Internship Opportunities

Available Internships

The Community Development Department hires interns to assist with various planning projects and research tasks. Any internships for which we are currently accepting applications will be listed on this page, along with contact information and a link to a job description.


Graphic Design & Communications Intern

Responsibilities

Reporting to CDD’s Communications Manager, the selected candidate will provide graphic and design support to the department’s communications campaigns. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with Communications Manager to establish department-wide collateral material guidelines and style guides
  • Create basic layouts/design templates for postcards, posters, brochures, flyers, reports, and other materials
  • Create original designs and graphics for communications campaigns supporting each division of CDD
  • Create digital designs and graphics for social media use (Facebook ads, Twitter posts, etc.)
  • Establish format for photo and image library and maintain as needed
  • Assist with print production (set up files, archive, etc.)
  • Participate in meetings and brainstorming sessions for upcoming communications campaigns
  • Provide communications-related administrative support as needed

Desired Skills and Interests

  • Currently pursuing a Graphic Design undergraduate or graduate degree or possess equivalent work experience
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Demonstrated experience in layout design and typography
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and collaboratively; the candidate will be detail-oriented and capable of discussing "big picture" ideas
  • Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks and  projects
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of Department staff and other City employees in a courteous and professional manner
  • Interest in civic engagement, community outreach, and communications a plus

Start Date: November/December 2017 (exact date negotiable). A minimum commitment until June 2018 is required

Compensation: $15.26/hour

Hours: 12-15 hrs / week

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and link to portfolio to Bridget Martin, Communications Manager: bmartin@cambridgema.gov