About the Organization: The Groundswell Collective is a design studio dedicated to art and social justice. We've been working with activists and artists on web and graphic design since 2006. We're comprised of two freelance designers, and maintain a blog on art and activism. At the Groundswell Blog, we report daily on unique ways of communicating ideas about social justice, particularly through art and design. You will find varied messages and art forms showcased in our pages, as we try to keep our finger on the pulse of the political art community. With an annual readership of 7,500, we are growing rapidly and are in need of interns.
Description: This energetic, web-savvy intern would be responsible for giving voice to the best thinking on activist art. From conversations with artists and activists, s/he would research and pen articles on artists and designers, their work and exhibits, and trends within the community.
S/he would also work in conjunction with the co-founders to develop a growth strategy for the blog, including resource gathering and identifying academics, artists, and activists for guest blogging spots. Assisting with press calls, arranging interviews and making pitches to journalists may also be required as needed.
- Excellent written communication skills, proficient computer skills including knowledge of the WordPress platform.
- Strong organizational skills
- Interest in political art and art as a tool for social change