826LA is a nonprofit organization with locations in Mar Vista and Echo Park, a Writers' Room on the campus of Manual Arts High School in South LA, and relationships with more than 100 Los Angeles schools. 826LA's mission is to support students, ages six to eighteen, with their creative and expository writing skills, and to help teachers inspire their students to write.
At 826LA, design is an integral part of our brand and our history. The Design Intern will primarily focus on two aspects of design at 826LA. The first is in supporting the Design Manager with design-related tasks such as branding, graphic design, layout design, and website support. Projects will include designing and producing books of student writing, outreach tools, graphics for social media, and possibly product design for the Time Travel Mart. In addition, the Design Intern will be given the opportunity to propose and develop a small standalone project from ideation through final production with the support of the Design Manager. This project will need to either support 826LA's communications efforts or be for our Time Travel Mart storefront. It will also need to be completed within the duration of the design internship. This position requires proficiency in the Adobe Creative Cloud software with working knowledge in InDesign and Illustrator. (It is likely you will have advanced knowledge of these programs by the end of the internship.) Through hands-on practice, the Design Intern will develop invaluable professional experience and see how in-house design works for a non-profit. A laptop and access to Adobe Creative Cloud can be made available to the Design Intern for the duration of the internship. Applicants must submit a portfolio along with other materials. (See How To Apply below). This is a fully remote internshp working between 15-30 a week from August through November.
Qualifications -Design Intern applicants must be proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud software including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Other important requirements for applicants include: -Access to stable Wi-Fi connectivity plus audio and visual capabilities for virtual meetings -Attention to detail, time management, flexibility to adjust in the moment, and willingness to learn and grow through practice -Desire to work in an organization with a strong spirit of social justice -Willingness to be an ambassador for 826LA's mission -Completion of a criminal background check (either through Live Scan or can be administered by 826LA) -Be available 15-30 hours a week Monday–Friday, during the hours of 10 AM–6 PM. -Interest in writing, education, nonprofits, youth development, and/or art education -Strong communication skills The following skills and experiences are desired, but not required: -Written and spoken Spanish-language proficiency is a plus -Experience working with students, including relevant volunteer work, is preferred but not required -Working knowledge of the college application process -Strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and deep commitment to student success -Excellent organizational skills How To Apply -Please send your resume, a cover letter sharing about yourself and your interest in this position, and 2-4 samples of your best work to jobs@826LA.org. Put "Design Intern" in the subject line of the email. Work samples may be sent as attachments or shared with hyperlinks via email. 826LA encourages and incorporates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all facets of the organization, including internships. 826LA's staff reflects the diverse student population the organization serves in terms of race and ethnicity. Interns of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 826LA is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, and 2-4 work samples to jobs@826LA.org with “826 Design Intern” in the subject line of the email. Work samples may be sent as attachments or shared with hyperlinks via email.