DEPARTMENT: Development & Communications 

REPORTS TO: Communications Manager 

DATE: August 18, 2022 


To apply, email your resume and cover letter to


Grand St. Settlement was founded in 1916, in the middle of New York City’s settlement house boom, a response to the emergent needs of immigrant populations flocking to lower Manhattan. Community activists and philanthropists recognized the need for neighbors to work together in order to break cycles of poverty; the original settlement house model encouraged neighbors to give of their time, talents, and resources in order to lift one another out of poverty, build a community, and in turn enrich the quality of their own lives. 

A history steeped in advocacy and social change enables the agency to consistently grow in size and impact. Today, Grand St. Settlement serves thousands of New Yorkers in Manhattan and Brooklyn with a continuum of human services and programs for all ages. Thanks to a commitment to inclusive diversity and cultural competency, Grand St. Settlement continues to evolve, a true reflection of the communities it serves. An historic milestone is fast approaching. In 2016 the agency celebrates its 100th anniversary, marking a century as a cornerstone of the New York City philanthropic community. 

JOB SUMMARY The Communications Intern will learn to strengthen and unify cohesive branding, identity, and messaging throughout the agency, both internally and outward-facing while under the guidance of the Communications Manager and the Managing Director of Development and Communications. The Communications Intern will assist all of Grand St. Settlement’s communication platforms, its programs and fundraising, including digital (website, social media channels, email) and print publications (agency collateral, fact sheets, flyers), and community visibility (indoor and outdoor signage, flags, t-shirts), with consistent messaging and branding. 

The Intern will work to collect and share the stories of Grand St. Settlement and our constituents in order to show the community who we are and how we add value to New York City history, culture and human services. 

The ideal candidate lives within the New York City area and will be based out of our 175 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002 location. The position will be a mix of remote and onsite work: requirements to be in the office or otherwise work onsite will be based on the relationship needs of the project or work activity, while desk work can be done remotely. The Internship will require no more than 20 hours of work per week. Work outcomes and responsibilities are negotiable to align with school-related goals and requirements. 


• Commitment to the mission of Grand St. Settlement • Interest in developing and digital and print communications • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multi-site and demanding environment • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing • Understanding of social media and scheduling tools such as HootSuite • Basic Graphic Design experience (i.e. Canva) • Experience building/maintaining a website using WordPress a plus 


• Build print and digital collateral such as flyers, signage, business cards, and social media infographics • Create and maintain a social media calendar for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram • Assist in creating and managing communications needs for fundraising events and campaigns • Assist in creating and managing communications needs for the reopening of 80 Pitt St. • Assist in creating and managing Grand Street’s monthly newsletter, Robert’s Roundup • Participate in planning and organizing advocacy campaigns as needed 


Grand Street requires all potential employees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination including booster. Expenses related to work requirements will be fully covered. A New York City Metrocard will be provided by Grand St. Settlement for work-related travel. 

Grand St. Settlement is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We strive to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to have a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. 

To apply or get more information on the position, email your resume and cover letter to Communications Manager Carl Glenn at