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Graphic Design Intern 2020 

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About the Organization Disability Rights New York (DRNY), the Protection and Advocacy System for New York State, is seeking an experienced individual with a passion for achieving justice for individuals with disabilities. This is an opportunity to join a statewide organization advancing the civil rights and legal rights of people with disabilities. DRNY challenges systemic abuse, neglect, discrimination, and legal rights violations through legal case-handling, individual and systemic reform litigation, public investigations, advocacy, and collaboration with stakeholders. Justice for individuals with disabilities is DRNY's focus.



Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is seeking Communication and Marketing Interns. DRNY is a not for profit organization that provides free legal and advocacy services to individuals with disabilities across New York State. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our high-performing team and gain exposure to all aspects of Communications and Marketing. The successful Intern will be provided the opportunity to utilize their skills and experiences to help improve the lives of people with disabilities. DRNY will provide practical real world experiences through active participation, direct exposure and engagement in a variety of functions. Interns will work closely with the Communications and Marketing Team, as well as Executive staff members to craft DRNY's statewide message.

Position Requirements

Essential Functions

  • Update and improve consistency of current and outdated content;
  • Assist with the development and execution of social media strategies;
  • Assist with the development and management of the DRNY website, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn;
  • Design accessible graphics to accompany Social Media posts that are consistent with DRNY’s voice and brand;
  • Collaborate with internal departments on projects and assignments;
  • Demonstrate interest in graphic design and social media and how media and communication strategies can continuously engage the online community.


  • Experience in marketing or communications, OR pursuing a degree in either marketing or communications;
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects and balance competing priorities;
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative and be proactive;
  • Comfortable working with different personalities, new people and subject matter experts;
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign);
  • Graphic Design skills;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of social media, and personal experience with social media;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with innate attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently on projects and also collaborate as a strong team member.

Working Conditions

Work typically performed in an office environment or remotely - with the majority of time spent working on a computer. This position allows for candidates to work remotely. DRNY has three offices established in New York, located in: Albany, Brooklyn, & Rochester.

This is an unpaid internship, for-academic credit or experience. Full time or Part time experience working between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Interested candidates please apply and include the following for consideration: cover letter, resume, and a graphic design portfolio.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please email Director of Marketing & Communications, Katrin Haldeman at: Please include "Graphic Design Intern Inquiry" in the subject line of the email.

To view more about our organization, check out our YouTube videos highlighting DRNY’s mission in advocating for the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. Please visit our DRNY YouTube Channel and review our DRNY Newsletter.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Location Disability Rights New York - Albany  
Position Graphic Design Intern 2020  
Number of Openings 1  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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