Communications Intern, New York, NY

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Homes for the Homeless
New York, NY

Homes for the Homeless

Published 8 days ago

March 1, 2021
May 31, 2021
February 26, 2021

Communications Intern

Homes for the Homeless, Inc. is seeking a Communications Intern for the spring 2021 semester. The Communications Intern will be an integral member of the team, helping to strategize, plan, and execute a variety of communication plans to advance HFH awareness and support programs in the field. Our ideal candidate has strong copywriting and copyediting skills, pays close attention to detail, is highly organized, and has a desire to gain hands-on experience in a communications role. This role will be part time with the candidate splitting hours between the office and working remote. Hours are flexible.



Homes for the Homeless, Inc. (HFH) is a non-profit social services organization operating family shelters throughout NYC that serve as a hub of opportunity for families both residing in shelter as well as those in the neighboring community. On-site programs range from childcare, early childhood education centers, afterschool clubs and programs, and youth recreation activities, such as sports teams, to housing assistance, case management, parenting workshops, career and job vocational training, support groups and substance abuse assistance, and family engagement and recreation events for the whole family. We invite you to visit our website,, to learn more about our facilities and programs. 



  • Writing, editing, and copyediting (and designing, if applicable) for web, social media, and flyers
  • Interviewing and writing staff, client, volunteer, and partner profiles, and other content
  • Attending events virtually at shelters and other locations and reporting on events, including taking photographs and video content, as needed
  • Social media planning and posting social media content
  • Updating content to web sites (Word Press platform)
  • Assistance with invoicing, thank you letters, book orders, and other administrative tasks
  • Archiving (digital and hard copy) publications and materials
  • Compiling media lists



  • Must be a current college student (undergraduate or graduate) 
  • Understanding of basic communications approaches and strategies
  • Excellent writer and copy editor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor in-person and virtually
  • Self-motivated problem solver capable of working as part of a team
  • Familiar with marketing via major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign, knowledge of the full Adobe Suite a plus
  • Ability to work between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm
  • Required to be able to work a minimum of 14 hours a week, and a maximum of 21 hours a week



 In order to attract and retain a high-performance workforce, Homes for the Homeless offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment, with a focus on ensuring an appropriate work-life balance. This position will be paid an hourly wage, commensurate with experience. Opportunities to extend the internship to a Summer 2021 internship may be discussed based on performance and interest. 


Homes for the Homeless is committed to promoting an inclusive organizational environment of dignity and respect. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) committed to equal treatment, and prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment based on age, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, arrest or conviction, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law

Communications Intern

Homes for the Homeless, Inc. is seeking a Communications Intern for the spring 2021 semester. The Communications Intern will be an integral member of the team, helping to strategize, plan, and execute a variety of…

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Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
36 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003

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