Digital Design Intern

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United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Street address: 
1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW
District of Columbia
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Position Description: 



Now hiring for SUMMER (JUNE - AUGUST)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a hard deadline of May 15, 2020

Full-time and part-time remote opportunities available

Flexible dates and hours



NLADA is seeking a creative, flexible and enthusiastic individual to serve as our Digital Design Intern. This individual will provide integral graphic design support to our Communications Department. As the Digital Design Intern, you will get a chance to enhance your portfolio by:

  • Creating and posting graphics to NLADA’s various social media profiles
  • Designing layouts for newsletters, marketing emails and other digital communication tools
  • Producing print materials for marketing our various conferences and events
  • Drafting layouts for printed papers, program books and reports
  • Editing video and photos
  • Assisting the communications team with various tasks as assigned


The NLADA Communications Department has a friendly, fast-paced, team-oriented environment. As such, our Digital Design Intern should:

  • Be an undergraduate student with relevant graphic design coursework, or a graduate student with a minimum of one (1) year working experience in a relevant field
  • Have strong organizational skills and keen detail-orientation
  • Possess a positive attitude and demonstrated work ethic
  • Have deep understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premier, etc.)
  • Be familiar with Online Publishing tools (Canva, Pixlr, etc.)

If you have any of these characteristics and skills, then we would love to hear from you!

Note, this is a remote working opportunity. You must posess a laptop or desktop that can connect to the internet

To apply: 


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Email your resume, cover letter and a graphic design portfolio to [email protected]. Subject – “Digital Design Intern: *Your Name*”


Note: This position is unpaid, but eligible for academic credit if approved by your institution.



The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), founded in 1911, is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. For 100 years, we have pioneered access to justice at the national, state and local level through the creation of our public defender systems, groundbreaking legislation and the creation of institutions from the Sentencing Project to the Legal Services Corporation. NLADA is a leader in the development of national standards for indigent defense services. We provide advocacy, training and technical assistance to indigent defense programs across the country.

We have a collegial, highly collaborative, professional office environment where we take pride in effectively leveraging resources and fully engaging to deliver excellent results. We value service, creativity, and thought-leadership. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Washington D.C. near the Metro Red, Blue and Orange lines.

To learn more, visit: NLADA.ORG

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
This is an internship
Submission deadline: 
Friday, May 15, 2020