Summer Internships for Current Scholars

YWCA of New Britain

Title: Communications & Development Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: June to August 2021
Hours: 35 hours/week, days and times are flexible

Job Description: 

Under general direction, the Communications & Development Intern will assist in implementing communications and related activities for YWCA New Britain. The intern will maintain and increase awareness and support of the YWCA’s programs and services through the planned development of news and promotional materials, content development, community relations activities, and special events. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships with individuals both inside and outside YWCA New Britain and strategic alliances within the community
  • Assist with event planning, advocacy/awareness, social media, website content, and administrative support as needed
  • Performing research, gathering photos and videos for content library, gathering member and donor stories for story bank
  • Work on an intern-selected and mutually agreed upon special project or focus for the summer
  • Attend staff, personnel, and professional development meetings, virtually or in-person, including YWCA and Communications & Resource Development staff meetings, Cultural Competency Committee and Taskforce meetings, and ad hoc committee meetings
  • Reliably meet deadlines
  • Manage time and attendance well
  • Follow the organizations policies and procedures
  • Follow safety policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Follow legal and ethical standards related to job responsibilities
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the necessary common and technical knowledge areas required for the position
  • Maintain and care for supplies and equipment of the YWCA
  • Accept other responsibilities and projects as assigned
  • Promote culture of diversity and inclusion

COVID Accommodations:

The YWCA has safety precautions and protocols in place such as temperature checks, screening questions, mask wearing, social distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting of the building to protect all staff members and guests. The intern will have a socially distanced workspace. In the event that YWCA New Britain needs to close its doors due to another surge in pandemic infection rates, the intern will have the resources needed to work remotely. 

Career Experience: 

In addition to the activities and projects the intern will get to work on, they will:

  • Integrate theory and practice
  • Assess interests and abilities in their field of study
  • Develop work habits and attitudes necessary for job success
  • Develop communication, interpersonal, and other critical skills in the job interview process
  • Build a record of work experience

Suggested College Majors:

Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English, Public Relations, and Business.

Applicant Requirements: 

Additional requirements include:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok
  • Flexible and proactive in taking on responsibilities with a willingness to learn
  • Team player who is motivated and driven to succeed
  • A passion for empowering women and families in the New Britain community
  • Must be incoming Junior or above
  • Must have own transportation