Communications Intern

Central New York Community Foundation in Syracuse, NY

Position Title: Communications Intern

Purpose: To assist the Community Foundation in producing and distributing multimedia stories of its nonprofit grant recipients and donors through digital channels. In addition, the intern will support various marketing, public relations and communications operations.

Duties/Job Description:

  • Under the direct leadership of the Communications Officer, the Communications Intern will produce and distribute stories of the Community Foundation’s grants, community initiatives and donors by:
    • Conducting in-person or virtual interviews with nonprofits, community leaders, volunteers and donors
    • Securing or capturing photos and/or video footage to accompany stories
    • Producing short video and/or written stories for use in the Community Foundation’s e-newsletter, website and/or publications
  • In addition, the Intern will assist with the following marketing and public relations duties:
    • Editing and producing short video segments
    • Updating the Community Foundation’s website – cnycf.org
    • Assisting with email campaigns, electronic publications
    • Posting to social media networks
    • Researching and assisting in special communications-related projects

Hours: 10-15 hours per week (flexibility in hours) during the school year with potential for more hours during school breaks, including the summer. While rare, some interview and photography opportunities require limited weeknight or weekend hours. Due to COVID-19, temporary remote work is possible.

Start date: May 2021

End date: Candidate must be available to work during the summer and fall semester with the option to extend the internship into the winter.

Requirements:

  • Candidate should be well-organized, efficient and hold a passion for storytelling, communications and public relations in the nonprofit sector.
  • Basic graphic design experience a plus, but not required.
  • Experience writing stories and producing videos including planning, filming and editing processes.
  • Knowledge of web editing, video editing software, social media tools and Adobe Design Suite.
  • Some travel to surrounding Central New York communities may be required at times. The Intern is responsible for finding his/her own transportation to on-site locations, however mileage expenses are reimbursed for travel outside of Syracuse City limits.

How to Apply: Interested parties should send letters of interest and resumes by April 16, 2021 to Juliet Maloff at:  jmaloff@cnycf.org

*Writing, design and video samples with your submission are encouraged.

This is an hourly paid position. Hourly rate commensurate on experience.

About the Central New York Community Foundation:

The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity that collects contributions from private donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to local charities to help them thrive. Since our inception in 1927, we have invested more than $200 million in community projects that strengthen our local nonprofits and address the most critical issues of our times. We are the largest charitable foundation in Central New York.

What We Do

The gifts we receive come from those who want to give back to Central New York in some way – either during their lifetimes or as a legacy that carries on after they are gone. We then turn those community dollars into community change – by supporting and mobilizing nonprofit efforts around the region’s most critical needs.

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