**Spring 2024** Communications Generalist Intern
Communities Resist is seeking a passionate and motivated Communications Generalist Intern to join our team in the fight against gentrification, displacement, social disenfranchisement, and structural injustice through affirmative litigation before housing, state, and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. As an intern, you will play a crucial role in our organizational strategy by assisting with various communications tasks. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience in promotional writing, project management, and brand-driven graphic design.
About Communities Resist (CoRe):
CoRe is a legal services organization dedicated to housing and community justice, deeply rooted in the 50-year tradition of community lawyering in North and East Brooklyn. For years, we have worked alongside neighborhood organizations and organizers, representing hundreds of tenants and tenant associations in their pursuit of social citizenship and agency, especially for working communities of color.
Reports to: Malika L. Granville, Head of Communications & Development
Key Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
- Administrative Support: Provide day-to-day administrative assistance to the Head of Communications & Development.
- Social Media Content Creation: Produce compelling and engaging content for CoRe’s social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
- Commitment to Diversity: Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the organization by fostering an inclusive environment that values individuals from diverse backgrounds, respecting differences in race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socio-economic circumstances.
- Graphics Development: Generate ideas and create shareable graphics that align with CoRe’s messaging and enhance overall communications.
- Data Entry and Information Gathering: Assist in data entry and information gathering from clients to support various communications initiatives.
- E-Newsletter and Web Content: Source content for CoRe’s e-newsletter and help with project managing web content.
- Special Communications Projects: Collaborate on other communications projects as needed to support the organization’s goals.
- Current college student or recent college graduate from an accredited university with a degree in public relations, communications, or English.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role.
- Proficiency in using the Google Suite and internet research tools for communications purposes.
- Interest in law, communications, and/or fundraising with a commitment to social justice causes.
- Highly organized with great attention to detail to ensure efficient project management.
- Strong writing and editing skills to create impactful communications materials.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve project objectives.
- Skill in multitasking, project advancement, and meeting deadlines.
- Demonstrates creativity and problem-solving ability in communications initiatives.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to engage effectively with diverse communities. Spanish fluency is preferred but not required.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
To apply, forward a cover letter with your resume to:
Malika L. Granville
Communities Resist Inc.
Location: Hybrid – Williamsburg, Brooklyn – The intern must be able to work in our office at least 2 days per week.
Interns may be eligible for college credit, if applicable. This is an unpaid internship opportunity that offers a unique chance to contribute to meaningful social justice work while gaining valuable experience in communications, public relations, and project management. We encourage individuals passionate about community justice to apply and be part of our dedicated team at Communities Resist Inc., working towards a more equitable future for all.