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Graphic Design Intern (Center for Students in Recovery)

The Division of Student Affairs Internship Program

The Division of Student Affairs Internship Program allows students to spend a summer handling a special project for the university designed to prepare them for life after graduation. Interns will work 19 hours per week for 10-weeks. These part-time internship positions offer a competitive compensation package that includes an hourly wage and housing assistance. Undergraduate students are eligible to apply. The internship runs from June 1, 2020 to August 7, 2020. The application is due February 16, 2020.

Although internships range in subject matter and skill set, each position is designed to prepare all students for life after graduation. For this reason, each intern will submit various assessments relating to their development in the areas listed in the “What You’ll Learn” section below. These skills, otherwise referred to as the NACE career competencies, have been identified by higher education and corporate recruiting leaders as critical to a student’s career preparation.

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*Undergraduate students must be enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester to be eligible. 

The Office

The Center for Students in Recovery (CSR) provides a safe space and supportive community for students in recovery or seeking recovery from addiction. Students at any stage of recovery and at any point in their academic journeys are welcome. We help students plug into that community, provide sober social and service opportunities, and engage in outreach and education with the broader campus and off-campus community. Our work has four main ingredients that make it a special place: A community of students in recovery from addiction, recovery-supportive programming, a dedicated space, and committed people.

The Project

The intern will work closely with the CSR Director and Program Coordinator to develop a full academic years' worth of digital and printed media for the sober social, service, educational, and outreach events for CSR's programming. 

Graphic design work is an essential component of how we tell the story of CSR and the students that make up our community. Being able to communicate who we are, what we do, why we matter, in a visual way that is also in alignment with the Division of Student Affairs and UT Austin, expands our reach and helps us support our campus' students in recovery.

The Supervisor

Larkin Cummings, Director of Center for Students in Recovery

Things You’ll Do

  • Create printed and digital media for each significant piece of CSR programming planned for the upcoming academic year
  • Create other graphic design materials as assigned
  • Manage time and meet deadlines
  • Accept constructive feedback and learn to incorporate such feedback into the final product
  • Balance creativity with matching the tone, brand, and guidelines of a client
  • Participate in all required Division of Student Affairs Internship Program cohort activities and assessments

What You’ll Learn

  • Digital Technology: Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and students representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

Who You Are (Preferred Qualifications)
  • Basic to moderate skills in in graphic design, including familiarity with Adobe software.
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to work on a timeline