Design Intern, Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative

New York, United States Part-time

Design Intern, Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative


The mission of BRAC and BRAC USA is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve large-scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable everyone to realize their potential.

BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist the most marginalized people in extremely poor, conflict-prone, and post-disaster settings. These include initiatives in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls’ empowerment, agriculture, human and legal rights, and more.

Based in New York, BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC. BRAC USA provides comprehensive support to BRAC around the world by raising awareness about its work to empower the poor in 11 countries and mobilizing resources to support programs. BRAC USA works closely with its international counterparts to design and implement cost-effective and evidence-based poverty innovations worldwide. BRAC USA is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.


About Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative 

Pioneered by BRAC, the Ultra-Poor Graduation approach is a proven, replicable, and scalable strategy to address the needs of the most vulnerable of the global poor, who typically live on less than 70 cents per day, by placing them on an upward trajectory from extreme poverty into sustainable livelihoods. Since its inception in 2002, BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor Graduation program alone has graduated 1.7 million households, unlocking the vast under-tapped social and economic potential of participants to create better futures for themselves and their families. Using a carefully sequenced and time-bound methodology combining asset or cash transfers, consumption stipends, technical skills and life skills training, financial education, and psycho-social support, among other key components, Graduation aims to disrupt the cycle of extreme poverty as we know it.

Housed at BRAC USA, the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative is designed to support this global effort to raise awareness and adoption of the Graduation approach worldwide primarily through advocacy, resource mobilization, technical assistance, and the development of critical knowledge products for global audiences.

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About the Position

You will work with the small and highly effective Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative team to develop and distribute online and print content for awareness-building and develop materials to promote BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative. Some responsibilities may include, but are not limited to supporting:

  • Design presentations, reports, booklets, brochures and other materials for print and online targeted at donors, clients, and the general public.
  • Copyediting and proofing
  • Working with various sub-teams to identify creative ways to visualize their work. Ensure consistent design in all externally facing content.
  • Additional projects as needed and assigned

In addition to providing a rich opportunity to learn about BRAC and its flagship Targeting the Ultra Poor program, the intern will additionally have the opportunity to deepen knowledge from other program teams and staff at BRAC USA, including health, water & sanitation, adolescent development, communications, and others.



  • Excellent writing, grammar, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Significant experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) or other design programming
  • Basic HTML and CSS experience recommended
  • Photo-editing knowledge
  • Creative, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Strong portfolio of work
  • Ability to self-start, work independently, and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Desire to succeed in a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere


How to Apply

To apply, please upload a resume, detailed cover letter, and one writing sample by August 15, 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

This is an unpaid internship, but BRAC USA offers academic credit where permitted and reimburses local travel expenses.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No calls please.







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