Student Graphic Design Intern

The Immigrant Story is a volunteer led nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We chronicle stories of immigrants to document and archive our voices in a short human-interest story format. Our vision is to provide curated, customized and relevant content to enhance empathy and create a shared community. In other words, we want to tell stories that make a difference.

We are looking for driven students who want to take their skills to the next level. This rigorous program is designed exclusively for students who are goal-oriented and already have a mastery of graphic design. Students will learn how to create a compelling campaign, including converting ideas into appealing visual aids to help promote social solutions through our projects. They will help creating social media assets, layouts and typesetting. During this assignment, students will obtain a outstanding experience and a solid portfolio.

Responsibilities and Duties:
● Assist with campaigns and projects to tell compelling stories through powerful visuals
● Create collateral for print media with creative layouts, plus typesetting for books, posters, flyers, postcards and handouts
● Create social media assets for campaigns to capture attention and to promote our projects
● Incorporate photographs and create stunning visual graphics to produce aesthetically designed visual campaigns
● Be a creative asset who will bring new ideas to help jumpstart activism

Qualifications and Skills:
● Pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree at an accredited institution
● Current class standing of junior or higher.
● Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
● Must be 18 years of age or older
● Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without a visa or sponsorship
● Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Google Sheets
● Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
● Strong design fundamentals to produce effective visual content
● Proficiency in using photography, typography, illustration and color theory
● Passionate about immigrant and refugees causes

To Apply:

Job Type: Volunteer

At ‘The Immigrant Story,’ we believe in creative activism where we channel our passions through art to make a change. If you are passionate and creative, you will find enormous scope with us. Please send your resume, cover letter, and your portfolio to showcase your work. Thank you very much for your interest.