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Graphic Design Intern

Intern (Volunteer)

San Diego and/or Remote

Rolling application. Priority given to applications submitted before May 31st.


We are seeking a passionate and motivated Graphic Design intern to join our Communications team. This is a great opportunity for students or recent graduates to gain hands on experience and mentorship. 

Position responsibilities include to: 

  • Collaborate with the Communication’s team to curate printed and digital promotional materials for campaigns and projects (such as posters, presentations, and brochures) while following brand guidelines

  • Design visual content and posts for social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn, research graphic design topics and case studies

  • Assist in creating and managing content for the website (no coding experience or knowledge required)

  • Attend Communication and staff meetings

  • Further duties as assigned


  • A portfolio or a series of work showcasing skills in design and layout

  • Proficient in Canva (Adobe Creative Suite is a plus)

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines

  • Attention to detail and ability to balance multiple projects at once

  • Able to work both  independently and as part of a team


OTTA United is a youth-founded, youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to organize powerful youth for an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future.

OTTA United values authenticity and passion. We play the role of coalition builders and mentors within our communities, sharing knowledge, resources, credit, and impact. And as a justice-oriented, impact-driven, and people-centered organization, our perspective grounds us with who we serve and the work we do while advancing our mission.

Applications are a two-way street. We make our values as an organization clear to you to make sure our team is the right fit—and we hope we are! Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Our team values flexibility and taking initiative over structure and top-down delegation. This philosophy is not a good fit for all, so we want to be clear upfront. If you thrive in dynamic, open environments, this is the place for you.

  • We value meaningful impact and support. We seek to authentically serve both our audience and our team members alike.

  • We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse group of people. These values are reflected in our hiring practices, decision-making, and programs.

  • Our team and organization are growth-minded and development-focused. We always have room to improve, at all levels of our organization!

  • Our organization promotes honesty, communication, and integrity. These values allow us to be an effective team.

  • We praise creativity and ingenuity. Nothing is more exciting than thinking outside of the box or challenging the status quo.

  • We prefer personability over professionalism, at least in internal settings.

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