Communications and Public Relations Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


3805 Marshall StWheat Ridge, CO 80033

An innovative human services agency, providing life-changing services!


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with preparation of organizational communication - email blasts, website articles, newsletter, reports, flyers, brochures.
  • Assist with identification of local media outlets in order to increase public awareness of Family Tree and its mission (print/electronic media, cable TV/radio)
  • Develop PSAs and press releases.
  • Participate in bi-weekly Gifts and Community Support team meetings
  • Participate in Kaleidoscope meetings/subcommittee meetings to address inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.
  • Assist with further research on the uses and applications of social media networks in the service of communication and philanthropy.
  • Identify civic clubs, churches, corporations, small and mid-sized businesses and other appropriate venues for public speaking opportunities for Family Tree and assist with management of Speakers Bureau.
  • Participate in Family Tree Communications Council.

Initial Impact

  • Family Tree operations will have the necessary Public Relations support to ensure efficient and timely communication to the community.
  • Gift and Community Support staff will increase their capacity to produce quality services for Family Tree employees, Board of Directors and Committees.

Sustained Outcome

  • Public Relations Intern role will demonstrate the value of effective volunteer engagement and attract additional volunteers that can help build Family Tree’s capacity.
  • This role will help Gift and Community Support staff to fulfill strategic priorities.

Training & Support

  • We ask each volunteer to attend the following trainings led by Family Tree experts: Volunteer Orientation, Domestic Violence Symposium, At-Risk Youth, Homelessness 101.
  • Communications and PR Intern will have additional training from Gifts and Community Support staff.

  • A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software.
  • Ability to work in a professional office setting and collaborating with staff and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of creative software is a plus.


  • Learning and demonstrating your skill set for a premier not-for-profit organization in Colorado.
  • Work experience to enhance the strength of your resume.
  • Exposure to relationships Family Tree has in the community and helping to build on them.


  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Database Administration
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A 6-month commitment is preferred
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