Graphic Design Internship Application

About The Change Project

The Change Project is a national LGBTQ arts and advocacy organization that elevates the voices of LGBTQ people through supporting queer communities in under-resourced areas of the US. Our signature program is to help change the world by producing t-shirts & apparel. The driving force behind our t-shirt production is to employ LGBTQ artists, organizers, and activists to support them and their work. We also utilize this platform to fundraise for other world changing organizations that meet the criteria of our passion on how to change the world. What’s so special about The Change Project? We make some of the most creative & fashion forward t-shirts on the market.  We are a young non-profit composed of smart, driven teammates committed to constantly improving our work.  We seek to maintain and grow a strong team that prioritizes the needs of our donors and the people we serve in a personable and efficient way.


  • Create innovative designs The Change Project can proudly display on t-shirts, tote bags, buttons, enamel pins, fans, or stickers.

  • Understand the work of The Change Project, our mission, and how our goals as a community.

  • Know exactly how designs fit into the mission of The Change Project

  • Be willing to collaborate with artists on collections and/or designs

  • Ability to translate designs onto social media platforms (IG, FB, Twitter) for posts

  • Uphold the values of The Change Project professionally and personally

Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be undergraduate junior or senior to apply

  • All applicants must submit a portfolio showing designs, collaborations, and/or projects demonstrating graphic design experience.

  • Ideal candidate is self-directed and hard-working, organized and motivated to succeed.

  • Must have ability to multitask

  • Applicants must reside in the United States at time of application and employment

Location: This position can be filled remotely by any junior or senior undergraduate student who is selected. The Change Project is based out of Nashville, Tennessee, but will accept applications across the US.

Position: Part-time, 10 - 15 hours per week, with $50 weekly stipend. Position is for late Spring 2019. We are aiming for a start date of early March, depending on Spring Break availability.

Additional Compensation: If you have a design chosen for production, royalty agreements will be arranged to ensure proper compensation.

Timing: Applications due February 13th, 2019. Start date is either first or second week of March, 2019.

Next Steps: If you are interested in applying for this position, we would love to hear from you! E-mail a 1-page PDF document discussing your experience in graphic design and why you connected with the work of The Change Project, along with a PDF portfolio of your previous work, as well as a resume.. Tell us why your work will translate to the goals of The Change Project! We would love to hear how your work connects with our mission and vice versa. Links to a professional website can be used instead of a portfolio, but please do not send links to Instagram or Facebook profiles.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond to every submission, however if you are selected to move forward, you will be contacted for a phone interview. Thank you for taking the time to apply!!