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Fall 2017: Virginia Department of Social Services - Graphic Design Intern

Aug 23, 2017

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Public Relations internships

Job Description:
The Division of Public Affairs: Graphic Design Intern is an entry-level, part-time position that is responsible for assisting with graphic design projects. This position supports the Virginia Department of Social Services’ (VDSS) Public Affairs Graphic Designer with creating data visualization drafts; suggesting stock imagery and color pallets; implementing and adhering to the agency's Branding and Style Guide; and supporting  the design and production of simple graphics, web and print materials.

Minimum Qualifications:
Familiarity with photography, photo editing and image manipulation. Experience using Adobe Creative software (including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or InDesign) and experience using PC computers including Outlook, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
Degree (earned or in-progress) from an accredited college with a concentration in graphic design, illustration, advertising, communications or a related field or a combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work. Knowledge of HTML.


About the Virginia Department of Social Services:

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is a state supervised and locally administered social services system. Providing oversight and guidance to 120 local offices across the state, VDSS delivers a wide variety of services and benefits to over 1.6 million Virginians each year.


VDSS' programs are designed to help Virginia's most vulnerable citizens find permanent solutions to life's many challenges. The Department is responsible for administering a variety of programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Adoption, Child Care Assistance, Refugee Resettlement Services, and Child and Adult Protective Services.


Our goal is to promote the well-being of our citizens through the delivery of essential services and benefits to ensure families are strengthened, and individuals achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.


Instructions for applying:

Students interested in applying for a fall internship with VDSS may email Sydney Bernstein-Miller at with their resume along with a letter of interest outlining their experience, skills, areas of specialty/interest, etc.