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Graphic Design Intern

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Participate Learning - Chapel Hill, NC


Love What You Do and Why You Do It! 

Participate Learning is a force for good that connects teachers and students through global education programs to foster human understanding and create peace around the world. We offer purpose-driven, challenging work in a collaborative environment, a flexible and open culture.

What You’ll Do:

The Graphic Design intern will report to the Lead Designer and will work closely with the marketing and design teams to manage tasks that support all areas of our company. Your skills will be used to create print and digital assets, social media ads, email marketing assets, and additional needs that support our school and teacher programs. 

  • Create a wide-range of creative assets using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Create and maintain appropriate naming and archiving conventions
  • Familiarity with Google Suite and Mac OS

Hours: 20-30 hours/week

Location: Internship can be performed either remote and onsite in our Chapel Hill office, and the candidate should live in a reasonable commuting distance. 


Experience You Bring:

  • Passionate about crafting engaging designs and interested in growing as a well-rounded designer
  • Comfortable giving and receiving design feedback
  • Enrolled in or a graduate of a Graphic Design or Visual Communications focused program at a university or equivalent work experience
  • Must have a portfolio demonstrating your abilities in design, typography, color theory and layout
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Self-starter that can take basic instructions and get the work done
  • Great attitude and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable working in a small team dynamic
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus

About You

  • Passionate about learning and welcoming people from all over the world, learning about their culture and sharing your own culture and experiences.
  • An active listener and an effective communicator.
  • Flexible with your time and energy and willing to expand beyond the day-to-day expectations of your work. (And the company reciprocates with flexibility!)
  • Cameras on during most zoom meetings - we want to see your smile. 
  • Believe global education is for everyone!
  • Eager to work in an organized and efficient way to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multitask, and follow directions in a face-paced environment. 

What You’ll Love About Us: 

Participate Learning is a B Corporation headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, that partners with K-12 schools and districts to provide cultural exchange teachers, global education, and language immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin. As part of our B Corp commitment, one of the essential measures of the success of our business is the positive impact we make on our employees. Our work inspires everyone to be change agents, bringing more empathy and connection to the world.

Due to the nature of our work with teachers and schools, COVID-19 vaccine/booster is a requirement for new hires, however, the company will consider accommodations for disability and religious reasons.