United Way of Central Indiana
  • Marketing - Creative Services Graphic Design Intern
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Internship





 Marketing Department

 Engagement Division



Safeguarding our team members is an important part of how we ensure our continued work in the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, UWCI requires all new hires to be optimally vaccinated against COVID-19, including the COVID-19 booster, barring an approved exemption. All UWCI team members will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 19, 2021, barring an approved exception.

We partner to design, support and grow systems that accelerate financial stability and upward mobility for individuals and families living in or near poverty and striving for a brighter future. Our vision is that Central Indiana will be a community where children, individuals and families thrive; neighbors care for each other; and we are proud of all our residents' quality of life.


We pursue this vision in all we do as we ask our community to give, advocate and volunteer. We believe that vision can only be achieved if pursued with shared values, and therefore place great emphasis on building a team that will pursue this vision together with ICARE. This is an exciting time to be part of United Way of Central Indiana's team as we embark on a new strategic framework that fosters innovation, builds community partnerships, and integrates across traditional functional areas.



Position Summary

United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Creative Services Intern will be a member of the marketing team. The intern will be an integral part of promoting the United Way brand, fostering a better understanding of United Way, creating custom materials and assisting with graphic design and photography projects for United Way, partner companies and donor-centric pieces.  

Position Duties & Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 

  • Execute design requests in a fast-paced environment with tight turnaround time. This includes planning, design, editing, and delivery of aesthetically pleasing and engaging graphics and photography. Projects include marketing and communications for campaigns, brochures, newsletters, infographics, annual reports, print ads, digital ads, posters, stationary, invitations, signs, displays, logos, website graphics, etc.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop (In that order)
  • Collaborate closely with Creative Manager and Marketing Operations Associate to create creative graphics to meet the organization's marketing strategies and deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively with internal clients and department staff in planning and creatingdesign appropriate to the client's needs.
  • Ensure project files are logged and maintained.
  • Take photos at select events; edit and optimized photos
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel), Google Apps (e.g., Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive).
  • Ability to thrive in an environment of continual feedback; address stressful situations with poise, understanding and tact 
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be adaptable to fluctuating deadlines
  • Demonstrated focus on creativity and quality
  • Performs special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives.  The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, flexibility, adaptability and the ability to multi-task and be open-minded in a fast-paced environment. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature to understand key issues.


Education and/or Experience

Currently enrolled in an accredited higher education program with at least a sophomore level status in Art, Visual Communication, Graphic Design or Instructional Design (preferred).


Core Competencies

United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies:

  • Inclusion
  • Courage
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Job Knowledge
  • Thriving in Change






Position Leader:           Impact Brand and Storytelling Manager

Position Leads:             N/A

FLSA Status:                 Non-Exempt/Hourly, 20 hours weekly, Temporary, Flexible Schedule

Salary Range:               $13.00 Hourly     

Benefits:                       N/A











Equal Opportunity Employer


Please apply at uwci.org/careers


This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or a guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment.  UWCI employees are employed on an at-will basis. In addition, nothing in this position description restricts UWCI's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.


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