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Community and Communications Intern

About the Role

The Community and Communications Intern will work closely with the Lowline senior staff, and be responsible for supporting all community and communications related Lowline activities. Primary responsibilities include:

  • – Support the execution, optimization, and strategic direction of the Lowline’s community engagement efforts, including all research, events, and activities focused on equitable development planning.
  • – Support of the development of digital, video, and print fundraising collateral related to community and youth engagement, including content for events, emails, social media, and the Lowline’s website.
  • – Assist with database management and administrative functions.
  • – Assist in the maintenance of educational equipment and storage areas.
  • – Collaborate with the Lowline team to assist with other Lowline events/initiatives.

Qualifications

  • – Ideal candidates will be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in communications, public relations, community organizing, nonprofit management, youth development, or demonstrate prior experience in a nonprofit environment where youth development, public relations, community organizing and/or volunteer management skills were required.
  • – Polished communicator, able to convey both professionalism and emotion to people of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of channels.
  • – Working knowledge of social media (fluent in all things Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, and beyond).
  • – Graphic and web design skills and experience, including working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign highly preferred. WordPress and Mailchimp experience a plus.
  • – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • – High level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • – Independent worker willing to take on all tasks—glamorous and otherwise.
  • – Interest in parks, public space, “green” technology, New York City and its politics, urban design, and preferably the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
  • – Must be able to commit to a minimum of 3+ days per week (full-time preferred), and be currently enrolled in school.
  • – Familiarity with the Lower East Side strongly preferred.
  • – Some professional experience preferred.

  • Position Details

    This is a summer internship. The minimum commitment is 3 full-days per week (~24 hours), with a preference for applicants that can commit 30+ hours. The internship is unpaid, with travel reimbursed in the form of a monthly MetroCard.

    To Apply

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@thelowline.org. The Lowline is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.