Graphic Design and Social Media Intern

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Heartland for Children
1239 East Main Street
Bartow, FL
Posted: April 15 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Are you interested in graphic design & social media management? Would you like to work in the non-profit sector and use your creative talents to help strengthen families in your community?

Heartland for Children is the local not-for-profit agency responsible for redesigning the foster care system in Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties. Heartland for Children promotes the prevention of child abuse and oversees the provision of services for children who have been abused and/or neglected. These services include in-home family strengthening, adoption, case management, foster care and independent living. As the local Child Welfare Lead Agency, Heartland for Children is concerned with the safety and well-being of all children in our community.

Now Seeking:

POSITION: Graphic Design Interns (please inquire if you are interested in our Practicum or volunteer opportunities)

TIME COMMITMENT: Varies, depending on position—flexible hours.

TO APPLY (preferred):

Send your resume, cover letter, and any samples/portfolio link/etc. to Elizabeth Hollida, Recruitment Specialist: Digital Media, at

Areas of Interest:

Content Creation for Web and Print Materials
Social Media Marketing/Management
Film/Television Production

From creating campaign logos to designing graphics for our website and social media platforms, managing social media/analytics to assisting with videos for the web, this position gives the opportunity for you to expand Heartland for Children's brand through many different platforms. Volunteer position is ideal for skilled graphic design and/or communication students or recent graduates who are looking to gain experience and be challenged by a highly creative work environment in the nonprofit sector, while building a solid portfolio.

All volunteers help empower, mobilize and raise awareness for all of Heartland for Children's initiatives—the need for quality foster parents, quality adoptive parents for children who have been placed in the child welfare system, as well as the need for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. All I/P/V's will help to create powerful visual recruitment campaigns that will expand across print, web, and video platforms.

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First and foremost, empowering, mobilizing and connecting with PEOPLE in Florida's Circuit 10 (Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties)

Designing materials for web recruitment and awareness campaigns including: infographics, event posters/invites, shareable images and print materials

Creating campaign designs & branding logos, website ads, marketing and other materials as needed
Assisting in developing new recruitment efforts for all of HFC's initiatives


You'll Thrive in this Position if:

You are proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator and Photoshop.
You are proficient in social media management—especially Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Vimeo.
You've got a creative flair: Strong design style and a portfolio showcasing it! (Required)
You don't miss a beat! You are highly attentive to detail, organized, thorough, and capable of learning


Required - Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite, Twitter, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Pinterest, Social Media Management, Vimeo
Preferred - Adobe Audition, Social Media Blogging, Adobe Premiere

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