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Graphic Design Internship

Internship dates:

January–June (Application Deadline - October 1st)
March–September (Application Deadline - October 1st)
July–December (Application Deadline - April 1st)

Job Description: The NOLS Graphic Design Internship is a six-month position in the creative department at an international nonprofit educational organization. You'll work with a small design team within the fun and vibrant creative department. Regular critiques and reviews are standard.

The internship provides an opportunity to experience a wide range of design and layout projects. Candidates must have a strong sense of design and bring production abilities and an enthusiasm for communicating in an effective and lively manner. You'll be an integral part of creating printed pieces from conception to layout to press.

Location: NOLS International Headquarters, Lander, Wyoming

Internship term: 6 months

Compensation: $125/week - Food and lodging are not provided. This is taxable.


  • Graphic design degree or related experience required

  • Strong eye for detail and ability to multi-task

  • Strong production skills a must

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

  • NOLS graduate preferred

  • Illustration skills preferred

Regular Projects:

  • Assisting with layout and production of The Leader, the NOLS alumni newsletter

  • Layout and production of fundraising pieces

  • Layout and production of staff and donor newsletters

  • Layout and production of marketing materials

  • Involvement in the course catalog and design of course catalog graphics & infographics

  • Layout or design of other publications and projects as assigned

  • Assisting with administrative duties for the creative department, including but not limited to photographer photo payments

Personal, Educational and Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Add printed pieces to your design portfolio

  • Gain experience with preparing layout files for press, and become more familiar with the larger process of printing by bidding projects with printers, reviewing printer proofs, and possibly attending a press check

  • Free access to the NOLS gym

  • Receive a staff discount on a NOLS course of one month or shorter and attend staff seminars where openings exist

  • Receive one additional week off to be applied towards a personal wilderness trip.

  • College credit available if requested

Criminal Background check: A criminal background check is required for all NOLS interns and employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-verify.

Contact: Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and at a portfolio (with least three design samples) to:

Samantha Pede, Senior Graphic Designer
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
284 Lincoln St.
Lander, WY 82520

Electronic applications preferred. Mailing design samples in addition to electronic submission is acceptable.

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