Marketing and Graphic Design Internship (Portland)

Portland: Marketing and Graphic Design Internship

Term: June - August 2018
Location: Oregon Wild office in North Portland
Schedule: 20 hours/week 
Application deadline: April 15th, 2018

Reports to: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator & Event Manager

Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild is a non-profit conservation organization that works to protect and restore the wildlands, wildlife, and waters that make our state such a special place. Our primary campaign areas include Wilderness and wildlife as well as restoration and protection of Oregon’s forests, rivers, lakes, and wetlands. 

This internship provides an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a conservation advocacy organization while also supporting the critical mission of Oregon Wild. 

General Responsibilities: 

Call of the Wild event support - 60% 
The Marketing & Graphic Design intern will work directly with the Office & Event Manager to support our annual fundraising event, Call of the Wild. The event will take place this year on Friday, October 12th at Leftbank Annex in NE Portland*. The Marketing & Graphic Design intern will focus the majority of his or her efforts to support this event by creating marketing materials (including all graphic design work) such as postcards, posters, web images, event programs, etc. This position will also assist with distributing these materials in accordance with the marketing plan for the event. 

In addition to creating promotional marketing materials, the Marketing & Graphic design intern will assist with contacting local businesses to gain their support of the event in the form of donated goods. 

Other event support as needed. 

*It is not a requirement of the internship to attend this event, but highly encouraged.

Oregon Brewshed® Alliance program support - 30% 
Working directly with the Outreach & Marketing Coordinator, the Marketing & Graphic Design intern will help support the work of Oregon Wild’s Oregon Brewshed® Alliance program - an outreach and education initiative working with craft brewing industry businesses across the state to advocate for forest watershed protection. This includes creating and updating content for the Alliance website and Facebook page, assistance with event marketing design and promotion, and in-person event support (occasional happy hours, special pint nights, etc.). 

Outreach and general administrative support - 10% 
The Marketing & Graphic Design intern will also support creative promotion and partnership opportunities for the 14th annual Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest which runs throughout the summer.  Winners of the annual photo contest are revealed at Call of the Wild in October.

Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum qualifications: 
A demonstrated passion for Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters is first and foremost required. The ideal candidate must be able to take direction well, take initiative, and be able to work independently when needed. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and their own transportation. 21 years or older preferred but not required.

Experience with graphic design, both web and print. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and InDesign preferred.

Experience with social media, web sites, blogs and similar electronic publications is a plus. Students studying in the areas of environmental policy, communications, and marketing, as well as those looking to pursue a career in conservation and/or advocacy, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

This internship is unpaid, however, it may be tailored to meet requirements for academic credit. 

Work Schedule: 
20 hours per week, flexible schedule. Position is based out of our North Portland office. 

Equal Opportunity:
To better fulfill Oregon Wild's mission to protect and restore Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters for future generations, we are striving to weave enhanced diversity, equity, and inclusion into the fabric of our planning and everyday work. Just as Oregon’s landscapes thrive when biodiversity is protected, we will thrive by honoring and leveraging human diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applicants of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class under state and/or federal law to apply.

To Apply:
Deadline to apply is March 15th, however we are happy to schedule interviews earlier to accommodate your needs. E-mail your contact information along with a short cover letter (max. 1 page), resume, availability (dates & hours/week), and two references. You are also welcome to submit a writing or creative work sample.

Please send to: 
Marielle Cowdin 
Oregon Wild