Communications Intern

Hours per week

16 hours a week



Start Date


End Date



75 Maiden Lane
Suite 1102
New York
United States


Over a third of New York’s children enter kindergarten without the basic language skills they will need to learn to read. Almost 1 in 4 children in low-income homes have fewer than 10 books of any kind in their household. Studies show that early exposure to books and the printed word marks the difference between prepared and unprepared students.

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York capitalizes on the trust and respect parents have for their children’s pediatrician, as well as the frequent access pediatricians have with young children. In fact, 96% of all children 0-5 see their doctor at least once a year—more than any other service provider. Doctors and nurses in the Reach Out and Read program volunteer their time to implement the program, allowing the majority of resources to be used for books and program support.

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (ROR GNY) is seeking a creative undergraduate or graduate intern with strong organizational, communication and research skills to assist with all aspects of the organization’s communications and public relations strategies. Our office is small with a dynamic, warm staff, and we are looking for someone to join our team, Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Create and assemble packages for development, marketing, and donor cultivation projects
  • Assist with database management activities, including building press contact lists
  • Research and track news coverage of ROR GNY and relevant policy issues to inform communications activities
  • Assist with media outreach and placement
  • Assist with social media outreach and content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms
  • Assist with event planning, as needed
  • Strong writing skills a plus

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be someone who is detail-oriented, eager to learn, and able to manage tasks independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Experience with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Hoot Suite required. Photoshop, WordPress and database experience a plus.

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


Unfortunately, this internship is unpaid, but a transportation stipend will be provided to and from the office and for any (light) errands that need to be carried out for the organization.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to with "Communications Intern ROR GNY" in the subject line.