The Bryant Park Corporation and the 34th Street Partnership, two leading Business Improvement Districts (non-profit public-private organizations) in Manhattan, New York, are looking for a Design Intern (DI) to join their award-winning in-house design team. The DI will be responsible for assisting with the research, planning, presentation, refinement, and execution of urban, public space and architectural projects — consisting primarily of graphic design and production components. He/She will join the companies’ Design Department; a multidisciplinary team that includes professionals with backgrounds in industrial design, graphic design, architecture, and urban design, and work within an office that also includes departments of Capital Projects, Events, Horticulture, Information Services, Sanitation, Operations, Retail and Visitor Services, Security, and Social Media. This is a full-time $15/hour internship, starting as soon as possible. The internship may later lead to a permanent position if the candidate performs extraordinarily, fulfills all the necessary requirements, and successfully completes the internship.
Responsibilities (included but not limited to)
– Reports directly to the Senior Designers and the Vice President of Design, and works with interdisciplinary teams on projects as required.
– Assists the Department with graphics for sign systems, environmental graphic elements for urban design projects, website graphics, print and digital advertisements, brochures and flyers, maps, charts and graphs.
– Assists the Department with design and execution of street furniture, urban equipment, furniture for parks, park and plaza design, and other public space and architectural projects.
– Creates and assists with photo simulations to help staff and partners visualize urban design projects.
– Creates and assists with print and digital presentations for internal and external design meetings and NY City agency submissions.
– Undertakes site visits and takes photographs and measurements.
– Performs field and online research.
– Coordinates and supervises the production/printing phase of projects: file preparation, job ordering, tracking, production shop visits or press checks, proof and prototype reviews, delivery facilitating, and installation supervision.
– The applicant must be a graduate from a Graphic Design undergraduate program; no associate degrees will be considered. Applicants from other fields such as Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Design, or Industrial Design will be considered if the applicant demonstrates significant proficiency and strong interest in Graphic Design.
– Applicant should demonstrate an interest in urban design, public spaces and parks.
– Has knowledge of basic visual design principles such as typography, form, color, composition and layout, and information architecture.
– Proficient in environmental, print and digital graphic design and production methods, including formatting and preparation of files for production.
– Proficiency in 3D design thinking and execution a plus.
– Experience liaising with graphics production companies, printing houses, sign fabricators a plus.
– Self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented.
– Able to work on several projects at a time, quickly and accurately. Works well with tight and/or overlapping deadlines.
– Shows high attention to detail but is also effective at prioritizing/getting things done quickly and efficiently.
– Skilled in design software applications, required: proficiency in the latest versions of Adobe: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; PowerPoint; Outlook; Word; Excel. Mac and PC-based office: cross-platform flexibility a plus. Experience in AutoCAD 2014 or 3D modeling programs such as Rhino 5 is also a plus.
– Has good outdoor and indoor/studio photography skills.
– Must have the ability to listen, follow direction, be responsive to change and feedback and have a willingness to collaborate with all the designers on the team; also must be comfortable working directly with members of other departments.
– Proactive, brings curiosity and his/her own ideas; contributes to group discussion.
– Has a desire to learn and work in a collaborative design environment.
– Must be willing to assist with both large and small components of projects.
Qualified candidates should e-mail email@example.com with only “Design Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Top applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with portfolio. Please clearly label your files, keep images and text in your attachments legible, and keep files sizes to a minimum. We will not accept emails over 10MB.
Email requirements; please include:
- A cover letter expressing why you’re interested in the position (in body of email)
- A resume (in an attached DOC or PDF format)
- A minimum of three to a maximum of eight samples of your work (in an attached PDF format)