Graphic Design and Communications Intern

MILWAUKEE, WI

Position TitleGraphic Design and Communications Intern 

Reports to: Marketing and Communications Specialist 

Status: 15 hours/week, paid, class credit offered 

Are you passionate about empowering girls and young womxn? Are you seeking an opportunity to develop your talents and do good in your community? PEARLS For Teen Girls is seeking a motivated, creative Graphic Design and Social Media whiz that enjoys crossing their T’s and dotting their I’s. Here’s your chance to grow and learwith a fun-loving and hardworking group of humans determined to transform our community one girl at a time.

Position Overview: The Graphic Design and Communications Intern will assist the Marketing and Communications Specialist in guiding the development, design and execution of marketing collateral, social media strategy and promotions to consistently articulate PEARLS for Teen Girls’ mission.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with conceptualization, layout and design of marketing initiatives in digital and print  

  • Social media promotions and calendar development  

  • Contribute to the evolution of PEARLS branding 

  • Support the development and implementation of different fundraising campaigns  

  • Develop a consistent layout for quarterly & volunteer newsletters and create content  

  • Assist in developing event themes, invitations, pre and post communications 

Qualifications: 

  • Major in graphic design, advertising, communications or related field 

  • Experience in Adobe Creative SuiteCanva and website design such as Squarespace is a plus but not required 

  • Constant desire to learn and grow professionally and personally 

  • Strong design skills and creative vision 

  • Photography skills a plus

  • Ability to work and excel creatively in a collaborative and fast-paced work environment 

  • Ability to work independently and with a team 

  • Good organization skills and strong attention to detail 

  • Able to work from home within the hours of 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Monday through Friday 

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at one time 

  • Manage time effectively to efficiently meet timelines and budgets 


Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents, such as policy and procedure guidelines and fiscal reporting requirements. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to generate reports for use by others. Ability to speak effectively before groups of youths, adults, and professionals.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to operate various office equipment, including a computer, copier, fax, and telephone system. Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.  Ability to work with a non-judgmental attitude in a population comprised of diversity in gender, socio-economic and ethnic group, sexual orientation, and physical or mental abilities. Ability to work as a team as well as a self-directed attitude.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or touch object, and to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is regularly required to work in outside environments, occasionally during periods of inclement weather. The employee is occasionally required to reach above shoulders; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.

What does PEARLS do?

PEARLS for Teen Girls is improving quality of life and strengthening our community one girl at a time by empowering young women with self-development tools, guidance and support to strive for better, brighter futures by living out the PEARLS values:

P – Personal Responsibility, E – Empathy, A – Awareness, R – Respect, L – Leadership, S – Support

We offer group support, college and career readiness support, coach and mentoring, connections to volunteer opportunities and more. 


Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3-4 design samples for consideration of this position. 

Send samples to alaina.landi@ pearlsforteengirls.com