We're looking for an intern!

Communications Internship Position Description

New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change. The organization puts a particular emphasis on general health, substance use, and early childhood policy change.

New Futures is seeking a creative, ambitious and organized intern to join our communications team. The communications intern will work to impact policy change on the state level and assist on critical advocacy campaigns for the 2018 legislative session. Applicants from communities of color and/or underrepresented ethnic communities are encouraged to apply.

Development Opportunities:

  • Develop compelling content related to New Futures policy priorities, including op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, emails, social media content, and more for digital and traditional medias
  • Support the management of New Futures’ and New Futures Kids Count’s social media platforms
  • Monitor traditional and online media for important mentions of New Futures policy priorities
  • Attend press conferences, legislative hearings, and other events as available
  • Support community engagement staff with advocate turnout for critical events or legislative hearings as needed
  • Create lasting relationships with mentors who will expose you to professional opportunities

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates should have interest in growing as a professional in communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism, with a particular emphasis on nonprofit or policy work. Applicants of all ages and careers goals are encouraged to apply and do not have to be currently enrolled in a higher education program. Our top priority is to support candidates and meet their desired learning outcomes as a developing professional. For that reason, we ask that candidates have the following proficiencies:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, mainly Facebook and Twitter
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, with strong word processing and Excel skills
  • Previous nonprofit, communications, or graphic design experience is a plus

Hours and compensation: This internship is unpaid. If the student is currently enrolled in a higher education institution, New Futures will work with the intern’s academic institution to develop an internship for academic credit in accord with the institution’s internship for credit guidelines. New Futures would also be willing to work with a student to develop a volunteer internship. Hours can be structured around applicant’s class/work schedule but will be no less than 10 hours per week.

Please send cover letter and resume to Meghan Farrell at mfarrell@new-futures.org.