Career Services Internship Opportunities

The Fortune Society’s Internship

Description: Responsible for supporting the Director of Design and Digital Media, the Communications Intern will have the opportunity to learn how to conceptualize data-driven marketing and communications strategies, write and edit for digital platforms (social media, web, email), execute communications and fundraising campaigns, communicate core messaging, and leverage supporters to advance Fortune’s mission, advocacy agenda, communications, and fundraising goals. •Support Communications with fundraising and advocacy campaign planning and execution. •Assist in developing goals and strategies for organization-wide communications plan. •Write and edit stories for digital and print platforms highlighting the work of Fortune. •Track press and digital coverage of criminal justice related issues. •Monitor and assist in updating social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn on a consistent basis. •Generate social media and website content in collaboration with key staff, volunteers, clients, and board members. •Develop marketing, fundraising, and communications materials. •Interview and transcribe staff, volunteers, clients, and board members to collect stories and experiences. •Gather and write content for weekly digital news update and bi-annual print newsletter. •Attend Fortune related events and activities with the goal of sharing and interacting via social media (live tweeting). •Co-lead in creating a moves management system within organization’s supporter database. •Assist in coordinating Fortune’s website redesign. •Organize communications files, photos, and other internal content. •Document all communications processes to ensure continuity of plans and strategies. Dates for the internship – January – May. This internship can be done for academic credit. Number of hours per week: Flexible; Minimum 12.

Salary Unpaid
Type of Opportunity Internship
Location Long Island City, NY
Degree Wanted None Required
Field of Study Communications, Marketing, Journalism
Field of Study
Special Skills & Requirements •Strong passion and desire to promote the mission and work of the Fortune Society through social media, communications, fundraising and advocacy. •Strong research, writing, verbal and written communications skills. •Journalistic skills a huge plus, including scanning media outlets for criminal justice-related news and prioritizing their importance to Fortune readership, editing news and feature stories, and copyediting and proofing text for content, spelling, and grammar. Prior editorial experience on a print or online publication extremely helpful. •Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). •Experience with a variety social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. •Strong organizational and problem solving skills. •Strong interest in professional growth and communications, marketing, and resource development field. •Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and manage time effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. •Experience with graphic design, contact and website management, and social media management software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, MailChimp, Raiser’s Edge, and Hootsuite preferred but not necessary.
Company Name The Fortune Society
Address: 29-76 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (212) 691-7554
About the Company: Founded in 1967, The Fortune Society’s vision is to create a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated can become positive, contributing members of society. We do this through a holistic, one-stop model of service provision. Our continuum of care, informed and implemented by professionals with cultural backgrounds and life experiences similar to those of our clients, helps ensure their success. Fortune serves approximately 4,500 men and women annually via three primary New York City-area locations: our service center in Long Island City, and both the Fortune Academy (a.k.a. “the Castle”) and Castle Gardens in West Harlem. Our program models are frequently recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their quality and innovation.
How To Apply: email a resume and cover letter explaining why interning at The Fortune Society is of interest to you.


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