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Public Relations Virtual Intern

Position: Public Relations Virtual Intern (unpaid)

Hours: 10 - 15 hours per week

Be engaged by getting hands-on PR experiences and reflection so that you are able to connect what you have learned in the classroom to real-world situations and keep developing your skills.

I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works on providing 100% free educational resources and services (tutoring, mentoring, coaching, virtual performing arts classes, college and career preparation program, etc), mental wellbeing resources and in-person services to under-resourced and low-income communities and schools in the NYC and virtually.

PR Project 1:
  • Part 1: Although our organization is doing many great things, we are still struggling in one area. That is Public Relations (PR). We want more people to know what and who I'RAISE is, so that more families and children could find out about our free programs and services and its benefits, so that we could have partner schools, universities, and colleges who could support us, funders and donors who could help us with our cause and our mission of supporting vulnerable families. We need your expertise. This will be an experiential learning for you because you could utilize your PR and Advertising knowledge and experience that you have gained while studying and use it at I'RAISE to help us reach our target audience. You can help us by creating, planning, and implementing thoughtful marketing initiatives to promote I'RAISE's efforts and impacts we have made in families's lives through our resources, programs and services.
  • Part 2: I'RAISE is doing an Unapologetically Black 2023 event in honor of black history month. Goal is to have wellness coaches who are college students, and peer advocates who are high school students that play a role of volunteer as well as participants in our event. We want to bring awareness about this event because our goal through this event is to give voice to the black youth to freely speak their mind and thoughts and feelings, to speak about their mental health concerns, the trauma they have faced for being black. It is a moment of empowerment. We are looking for a PR intern who could help us with this project.

PR Project 2: Our CEO & Founder of I'RAISE Shanequa Moore is looking to have a PR intern. On October, 2022 Ms. Moore was featured on Spectrum News NY1 where she was able to speak up about the mental health crisis that our youth are facing and how we could tackle it. I'RAISE has an Integrative Mental Wellness Model that is easy to integrate to schools system and makes lives easier for our parents, children, school staff including counselor, clinicians and social workers. Ms. Moore being featured on the news and being able to speak about the model as well as the mental health crisis was an empowering moment for many school workers and families, and empowerment is what I'RAISE is all about and what Ms. Moore does. She would like to work together in a PR intern who could help her in the PR area.
  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or master degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Common areas of study included but are not limited toCommunications (Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism, etc.), or a related field

Benefit: Apply what you are learning to a real work life situations while helping a small non-profit organization. Boost your resume. Experience how PR is utilized in the non-profit sector. Be a part of our journey of achievement and success.

Team: You will be working with our Marketing Volunteers while receiving support from our Marketing Supervisor, Kristen Maikoo. Our Board of Director with PR expertise will also be supporting you in your role at I'RAISE