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Company: Destination Magazine
Graphic Design Internship
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
July 6, 2013
Job ID: 1304548



Employer: Destination Magazine

Job Type: Internship (Fulltime - Start Date September 1, 2013)


Magazine Profile

Destination Magazine is East Africa's leading lifestyle (pop culture, including entertainment and current affairs) publication. The magazine has over 100,000 monthly readers and a quickly growing international readership in over 65 countries via our online subscription version – As an award-winning leader in the field of journalism, Destination can be found throughout Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda and offers readers a fresh view on East Africa and beyond. Destination is a local magazine, with international quality and a global perspective.

All stories are told in an investigative voice, with a strong emphasis on bright, airy designs that use a lot of captivating images. Destination Magazine is regularly celebrated for our investigative journalism and celebrity interviews and profiles.

Internship Opportunity

Destination Magazine is accepting applications from college graduates for its editorial internship programme. The specific role is that of Graphic Designer intern. Interns work on a full-time, unpaid basis for six months and receive highly practical experience in story conceptualization, critical reading and analysis, research, fact checking, editorial writing and collaborative work as part of the general workings of a leading regional publication. This internship will ensure that the successful candidate will become fully emersed into upmarket magazine design and layout. 

The intern will work closely with a senior editor on specific pieces on a monthly basis, and will be encouraged to generate ideas and creatively contribute to the overall concept.

If you are interested in working for Destination Magazine as a Graphic Design intern, you will emerge from the programme with several real-world tools toward securing of employment with us or another respected publication:

• A practical understanding of the workings of a busy mainstream magazine

• Collaborative experience in working with editorial team members

• Excellent skills and experience with upmarket lifestyle magazine design

• Portfolio of polished, actual editorial contribution

• Professional references and resume content

If you are interested in this internship with Destination Magazine, please send a cover letter and resume to the Editor-in-Chief, Brennen Matthews using, explaining why you believe that you should be considered for an internship with Destination Magazine, provide a list of magazines that you regulary read and also provide any information regarding international or cross-cultural experience and career ambitions. 

Please note that this role is ONLY suitable for young professionals looking to gain critical experience in magazine design. This internship is a practical learning opportunity and only those individuals prepared to learn on the job should apply. Applicants wishing to apply for the role due largely to an interest in travel and/or a desire to live and work in Africa should not apply. Only shorlisted candidates will be contacted.


Terms and Conditions


All interns must provide proof of sufficient funds to cover all living costs for the duration of their internship. However, Destination Magazine will provide suitable accommodation during the intern’s time with the publication.

All costs associated with the role of the intern will be the responsibility of Destination Magazine.

If the intern works out the full period of their internship, Destination Magazine will reimburse the cost of his/her Kenyan entry visas.

 intern will receive a full briefing and job description prior to departure and orientation upon arrival.


Intern Qualifications

>Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent professional experience

>Effective communication skills, with a very keen eye for detail and a flair for design

> Good experience with and understanding of layout and design and picture editing

>Highly proficient in Adobe InDesign or Illustrator and must already own necessary software 

> Have own laptop

>Exceptional research skills, including Internet. Fully able to source for quality imagery and photographs

>Ability to meet regular and often tight deadlines

>Excellent time management skills, and requires minimal supervision

>Team player with good attitude

>Commitment to completing a task or assignment; able to problem solve as necessary

>Able to follow guidance and ask for clarity and/or assistance when needed

>Able to embrace constructive criticism with a positive and productive attitude

>Fun, friendly and easy-going but takes work and responsibilities very seriously

> Able to self manage and proactively add value to the editorial team


* Please be sure that you are able to financially meet the challenge of the internership before applying.


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