Graphic Design Intern

KEENtern: Definitely not your ’go grab coffee’ internship!

As one of the fastest growing brands in the outdoor industry, we’re offering college students a unique opportunity to view KEEN from the inside out—through a 10-week summer internship at the company’s global headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Our KEENtern program is highly educational and engaging, providing students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in a professional, yet fun work environment, and gain valuable hands-on work experience in 10 busy weeks.

We’re looking for students who have a strong passion for creating new opportunities, playing outside and caring for the world around them. Having a diverse background and willingness to learn in a fast-paced, innovative environment is a plus.

This program includes:
•A cross-departmental group project with 5-10 other KEENterns.
•An individual final project to present to your peers and senior leadership.
•The opportunity to live in Portland, an exciting hub in the Pacific NW for all things outdoors—hiking, biking, camping, rafting, etc. For interns from out of the area, KEEN will pay for your housing during the internship.
•KEEN Mentors to provide leadership and career-building support.
•$12 per hour, 40 hours per week for 10 weeks from June to August.

Program Requirements:
•Junior or Senior in related field
•2 years office experience (work study, volunteer, etc.)
•Overall GPA of at least 2.8
•Eligible to work in the US
•Must be able to participate from June – August

This internship is great for new designers that are looking to gain experience in the footwear or outdoor industry, or experience working in an in-house design group or marketing group.

KEEN is a fast growing company, but is still small enough that the intern would get to see how decisions are made. This position works with the graphic design manager and graphics team on a wide variety of graphic design and marketing projects including photo shoots, tradeshows, retail design, catalog design, brand design, events design, packaging and collateral design. The intern will be called upon to do various smaller projects, presentations, collateral pieces and to assist on ongoing KEEN graphic design projects. The intern will also be utilized to organize and archive image and design assets.

Key Responsibilities:
•Works with the graphic design coordinator to help organize brand image assets.
•Assists when needed on pieces of ongoing KEEN graphic design projects.
•Supports the marketing team by being available to help with small quick turn graphic design projects and mock-ups and presentations.
•Assists the marketing team by being available for brainstorming sessions.

Knowledge/Skills Required:
•Thorough knowledge of Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
•Knowledge of Microsoft office programs, Entourage, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
•Skills in other adobe programs, digital and video editing programs, CSS, HTML and web design programs a plus.
•Ability to work in a creative environment, collaborate and take creative direction.
•Self-motivated, quick learner.
•Must possess enthusiasm for learning and helping on all aspects of marketing and graphic design projects.

•Currently enrolled or completing a degree in graphic design.
•At least 2 years of graphic design coursework completed.

To Apply:

To apply, please go to: https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=KEEN&cws=6&rid=332