Graphic Design Internship

The National Office is looking for qualified graphic design students, preferably in their junior or senior year of college-level course work.

Posted on December 19, 2018

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Position Type

  • Alliance National Office - ENVISION
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Christian and Missionary Alliance

The Christian and Missionary Alliance (The Alliance) was born in 1887 as a missions society with an unyielding desire to take all of Jesus to all the world. Our mission is to know Jesus Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King and to complete His Great Commission. Learn more about The Alliance here.

National Office Internships

The U.S. Alliance National Office is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It has a fruitful history of offering effective and productive internships that enable students to gain learning and skills essential to vocational success while contributing to the vital work of building Christ’s Kingdom.

ENVISION

As a ministry of The Alliance, ENVISION identifies and develops missional leaders who innovate, establish, and strengthen communities of faith in key urban environments. It equips future leaders through short-term trips, internships, leadership development, and ministry opportunities in the Alliance family.

Prospective graphic design interns will submit their application through ENVISION and attend a weekend internship training before joining the National Office design team for their internship.

Summer Internship Important Dates

Application Deadline: January 31
Interviews: February 1 – February 15
Final Decision: March 1
ENVISION Training: Second week of June (Thursday through Sunday)
Internship Dates: June – August*

*Internships typically last 6 to 8 weeks, with interns working Tuesday through Thursday, eight hours each day. These dates and times are flexible, depending on college requirements and the intern’s schedule.

What to Expect

The Internship Experience
We are here to help interns grow in knowledge and understanding of the graphic design industry and learn practical skills to prepare them for design careers. This is a great opportunity to learn from talented creatives in a professional environment. Interns will interact daily with a cohesive, fun-loving team of designers, video producers, writers, web and social media professionals, and funding staff that will provide a broad diversity of design styles and platforms. Interns will not only complete their school’s internship requirements but also gain advanced techniques to propel them to the next level of professional development.

Learning will include:

  • Design composition/aesthetics, print-buying, creative team collaboration, client interaction, and file preparation
  • Portfolio review by in-house design team
  • Visits to print vendors and design studios

Our design team works with a diverse group of internal clients. Interns will have the opportunity to serve alongside a wide variety of ministries with projects that could include:

  • Logo & branding development
  • Photo shoots & brainstorming sessions
  • Missions awareness campaigns
  • Alliance Life magazine design support
  • Web & video design support
  • Special design projects for the President’s communications
  • Church fundraising campaigns
  • Donor appeals and direct mail
  • Advertisements, posters, brochures, cards, and other promotional resources

Logistics

Application
Apply on ENVISION’s website. All applications are personally reviewed by the ENVISION team. Qualified candidates are then interviewed via video with the hiring manager. Every applicant receives a response from The Alliance, regardless of whether they are granted an internship.

Intern Training
Intern training takes place during the second week of June (Thursday-Sunday) in Colorado Springs. During the weekend, interns representing both domestic and international ENVISION sites gather together, where they receive teaching and interactive preparation on various topics, such as cultural intelligence, self-awareness, soul care, team unity, evangelism, and more. The Alliance design team will cover the costs associated with this training weekend.

Mentorship
Learn from our full-time Candidate Recruitment and Development staff, as they mentor interns both professionally and spiritually.

Housing & Transportation
Interns not residing in Colorado Springs—or having no local friends or family members to house them—can request assistance in securing temporary housing through ENVISION or the design team. Interns are responsible for their own transportation to and from Colorado Springs and throughout the duration of their internships. If unable to secure local transportation, the intern can also request assistance from ENVISION or the design team.

Finances
This is not a paid internship; but if accepted, the intern will receive a small living expense stipend, the amount of which will be based on the length of the internship. There are also several options available to interns who need additional income:

  • Raising support through ENVISION
  • Working a part-time job or freelance opportunities during their internship*

College Credit
We strive to provide interns with valuable learning experiences, and we will work with their educational institution to fulfill any needed credit requirements.

Hear from a past intern
Click here to read an article from Ellie, a former graphic design intern.

Questions?
You may e-mail the ENVISION office at envision@cmalliance.org for additional information.

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