Communications Internship

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 and provided a daily news brief for the entire organization. He/She will also help support the overall workflow and management of Communications’ operations. Additionally, he/she will mine through websites, internet blogs, social media and other work produced by our grantees to determine what could be utilized for our internal blog, what content can be pitched, and what could be repurposed into other content.

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.

Key Responsibilities:

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


  • Media and public relations skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Experience with academic research, proof reading and/or fact checking;
  • Experience with digital and social media;
  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) is ideal;
  • Strong interest in non-profit work, communications and/or international human rights; and
  • Must be at least a sophomore in a college or university.

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.