Communications Intern

Subhi Nahas and Jessica Stern at the U.N. at press event for historic Arria U.N. Security Council session.

Communications interns will gain hands-on experience in non-profit communications work, including media relations, message development, publication and media outlet monitoring, media production, editing, and translation. Responsibilities will vary according to departmental needs but may include: monitoring news outlets; editing web communications, and reports; writing articles; generating content for OutRigjht's website or social media channels and external sources; conducting research for digital media strategy and target audiences; social media-related activities; or planning events.

Communications Interns work with OutRight staff as an integral part of the team by:

  • Distributing digital media for online marketing and social platforms
  • Supporting digital marketing, search engine optimization, planning and analysis
  • Researching key topics for press releases
  • Coordinating with the team to create graphics, blog posts, and more.
  • Ideal candidates are undergraduate or graduate students with a demonstrated academic and/or extracurricular interest in social justice, human rights, and/or LGBTIQ issues with strong writing abilities.

Candidates should have:

  • Experience in digital media for school or other newspaper in order to produce short articles on OutRight issues with subject guidance,
  • Information synthesis and copy-editing skills
  • Research experience, as needed for opinion pieces, infographics, press releases
  • Interest in/familiarity with global media
  • Experience in graphic/web design and media making a plus
  • Experience in videography/photography a plus

Individuals with a particular interest in non-profit communications as well as individuals with spoken or written proficiency in multiple languages are encouraged to apply.

BUILD Series NYC hosted Sara Ramirez, Lori McCreary and Jessica Stern, OutRight's Executive Directive for a conversation about "Madam Secretary" and global #LGBTIQ human rights.