Graphic Design Internship

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Graphic Design Internship

The Young Foundation works with people from all walks of life and we are looking for someone who can help us make sure we reflect that rich diversity in all our communications – whether the report is about skate parks in East London, refugees in Manchester, or a toolkit for environmental activists in Belfast.

We actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minority or other under-represented groups to apply for this role. The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

The role

Use your design skills to help us embed our new brand and create communications that stand out! It will be a varied role, ranging from designing research reports and toolkits to compelling social media content, as well as helping us finalise our new templates in InDesign and MS Office.

Depending on your skills and interests there will also be opportunities to get involved with other aspects of our work – from visualisations and illustrations, to sharpening up our photo library.

You’ll form a key part of our friendly team with lots of opportunities to learn about our wider work and join our remote social life. We also commit to supporting our interns to achieve their goals, with CV and interview coaching, references for work or study, and of course credit for your work.

About you

We are looking for someone who is comfortable using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and other Creative Cloud tools, as well as proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint. You’ll need to be able to work to our brand styles and templates, while also using your skills to ensure each output is tailored for its purpose.

You’ll also be comfortable working remotely and connecting with different colleagues across our organisation. We are an informal, get-stuck-in kind of place so no two days are the same and we always have something new on the go so you need to be flexible and adaptable.

Other skills are desirable but not essential – particularly in illustration, photography & videography, social media, or in creating and maintaining websites.

The details

This role is for 3 days a week (21 hours – flexible on days), starting June 29th at the latest.

The contract is for 3 months and we are a Living Wage Foundation employer. This role will be paid £10.75 per hour.

This role will be based remotely. You must have the right to live and work in the UK but – as long as you have a good internet connection and a suitable place to work – we don’t mind if you are in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

How to apply

Please send us your responses to the following three questions:

1. Why do you want to do this internship and what skills do you have that you think will be a good fit for the role? (250 words)

2. Can you give an example of when you’ve had to produce a design or piece of work to a tight deadline? How did you manage to deliver your work on time and maintain good quality? (250 words)

3. In this role you will jump between different projects and interact with lots of members of the YF team. How will you handle this way of working? (250 words)

  • A selection from your portfolio of work to date. You are welcome to send this as either a PDF attachment or a hyperlink to an e-portfolio. If you send a link, please identify 2-3 items in your portfolio that you feel are most relevant.
  • You must also confirm that you have the right to live and work in the UK, your preferred working pattern, and your availability re. start date. Applications should be sent to by 5pm on the 16th June 2020. Short-listed candidates will be contacted on the 17th for interview on the 18th or 19th.

We regret that we will only be able to reply, and give feedback, to short-listed applicants. Non-EU nationals who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.


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