Graphic Design Intern

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Description

Jersey City Councilman for Ward D, Michael Yun is looking for responsible and energetic individuals for an unpaid internship opportunity. Internships require a minimum of a one-semester (or summer season) commitment. Hours are flexible (M-F 10am-6pm, some weekends during the day).

Please check with your institution for information on credit eligibility for internships.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. While this position is unpaid, we will provide you with lunch, a unique educational experience, and a reference for future employment upon completion of your responsibilities. Applicants must have their own computer to work on (however, a limited number of exceptional candidates without computers can be accommodated if necessary).

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SEND DIGITAL PORTFOLIO, RESUME, AND COVER LETTER TO aliyazlotkin@gmail.com

Responsibilities

- Helping the Councilman develop his visual presence on both digital and printed platforms
- Creating original and improving upon existing visual materials, logos, fonts, and other materials
- Working with the social media team to creating a unified style and visual brand that effectively communicates the Councilman's platform and identity to the public (in particular, to the various, diverse communities which comprise the city of Jersey City)
- Developing our street-level office display, which includes a projected digital sign (for which graphics must be created) a 60-inch LED display for photos, and printed materials
- Researching, gauging public response, and (if necessary) adapting the Councilman's visual identity to fit the needs of his platform
- Further relevant responsibilities TBA

Requirements

- We are looking for individuals who demonstrate excellent graphic design abilities, an adaptable visual aesthetic
- Applicant must have a strong and reliable sense of the messaging behind colors, fonts, and visual elements, and an awareness of the current media and graphic design landscape in the US (international awareness a plus)
- Photoshop, Illustrator, other media creation software skills necessary. Applicant should own or have direct access a copy of their preferred software
- Applicant must be able to research, emulate, and create new visual design strategies; an awareness of the design strategies behind modern political campaigns preferred
- Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in any visual arts or design field a plus, but not required
- Knowledge of all relevant social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.), and a sharp sense of social media strategy and their corresponding graphic requirements (e.g. optimal resolution and file types to use for images being posted to Facebook as opposed to Instagram, etc.)
- Applicant must have ability to create high-quality graphics for both digital and printed use
- Should be able to learn new design software with relative ease
- Demonstrated initiative to see projects through to completion, must be a fast worker
- Interest in community and political affairs a plus

To apply:
Send portfolio, resume, and cover letter to Aliya Zlotkin at aliyazlotkin@gmail.com
Subject Line: Ward D Councilman Internship

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