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Marketing & Communications Intern-Social Media 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
About the Organization DRNY, the Protection and Advocacy System and the Client Assistance Program for New York State is seeking an individual with a passion for achieving justice for individuals with disabilities. With a focus on civil rights and disability justice, DRNY actively works to break down the systemic oppression of all people with disabilities. DRNY recognizes the intersecting legacies and effect of ableism, white supremacy, colonial capitalism, and gendered oppression on people with disabilities. Joining DRNY is an opportunity to challenge systemic abuse, neglect, discrimination, and rights violations through case-handling, individual and systemic litigation, public investigations, advocacy, and collaboration with stakeholders. DRNY is committed to examining bias, privilege, racism, and intersectional social change in all aspects of our work. DRNY is a civil rights advocacy leader and we are seeking new staff who will contribute to our values and mission.


Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is seeking Marketing and Communications Interns with a strong interest in Social Media and all aspects of the Marketing Industry.

The successful Intern will be provided the opportunity to utilize their skills and experiences to help improve the lives of people with disabilities. Interns will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team, as well as Executive staff members, to craft DRNY’s statewide message.

This is an unpaid internship. Interns may be eligible for academic course credit with school approval. The internship can be full-time or part-time.

Essential Functions

  • The Intern will perform a wide range of duties, including the following:
  • Update and improve consistency of current and outdated content;
  • Collaborate with internal departments on projects and assignments;
  • Write, proofread, and edit brochures, newsletters, and other documents;
  • Write for a variety of audiences in different tones and voices;
  • Demonstrate interest in social media and how media and communication strategies can continuously engage the online community;
  • Assist with the development and execution of social media strategies;
  • Assist with the development and management of the DRNY website, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
  • Interview individuals and attend meetings to obtain items for publication;
  • Assist in SM video content creation and act as a production assistant.


  • Experience in marketing and communications with a focus on Social Media, OR pursuing a degree in marketing and communications with a focus on Social Media;
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects and balance competing priorities;
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic and willingness to take the initiative and be proactive;
  • Comfortable working with different personalities, new people, and subject matter experts;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft, Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign);
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with an innate attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently on projects and also collaborate as a strong team member;
  • Proof of COVID vaccination is required.

Working Conditions

Work is typically performed remotely, with the majority of time spent working on a computer.

Check us out on social media:DRNY YouTube Channel,DRNY Press Releases,DRNY Twitter,DRNY Facebook,DRNY Vimeo,DRNY Instagram, and DRNY Linked In.

Position Requirements  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Location Disability Rights New York - Statewide  
Position Marketing & Communications Intern-Social Media  
Number of Openings 1  

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