Resource Development Intern

Arab American Family Support Center Brooklyn, NY $15.00 per hour

JOB TITLE: Resource Development Intern
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary, Part-Time
REPORTS TO: Development and Communications Manager
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY


The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks through our doors, over nearly 25 years, we have developed expertise in serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and refugee communities.

AAFSC works across four priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.


The Resource Development Intern will assist AAFSC’S Resource Development team with the agency’s development and communications efforts, including online communications, graphic design, special events, and development-related projects. The internship is part-time (minimum 2 days per week for 7 hours per day) for a period of 3 months.


·        Support with maintaining and updating AAFSC’s social media account, blog, website, and intranet.

·        Develop engaging visual content (including flyers and graphics) and craft informative writing to communicate AAFSC’s work to our clients and supporters.

·        Assist with the writing, copy-editing, formatting, and distribution of monthly e-newsletter, acknowledgement letters for donors, and internal communications.

·        Support the maintenance of AAFSC’s donor database.

·        Assist with photographing events.

·        Monitor media coverage of AAFSC; monitor media outlets (newspapers, television, radio) for news and developments regarding immigrant communities.

·        Support with external engagement campaigns as needed.

·        Support with grant-related projects as needed.

·        Perform other duties assigned as necessary.


·        Every AAFSC team member serves as an ambassador of the organization and champion of AAFSC’s mission, vision and values. This includes the following:

o   Cultivate relationships on behalf of and in support of the organization in partnership with Senior Leadership and the Development & Communications team. This includes being sensitive to and aware of others, providing every client, partner and participant with high-quality service, professional communication, and follow through, and always keeping Senior Leadership and the Development & Communications team aware of any opportunities, challenges, or updates. 

o   All team members are expected to support the Development and Communications team with any requests in a timely manner, including, but not limited to: grant applications, reports, attendance at meetings, hearings, or other events, and sharing of AAFSC social media, flyers, and other externally-facing communications.

o   Always act with integrity, positivity, dedication, and professionalism within the office and externally. This includes, but is not limited to, email communication, verbal communication, communication with colleagues and peers, communication with clients, or communication with external partners or agencies.


·        Recently graduated or currently enrolled in college program.

·        Past experience in development and/or communications at a non-profit organization.

·        Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

·        Strong computer skills and proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office products, CRM, and databases.

·        Able to thrive in a busy work environment, be innovative, and make decisions independently.

·        Positive, can-do attitude with ability to hit the ground running.

·        Must be able to maintain client and donor confidentiality.

·        Must be able to work collaboratively with all layers of the organization.

·        Passion for AAFSC’s mission and vision.

·        U.S. Work Authorization required.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Arab American Family Support Center is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

Arab American Family Support Center is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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