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1. Fall Development and Communications Intern

About the Role

The Development and Communications Intern will work closely with the Director of Development and the Manager of Development and Communications to help with the Lowline’s fundraising efforts, as well as assist on marketing communications. Primary responsibilities include:

  • – Assist in donor research using a variety of platforms and online resources, including Foundation Center, LinkedIn, and publicly available resources.
  • – Conduct research on corporations and foundations.
  • – Draft and edit select grant proposals.
  • – Assist in the implementation and management of a Salesforce database system for individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
  • – Attend and assist with donor cultivation events, including managing RSVPs, day-of setup, and check-in.
  • – Lead production and curation of online social media, including maintenance of a communications calendar and tracking of stats.
  • – General administrative support: errands, preparation of mailings, organization of files, office maintenance, etc.

Qualifications

  • – Currently enrolled in a professional certificate, master’s level program, or undergraduate program in fundraising, communications, arts administration, nonprofit management, or a related field.
  • – Demonstrate prior experience in a nonprofit environment where excellent written and oral communication skills were required.
  • – Extremely polished writer, able to convey both professionalism and emotion in a variety of channels; a brilliant communicator in person.
  • – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google docs.
  • – Proficiency in development database management (specifically Salesforce) a plus.
  • – Familiarity with CMS (WordPress preferred), HTML, Photoshop/Illustrator and MailChimp preferred.
  • – High level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • – Social media native (fluent in all things Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and beyond).
  • – 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.
  • – Top-notch academic credentials and some professional experience preferred.

  • Position Details

    This is a fall internship. The minimum commitment is 3 full-days per week (~24 hours), with a preference for applicants that can commit between 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.

2. Fall Community and Youth Engagement Intern

About the Role

The Community Engagement Intern will work closely with the Lowline’s Manager of Community and Youth and be responsible for supporting all community and youth related Lowline activities. Primary responsibilities include:

  • – Support the execution, optimization, and strategic direction of the Lowline’s community engagement efforts, including coordinating, promoting and attending public and private engagement events.
  • – Support the execution, optimization and strategic direction of the Lowline’s 2017-18 Young Ambassadors program and assist with the development of a robust youth engagement strategy.
  • – 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 fall 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.

3. Fall Planning and Design Intern

About the Role

The Planning and Design Intern will work closely with the Director of Planning and Design to help advance the Lowline’s planning and design work. Primary responsibilities include:

  • – Support research and development for a variety of planning and design projects such as sustainability and wellness design goals, innovative project funding mechanisms, operational case studies.
  • – Support implementation of community and stakeholder outreach and engagement.
  • – Support in the production of presentation materials for internal and external meetings.
  • – General administrative support: errands, preparation of mailings, organization of files, office maintenance, etc.

Qualifications

  • – Currently enrolled in a professional certificate, master’s level program, or undergraduate program in urban planning, urban studies, urban design, real estate or similar.
  • – Extremely polished writer, able to convey both professionalism and emotion in a variety of channels; a brilliant communicator in person.
  • – Advanced knowledge of Photoshop/Illustrator, IDD, Microsoft Office and Google docs.
  • – Familiarity with CAD preferred.
  • – 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 2+ days per week, and be currently enrolled in school.
  • – Top-notch academic credentials and some professional experience preferred.

  • Position Details

    This is a fall internship. The minimum commitment is 2 full-days per week (~16-20 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.