Communications Generalist Intern

New York, NY

Internship Summary

The Communications Intern will help with the daily workings of the division, focusing on both short-and long-term projects across the media relations and project management teams. Responsibilities will include supporting our press work, media and social media research. He/She will also help support the overall workflow and management of Communications’ operations. Additionally, the Communications intern will assist with uploading content for Story Bank, a repository of stories, photographs and videos of our work, as well as AJWS publications and other content. This searchable, cloud-based archive will enable easier and more immediate sharing of stories across divisions. This intern will also assist in researching the digital communications efforts of AJWS’s grantees.

The Intern will gain the following skills:

The Communications Intern will gain a first-hand understanding of the intricacies of running communication for an internationally-oriented non-profit organization whose primary audience is domestic. He/She will gain valuable experience in running an in-house media relations operation, as well as some editing and writing. He/she will also have the opportunity to learn about the organization’s unique approach to international grantmaking, and build knowledge in our grantmaking areas, including natural resource rights, civil and political rights, sexual health and reproductive rights and disaster relief. Additionally, the Communications Intern will learn Communications work process and how we integrate our work into a holistic set of content.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support social media efforts;
  • Partake in copyediting and writing;
  • Assist in Divisional operations.
  • Support archiving work;


  • Media and public relations skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Experience with academic research, proof reading and/or fact checking;
  • Interest in library sciences or archival studies;
  • Experience with digital and social media;
  • Strong interest in non-profit work, communications and/or international human rights; and
  • Must be at least a sophomore in a college or university.

How to Apply:

This is a 10-week program, beginning June 11th and concluding August 16th. It is designed for students who have completed at least one year at a college or university. The internship is unpaid but interns may apply for credit or funding through their college or university. Students interested in pursuing a summer internship at AJWS should submit a resume and application via email to with the name(s) of the internship(s) in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: March 8, 2019

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with AJWS. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.