Graphic Design Intern

Waiheke Resources Trust (WRT) is a well-established sustainability-focussed Charitable Trust which operates on the beautiful Te Motu Arai Roa | Waiheke Island in Tīkapa Moana | Hauraki Gulf.

We seek to create transformational change through community collaboration and development, working to celebrate and protect the resources of the island | motu. WRT celebrates and protects all the resources we have, and builds capacity and knowledge in the community toward the creation of a resource-full future for all.

Through six main project areas, WRT works to support thriving environments and communities by engaging, educating and supporting people in environmental restoration, food resilience and waste minimisation. We collaborate with volunteers, interns, local business, national and regional networks, iwi, government bodies, subject experts and Waiheke whānau to get the job done.

We believe that when environments are healthy and communities are connected, people and wildlife can flourish, and within that community a strong economy can exist.

Location: Waiheke Sustainability Centre or remotely
Role type: Voluntary, unpaid internship — full time or part-time offered
Responsible to: WRT Comms Manager, Project Leads and the Internships Coordinator


  • Be passionate about the environment
  • Fit our culture of an open, flexible workspace, where good humour and mutual respect is key
  • Adopt WRT’s cultural statement, code of conduct, and policies
  • Use initiative and be able to work both independently and as part of a team (potentially from a remote setting)
  • Have excellent communication and time management skills
  • Have the ability to take feedback and rework designs in collaboration with others
  • Have working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, in particular InDesign and Illustrator
  • Have familiarity with Canva or be willing to learn.

Our interns make real contributions and add value to the team, shoulder responsibility, and are expected to bring new ideas to the table.


  • Gain an understanding of WRT and use that within design elements
  • Work with comms manager and project leads to update project content and create templates for social media posting
  • Work to a design brief and deliver high quality content on a deadline
  • Create content for the WRT Instagram, FB pages and other social media channels (digital posts, banners, social media visuals)
  • Create and design digital and print documents (posters, letterheads, annual reports, infographics)
  • Keep WRT’s brand guidelines up-to-date and refine or develop branding in line with existing guidelines and iconography
  • Create database of open source images that are useful as WRT project collateral
  • Collaborate with other WRT staff and interns to showcase projects and curate a regular online presence for the WRT
  • Ensure that collateral speaks to the WRT look and feel, and connects audiences not only to a project but also WRT as a whole where possible.


If you’re able to do your mahi at the Waiheke Sustainability Centre with us, you will also get the chance to get practical experience with a wide variety of WRT projects and events, as well as with running the Centre itself.


Interns must have their own device and have familiarity with Canva and/or Adobe suite. Knowledge of Google suite is a plus.

Time commitment:

We recommend that internships last at least 2 months, and are flexible around the number of hours per week to suit work/studies. We do need you to be available at least one day during business hours.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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