Graphic Artist Internship

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(9/22/2023 11:03 AM)
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Seasonal, Part-Time
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The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The Graphic Artist Internship is a great opportunity to learn more about how graphic design and visual art can support wildlife conservation, education and engagement through self-guided and exploration-based learning. The intern will assist in the design of interpretive center signage, interactive, media-based displays, touchscreen kiosks, and support the design of revitalized outdoor nature-trail signage and a new pollinator garden. Additionally, the intern may have the opportunity to help design materials, teaching aids and media for our environmental education programs, and will support other public events at the center. Throughout the internship, the intern will learn about didactic visitor engagement and interpretation from our Center Director.



$18.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Design indoor and outdoor nature-trail signage, didactic installations, digital learning kiosks and other visual aids on a range of natural science topics in English and Spanish.
  • Assist with the design of English and Spanish wayfinding and general center signage and other graphic needs.
  • The Intern should be comfortable re-interpreting complex text to effectively share information in a clear and concise manner in both English and Spanish.
  • Aid our education team with the development of teaching resources, media, and materials for environmental education curricula.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be a current ASU student.
  • Graphic design and digital art skills required.
  • Significant experience working in PowerPoint, Canva, the Adobe Suite or other design software.
  • UI/UX design, web design, or social media communications are a plus.
  • Hard working, flexible, and self-motivated.
  • Spanish fluency required. Familiarity with the cultural heritage and history of Phoenix preferred.
  • A passion for the natural world and interest in interpretive learning and connecting with diverse communities.
  • A design portfolio or personal website link should be included in your application.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

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