Summer Internships for Current Scholars

YWCA of New Britain

Title: Social Justice and Communications Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible; starting around June 6, 2022
Hours: 35 hours/week, days and times are flexible

Job Description: 

The intern will work under the general direction of YWCA staff, to assist in the implementation of communications and related responsibilities. The intern will be involved with a comprehensive array of resources and tools to help increase and inform the public and members about YWCA programs and initiatives.  This will occur through the planned development and execution of social media, promotional materials, news and feature materials, special events and/or community relations activities.  Budgeting and financial planning will be incorporated into some of the projects and decision making.  For example, the greatest audience reach via the most cost-effective method. 

Objectives include the following:

  • To provide valuable information to diverse audiences, utilizing an array of communications resources
  • To achieve the desired goals of the organization through the dissemination of information
  • To develop messaging promoting programs and services to the specific audiences
  • To create public awareness of the YWCA's mission
  • To integrate theory with practical learning and skill development

COVID Accommodations:

YWCA New Britain has strict protocols addressing COVID-19.  Masks are required for all individuals inside the facility.  In addition, social distancing and all CDC guidelines are followed. Due to the YWCA services and population,  safety is a primary concern.

Career Experience: 

The intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to social media content, using a number of platforms
  • Utilize social medial analytics to gauge the success of of messaging and the social media channel
  • Assist with event planning and execution
  • Help facilitate effective communications with members, legislators, donors and prospective donors
  • Develop messaging in support of the YWCA mission of "eliminating racism and empowering women"
  • Identify an intern-selected project or focal point for the summer internship
  • Explore possible career opportunities
  • Gain professional contacts
  • Assemble a work portfolio

Suggested College Majors:

There are many majors or career goals that would be appropriate for this position.  The fields of study could include: Communications, Non-profit Management, Sociology/Social Justice, Media Arts, English/Writing, Public Relations, Marketing and Journalism.

Applicant Requirements: 

Additional requirements for the position: Knowledge of Windows operating system; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe products; Working knowledge of social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook; A team player with a passion for empowering women and families in the New Britain community and; Must have own transportation.