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Pursuit // increasing economic oppty thru tech
Design, Internship    Long Island City, NY, NY    Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2021
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Help visualize Pursuits brand & magnify our impact

About Pursuit

Pursuit is a social impact organization that creates transformation where its needed most. Through our intensive software developer training program, we teach high-need, high-potential adults the technical skills & industry smarts needed to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers, & become the next generation of leaders in tech. In addition to training & career support, Pursuits innovative operating model combines partnerships with tech companies to retrain their blue-collar workers & social impact investments to re-envision funding for outcomes-based organizations.

About the Role

The Design Intern is a paid, part-time position reporting to the Content & Communications Manager on the Marketing & Communications team. The role is temporary & designed to last 3-6 months. This role is paid $15-20 hourly, depending on experience, & will work 10 hours per week as scheduled with the Comms Manager. This role is fully remote, but candidates must be based in the NYC metro area.

As Pursuits Design Intern, your primary responsibility will be supporting the organizations various visual content needs. With creative direction from the Comms Manager & Chief Creative, you will design graphics & produce videos for all media & channels, including our blog, website, social, & digital ads. You will help the team meet important deadlines for campaigns & keep Pursuits brand identity fresh yet recognizable & accessible.

About You

  • You are an excellent graphic designer & (ideally) videographer with an eye for striking visual content
  • You are a tech-savvy creator who can efficiently deliver on deadlines
  • You are as comfortable behind a camera lens as you are using video editing software
  • You are collaborative, empathetic, & inclusive
  • You have a passion for helping underserved communities transform their lives
  • You are interested in nonprofits, startups, job training, tech, or the future of work

Key Responsibilities

  • Design digital graphics & visual assets for all channels
  • Support the creative process at any stage, from brainstorm to publish
  • Collaborate closely with the Comms Manager to execute content strategies
  • Use Adobe Creative Suite & video editing tools to produce high-quality content
  • Take photos & video at events & work with Fellows or other stakeholders to help them tell their stories
  • Become an expert on Pursuits brand & recommend ways to refine our visual identity
  • Help make Pursuits visual media more accessible
  • Participate in weekly debriefs & campaign planning with the Chief Creative & other colleagues


  • 2+ years of relevant education or experience, including volunteering, internships, or part-time work
  • A portfolio of creative works that speak to different audiences or show breadth in other ways
  • Demonstrated visual storytelling & reporting skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Growth or learner mindset
  • Empathy & respect for diversity
  • Reside in the NYC metro area

Ideal Candidates will

  • Have or be on track to graduate with a Bachelors degree in a relevant major or concentration
  • Be able to use a dSLR to capture photos & video
  • Have experience as a paid or volunteer video producer or editor 
  • Have experience with interactive media arts
  • Have experience at nonprofits or startups

To Apply

Please submit via this application

  • your resume
  • a short paragraph explaining why you want to work at Pursuit
  • and a link to your portfolio or at least two creative samples, one graphic & one video (from 30 seconds to 4 minutes in length) preferably


Our team has a wide range of backgrounds & experiences, & we value the richness that diversity brings to our organization. We welcome new perspectives & affirm that all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, familial or marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer.

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