OPEN POSITION: Communications Intern

Title: Communications Intern

Type: Part-Time

Reports To: Communications Officer

Location: 19 Riverside Road, Suite 6; Riverside, IL 60546


This is a great and fun opportunity for a college student or recent college grad seeking a career in nonprofit communications and looking to gain knowledge of philanthropy and efforts that address health and racial equity in our service region.


Reporting to the Communications Officer, the Communications Intern will support communication and marketing efforts for the Foundation, focusing specifically on digital communications. The Communications Intern will help develop creative social media strategies, brainstorm new communications opportunities and help execute innovative storytelling projects.


  • Maintain social media content calendar and monitor/execute all social media activities for the Foundation with the goal of increasing reach and engagement on our social platforms.
  • Contribute to brainstorming and content development, such as blog articles, infographics and other ways to increase awareness of the Foundation’s work, service region data and community partnerships.
  • Assist in the campaign development of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary and help increase awareness of “The HUB” among our grantee partners, community partners, and the general public.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Junior or senior college students, or recent graduates working towards/with a degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or related field.
  • Interest in digital communications, health equity, racial equity, and community-centered philanthropy is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills; flexible in a team-oriented structure.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and especially written) and work well with a diverse group of people.
  • Creative problem-solver with an eye for aesthetic quality.
  • Able to be focused, set priorities and work in a self-directed fashion.
  • Willing and able to think outside the box and contribute new ideas.
  • Must have sound judgment, integrity and a sense of humor.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms with examples of past and successful uses (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram).
  • Experience with digital tools, such as Adobe Illustrator, photo/video editing software, graphic design, HootSuite preferred, but not required.
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, Excel.


The Communications Intern must be a flexible and collaborative team player requiring minimal supervision. A strong commitment to the Foundation’s mission and those it serves is essential. The ability to maintain the highest level of trust and confidentiality with regards to the Foundation, Board, grantmaking and those we serve are necessary to the role.


Please send via email a brief yet descriptive cover letter that provides an overview of your “fit” with the Communications Intern position and Healthy Communities Foundation as well as a resume to