The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Florida seeks a Graphic Design Intern. The Graphic Design intern will work closely with the Graphic Designer and Communications Director to achieve the organization’s goal of protecting the liberties that define our democracy. This position will be remote, but Florida residency is required.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is an affiliate of the national ACLU, a national public interest organization devoted to the defense of the Bill of Rights. For over 100 years, the ACLU has served as the nation’s primary protector of the liberties that define our democracy. The organization implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU of Florida. Operating out of four offices—Miami (main), Tampa, Pensacola, and Jacksonville—the Florida affiliate has a budget of over $8 million and 55 staff members, placing it among the larger ACLU affiliates in the nation.
The ACLU of Florida, the state’s largest civil rights and civil liberties organization, employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional values and individual rights, such as freedom of speech, racial justice, right to privacy, religious liberty, criminal justice reform, voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, disability rights, and immigrants’ rights. The ACLU of Florida litigates a broad range of complex constitutional cases in federal and state courts through direct representation, filing amicus briefs, and submitting administrative complaints to state and federal agencies.
The Graphic Design Internship offers the opportunity to experience the breadth of the ACLU of Florida’s work and to interact with staff from different programs on a range of projects. Interns can expect to work on a variety of branding and key issue projects including supporting the organization’s digital asset management, the production of printed materials for a variety of purposes as well as graphics for the ACLU website(s), multimedia and social media channels.
- Time Commitment: The internship requires a part-time commitment of 20 hours per week.
- Internship Duration: Internships are a 10-week period (part-time). Spring interns are expected to start May 2. Summer interns are expected to start July 25.
- Stipend: A stipend of $15 per hour is available for those students who do not receive course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the Communications Director and Graphic Designer, interns will gain experience by working on:
- Website and multimedia graphics and design collateral
- Social media promotional design
- Online advertising design support; buttons, banners
- Print project support
- Creative process coordination as directed by the supervisor
- Support photo and video asset management system when needed
- Other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Interns should possess the following:
- Digital design and/or print experience on Mac OS
- Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
- A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- Familiarity with Canva
- Familiarity with collaborative workspace tools, including Asana and Slack
- Ability to create custom illustrations using Adobe programs or ProCreate
Please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries should include Graphic Design Intern, Communications in the subject line and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting. No phone calls, please.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU of Florida reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Florida encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. If selected for an interview, please inquire if financial assistance is needed in order to attend.
The ACLU of Florida undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.