Opportunity

Graphic Design Intern

About SMART: SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)® is a nationally recognized, statewide nonprofit organization with a network of volunteers, educators, donors and advocates across Oregon who are banding together to empower children for more successful futures through books and reading.

SMART volunteers read one-on-one with PreK through third-grade students weekly during the school year, providing a fun, child-guided experience with books with a goal of increasing reading engagement and motivation.

Vision: An Oregon in which every child can read and is empowered to succeed.

Internship: This internship is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with graphic design in a nonprofit environment. The intern will work at SMART’s main office with the Communications Director and gain practical experience in the day-to-day activities of a dynamic nonprofit organization. This internship may count for college credit as the university or college allows.

Responsibilities:
 Design collateral materials for both print and digital platforms for a variety of activities, including events, brand/logo development, training and promotional materials, etc.
 Work closely with Communications Director on development of all materials. Take direction on assignments and work collaboratively to develop, edit and refine materials.
 Work remotely with staff members in SMART areas throughout Oregon.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:
 Ideal candidate will have:
• Knowledge of the design and production processes, strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated design proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (CS6).
• Strong writing and proof-reading skills.
• Willing to receive a background check, sign confidentiality agreement and available to receive required training.

Duration: 2016-17 school year

To Apply:

To Apply: Email these items to Jessica Bowersox, Communications Director, at jbowersox@getsmartoregon.org:
 Cover letter
 Resume
 Relevant work samples if applicable