from Alaska to California. Ecotrust’s many innovations include co-founding the world’s first environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic and environmental decision-making. Ecotrust works locally in ways that promise hope abroad, and it honors and supports the wisdom of Native and First Nation leadership in its work.
We are looking for talented graphic design students who are as interested in ideas as they are in images. Ecotrust offers the opportunity to work on a wide range of meaningful projects – from our new experimental online publication Commonplace to our long-standing print publication Edible Portland, special event posters, websites, apps, identity projects, installations, presentations, infographics, maps and more. This is an internship where we take your growth as a designer and thinker seriously and expect you to do the same.
• Passionate about Ecotrust’s work
• Excited and engaged with visual culture
• Able to work well independently and in a support role
• Great communication skills and flexible work style
• Competent with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
• Ability and willingness to learn Prezi and Powerpoint
Duration: October 2014 – June 2015 (12-15 hours per week)
Start Date: ASAP
This position is being funded through the generous support of donors and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions to the Sustainability Internship Program (http://www.pdx.edu/sustainability/sustainability-internship-program) to support student career pathways in sustainability. Compensation: undergraduates receive $1,200 per term and graduate students receive $1,500 per term. (Compensation will be prorated for the number of days per month that you work. Time commitment: 12-15 hours per week. The number of internship hours may vary depending on student or organization needs. Deadline to apply: October 20, 2014
This position requires current enrollment as a PSU student. To confirm that you are formally admitted and enrolled, please email your full name and student ID to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject line. Once your status is confirmed, you will receive the full application instructions via email.