Union Square Partnership Design and Data Visualization Intern

Hours per week

30 hours/week

Published

11/02/2018

Application Deadline

11/26/2018

Start Date

12/06/2018

End Date

05/31/2019

Address

4 Irving Place
Room 751
New York
NY
10003
United States

Description

This internship is designed to provide qualified design students with on-the-job experience at a premier NYC non-profit organization. Interns will design publications and newsletters, as well as survey + map indicators affecting Union Square’s quality-of-life.


The Design and Data Visualization Intern will work closely with senior staff to develop high quality collateral for marketing, communications and advocacy efforts. Using design programs and spatial data, the intern will assist in the creation of the Union Square Partnership’s (USP) most widely read publications, retail surveys, and maps. Projects vary from year-to-year, but recent interns have assisted with USP’s digital outreach and designed websites for popular public programs such as Summer in the Square, Union Square Sweat Fest, and Harvest in the Square.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Visualizing data for the creation of maps, graphics, reports, and presentations for marketing, policy briefs, and organizational outreach;
  • Designing and developing email and website graphics and content on platforms such as Mailchimp, CartoDB, and Squarespace;
  • Updating and managing content creation on Union Square Partnership's website and event websites
  • Creating new publications, guides, and policy documents as needed; and
  • Documenting meetings, answering phone calls and inquiries.


Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate or current graduate student with experience in design and data visualization, as well as possess demonstrated abilities in project management and written communications. Applicants must have the ability to work independently, have mapping experience (familiarity with GIS and creating web-based maps and graphs is a plus), proficiency with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and HTML/CSS, and comfort assuming additional responsibilities.


About Us

The Union Square Partnership is not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that works to preserve and enhance the neighborhood surrounding 14th Street and Union Square Park. As Manhattan’s first business improvement district, USP provides supplemental public safety, sanitation, marketing + economic development services, as well as makes investments in the beautification + maintenance of Union Square Park.


To Apply

USP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Submit a resume and at least two samples of design work, preferably including data visualization (under 5 MB), to info@unionsquarenyc.org with subject “Design + Data Visualization Internship”. Also include a brief statement in a Microsoft Word or PDF file of no longer than 150 words apiece on the following:


  1. Looking at USP’s reports (found on the USP website), summarize your thoughts on the Pedestrian Activity Report. What additional types of information do you think would be valuable to include and what enhancements could be made to improve reader comprehension of the report?
  2. More broadly, what are the three skills you bring that would most benefit Union Square Partnership and how might they improve the organization’s existing community programs and publications?


Deadline for applications is Monday, November 26th.


Salary

This is an hourly paid internship position. Compensation commensurate with past experience and demonstrated abilities.

How To Apply

info@unionsquarenyc.org

USP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Submit a resume and at least two samples of design work, preferably including data visualization (under 5 MB), to info@unionsquarenyc.org with subject “Design + Data Visualization Internship”. Also include a brief statement in a Microsoft Word or PDF file of no longer than 150 words apiece on the following:


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