Design Internship


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


901 Mission StSan Francisco, CA 94103


The Graphic Design Intern will be involved with the branding and visuals for our CEO’s website (, blog (Living and Giving), and social media. The Intern will design brand new components and redesign pre-existing components. Our ideal candidate will have experience designing for online marketplaces, with a profound understanding of the user experience. Interns must be able to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment . This is a great opportunity to work directly with the CEO, gaining valuable skills and insight within a social entrepreneurship nonprofit organization.

As a UniversalGiving intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse, passionate team representing over 25 cultures. Our work environment is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, yet collaborative and fun, including monthly potlucks and team events. Come work with us to achieve our vision "To Create A World Where Giving and Volunteering Are A Natural Part of Everyday Life(r)!


  • Recommend visual design and branding changes for website components and existing interfaces

  • Design marketing materials including gift cards, one-pagers, and other promotional materials

  • Update CEO official webpage with new photos and news

  • Maintain and update design of CEO blog, Living and Giving

  • Create CEO powerpoint presentations and visuals for speaking engagements


  • Excellent verbal and communication skills

  • Critical attention to detail

  • Flexibility and adaptability to change

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator), and Google applications (some training provided)

  • Prior experience with Salesforce preferred

  • Experience creating and updating designs in Adobe Photoshop

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to collaborate effectively and communicate clearly with team members


  • Gain experience at a unique social entrepreneurship that has a global impact

  • Gain entry, exposure, and experience in the nonprofit industry

  • Increase your understanding of and alignment with global issues

  • Collaborate within a positive team atmosphere

  • Network with other for-profit and nonprofit professionals in an open office environment

  • Career mentoring with Pamela Hawley, Founder & CEO of UniversalGiving

  • For students, class credit can be arranged according to school requirements


  • Graphic Design
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 15-20 hours per week (Flexible for Good Fit)

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