Development and Communications Intern

Academic Credits



$35 a day (minimum of 4 hours per day)

Hours per week

2-3 days per week




150 Court Street
3rd floor
United States


Internship Summary:

The AAFSC Development and Communications Intern will assist our organization with online communications, special events, and development-related projects. He or she will add to their skill sets by attending informal and formal trainings on non-profit communications and development. The internship is part-time (minimum 2 days per week for 7 hours per day) for a period of at least 3 to 4 months. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Support with maintaining and updating AAFSC’s social media accounts and blog.

· Develop engaging visual content (such as info-graphics), and craft informative writing to communicate AAFSC’s work to our clients and supporters 

· Assist with the writing, copy-editing, formatting, and distribution of monthly e-newsletter, acknowledgement letters for donors, and internal communications

· Assist with photographing events 

· Monitor media coverage of AAFSC; monitor media outlets (newspapers, television, radio) for news and developments regarding immigrant communities (with a special focus on the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant and refugee communities), as well as thematic issues, such as domestic violence, sexual assault or immigration laws

· Assist with all aspects of communications related to special events, including cultivating sponsors, advertisement, creation of print and online material, etc. 

· Update donor management system with new entries on a weekly basis

· Assist with prospect research for individual donors as well as foundations, government grants, etc.

· Other tasks as required to assist with the overall strategy of AAFSC as it relates to development and communications


·  Student enrolled in a relevant undergraduate degree program, or a recent graduate

· Commitment and passion for social and economic justice and the empowerment of immigrant, refugee and low-income communities a must 

· Excellent written and oral communication skills; considerable media relations and social media experience is a plus

· Excellent research skills; internet-research savvy

· Graphic design skills and proficiency in creating eye-catching and innovative content for social media a plus; proficiency with graphics programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, and interest/experience in basic coding are pluses

· Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Word and Excel), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter , etc.)

· Excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail

· Self-starter, flexible, with a sense of humor and ability to work independently and as a part of a team in a deadline driven environment

· Previous experience in a non-profit environment preferred 

· Previous event planning experience preferred

How To Apply

Please submit 3 references (other than relatives), a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.