Spring 2021 – Opportunities Available

Click on the logos to learn about available positions at each organization

To learn more about each organization, click on “participating organization” on the left.

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

Desired Qualifications:
● Strong organizational skills and work ethic
● Strong communication skills
● Interest in and desire to support the mission of NLMH
● Desired qualifications may vary depending on the specific position
● Command of Spanish – Position #2 Only

Training/Supervision:
Comprehensive training provided. Interns will report directly to NLMH staff.

Position #1 – Fundraising Intern

Number of Student Participants: 1

Work May Include:

  • Recruitment
    • Preparing to recruit volunteers to the fundraising team – readings, practicing, etc.
    • Tracking outreach to people you know, setting up meetings, etc.
  • Management
    • Managing the volunteers you recruited to the fundraising team during the winter fundraising drive
  • Fundraising
    • Mapping out your own personal networks and asking them to donate
  • Good for people interested in:
    • Community organizing
    • Fundraising / development

Position #2 – Community Engagement Intern

Number of Student Participants: 1

Work May Include:

  • Calling community members to build support and mobilize them around NLMH’s campaigns for Healthcare, Housing, Immigration Justice, and Energy Justice
  • Plugging in supportive community members who are also interested in phone banking for progressive campaigns
  • Organizing your own personal networks to volunteer
  • Good for people interested in:
    • Community organizing
    • Relational organizing
    • Campaign work

Fortune Society

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and or Master’s degree candidate, preferably in Journalism, Public Relations, Media Communications, Political Science, or English
  • Strong writing, editing, fact checking, proofing, research, and verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong passion and desire to promote the mission and work of Fortune
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and manage time effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Must have knowledge of: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), One Drive, Google apps (Google Docs and Google Sheets),
  • Bonus if you know: social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube), social media management platforms (Hootsuite, Later, Iconosquare, Curalate), WordPress, Mailchimp, Raiser’s Edge, and Online Express, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, InCopy, Lightroom).

Training/Supervision:
Training is provided. Interns will work under the supervision of the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Communication.

Position #1 – Communications and Journalism Volunteer

Number of Student Participants: 2

Work May Include:

  • Writing and editing blog posts, stories, fundraising appeals, news articles, and other communications and fundraising collateral for digital and print publication
  • Collaborating with key staff members to draft agency-wide fundraising, communications, and marketing collateral
  • Learning how data informs marketing decisions, and what available tools there are to help organize and analyze key marketing metrics
  • Interviewing staff, volunteers, clients and board members to collect stories and experiences for distribution on digital and print platforms
  • Coordinating with the graphic design intern to transform concepts into reality
  • Writing, editing, and formatting for digital and print platforms
  • Fact checking content for accuracy
  • Tracking press and digital coverage of Fortune and related issues

** Please note that finalists will be required to complete a short interview with Fortune Society **

African Services Committee

Desired Qualifications:

  • Open to individuals looking for an opportunity to fulfill a pressing legal need while getting a first-rate, hands-on learning experience
  • Ability to work and communicate with a variety of different multi-ethnic populations
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic
  • Strong language skills required for Position #1 and 2 (writing, speaking, and reading)
    • French,
    • Spanish,
    • Portuguese (Position #1 only)

Training/Supervision:
Comprehensive training provided. Interns will work directly with the staff they are assigned to on their projects under supervision of the Pro Bono Coordinator.

Position #1 – Language Volunteer

Number of Student Participants: 1-3

Work May Include:

  • Assisting with interpretations and translations
  • Intern may be asked to assist with research and various other administrative duties as needed
  • Strong skills in one or more of the following languages is required for this position:
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese

Position #2 – Hotline Volunteer

Number of Student Participants: 1-2

Work May Include:

  • Helping with returning client calls
  • Managing call log of requests for legal assistance
  • Intern may be asked to assist with translations, interpretations, research, and various other administrative duties as needed
  • Strong skills in one or more of the following languages is required for this position:
    • French
    • Spanish

Position #3 – Reporting Project Volunteer

Number of Student Participants: 1-2

Work May Include:

  • Assisting with enrollment and referrals of new clients
  • Sorting through client files, organize and categorize them electronically
  • Preparing brief legal memos on client’s cases for internal and reporting purposes

Children’s Defense Fund of New York

Desired Qualifications:

  • An interest in working with and on behalf of children and families
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to multi-task
  • Self-motivated and willing to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Competent in using social media (Position #1 only)

Training/Supervision:
Comprehensive training provided. Interns will report directly to CDF staff.

Position #1: Communications Intern

Number of Student Participants: 1

Work May Include:

  • Working with CDF’s pro bono communications firms to review communications strategy
  • Creating content for CDF’s social media platforms
  • Tracking and helping to maintain CDF’s social media presence, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Helping to create content for website and email blasts
  • Other responsibilities, as required

Position #2: Policy Advocacy Intern

Number of Student Participants: 1

Work May Include: 

  • Conducting research on children’s policy and legislative issues
  • Conducting data and policy analysis as needed
  • Creating written materials (fact sheets, blogs, policy briefs) for dissemination
  • Helping to organize large and small-scale virtual meetings with stakeholders, including policy professionals, providers, government officials and administrators, labor unions, and other identified groups
  • Support communications work via social media
  • Other responsibilities, as required