GRAPHIC & DIGITAL DESIGN INTERNSHIP – SUMMER 2021
Rainforest Trust Overview
Rainforest Trust is a non-profit global conservation organization that aims to conserve the world’s most threatened tropical species and habitats. Our approach is to develop highly effective partnerships with in-country organizations and work with them to purchase and protect threatened tropical ecosystems, ensuring the sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of these areas and the wildlife they hold.
Rainforest Trust seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated individual with excellent graphic and digital design skills for a part-time, paid internship position for Summer 2021. As a Graphic & Digital Design Intern, you will collaborate with members of the marketing team to support development of creative for ongoing marketing efforts. We’re looking for a creative, motivated learner who is passionate about conservation and the environment.
Learning Outcomes – The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
- Creation of graphics for email, website and print
- Creation of infographic and digital illustrations
- Website design and maintenance
- Content creation
- Video production for social media, including TikTok
- Video cataloguing
- Marketing and communications, including online, print and social media
In addition to performing a valuable service, you will learn the responsibilities required of a nonprofit professional as well as the culture, mission, vision and values of Rainforest Trust.
The ideal intern is an undergrad or graduate student pursuing a degree in the field of graphic or website design or related fields seeking experience in marketing, design and/or communications.
- Strong communication skills
- Mastery of graphic design software, including Adobe Creative Cloud software (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
- Solid knowledge of design and visual principles
- Portfolio showing creative, design and software skills
- Ability to evaluate choices critically, with the project needs in mind
- Ability to communicate design choices clearly
- Backend knowledge of WordPress websites is a plus
- Knowledge of video production is a plus
This is a paid internship.
This is a part-time, 2 month summer internship with flexible start and end dates between May to October based on the student’s availability.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Additional duties and/or responsibilities may be required. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Ability to remain in a stationary position at a computer terminal for an extended period. The person in this position frequently communicates with colleagues both verbally and in writing and must be able to exchange accurate information.
Remote, work-from-home environment with reliable internet access.
How to Apply:
Please submit a résumé and cover letter to Susi Pitts: email@example.com
Rainforest Trust is an environmental conservation organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. The policy of Rainforest Trust is to provide equal opportunity and access to employment and service. Rainforest Trust shall not discriminate against an individual based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion or creed, national origin, age, citizenship, sex, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or ideology, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability. All Rainforest Trust recruitment, employment, promotion, advancement and similar decisions related to employment shall be made based on job-related criteria and applicable laws (including non-discrimination and government security requirements). Rainforest Trust’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the creativity and applicability of Rainforest Trust’s research and project implementation. .