Jail Education Solutions Animator/Illustrator Internship

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Jail Education Solutions
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 4 Part-time, Unpaid

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Jail Education Solutions (JES) is a startup social enterprise that creates and collects educational and inspirational digital programming for jails.

Ten million people cycle through the jail system each year in America and the majority receive no support, services, or encouragement while spending those weeks in jail; more than half return to jail upon release. Most spend their jail time sleeping half the day and watching daytime television for the remainder. By using TV and tablets as mediums for change we hope to inform inmates about vocational, educational and other opportunities available upon release and inspire better life choices.

You can check out our introductory video here: http://vimeo.com/63530227, or visit www.jaileducationsolutions.com for more information about the organization.

The JES Summer Learning Internship Program offers students a unique opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system while helping to address one of our country’s most challenging problems – assisting the 10 million Americans who go in and out of jail each year to break the cycle. Interns will work closely with supervisors to set educational, professional, and project-related goals, and will receive regular guidance and feedback throughout every stage of the project.


JES is seeking interns for the summer with experience in animation and/or illustration & design. While the majority of our content is acquired from external sources, we are also producing content to meet specific needs. An illustrator would be required to create icons, graphics and characters to fit live action and animation needs. The animator would animate assets, characters, and type for 15 second animations to 1 minute shots.

Position requirements:

• Comprehensive understanding of and competency editing with Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop)
• Familiarity with Apple computers and operating systems
• Ability to work on multiple projects in a given day
• Ability to collaborate and communicate in a creative environment
• Excellent project management skills
• Ability to work quickly and meet deadlines without loss of quality
• Ability to take and incorporate constructive feedback and suggested ideas into projects

Most positions are unpaid, however, there are limited paid positions available dependent on background and experience. Positions are available starting in May 2014 for the Summer. A commitment of 10 hours per week is preferred.

To apply:

Please email a resume and a paragraph expressing your interest and qualifications for the internship to john@jaileducationsolutions.com. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. If possible, please include samples of your previous work.

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