[Internship Opportunity] APLN Graphic Design Intern

[Internship Opportunity] APLN Graphic Design Intern

The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) is accepting applications for a Graphic Design Intern.


  • Proficiency in at least two out of three of the following: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Based in the Asia-Pacific (remote working)
  • Able to work 3 days a week (20 hours total)
  • English proficiency (knowledge of additional languages is a plus)
  • Be enrolled in, or have completed a university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent)
  • Educational background and/or interest in International Relations or related fields
  • Work experience in graphic designing preferred

Responsibilities and Duties:

The intern will work directly with the Communications Officer and assist APLN’s advocacy and promotional activities such as (but not limited to):

  • Undertaking design assignments for a variety of APLN activities (e.g., publications, conferences, events, campaigns, etc.)
  • Designing various informational materials, including publications covers, presentation templates, flyers, infographics, newsletters, and social media visuals
  • Formatting and designing APLN publications including Books, Special Reports, Policy Briefs, Statements and more
  • Assist in simple recording and editing of videos, when required
  • Checking the website for broken pages or pages that are inconsistent with the design of the website
  • Proposing new projects for the website and social media platforms and identifying opportunities to reach a wider audience
  • Carrying out assigned tasks/special projects


  • Communication: Understands and communicates ideas clearly and concisely; good written and oral language skills
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals
  • Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
  • Attention to detail: Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small
  • Time management: Manages time and assignments wisely; able to prioritize; mindful of deadlines
  • Technological awareness: Keeps up with available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology


  • Paid position
  • Gain practical work experience working at an international organization


  • Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to apln@apln.network and kimys@apln.network
  • Please indicate your earliest availability to take up assignment
  • Please indicate where you are based
  • For any inquiries regarding the application process, contact Tyler Kim at kimys@apln.network