Graphic Design Intern
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated student leaders to participate in the Cradles to Crayons internship program. As an intern in this program, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in our Development and Communications Department to assist with activities associated with fundraising, event planning, and branding. Cradles to Crayons’ efforts to raise funds and other resources depend on our ability to understand, reach and interact with donors. As a Graphic Design Intern in the Development and Communications Department you will assist in a variety of tasks including: design and production of critical annual fundraising solicitation materials to a base of over 1,000 supporters, design and production of critical signage needs to convey the C2C volunteer experience, and development of web and social media projects.
Beyond hands on work experience, we are committed to ensuring that interns have the opportunity to learn about the various components of building a social enterprise. As such, we have designed programs for interns that will focus on social entrepreneurship and the management of a social enterprise. Through structured sessions which will include the CEO and Founder of Cradles to Crayons, Lynn Margherio, interns will have the opportunity to network and learn about the success factors that drive a social enterprise.
Our hope is that through your internship at C2C, you will learn valuable skills to create lasting change in the world.
Intern responsibilities are likely to include:
-Design and Production of: end of year appeal, email invite for UNGALA invitation, UNGALA printed invitation/envelopes, and all signage for UNGALA
-Creation /updating of the “RECIPE FOR GIVING “booklet /calendar including all design and graphics
-Additional graphics/design based projects as needed as they relate to C2C event platforms
-Participate in ongoing orientation/training sessions
-Opportunities to participate in leadership development and networking programs focused on social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management
Ideal interns should have:
-Experience with Web content management system
-Proficient in Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop, & Illustrator)
-Experience in SEO
-Web design experience is a plus
-Experience with social media
-Passion for the Cradles to Crayons mission
-Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher
-Have completed relevant college coursework
-Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to a minimum of 10-12 hours per week for the semester
Paid Internship Info:
Cradles to Crayons
One of the unique components of the C2C operating model is that most of our work is accomplished through the efforts of volunteers who work in our “Giving Factory.” In 2009, over 16,000 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds worked in the “Giving Factory” to sort, clean, and assemble donations for over 45,000 custom “KidPacks” to be delivered through our social-service partners. Through these meaningful, hands on volunteer opportunities, we aspire to set a foundation for lasting change.
Cradles to Crayons has received numerous awards for its success as a social enterprise. In 2008 it was recognized by the Social Innovation Forum as an innovator of the year, in 2009 and 2010 it received the Charity Navigator 4 star recognition, and in 2010 it received the Boston Business Journal award for innovative partnership with its work with Staples Corporation, and was recognized as a 2010 Bank of America Neighborhood Builder ™.
155 North Beacon St
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-779-4723 Fax: 866-841-9995
Website: Cradles to Crayons
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