Communications Intern

Summary: 

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Communications Intern.  The intern will be responsible for supporting LAS-ELC’s mission, programs and brand identity through online communications (including website, social media, e-newsletters and blog); print communications (including press releases, flyers and brochures); media and public relations; and marketing and outreach campaigns. The intern will also assist in tracking and compiling information about LAS-ELC’s work and its online presence.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with development of press releases, brochures, website updates, email blasts and social media updates;
  • Develop and implement a social media strategy in order to grow LAS-ELC’s social media presence;
  • Assist with maintenance of LAS-ELC’s website;
  • Research journalists and outlets covering topics related to LAS-ELC’s work;
  • Compile and organize media lists;
  • Interview LAS-ELC clients and create a database of client stories for use in communications work; and
  • Maintain database of LAS-ELC staff media and outreach activity.

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in, or recent graduation from, an undergraduate or graduate program of study;
  • Major or specialization in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, English or relevant experience;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience with social media and website management preferred;
  • Highly organized with attention to detail;
  • Energetic, self-starter, with flexible and positive attitude; and
  • Strong team player and ability to work cooperatively with others.

How To Apply

  • LAS-ELC gives preference to students who are enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate program of study.
  • LAS-ELC actively seeks diversity and welcomes applicants from every racial, ethnic and cultural background. We also welcome LGBT applicants.
  • Please send a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and organization, a current resume, and a writing sample to the attention of Sara Feldman (sfeldman@las-elc.org).

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The LAS–ELC also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that an individual has any of the characteristics of the protected classes of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation, and further prohibits discrimination against an individual who is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics. The LAS–ELC will also make reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and employees, unless such accommodation would result in undue hardship. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodations by contacting the Vice President for Administration or his/her designee. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, compensation, training, discipline, and termination.