Title: Data Visualization and Infographic Design Intern
Position Type: Paid, part-time (15-20 hr/week), with at least a 6 month time commitment
Location: CUNY School of Public Health
Closing Date: Nov 23, 2017 or until filled
The Data Visualization and Infographic Design Intern will be responsible for designing creative and compelling visualizations and infographics of public health data for public dissemination. The work will primarily be in support of the Ending the Epidemic Dashboard project (www.etedashboardny.org), a web-based, public facing tool to broadly disseminate information related to the Ending the AIDS Epidemic initiative in New York State.
The ideal candidate will be someone with experience in print and web design and basic familiarity of visualization tools and methods. Most importantly, the candidate will have a passion for visual design with the ability to comprehend and convey complex and technical information to non-technical audiences through effective design.
This is a great opportunity to apply your skills in a multidisciplinary manner towards a high-profile public health issue, the products of which will be widely disseminated.
The CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health’s mission is to translate research into sustainable, cost-effective population-level interventions, strategies, initiatives, and policies with the potential to improve health and reduce health disparities at scale around the world. We do this by understanding biological mechanisms, subtypes and major drivers of disease, identifying program/service/policy implementation gaps driving suboptimal health outcomes at the population level, and by designing and conducting rigorous experimental and observational studies of the impact of strategies aimed at improving population health outcomes. We rigorously assess the effectiveness of these strategies when implemented at scale. Given that many forces shape population health, including those outside the health sector (e.g., political, economic, sociologic, environmental, demographic), we seek and generate knowledge, collaboration and expertise to achieve our mission of improved population health through better implementation.
Design creative and aesthetically sound infographics to communicate key trends, outcomes, and messages from various data sources
Create functional wireframes and mock-ups to bolster web development and interactive visualizations
Develop layouts for static materials like PPT presentations, PDFs and other non-digital materials
Work in a team environment to brainstorm new and creative ways to display information, visualize data and communicate results to a public audience
Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline or equivalent experience
1+ years of professional experience
Proficiency and experience with at least one graphic design tool (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
Must be able to provide samples of work demonstrating proficiency of graphic design and/or data visualization
General knowledge of graphic design, development tools and interactive user interfaces
Passion for visual design and learning new methods of designing data-centered digital and print media
Have an interest in public health or policy issues, preferably in HIV/AIDS
Strong attention to detail and problem solving capabilities
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
Professional attitude and team player with a sense of humor
How to Apply:
Please send a CV (resume), brief cover letter, and two samples of your infographic/graphic design work to Benjamin.Katz@sph.cuny.edu.