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American Red Cross - Graphic Artist

Organization Name:
American Red Cross

Mission Statement or Organization Description:
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Job Title:
Graphic Artist

Job Description (intern’s roles and responsibilities):
Red Cross graphic artist interns will complete professional design projects as part of overall communications campaigns while aligning brand standards. This role advances our mission by protecting the integrity of the Red Cross brand that unites & inspires us. Completes communications design requests, which may range from minor (e.g. image resizing, minor edits to existing documents) to more substantial (e.g. designing a flyer or event program). Common projects may include: flyers, posters, web or email elements, event signage or programs, social media graphics, etc. Completes all requests in alignment with Red Cross brand standards, which are provided upon on-boarding.

Basic Skill Required

  • Professional design skills, including the ability to complete basic design projects while following given brand standards.
  • Regular access to professional design software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat or InDesign. Volunteers will not have access to this software at the chapter.
  • Strong design aesthetic and the ability to look at previous examples of work and produce similar content.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
Bilingual skills—English/Spanish—are valued

Specific Requirements:
Any student who interns with the American Red Cross must apply as a volunteer online at redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer. Once they do, they will need to complete the following courses:

  • New Employee and Volunteer Orientation (NEVO)
  • Public Affairs Essentials (Online)
  • Fundamentals of Disaster Public Affairs, National Response (Online)

Other online and in-person training may be required as well, depending upon the intern’s interests and needs.

NOTE: Prospective interns should speak with the Regional Communications Officer before initiating the volunteer application process.

Preferred Hours/Week:
20 – 30 hours per week preferred

Preferred Start Date:
Start of fall semester at UHD

Preferred End Date:
To be determined up front with intern and UHD leadership; six months preferred.

Preferred End Date:
To be determined up front with intern and UHD leadership; six months preferred.

Workdays Each Week:
To be determined per discussions with student; two to three per week preferred.

Hours of Each Workday:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Compensation:
Unpaid

Basic Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated AP style writer
  • Strong writing, editing, research and interpersonal skills
  • Must be familiar with basic computer operations and have the ability to upload content to the blog or by email remotely
  • Authentic, creative, engaging storyteller

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Bilingual skills—English/Spanish—are valued


Any Specific Requirements
:
Any student who interns with the American Red Cross must apply as a volunteer online at redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer. Once they do, they will need to complete the following courses:

  • New Employee and Volunteer Orientation (NEVO)
  • Public Affairs Essentials (Online)
  • Fundamentals of Disaster Public Affairs, National Response (Online)

Other online and in-person training may be required as well, depending upon the intern’s interests and needs.

NOTE: Prospective interns should speak with the Regional Communications Officer before initiating the volunteer application process.

Internship Contact:
Tyler  Moyer-tyler.moyer@redcross.org
281-728-6830

Redcross Site or Local web Redcross.

 

Last updated 11/13/2019 8:39 AM