Media & Design Intern


Los Angeles, CA

Reports To: Associate Director, Communications
Location: P.S. ARTS Office, Los Angeles
Schedule: 40 hours per week, 10 weeks
Designation: Full-time, Non-exempt
Salary Range: $14.25/hour
P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. ARTS is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without our programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts.
Position Summary:
P.S. ARTS is looking for a highly creative, motivated, and driven individual who can support the organization’s communications and marketing. The Media and Design Intern will work closely with the Associate Director, Communications, and will perform a variety of skilled marketing, communications, and design duties directly relating to P.S. ARTS’ External Affairs efforts. These include conceptualizing and producing creative campaigns and a wide variety of graphic materials for P.S. ARTS' programs and events (invites, reports, brochures, appeals); drafting social media, blog, and newsletter content; assisting with research related to press outreach and advocacy efforts; and managing the P.S. ARTS photo database and other marketing assets. By the end of the internship, the intern will have gained skills in design, print production, navigating a professional environment, and insight into nonprofit work environments.
As with all P.S. ARTS employees, the Media and Design Intern takes part in a comprehensive performance management program which includes weekly department meetings along with one-on-one meetings with the Associate Director, Communications, to track progress on goals and an end-of-internship performance review. The Media and Design Intern is also expected to model P.S. ARTS’ values of Art, Community, Equity, Innovation, Excellence and Life-long Learning.
Media and Design Intern position is open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree between May 1 - September 1, 2019.
Qualifications and Training:
  • The ability to create compelling designs for both print and digital platforms
  • A portfolio reflecting a strong understanding of graphic design principles, brand identity, photography and typography
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with various departments to finish necessary projects
  • Ability to work independently and think creatively to solve problems
  • Interest in the mission of P.S. ARTS and arts education
  • Experience with Mac iOS, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office
Position Attributes:
  • Creative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Enthusiastic
  • A multi-tasker
  • Assist the Associate Director, Communications, with conceptualizing and producing print and digital campaigns
  • Draft social media, blog and newsletter content related to P.S. ARTS programs and events
  • Assist in the layout and design of various P.S. ARTS collateral including but not limited to event invites, email banners, brochures, annual reports, impact reports, donor appeals, and Prezi/Powerpoint presentations
  • Manage photo database and other marketing assets
Please note this description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Intern for this internship. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change in response to department needs and the Intern’s interest.
This position is funded by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) Arts Internship program. Interns are required to attend three mandatory events hosted by LACAC. For more information about this program, visit
Working Conditions:
  • Perform work while seated at a desk for several hours
  • Travel and attend meetings and events outside the office, which may require occasional use of a motor vehicle for transportation to other locations. Mileage reimbursement is provided
  • Occasionally lift up to 40lbs
How to Apply: 
Please submit a cover letter, resume and design samples or a link to a portfolio to [email protected] with the subject line “MEDIA INTERN - ARTS FOR LA” 
Application Deadline: May 3, 2019 
Phone Interviews will be scheduled between May 6-10, 2019 
In-person interviews will be held at P.S. ARTS’ office and scheduled between May 13 - 24, 2019 
Interview results will be communicated by May 27, 2019 
P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to better reflect the communities we serve. P.S. ARTS is actively taking steps to meet our commitment to diversity and to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

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