Job Posting

6 months part-time | $20 per hour | Posted 27 Jan 2020

Design Intern

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and portfolio. If you have questions about the application process, you can email us at Only applications that include a cover letter will be considered

About RA2

RA2 is a campaign data, research and strategy consultancy leading initiatives for a variety of clients in Canada, Australia and the UK. Our work focuses on understanding the networks and narratives that shape decision making. RA2 works with clients that are interested in advancing policy, building common understanding, improving communications, understanding their stakeholders and reaching new audiences. These clients include non-profit foundations, commercial companies, political parties, and advocacy groups. We work with our clients to improve the impact of their communications, campaigns, engagement and marketing by better understanding how people make decisions.

The Role

Our team uses a combination of digital and print content to convey messages to our clients’ target audiences. The Design Intern will translate researched messages into compelling content such as digital ads, social media posts, website assets, logos, posters, email templates, illustrations and infographics. In addition, the Design Intern will develop and refine the design of our digital product offerings, presentations and reports, and company branding. Beyond technical expertise, the Design Intern should be intellectually curious about what makes content effective and motivated to constantly find ways to improve.

Applicants must be able to effectively support multiple concurrent projects with competing timelines and exhibit versatility across project components (design, planning, reporting, etc.). The ideal candidate should be creative, comfortable working in a production-oriented environment and able to work independently when needed.

Key Responsibilities

The Design Intern will assume the following responsibilities:

  • Designing content, illustrations, and infographics
  • Managing design aspects for projects from conception to delivery
  • Creating brand and style guides
  • Designing presentations and marketing materials
  • Teaching other team members about design best practices
  • Designing the user interface of web apps
  • Designing data visualizations


The ideal candidate will have a unique combination of the following skills and experience:

  • Detail-oriented with high standards
  • Strong command of colour theory, typography and design principles
  • Adobe Creative Suite proficiency (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro)
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Web design skills (PHP, WordPress, HTML, CSS, SCSS, etc.)
  • Data visualization experience

In addition, the following skills and experience are considered assets:

  • Video or animation experience
  • User flow and UX design experience
  • Experience with Facebook Ad Manager

Experience comes in many forms and it’s possible that the best candidate may not tick all the boxes defined here. If this sounds like you, we still encourage you to apply!

Above all, we are looking for creative thinking, commitment to excellence and curiosity.

Work Environment

RA2 is based in Calgary, Alberta and conducts work locally and internationally. The Design Intern will be based in our Calgary office with flexible work hours and the option to work remotely from time-to-time. We value lifelong learning and professional development, and, every day, time is set aside for team members to pursue their interests and develop new skills.

To Apply

We are currently accepting applications for this position and will continue to accept applications until the role is filled. Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • Resume (1-2 pages)
  • Portfolio

The cover letter should emphasize the following topics:

  • Why you would be a good fit for RA2
  • Creative thinking you have contributed to past projects
  • Contributions you have made to past teams

We thank all candidates for their interest. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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