The World Food Prize Foundation

World Food Prize Foundation Calls for Graphic Design Intern Applicants

01/04/2018

The internationally renowned World Food Prize Foundation is accepting applications for a 2018 graphic design intern for the spring semester (January 15 – May 31, 2018).

The George Washington Carver Internship offers a way for students to increase their understanding of the international fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Interns learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international and non-profit organization. The graphic design internship position is an extension of the George Washington Carver Internship program at the Foundation. Work by the graphic design intern will be seen by an international audience from over 50 countries.

“Working at The World Food Prize has only bettered me as a graphic designer. My portfolio has grown exponentially, and not with just one type of design work. I have projects across the board - anywhere from printed brochures and booklets, to dozens of social media graphics, website banners, electronic documents and branding campaigns. I will greatly miss my time as an intern here but I will forever be grateful for the experiences had, skills gained and connections made.” Ashton Temple, Summer 2017 Intern

The graphic design intern will support the efforts of the director of communications and events, and duties may include: print design and layout, photo editing, website content and design, and updating and maximizing social media sites.

Successful candidates have: a strong academic background, a solid work ethic, a capacity for analytical thinking, impeccable attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills.  They are enthusiastic and flexible learners, capable of both taking direction and working independently.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, an eye for design, and a willingness to express new ideas and work as part of a team. Working knowledge of the following programs is highly preferred: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

While the internship is an unpaid position, students may be eligible for course credit. A minimum commitment of 12 hours per week is required, but the program provides flexibility for each intern’s schedule. While the start and end dates are also flexible, a minimum commitment of three months is required.

More information is located and how to apply can be found at www.worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern.

PRESS CONTACT: Nicole Barreca, Director of Communications and Events 
515.245.3735 (direct), 563.271.2995 (cell), or nbarreca@worldfoodprize.org

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE:  The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 46 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.

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