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Careers at the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is accepting applications for the following position(s). For additional information, you may contact us at info@cnycf.org.

1. Communications Intern

Position Title: Communications Intern


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


Duties/Job Description:
  • Under the direct leadership of the Vice President, Communications, the Communications Intern will produce and distribute success stories of the Community Foundation’s grants, community initiatives and donors by:
    • Conducting interviews with grant recipients, community leaders, volunteers and donors
    • Capturing photos and/or video footage on location at community events or story interviews.
    • Writing short stories for use on the Community Foundation’s blog, e-newsletter, website and/or publications
  • In addition, the Intern will assist with the following marketing and public relations duties:
    • Editing and producing video story segments and sharing them online
    • Updates to the Community Foundation’s website – www.cnycf.org
    • Maintenance of email campaigns, electronic publications and additional interactive services
    • Assistance with production of the Annual Report and newsletters
    • Updating social media networks and implementing social media campaigns


Hours: 10-15 hours per week 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. Flexibility in hours is available.
Start date: January 2019                  
End date:  May 2019 at the earliest. Internship can extend into the summer, depending on student availability. 


  • Candidate should be well-organized, efficient and hold a passion for storytelling, communications and public relations in the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 2007 Suite (or higher) required.
  • Basic graphic design experience a plus, but not required.
  • Basic knowledge of web editing, video editing software, social media tools and Adobe Design Suite a plus.
  • 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 to Katrina Crocker at:
Email:  KCrocker@cnycf.org
Writing and video production 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 was established in 1927 to serve as a permanent community endowment built by the gifts and charitable legacies of individuals, families and businesses for the betterment of the region. It is the largest charitable foundation in Central New York with assets of more than $272 million. It has invested more than $190 million in community improvement projects since its inception. As a grantmaker, civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time. Its vision is to create a vibrant Central New York community that provides opportunity for everyone and builds a hopeful, prosperous region for future generations. cnycf.org