Graphic Design Internship Opportunity at CTA

Deadline: 8 June 2018
Open to: applicants between 21 and 29 years old, national of one of the ACP or EU States signatory to the Cotonou Agreement (79 African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union Member States)
Benefits: internship stipend


CTA is looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented intern to produce visuals, produce graphical solutions and manage photos.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

CTA’s envisions agriculture in ACP countries as a vibrant, modern and sustainable business that creates value for smallholder farmers, entrepreneurs, youth and women, and produces affordable, nutritious and healthy food for all.

CTA is looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented intern to produce visuals, produce graphical solutions and manage photos.

Are you a creative and visual person? Do you have great ideas on how to visualise data and complex information? Are you eager to try out the latest tools to create engaging gifs and other visuals? Do you have a good eye to identify and find photos to accompany text?

If you can answer yes to these questions, CTA can offer you an exciting opportunity to learn and grow professionally in communications. As part of their communication team, you will be actively engaged in a broad scope of work to ensure attractive visuals across CTA’s platforms. You will be an active player in their weekly content planning meetings, where they discuss how all content best are illustrated and visualised. You will work particularly close with the social media intern to ensure that all social media posts have appealing visuals. You will also interact with other CTA staff to get ideas on how best to visually present the programmatic work.

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the shared guidance and supervision of the Web Content Manager and the Web Coordinator, you will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Produce, source and edit visuals (still and animated) for CTA’s online platforms (web and social media);
  • Produce infographics and other visualisations, based on own data research;
  • Perform photo research and suggest photos for web use;
  • Photo editing;
  • Organise, reference and make asset files accessible for internal use;
  • Possibly take photographs as required;
  • Undertake other related tasks as requested.


  • National of one of the ACP or EU States signatory to the Cotonou Agreement (79 African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union Member States). Only applications from nationals of these countries will be considered;
  • Recent graduate, between 21 and 29 years old (maximum);
  • Degree of higher education in graphic design, digital communication, data journalism or related field;
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign;
  • Have strong visual and animation skills with careful attention to detail;
  • Working knowledge of English or French (both written and oral) and preferably of the other language;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal and skills;
  • Interest in and knowledge of international development is also an asset.


  • Participation in CTA activities will give you an invaluable experience at international level;
  • Internship stipend ( 800 EUR per month for holder of a Bachelor’s degree,  1,000 EUR per month for holder of a Master’s degree);
  • Payment of travel costs when joining and leaving the Centre;
  • Medical coverage for emergency cases of sickness and accident, for the duration of the internship.

How to apply?

Qualifying candidates are required to send their application via email or mail to Christèle Coutureau, Human Resources Officer. Email address: Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘Internship Graphic Design’.

Applications should include:

  • A letter of motivation (maximum one page) explaining why the candidate considers that he/she is in a position to contribute to CTA’s activities and what he/she expects to gain from the internship. The date of earliest availability should be specified as well.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae, preferably in EUROPASS format, highlighting qualifications, experience and skills with regards to the position.
  • A copy of the highest diploma/degree, as well as training certificates related to the position. Original documents are to be presented once a candidate is selected.
  • A letter of recommendation and/or references.
  • Please submit a portfolio of work samples via PDF or provide a link to preview the portfolio with your application.

Deadline for application: 8 June 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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