Graphic Design Intern

Job Description
The Graphic Design Intern within the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Marketing Department is responsible for the production and/or design of a variety of projects as determined and supervised by the Design and Communications Manager that include but are not limited to graphic production, advertising, event invitations, marketing collateral, Garden signage, social media graphics, photography and simple video production/editing, all within the Garden’s existing brand standards.

This is an unpaid internship. Interns in need of college/university course credit preferred.

In addition to course credit, if applicable, the Graphic Design Intern will gain real-world experience in a fast-paced non-profit marketing department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reproducing advertising for print, outdoor, digital and other media created
Designing and/or updating event invitations and envelopes
Designing and/or updating and installing in-Garden signage
Updating marketing collateral including but not limited to sell sheets, mailings, brochures and postcards
Contributing to the Garden’s photo and video databases, including photography and videography of Garden events on nights and weekends and the organization and cataloguing of media

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to sit and stand for long periods of time and walk. The employee must be able to reach with hands and arms; and use hands to finger, handle, and feel. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move carry, push, or pull at least 50 lbs. Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to focus and night vision. The employee must be able to take directional cues directly or indirectly.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions

The employee is sometimes exposed to wet/or humid conditions, extreme heat or extreme cold
The noise level of the work environment is quiet to moderate
The environment can be fast-paced

Required Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to maintain a good working relationship with coworkers
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have independent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator with particular focus on print production
  • Intermediate photo editing experience
  • Intermediate video editing software experience preferred but not required
  • Illustration experience preferred but not required

Required Experience

Currently enrolled college seniors and above with a major or primary emphasis/concentration in graphic design, marketing, advertising or art.
Current GPA of 3.0 or above with recommendation by department professor
Robust portfolio of student work and/or professional design work. Collections including advertising, event invitations, marketing collateral, signage and simple video production/editing are preferred

Email resume to sboulware@atlantabg.org

The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.