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Graphic Design Intern, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2024-08-15

Requisition ID: req49634

Job Title: Graphic Design Intern, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: New York RAI

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Job Description

Graphic Design Intern, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy
Position : Graphic Design Intern, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy
Reports to : Senior Manager, Youth Programs
Hours : Part-time; varied 4-15 hours/week

Position Term : 6/15/2024- 8/15/2024

Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-
based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of
refugee youth and their communities in New York City. The Education and Learning Program
provides year-round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and
families, and their schools.

Scope of Work:
The Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing
newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school
system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in
academic, creative arts, physical education, and life skills classes. Field Trips are held on Fridays.
The Graphic Designer will design and put together NYSA Yearbook, working in collaboration
with the Yearbook Coordinator and volunteer NYSA Photographer(s). The Graphic Designer will
work part-time as needed on-site at the Summer Academy, and participate in project meetings
at the IRC in NY office. The Graphic Designer will work collaboratively with the Yearbook
Coordinator and Photographers, assist with yearbook responsibilities, and meet the required
yearbook deadlines.

Learning objectives:
The Graphic Design intern will:
1. Strengthen expertise in taking a graphic design project from concept to
2. Learn about the creative needs of nonprofit humanitarian and social service
agencies and how to meet those needs
3. Practice developing, refining and executing a concept that exemplifies a defined
theme and values

Essential Job Function:
· Attend NYSA training
· Develop concept(s) for the NYSA yearbook design and layout
· Produce the design & layout within the timeframe laid out
· Insert photos into layout and produce final for printing
· Communicate and coordinate regularly with team to ensure that yearbook related
activities take place according to schedule, and any scheduling or other conflicts/issues are
worked out in a timely manner
· Receive and integrate feedback
· Work with team to ensure accuracy of all elements of the yearbook (pictures are properly
labeled and placed)
· Provide all files to IRC


• Graphic Designer with at least one year experience
• Strong organizational, communication, and collaboration skills
• Flexible, and able to solve problems
• Cultural competence and cross-cultural or overseas experience required
• Strong experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
• Experience working with diverse populations desirable
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Consent to the yearbook as being the sole property of the IRC, not to be used by the graphic
designer without IRC permission.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a
workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our
employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to
furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization
and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can
demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our
company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex,
gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability
status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation
to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions,
and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request

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