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Graphic Design Intern - USAID/OTI

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety, and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and integration.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems. We support our customer's mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; and help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation's most treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services.

With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, with multiple client site operations worldwide including: Washington, DC; Chesapeake, VA; Birmingham, AL; Lakewood, CO; Kurdistan and Guatemala.

When you work with a Macfadden employee-owner, you will be working with a competent, experienced professional who cares deeply about your success. That's what sets us apart and drives our commitment to our customers.

Key Internal Interfaces: OTI Graphic Designer, DAT and Outreach Team

Key External Interfaces: PMU

Position Summary:

The Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) supports U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy. OTI provides fast, flexible, short-term assistance targeted at key political transition and stabilization needs. Strategically designed for each unique situation, OTI has laid the foundation for long-term development by promoting reconciliation, jumpstarting local economies, supporting emerging independent media, and fostering peace and democracy through innovative programming. In countries transitioning from authoritarianism to democracy, from violence to peace, or following a fragile peace, OTIs programs serve as catalysts for positive political change.

This position is contracted through Macfadden. Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster coordination and humanitarian assistance, geographic information systems, compliance and monitoring support, "knowledge management, and systems engineering and integration.

Essential Functions:

Assist in the production of graphic design products & services to USAIDs Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in support of program management, analysis, planning, and advocacy.
In addition to assisting USAID/OTIs lead graphic designer, this position will assist USAID/OTIs Outreach and Engagement Team on a wide variety of outreach strategies and campaigns that includes designing and providing relevant technical assistance to the regional teams and USAID/OTIs senior leadership.
The position will also assist in managing and editing USAID/OTIs digital engagement on, Twitter, e-newsletters using Constant Contact, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Youtube, and Exposure. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics and Hootsuite is a plus.
Collaborate closely with USAID client and with peers in U.S Government agencies, the humanitarian community, academic, and private sectors to achieve OTI mandate of helping local partners advance peace and democracy in priority countries in crisis.
Education: Anticipated B.S. / B.A. Degree


Familiar with Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat. Experience with other applications, such as Dreamweaver, After Effects, Word and PowerPoint, Prezi and Pictochart are a plus.
In addition to having substantial graphic design experience, candidates should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and an interest in political analysis, conflict resolution, international development, international disaster assistance, and/or security studies.
Comfortable working within multidisciplinary teams.
Detail oriented and well organized.
Requirements: A portfolio of visual products will be requested before interviews.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

Application Instructions:
If you feel you are a great match for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter, your cover letter should include a link to your portfolio. If youre unable to provide a portfolio link please upload a minimum of two work samples. PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS POSITION VIA THE MACFADDEN WEBSITE.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

This position description reflects Macfaddens assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Companys latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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