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Graphic Designer

Do you believe the STEM community brings a valuable perspective to challenges faced by cities, counties, and states? Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally seeks to inspire, encourage, and empower people in STEM to be active civic participants. We are a dedicated group of volunteers working to help our fellow members of the STEM community more effectively engage with their local communities and governments. And we would be thrilled to have you join our ranks.

ESAL is looking for a volunteer to help create graphical content for our social media, events, and campaigns. Familiarity with Canva or Adobe Illustrator is helpful, but not required.

As an ESAL Graphic Designer you will:

  • Create graphics for our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn summarizing content posted to our blog
  • Create event graphics for upcoming panels and sessions in collaboration with the events and workshops teams
  • Design graphics for civic engagement or scientific communication campaigns, often in collaboration with other organizations such as NSPN/FAS/AAAS
  • Ensure that content conforms to the ESAL brand (font, coloring, etc.)
  • Communicate regularly with other ESAL team members to inform them when graphics are completed
  • Work remotely under the guidance of the ESAL Communications Director
  • Contribute ~5 hr/month of your time to do the above
  • Make at least a 6 month commitment to volunteering with ESAL

In return, by volunteering with ESAL you will gain the opportunity to:

  • Network with engineers and scientists across the country who are passionate about improving their communities
  • Build your graphic design portfolio and gain more practical experience with editing designs to match specifications
  • Demonstrate a concrete commitment to science policy and community engagement
  • Work with ESAL leadership - a dedicated team of engineers and scientists with deep experience in public policy
  • Influence and shape a growing organization that is receiving broad recognition from the science policy community due to its unique focus on non-federal engagement
If you are interested in helping us change how engineers and scientists think about policy engagement, please contact us with a paragraph describing your interest and a link to a bio or an attached resume at
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