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Summer 2021 Graphic Design Intern

Remote | 40 hr/wk | Unpaid Internship

DREAM EQUAL DEPARTMENT: Communications and Curriculum Development

Logistics: 40-hr a week for a 10-week term. Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, June 7, 2021 to August 13, 2021. We understand that our interns may be joining us from outside the Pacific Time Zone and will do our best to accommodate your schedule to allow for a healthy lifestyle. This internship can be used for credit if it meets your school’s guidelines.

Reports To: The Graphic Design Intern will report to the Co-Directors of Communications and Co-Directors of Curriculum Development.

Position Description:

Here at Dream Equal we believe in learning by doing. Our goal is to empower you to lead instead of follow. We will put you in the decision-making seat multiple times during your internship; interns will take up their own projects, contribute to Dream Equal’s long-term planning, and lead their own teams. We believe that cohort programs are more beneficial than solo internships, as participants are exposed to more diverse perspectives and receive opportunities for collaboration. All interns will be placed in a cohort of about 12 interns.


Specific Projects:

  • Assisting the Communications Team with designing content for social media and websites

  • Creating the design for DREAM EQUAL elementary and middle school curriculum and resource packets as produced by the Curriculum Development team 

  • Assisting with website design for

  • Collaborating with other interns to lead an informational session or workshop on a topic related to gender equality

  • Additional related duties as needed


Your Day-to-Day:  Click here for a sample weekly schedule.​

Required Qualifications: None. Everyone has a voice that matters and the potential to contribute something important to the world. We believe the moment that we put a required number of years of work experience or education on an application, we remove the possibility of bringing in people onto our team that we need and value the perspectives of. Thus, when choosing our interns, rather than looking for years of experience, we look for qualities such as kindness, compassion, determination, and, most importantly, a willingness to learn.


Preferred Skills: 


  • Unbridled creativity

  • An eye for design

  • Experience with canva/other design platforms or an interest in learning

  • Organizational skills

  • Teamwork & collaboration

  • Passion for gender equality

  • Interest in creating accessible materials for different age groups

Benefits & Perks:

  • 30 hours of leadership training ($5,000 value!) focusing on the following topics:

    • Ethics and morality in leadership

    • Negotiation and Conflict resolution

    • Facilitating community discussions

    • Motivation and engagement

    • Project planning and delegation

    • Fostering a safe, healthy, and empowering work environment

    • Combatting stereotypes in the workplace

    • Self-awareness and communicating your needs

    • Running effective meetings

    • Time and energy management

  • Can be used for credit if it meets your school’s guidelines

  • Nonprofit networking opportunities

  • Recommendation letter and reference from Dream Equal’s Executive Director at internship completion

Equal Employment Opportunity

At DREAM EQUAL a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and locations. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages to ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We endeavor to create resources and curriculum that work for everyone. We are committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire education industry of the nonprofit sector and maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all. You can request reasonable accommodations by sending an email to

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