Graphic Design Intern

UN Children's Fund, New York, United States

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th April, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Visibility

As a Design Intern at UNICEF, we commit to helping you get valuable, hands-on work experience as a contributing member of our team. It’s work you can be proud of. Your role will sit within the Brand Engagement Team, which is part of the larger Brand Building Team in the Division of Communication. You’ll work together with our lead designer, our Brand specialists, and different divisions throughout the organization to develop and implement design solutions. There is no typical day here.

How can you make a difference?

Responsibilities can include but are not limited to:

  • Designing graphic materials to support campaigns, meetings, and office branding.
  • Designing a package of internal templated visibility items, including letterhead, business cards, PowerPoint slides, report pages, fact sheets and more
  • Designing and commenting on the design of brochures, toolkits, and publications.
  • Brainstorming and contributing your design power to our signature yearly event – World Children’s Day.
  • Sourcing quality and suitable photos and videos from the UNICEF database.
  • Liaising and coordinating the printing production of certain publications and materials.
  • Designing logo and vector illustrations.
  • Developing a “Brand Break” style email newsletter with our guest editors, capturing new trends, relevant news articles, and events related to the Brand Building team at UNICEF and outside the UN.
  • Assisting our lead brand designer in ad hoc projects.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will:

  • Be enrolled in or be a recent graduate with an advanced/undergraduate university degree in graphic design, art, communications, advertising, or other field related to this position.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
  • Have a good portfolio of design work. Please send us a link to your portfolio (online/PDF or dropbox) with your letter of application telling us why you’re applying for this role.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products, such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Experience in motion graphics and illustration considered a plus
  • Good working knowledge of PowerPoint and other Office platforms
  • Experience in working with printing and production companies
  • Ability to follow a brief and deliver products on time and within budget
  • Ready and willing to take direction well and work in a dynamic, collaborative, multi-cultural environment.
  • General understanding of and interest in world affairs, current events and development issues.
  • Have your own MAC laptop.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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