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Internship Opportunity: A.I.R. Harlem Communications Intern

Communications Internship

Organization Description

A.I.R. Harlem is a community, based health initiative that serves some of New York City’s most vulnerable populations. A.I.R. Harlem exists to serve the roughly 30% of Harlem families with children suffering from asthma due to poor housing conditions and other risk factors prevalent in Harlem. Kids with poorly controlled asthma have high rates of school absence, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations that interfere with the quality of life of the entire family. A.I.R. Harlem employs an evidenced,based model for helping families control asthma and maintain healthy, active lives. Our staff members work closely with families, schools, hospitals, health care providers, and community groups to coordinate prevention and control efforts for maximum impact. A.I.R. Harlem is a collaborative partnership among the Harlem Children’s Zone, Harlem Hospital Center’s Department of

Pediatrics, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and a range of community,based organizations.

Internship Summary

The Communications Intern will work closely with the Executive Director, Development Staff and the Board as appropriate to communicate with stakeholders, including the public, clients, donors and potential donors about our work.

Responsibilities

• Develop and disseminate messaging with clarity and brevity to be used across platforms (print, web, Facebook,Twitter)

• Conduct media research to identify specific outlets and journalists who may be interested in covering the organization’s work

Skills

• Strong proofreading, editing and writing skills

• Attention to linguistic detail

• Messaging skills with clarity and brevity that are adaptable across platforms (print, web, Facebook, Twitter)

• Ability to assist with media research to identify specific outlets and journalists

• Ability to write traditional business letters and letters of inquiry for foundations

Experience

• Professional writing/editorial

• Knowledge of the nonprofit/philanthropic worlds

• Grant/proposal writing

Other Information

15 hours/week minimum, $500/month stipend with opportunity to become salaried position

Start date: November 11, 2013

End date: February 14, 2014

Opportunity for renewal.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter by November 1 to: Enrico Cullen ecullen@harlemasthma.org.