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Digital Design Specialist | Paid Spring Internship in Graphic Design

Other agencies might call it an internship program, but we offer and expect more.

Our Specialist program was crafted to be the leading program for college students and recent grads to build a future career in marketing or design. We see it as the last internship you’ll ever do.

You should apply for our Digital Design Specialist position if:

  • You have significant experience (and the portfolio to back it up) with a variety of artistic styles.
  • You’re highly skilled with the Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.
  • You take criticism well, and stay motivated to perfect designs.
  • You want hands on experience designing for organizations in New Orleans and around the county.

If Accepted, Your Day to Day Work May Consist of:

  • Craft Graphics for a variety of businesses online.
  • Follow Varied Brand Guidelines.
  • Work with new digital media like GIFs, cinemagraphs, and animations.
  • Utilize Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Aftereffects.

COVID-19 & Our Specialist Program

Since COVID-19 began upending the world as we know it, our Specialists have had the opportunity to work entirely remotely. Most of them have taken the chance to do so, with a few electing to work in office following COVID-protocols. Since then, we’ve had three full Specialist programs come and go. We feel, and our surveys of Specialists show, that this program continues to be highly successful in accomplishing its goals through COVID-19.

That being said, we are looking for Specialists to work from our offices this spring, if the pandemic conditions do not worsen. Our offices are located in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington, DC. We will accept Specialist candidates from any of these locations.

What Are Some Features of Our Specialist Program?

Real Work, Real Experience

This opportunity isn’t about getting your boss coffee – we already have cold brew on tap for that.

You’ll spend your time here working on real assignments and projects, being involved in actual client work, and teaming up with full-time Optimists as well as handling tasks independently. As one of our Specialists, you’ll leave us with a complete portfolio of work as well as a killer answer when you’re asked to talk about a time you proved yourself in your next interview.

Cold, Hard Cash

We provide $15/hour pay to all of our Specialists. For those still in school, we’re also happy to do everything we can to get you college credit. In addition, when your department director attends networking events and educational lunches, we’ll be sending you as well, ticket included.

Launch Your Career in New Orleans, DC, or Atlanta Through Our Internship

A majority of our full-time team started at Online Optimism as Specialists, and many of our Specialists go on to work at some of the top digital marketing agencies around.

An Optimistic Culture

Our company aims to keep our team happy and facilitate work any way we can, which is why we provide you:
  • Weekly happy hours
  • A casual dress code
  • Care packages and fun office events
  • Birthday treats

Bettering Your Community

As part of our efforts to educate, inform, and improve our work, our Optimists often attend networking and educational events. We believe this need extends to our Specialists as well. While you are a Specialist at Online Optimism, we’ll be sending you to at least 2 virtual networking events that emphasize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in marketing. You’ll also have the opportunity to join our organization’s bookclub, and participate in other efforts that our agency is working toward.

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