Design & Illustration Internship


Position: Graphic Design & Illustration Internship


The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles. As a multi-ethnic coalition of community organizations and individuals, CHIRLA aims to foster greater understanding of issues that affect immigrant communities, provide a neutral forum for discussion, and unite immigrant groups to more effectively advocate for positive change. CHIRLA’s programs include coalition-building and convening of organizations, advocacy around issues affecting immigrants and refugees, community education, service provision and technical assistance, and organizing and leadership development for immigrant workers and youth. For more information please visit us at

Internship Details:

Intern should be available for a minimum of 15 hours a week from for 10-12 weeks. Days and times are flexible but must fall between business hours of 9am -5pm.


Candidates should possess excellent time-management and organizational skills. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver) and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is required. A fundamental understanding of typography, photography and layout for print and web is strongly recommended.


The intern will work creatively on various marketing materials (which include all collateral and brochures, flyers, posters, logos, print advertising, web graphics & social media outreach) with art direction from the Communications and Marketing Associate. In addition to assisting with the design and production of marketing materials the intern will also be responsible for collecting research materials for various projects, helping to organize and archive jobs and photography, and creating and mocking up comps when needed. Intern also be required to attend CHIRLA events to take photographs.


Note: This position is unpaid, but will include a Letter of Recommendation and portfolio pieces.


  • Developing marketing materials, including printed, and web content
  • Updating current web platforms (including social media and word press hosted website) and/or creating new pages and content
  • Contributing to social media presence (You Tube, Twitter, Facebook)
  • Developing materials for Fundraising & Organizing Campaigns
  • Assisting with administrative tasks as needed


*Please submit resume, cover letter and samples of work to Silvia Fuentes at