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Graphic Design Intern

The Salvation Army National Headquarters
3.8 out of 5
The Salvation Army National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA 22314
Part-time, Internship


The Salvation Army National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA 22314

Full job description


The Graphic Design Intern will primarily support the National Community Relations and Development (NCRD) Department with graphic design and graphic design related work.

Assists with layouts and designs as directed by the Art Director. Provides graphic arts support for NCRD and other sections as requested and approved by Art Director; provides resources for website as required; supports multi-media presentations as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this position. You may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Supports the Art Director and the Graphic Designer in the creation of graphic design artwork in designing and editing graphics and art layouts for requested projects in the NCRD department. Duties may include implementing text and photos into existing layout templates, lay-out of brochures, programs, one-page handouts, newsletters, signage, annual reports, and other printed materials.

Fulfills a supportive role with digital assets such as social media and web graphics, web pages, e-newsletters, and other digital files. Supports the creation of digital presentation materials, including graphic design elements and deck slides for webinars, meetings and presentations.

Assists in the maintenance of digital assets and resources on the national digital asset management tool including file uploading, file organization and file renaming, creation and/or editing of digital and video templates.

May support the Multimedia and Digital Communications Developer with creating static or animated graphics for use in produced video materials.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Collaborate on design options.

Prepares presentations as needed for conferences, seminars and training sessions.

Performs other related work as required.


General Office Equipment



Adobe Software

Microsoft Office software



Preferred applicants should be enrolled in a Graphic Design, or similar program, and eligible for college credit. Recent graduates are also eligible.




Abilities in animation or 3D software a plus.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of graphic arts production.

Knowledge of desktop publishing techniques and the principles and practices of layout and design.

Knowledge of color theory and photography reconstruction.

Knowledge of basic computer graphics design software for use in layout and printing.

Knowledge of general office practices and principles.

Ability to create reproducible artwork from abstract concepts.

Ability to plan and prioritize work in order to ensure compliance with established deadlines.

Ability to work in a team environment to contribute to the goals of the department.


Ability to work in-office for 3 days/week - (minimum of 21 hrs/week) including Wednesdays.

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

Ability to operate office and desktop publishing equipment.

Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.


Works is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

*Duration of Summer Internship: May 13 - July 29.

The Salvation Army reserves the right to reassign, revise the job or to require that different or additional tasks be performed based on the organization’s need or when circumstances change.

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Expected hours: No less than 21 per week


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Alexandria, VA 22314: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person