Internship

  • Job Description:
    AARP Media, in Washington D.C., is currently seeking an art department intern for Summer 2015. Candidates must be senior level undergrad or grad students with print design skills enrolled in a fine arts or communications design program. Should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Interest in typography, conceptual imaging skills and ipad design are a must. Candidates will work directly with the art directors in the design and production of pages to run in the magazine as well as help sending out award submissions. The intern will also be working with the magazines photo editors to provide administrative support, learn effective techniques for researching high-quality imagery and gain experience in how photography assignments are directed. Other duties will include maintaining the editorial wall and participating in art meetings. Specific Skills Mandatory: - Thorough understanding and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software (especially Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) on Mac - Strong conceptual skills - Detail-oriented and well-organized - Strong communication and interpersonal skills - Strong work ethic, positive attitude and eagerness to learn Optional: - Real-world experience in layout and production of print and/or interactive media is a plus - DPS skills are a plus
  • Position: Internship
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • About Our Company: AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.
  • Benefits: Unpaid, but we pay a travel stipend
  • Company: AARP
  • Contact Email:dholton@aarp.org
  • Contact Name: Dian Holton
  • How to Apply: Please attach the following and send to Dian Holton (dholton@aarp.org): • Cover letter • Resume (in pdf format) • Portfolio samples (3-5 pieces in a pdf, or a link to a web portfolio). Without those items, your submission will be dismissed.
  • Job Requirements: The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, and proficiency in MAC, Creative Suite (especially Indesign and Photoshop) and some knowledge of DPS. S/He should be enthusiastic and have the ability to juggle multiple projects under tight deadlines. We are looking for someone that is proactive and takes initiative on problem-solving issues. The candidate should be highly organized, detail-oriented, an excellent communicator and team player. Schedule is flexible, but candidates should be able to devote at least 32-40 hours per week.
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