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Contract Type:Internship/traineeship
Salary or training bursary: £22,750 per annum
12 months
Company:Small Axe
Open to all
Apply by:22/09/2021 - 12:00

Graphic Design Intern

Do you have an interest in progressive politics, as well as some design experience? Then don't miss this exciting opportunity...

Small Axe is a not-for-profit with one goal: to create movements that are progressive, hopeful and powerful, to inspire people to act on the most pressing issues of our time. They bring together bold creative, communications and organising to run integrated end-to-end campaigns. They campaign with humility, integrity and passion for the causes they work on; whether hired by clients, collaborating with partners, or launching their own.

They are looking for a Graphic Design Intern to join their small tight-knit team of creatives and campaigners. From climate change to the refugee crisis, from a pay rise for frontline workers to eradicating child poverty – they are looking for somebody passionate about using good creative design to drive people to take action on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

What you will learn

  • The foundations of good campaign creative and artworking skills to produce top quality campaign collateral, including posters, booklets, leaflets, social graphics, social films, banners, websites, digital design
  • As well as branding, design and artworking, you will learn about all of the aspects and principles that make up their campaigning model. From digital mobilisation to community organising - you will get a thorough grounding in where design and creative sit in relation to all the other disciplines that make up a winning campaign

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • A strong and well-crafted portfolio that shows a solid understanding of digital and print artworking
  • Any previous experience designing whether via internship, volunteering, graduate school, freelance or directly employed
  • A grounding in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD are essential)
  • Ability to apply different design styles as appropriate
  • Experience designing social content
  • Examples of creative problem solving
  • Demonstrated interest in progressive politics


  • A working knowledge of After Effects basics (if not, will be taught)
  • Photo research skills and and ability to choose powerful imagery
  • Rationalising design decisions using copy
  • Ability to take a good photo, or shoot a video

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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