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Job Posting: Art & Design Communication Intern

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Grassroots Collaborative is seeking a talented artist or graphic designer interested in helping to build power for working families through visual storytelling. The Art & Design Communications intern supports both organizational branding efforts and campaign work. They would be responsible for working with organizational staff and members to create strong visuals and work to help make Grassroots Collaborative organizing campaigns more impactful.

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TITLE: Art & Design Communication Intern

SUPERVISED BY: Communications Director
SALARY/HOURLY, EXEMPT OR NONEXEMPT: Stipend internship of $3,000. 10-15 hours a week for 16 weeks.


ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: Grassroots Collaborative (501c3) builds power with working families through strategic community-labor organizing, grassroots leadership development, civic engagement, and research. We organize to win progressive policies and systems-change that improve the lives of low-to-moderate income residents and communities of color. We utilize popular education to build consciousness, and build organization that unites residents to create transformative change for a more just society. Our affiliated 501c4, Grassroots Illinois Action, works to build community political power through issue advocacy and electoral strategies.

We have a strong record of leading bold campaigns that shift the narrative of racism, austerity and corporate power.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Grassroots Collaborative is seeking a talented artist or graphic designer interested in helping to build power for working families through visual storytelling. The Art & Design Communications intern supports both organizational branding efforts and campaign work. They would be responsible for working with organizational staff and members to create strong visuals and work to help make Grassroots Collaborative organizing campaigns more impactful.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Social media content creation: Work with the Communications Director on creating and maintaining a social media calendar that engages our online audience on our campaigns and promotes core progressive values.
  • Political Education & Leadership Development: Help support workshops and presentations that educate union members and grassroots leaders by helping to craft visuals and graphics that hbreak downdown complex economic and political structures so that they are accessible and easily understood by community members.
     
  • Visual Storytelling – Work with the Communications Director to create visuals and amplify public narrative about the need to curb the power of the finance sector, and for the wealthy to pay their fair share.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent graphic design and visual communication skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability
  • Excellent team player able to meet deadlines
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong support for the mission of Grassroots Collaborative and Grassroots Illinois Action
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial, social, and economic justice

    Grassroots Collaborative is an equal-opportunity employer. People of color strongly encouraged to apply.  For consideration, send a resume, cover letter, example of design work, and reference to Nathan Ryan, Communications Director, hiring@thegrassrootscollaborative.org.  No calls, please. Position open until filled.