Graphic Design Intern


Description:Overview: SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is a nonprofit organization that partners with hundreds of schools statewide to deliver proven literacy support to children. Since 1992, SMART has engaged 103,000 community volunteers to read one-on-one with 153,000 PreK-3rd grade children who need literacy support and one-on-one attention. Children also receive new books to take home and keep as part of the program. This year, SMART celebrated giving away our 2-millionth book to an Oregon child.

Internship: This internship is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with graphic design in a nonprofit environment. The intern will work at SMART’s main office with the Communications Director and gain practical experience in the day-to-day activities of a dynamic nonprofit organization. This internship may count for college credit as the university or college allows.

Responsibilities: - Design collateral materials for both print and digital platforms for a variety of activities, including events, brand/logo development, training and promotional materials, etc. - Work closely with Communications Director on development of all materials. Take direction on assignments and work collaboratively to develop, edit and refine materials. - Work remotely with staff members in SMART areas throughout Oregon.

Desired Qualifications and Skills: - Ideal candidate will have: -- Knowledge of the design and production processes, strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. -- Demonstrated design proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (CS4). -- Strong writing and proof-reading skills. -- Willing to receive a background check, sign confidentiality agreement and available to receive required training.

Availability: Immediate need. 

Salary:Unpaid internship for college credit

Application Instructions: 

To Apply: Email these items to Jessica Corcoran, Communications Director, at

- Cover letter

- Resume

- Relevant work samples as applicable