Graphic Design Intern (Summer 2018)

Graphic Design Intern

Do you feel just as passionately about addressing the undue influence of money in US politics as you do about beautifully designed content? Represent.Us is seeking qualified candidates for a Graphic Design Internship in our Northampton, MA office. The Graphic Design Intern will play a direct role in the day-to-day work of the creative team for our national campaign by crafting compelling, on-brand visuals for the web, social media, and print.

The ideal candidate will be creative, hard working, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, resourceful, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. We welcome interns eager to learn real world skills in a professional setting while fighting against corruption.

Essential responsibilities

This internship will teach you to apply a variety of skills in a fast-paced setting. Don’t have experience with everything on this list? Don’t panic — We’ll teach you!

This position will entail:

  • Designing graphics for social media, websites, and other needs.
  • Processing and color correcting images for their correct end use.
  • Repurposing and updating materials for current use.
  • Distilling complex ideas into simple concepts; short copywriting.
  • Creating work consistent with established brand and style guides.
  • Working independently on tasks, but also collaborating and responding to criticism with a small team.
  • Research into news stories and/or elections data for our weekly content pipeline.

Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator, is required. Skill with layout and typography, social media, basic HTML/CSS, video editing (Premiere or After Effects), and copywriting are preferred.

You are

  • Motivated to grow and learn
  • Organized
  • Ruthlessly critical of the design you see every day, as well as of your own work
  • Technologically proficient
  • Able to demonstrate strong writing and verbal communication skills

Internship dates

  • The internship will run June 4 – August 24, 2018​.
  • Applications are due no later than April 1, 2018​.
  • Offers will be made by May 1, 2018​.

To apply

Send a completed copy of the Summer 2018 Internship Application (PDF) to with the subject line “Summer 2018 Intern​”, making sure to fill out both pages and attach all requested materials. Due to the volume of applications, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest in Represent.Us and our internship program! 

About Represent.Us

Represent.Us is the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign. We bring conservatives and progressives together to fix America’s corrupt political system.

Our small team is a carefully curated mix of seasoned political campaigners, policy wonks, advertising experts, designers, and engineers. We’re not a startup, but we’ve got startup DNA: we’re nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and know when it’s time to celebrate a Wednesday afternoon with root beer floats. We constantly push ourselves to push the envelope – to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.

We’ve been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, FOX, CBS, and hundreds of other national and local media outlets.

Represent.Us is based in Northampton, MA and has satellite offices in San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC. Come work with us!

About our internships

We’re always on the lookout for talented interns who are passionate about fixing our corrupt political system. With Represent.Us, you’ll be part of a hardworking, fun, and innovative team that values your skills and creative input.

You’ll gain hands-on experience working with a successful grassroots advocacy campaign, and an in-depth understanding of the rapidly growing anti-corruption movement. Many of our interns say their time here helped launch their careers.

We’re committed to making sure your internship is educational, challenging, and informative, and we’re happy to coordinate with your college or university so you can receive academic credit for your work. Interns are paid at an hourly rate.

At this time, all intern work is performed out of either our Northampton, MA office (in the “Five Colleges” area) or our San Francisco, CA satellite office (accessible via BART at Montgomery). We do not offer a telecommuting option. If you are interested in getting involved remotely as a volunteer, please sign up here.