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Graphic Design Intern - 90220609 - Washington

Date: Aug 29, 2017

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

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Amtrak OIG is not a Federal agency. Our employment opportunities are not federal jobs.


Join with the Inspector General to help make America’s railroad operate more efficiently and effectively. We are seeking talented professionals who want to make a difference. By conducting or supporting independent, objective audits and investigations of the programs and operations of the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), you could directly contribute to our mission of providing independent, objective oversight of Amtrak’s programs and operations; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse; and providing Congress, Amtrak management, and Amtrak’s Board of Directors with timely analysis about Amtrak’s programs and operations. Join us as we continue to build a model OIG centered on independence, teamwork, diversity, work-life balance, and value-added oversight. Next stop…the Amtrak Office of Inspector General! For more information about the Amtrak Office of Inspector General, visit our website at

****PLEASE NOTE: **** 
Amtrak OIG is not a Federal agency. Our employment opportunities are not federal jobs.

The Graphic Design Intern will assist in translating data and information into powerful visuals and drive communication in both reports and other office messaging channels (website landing pages, social media platforms, etc.). The Graphic Design Intern will also help design and publish content for a variety of other external products (e.g., special publications, outreach materials) and internal communications (e.g., digital signage, intranet products). In all work, the Graphic Design Intern will help ensure that designs follow and extend our branding guidelines.

Essential Functions:
•    Design and publish content for reports, social media platforms, outreach materials, digital signage, intranet products, and a variety of other internal and external communications. 
•    Design layouts and produce graphic designs for special projects as requested by office and OIG leadership.
•    Translate complex data and technical text into informative, easy-to-understand visuals (graphics, charts, etc.) and infographics. 
•    Assist in the maintenance of all aspects of the OIG web site. 
•    Attend staff and committee meetings in order to help implement effective branding, communication, and marketing strategies.
•    Perform a wide range of illustration assignments in the preparation of infographics, charts, graphs, handbooks, manuals, brochures and other similar materials. May be provided copy and required to independently develop illustrations within narrow time limits.
•    Interview project proponents who review and identify acceptability of work results.

•    Must be currently enrolled as a full or part-time Junior or Senior undergraduate or a graduate student working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Graphic Design, Business, Information Technology, Media Communications or other related field.
•    Applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher (“B” or better) out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on their official transcript
•    Must have 0-2 years of graphic design experience, in both digital and print media

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


•    Preferred major in graphic design, art, branding, or related fields, as either a graduate or undergraduate student.
•    Animation and web design skills.

Requisition ID:32004
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area:DC04
Job Family/Function:Government Affairs 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Other
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:Under 1 year of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status. 

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