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Feb 15 / BARD CEP

Bilingual communications and New Media Internship-Brooklyn, NY

Organization: Make the Road New York

Position Title: Bilingual communications and New Media Internship

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours & Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Not listed


Internship Description:

Make the Road New York (MRNY), NY State’s largest participatory immigrant organization, seeks a Spanish-speaking Communications and New Media Intern to support the communications team with online organizing, social media, press outreach, event promotion, publications, photography and advocacy film work. This is a great way for a Spanish learner to practice writing and do something creative while helping a great cause!

With four community centers in NYC and Long Island and 20 simultaneous organizing campaigns happening at any given time, MRNY seeks to grow our communications work to effectively support our diverse programs, particularly as we advance advocacy for immigration reform and other priorities at the national level.


This is a flexible and creative position that can be adjusted to suit the interests and particular skills of the applicant. In general, an 8-12 hour weekly commitment is desired and some tasks may be performed remotely. All applicants should possess a commitment to social justice and be able to clearly articulate the mission and political context for MRNY’s work.

All applicants must possess strong written and oral Spanish skills and demonstrated skill in at least one of the following areas:

  • Basic HTML or other web development experience
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Social Media in the Spanish speaking community

RESPONSIBILITIES: (Including but not limited to)

  • Daily social networks updating and creating infographics as needed.
  • Developing English and Spanish web content and events calendar.
  • Responding to inquiries through our website in English and Spanish.
  • Developing and measuring effectiveness of online campaigns (incorporating bilingual outreach, petitions, social networking, etc.).
  • Growing and organizing supporter, press, and membership e-lists.
  • Creating event materials (including press packets, posters, pledge cards, etc.).
  • Photographing actions, fundraising events and shooting for specific publications.
  • Researching stats for a particular campaign or funding need.
  • Creating short videos to promote campaigns and program services.

SKILLS: (A basic familiarity with some of the following is helpful but not necessary)

NationBuilder, Salsa, WordPress, Constant Contact, Salesforce, Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Audition, Premiere), Final Cut, Twitter, Hootsuite, screen printing.

Internship dates are flexible and course credit is available.

How to apply:

TO APPLY: Please contact Katie Lyon-Hart at[email protected] (subject: Spring Internship) with a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications.


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