Communications Intern

Needed: Ongoing

Approximately 60 million people in the U.S. face the day-to-day reality of managing the symptoms of a mental illness every year.  That’s 1 in 5. And the other 4 are family and friends. 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.

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 a 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 that 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.