Design Intern

Employment type
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles, CA

826LA is a nonprofit organization with locations in Mar Vista and Echo Park, a Writers’ Room on the campus of Manual Arts High School in South LA, and relationships with more than 100 Los Angeles schools. 826LA’s mission is to support students, ages six to eighteen, with their creative and expository writing skills, and to help teachers inspire their students to write.

1714 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026


At 826LA, a design intern will design publications that will inspire Los Angeles students to write! Projects will include designing and producing books of student writing, outreach tools, and, possibly, product design. By collaborating with 826LA’s in-house designer, the design intern will have a hands-on experience that builds crucial skills and supports 826LA’s mission.


Design intern applicants must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Other important requirements for applicants include:

  • Desire to work in an organization with a strong spirit of social justice
  • Completion of a criminal background check, administered by 826LA
  • Basic knowledge of copyediting and copyediting marks
  • Willingness to be an ambassador for 826LA’s mission
  • Ability to work on deadlines

The following skills and experiences are desired, but not required:

  • Experience working with children in professional setting
  • Access to car
  • Spanish language proficiency
To apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a design portfolio to [email protected] with “Design Intern” in the subject line of the email. The portfolio may be sent as attachments or shared with hyperlinks via email.