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PAID INTERNSHIP: Graphic Design Intern

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted: 04-24-2018
Organization Overview:
The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a cutting edge non-profit organization managed by savvy business, animal care and science professionals focused on social entrepreneurship. We are a well-funded startup organization that takes pride in bringing together great minds from diverse backgrounds in our mission to reduce shelter euthanasia in Los Angeles. Our culture and work environment sets us apart from traditional non-profit startups and inspires our talented team to create innovative ideas and solutions to complex programs and initiatives. Our mission is Saving Pets, Enriching Lives and we focus on putting pets in good homes and keeping them there. We believe that all pets are meant to be with good people. Our animal-friendly, creative office suites are located on the west side of Los Angeles.  You can learn more at
Internship Program Overview:
Under general supervision of the Art Director/Graphic Designer, you will be working on a variety of design projects to help support our range of national and local programs for both consumer and animal industry audiences. Most of our projects focus on our free national microchip registry and two local retail Adopt & Shop stores where we adopt out shelter pets plus offer a full range of pet retail products, daycare and grooming services. But as a fast moving organization with multiple programs, you may be called on to work on other areas as well.
You will have the opportunity to interact with others on the marketing team and learn about a dynamic non-profit with a unique business model as you help us save more pets and build your design portfolio.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Concept, design and prepare art files for a range of design projects including collateral, conference and trade show materials
  • Create social media posts
  • Source photos or other art for emails and other digital content
  • Create email header or banner creative
  • Assist in the development of creative templates and/or branding guidelines
  • Some minor copywriting, as needed
  • Currently pursuing BA in Graphic Design or similar area
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign- will need to provide sample work
  • Good technical and conceptual skills, attention to detail
  • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Self-starter, well-organized, and able to work independently
  • Experience with photography or video editing a plus
  • Able to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities
  • Interest and experience with dogs/cats
Length of Project:
  • 10-12 weeks (based on availability) 
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