Communications Intern/s for Fiscal Policy Institute

Fiscal Policy Institute is seeking a part-time Communications Intern/s to create social media content and provide support for the day-to-day operations of the communications department and assist with special events. Issue areas include tax reform to create a more equitable system; alleviating poverty, juvenile or criminal justice; affordable housing; immigration, and health care. 

The Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research, and education organization committed to improving public policies and private practices to better the economic and social conditions of all New Yorkers. Founded in 1991, FPI works to create a healthy economy in which prosperity is broadly shared, which requires us to be intentional and examine data and information about race and ethnicity, and gender. FPI is a trusted authority in New York State. We have a history of working in partnership as we are called upon to create research projects essential to a diverse array of groups, including advocates, elected officials, and state and national organizations. 

Description of the Position 

The successful candidate will provide support for the development and implementation of a broad communications strategy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for involvement in various communications and marketing areas, primarily in content development for specific messaging campaignsThis position reports directly to the Communications Director.  This is a unique position that offers self-starters the ability to work from home primarily. This internship is unpaid. Applicants desiring college credit must make arrangements with the college, and the supervising professor and FPI must agree on the parameters before the start of the internship. 

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Developing communications materials (primarily for social media) that reflect FPI’s messaging.  
  • Supporting the day-to-day functioning of the communications department by assisting with list developmentmaintenance, and other functions. 
  • Participating in lobby days and other educational events focused on advocates and legislators, primarily remotely. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, creativity, and ability to work within timelines 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Knowledge or significant interest in any of the following fields: just taxationracial justice; juvenile or criminal justice; homelessness; affordable housing; immigration and health care. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, social media development products, and virtual meeting technology is a plus. 

Email cover letter with college reference, contact information for supervising professor (if seeking college credits), and a writing sample if available (1500 words maximum), to whyland@fiscalpolicy.org, Fiscal Policy Institute, 1 Lear Jet Lane, Latham, NY 12210