Communications Intern

Needed: Ongoing

Over 65 million Americans alone are impacted by mental illness every year.*  That’s 1 in 5. The National Alliance on Mental Illness of NYC (NAMI-NYC) helps families and individuals affected by mental illness build better lives through education, support, and advocacy. NAMI-NYC is an affiliate of NAMI, a nation-wide organization of people helping others who are impacted by mental illness in their own lives.

* (For an attempt at comparison for that vast number, 8.5 million people live in NYC. That’s almost 8 New York Cities.)

NAMI-NYC seeks a dynamic, self-starter to work on marketing and communications. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing and communications, while working for well-known community based nonprofit organization. We’re sharing the message that our mission is to support family members and individuals affected by mental illness build better lives. And you’re not alone.


  • Update and maintain NAMI-NYC’s social media presence
  • Assist in building monthly eNewsletter
  • Build digital (email/social) graphics for major events hosted by NAMI-NYC
  • Update the NAMI-NYC website
  • Attend weekly marketing meeting
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must work well independently – i.e. we roll up our sleeves and get right into what needs doing, and so must you.
  • Creative thinker, not afraid to offer up ideas for new and unique ways to reach our audience
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Canva, or their ilk. Knowledge of HTML and basic design a plus
  • Video production skills a plus
  • Good sense of humor. It makes for a good working environment
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of NAMI-NYC and the people we serve

Reports to: Communications – Juen Romanoff

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires at least one semester commitment.

Hours: 8 – 16 hours/week, preferably twice a week in the office. Up to 4 hours can be completed at home. Include your availability – days and times – please. We are open from 10-6 M-F.

Compensation: This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship

To Apply: Please a send cover letter, resume, and 1 writing sample/excerpt, to with “Communications intern” in the subject line.