Development and Communications Intern

Academic Credits

Yes

Wage

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

Hours per week

2-3 days per week

Published

10/24/2018

Address

150 Court Street
3rd floor
Brooklyn
NY
11201
United States

Description

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


Qualifications:

·  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

hiring@aafscny.org

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 hiring@aafscny.org. No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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