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Marketing and Communications Intern




Desired Qualities:

  • Strong commitment to HomeWorks’ mission, values and scholars.

  • A Business/Marketing degree (attained or in progress).

  • Knowledge of social media outreach across various platforms.

  • Experience with marketing preferred.

  • Be skilled at a variety of software: Canva, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required; knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop a plus.

  • Strong commitment to HomeWork’s mission, values and scholars.

  • Professional, reliable, and honest.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail with very good organizational and follow-through skills.

  • Ability to be flexible and juggle multiple tasks.

  • Ability to take initiative, ownership and accountability

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate as part of a team.


Position Description:

Under the supervision of the HomeWorks Trenton Operations Director, the Marketing and Communications Intern will work with the HomeWorks staff to create and update business and marketing materials, and develop branding and content for specific stakeholders, including HomeWorks’ scholars, their families, donors, and community partners. You will also evaluate our current marketing platforms and come up with strategies to improve HomeWorks’ online outreach. Specific duties will include implementing and updating our HomeWorks marketing strategy, updating success measures, conducting evaluations on HomeWorks’ outreach, writing weekly blog posts, creating Mailchimp newsletters, submitting press releases to newspapers, making promotional material on Canva and other design platforms, and relating the HomeWorks’ brand on different social media platforms. All duties can be performed remotely. Interns must be committed to the mission of HomeWorks and respectful of the community it serves.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Assist in executing HomeWorks marketing strategy.

  • Assist in developing marketing material for social media platforms, Mailchimp, mailings, etc. to reach various target audiences, such as scholars, families, volunteers, community partners, donors, and more.

  • Update and maintain the HomeWorks website and portals.

  • Write blog posts for our website.

  • Track and analyze marketing success metrics and write quarterly reports to report data.

Hours of Dedication:

  • We will work with you to find a suitable time frame. We request for marketing/communication interns to work a minimum of 24 weeks during the school year or minimum of 8 weeks during the summer. A year-long internship commitment is preferred. The responsibilities of this role may be performed remotely or in-person.

Terms of Compensation:

  • This is an unpaid position, unless otherwise sponsored by your university career services, a fellowship, etc. There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of the applicant. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.

Required Training:

  • HomeWorks Intern Orientation

About the Company

HomeWorks Trenton, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that runs a free, community-based, after school residential program for Black and Brown high school girls in Trenton, New Jersey. We provide a space where Black and Brown girls can authentically express themselves while receiving academic and social-emotional tools to thrive despite living in a systemically unjust society.

Our scholars live in the HomeWorks house from Sunday evenings to Friday mornings and are transported to and from their Trenton Public Schools every day to ensure timeliness. After school, scholars engage in daily activities focused on academics and identity-driven leadership, eat a family-style meal, and stay overnight in our dorm with two full-time staff members. Our HomeWorks model decreases chronic absenteeism; improves scholars’ academic performance and social-emotional skills; and celebrates the power of Black and Brown sisterhood. By providing a space to explore and define their experiences, cultures, and identities, HomeWorks offers our scholars a chance to see that their ideas, visions, and presence deserve a place in this world.

HomeWorks was started in 2016. Since then, HomeWorks has built a diverse team of full-time and part-time staff, board members, and volunteers. Together, we have run five programs and built a HomeWorks community. The HomeWorks team has been honored to be recognized by Princeton University, McKinsey & Company, Echoing Green, Comcast, Hollister, TRESemmé, Camelback Ventures, Barclays, Vital Voices, The Rachael Ray Show and more.

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