Now Hiring: Design Intern

By Kerri on October 6, 2015 in Blog

Graphic Design Intern

We’re hiring!

Test the waters in all aspects of graphic design — INHF’s nature calendar, brochures, project mailings, event materials, website graphics, and more — with Iowa's leading natural conservation organization.

Job description
The graphic design intern will assist the communications department with designing digital and print content for events, mailings, calendars, website graphics, and depending on interests, PR materials. The applicant must have a knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs.

This position usually goes to graphic design majors, journalism majors with visual design specialty or others with strong design/web experience and coursework. Video experience is also preferred, but not required. Video training is available. We're looking for students who are:

  • Attentive to detail
  • Flexible and capable of working on multiple projects with varying deadlines
  • Comfortable working on a team
  • Organized

There is a preference for applicants who can take the position for more than one semester, but one-semester applicants are also considered. Graphic design interns work in our downtown Des Moines office and must have their own transportation to and from work. The intern should be able to work a minimum of 12 hours/week during the spring and fall semesters and 35-40 hours/week during the summer. This a paid position at $9.50/hour.

Application info
Applications for the Graphic Design internship are due Friday, Oct. 30.

To apply for the internship, please email Kerri Sorrell the following:

  • A one-page cover letter
  • Resume
  • 10-12 samples of your work (published/professional examples are ideal, but classroom work is also accepted)*
  • A copy (official or unofficial) of your transcripts

*Applicants are encouraged to send graphic design samples or links to their online work. However, we realize some graphic design projects can't be duplicated or are too bulky to send. We assume that you will also bring your portfolio to the interview. Feel free to call or email in advance if you have questions.

Kerri Sorrell, Digital Outreach Assistant
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
505 Fifth Avenue, Suite 444
Des Moines, IA 50309-2321

Phone: 515-288-1846, ext. 24
Fax: 515-288-0137

NOTE to ISU journalism students: Because this position is generally 12-15 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters, it will not fulfill your full 400-hour requirement in just one semester. If 400 hours is important to you, you should apply for both fall and spring semesters (and/or for the summer). If in doubt about whether or not you'll get enough hours to meet your requirements, please contact INHF staff now so we can talk through the options and let you know if we can offer enough hours to make it worth your trouble to apply.