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.
The 826LA Book Publication and Design Intern will design publications to inspire Los Angeles students to write and share their stories. Projects will include designing and producing books of student writing, outreach tools and, possibly, product design. This position will also work closely with the English Language Learners Camp in designing materials for the lesson plans as well as final publications. With the Designer, this position will focus on typographic excellence and design solutions for programmatic needs. This collaboration will enable the Book Publication and Design Intern to see their work go into production through a hands-on experience that builds crucial skills and supports 826LA’s mission.
Design intern applicants must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Other important requirements for applicants include:
- Desire to work in an organization with a strong spirit of social justice.
- Completion of a criminal background check, administered by 826LA.
- Basic knowledge of copy editing and copyediting marks.
- Willingness to be an ambassador for 826LA’s mission.
- Ability to work on deadlines.
The following skills and experiences are desired, but not required:
- Experience working with children in professional setting.
- Access to car.
- Spanish language proficiency.
How to Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter and PDF portfolio or website to Jobs@826LA.org with “Book Publication and Design Intern” in the subject line of the email. Work samples may be sent as attachments or shared with hyperlinks via email.