Marketing and Communications Graphic Design Intern
Marketing & Communications | Hybrid in Washington , DC | Internship
National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is currently seeking energetic, creative, and passionate Marketing & Communications Student Interns to assist the MarComm team in executing the 2024 Festival.
Organization Description The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. is dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.
Internship Description The Marketing & Communications Social Media Intern will contribute to the communication and marketing plans of a variety of National Cherry Blossom Festival programs and events for the 2024 Festival. Duties may include:
- Assist in concept creation for various campaigns using the Festival’s branding
- Design and implement visual assets in digital and print formats (including ads, event signage, posters, digital invitations, banners, etc)
- Develop PowerPoint presentations for special campaigns, events, and initiatives within the project timelines
- Support and update production boards via Monday.com, a CRM management platform
- Build photography shot lists alongside organizing and maintaining the Festival’s photo gallery
- Assist with team-related support at Festival events
The Festival is also seeking interns who wish to focus on a particular specialty (e.g., photography, design, video, social media, website, media monitoring, and campaign tracking). Depending on the area(s) of interest and level of expertise, the work can be structured to offer a valuable hands-on learning experience.
Time Requirements: The Festival is seeking fall interns who may wish to extend their internship experience through the spring, as well as interns who wish to work just one semester, either fall or spring. Event execution support is subject to the intern’s availability and discretion. Interns are asked to commit to at least one full semester supporting the Festival.
- September – December 2023: 10 to 15 hours per week between the hours of 9 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Start and end dates are flexible to align with semester schedules and internship academic credit requirements. Hours, schedule, and work format (virtual and/or onsite) are determined in consultation with the MarComm team and based on student availability. Evening availability to execute on the Festival Launch event (date TBD).
- January – May 2024: 10 to 15 hours per week between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Start and end dates are flexible to align with semester schedules and internship academic credit requirements. Hours, schedule, and work format (virtual and/or onsite) are determined in consultation with the MarComm team and based on student availability. Evening and weekend availability to follow through on executing key Festival programs and events in March and April.
- Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
- Candidates must be studying graphic design or a similar degree and provide a portfolio showcasing creativity through brand design, layout, typography, and current trends
- Proficiency in Adobe application suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- Passion for community engagement, the arts, and/or international friendship
- Strong attention to detail and organized with the ability to multi-task
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills (knowledge of AP Style preferred)
- Able to work independently and complete multiple projects in a timely manner
- Ability to collaborate with a variety of people in an exciting, fast-paced environment
- Additional skills are welcomed but not required (Photography, videography)
- Preferred, but not required: Prior experience in photography/videography plus editing, Canva, and Monday.com
National Cherry Blossom Festival internships are unpaid, but college credit may be offered dependent upon the educational institution’s guidelines and requirements. A transportation stipend is available for interns who work at least 10 hours a week.
In addition to a resume and cover letter, please include a PDF file of your portfolio by uploading and/or including a link to your samples on your CVI/res