Graphic Design Intern (Unpaid)


Department

Graphic Design & Marketing

Internship Overview:

This Graphic Design Intern position is an unpaid internship. The intern will work with the graphic design department to gain real-world experience at a major symphony orchestra. This task-oriented, part-time, unpaid internship is 16-20 hours per week with flexibility for class schedules. Schedule must allow for minimum two 8-hour days a week. No telecommuting and resumes without portfolios/design samples will not be considered.

BEGINNING AND END DATES OF INTERNSHIP PERIOD:

Minimum commitment of twelve weeks taking place between late September and December. The timeframe can be slightly flexible.

TITLE(S) OF SUPERVISOR(S):

Senior Designer

DEGREE AND ACCESSIBILITY OF SUPERVISION:

Work independently and with team. Meet to assign projects daily; supervisor welcomes questions

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this period (above) the intern will have learned:

  • Characteristics of a nonprofit organization and the role of graphic designer in an art’s nonprofit arts organization
  • Introductory understanding of graphic design as a career as well as the basics of how to develop cohesive marketing campaign materials
  • Knowledge of the everyday workings of a nonprofit including an understanding of a professional office environment

PRIMARY WORK EXPECTATIONS:

  • Assist the graphic design / marketing departments for the 2019-2020 Seattle Symphony season campaign materials including print and digital advertising to achieve the audience development goals of the Seattle Symphony
  • Work with careful attention to deadline and budget
  • Maintain design standards for the organization and work with others to ensure consistency of brand standards
  • Provide additional departmental support as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

  • In pursuit of an Associate or bachelor’s degree in design or related field
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CC) within a Mac environment including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop required. Web experience helpful.
  • Working knowledge of design and typography principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication, written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail

TO APPLY:

End date for application is August 31, 2019. Submit resume, PDF of design samples, and expected learning objectives if different from above to jobs@seattlesymphony.org.

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The Seattle Symphony values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. Individuals who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EOE) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Seattle Symphony will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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