Communications Intern (Unpaid)

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The Network - Advocating Against Domestic Violence

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Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network

Position Summary:

The Communications Intern will assist in the tasks necessary to ensure The Network’s success in connecting with the community and media. The Communications Intern will help with the development and management of communications that increase public and potential client awareness of-and support for-The Network’s mission, values, programs, and services. Primarily, this position will be responsible for curating relevant content to post or respond to on social media, auditing and updating The Network’s website content, covering events hosted by The Network, and working independently to develop content.


  • Strong writing skills.
  • Able to communicate about domestic violence, sexual violence, and related issues to a diverse audience.
  • Interest in domestic violence and/or social justice.
  • Experienced with social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.
  • Able to distill complex information into accessible and interesting content.
  • Able to work independently and in an organized manner.

  • Assist in writing and disseminating press releases.
  • Ensure media contact list is current, and cultivate new connections.
  • Assist with communication to donors and supporters.
  • Assist with the upkeep of The Network’s website.
  • Assist with email creation and dissemination, including The Network Newsletter.
  • Develop and post content on social media including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Create images and infographics for social media and broader distribution.
  • Seek out news, articles, and studies related to domestic violence to share.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Paroma Mukherjee at

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About The Network - Advocating Against Domestic Violence


1 E. Wacker Dr. #1630, Chicago, IL 60601, US

Mission Statement

The Network’s mission is to educate, organize, and advocate as a collaborative membership organization to end domestic violence, with a vision to eradicate domestic violence and its underlying causes in oppression.


The Network performs its work in four focus areas:

  1. First response: The Network runs Illinois’ Official Statewide 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline(877-863-6338) and serves as first responder for tens of thousands of Illinois residents each year. In FY 2018, the hotline answered over 27,000 calls for help and information.
  2. Advocacy & Public Policy: The Network pursues an advocacy/policy agenda on behalf of victims and service providers. This Program works to change laws and regulations and presses for systems dealing with domestic violence to do so in ways that maximize the prevention of, and ultimately an end to, abuse. In FY17, we worked diligently in strengthening our Policy & Advocacy Efforts to support domestic violence service providers in securing their $18.6 million of state funding for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018.
  3. Professional Training: The Network’s Centralized Training Institute (CTI) presents expert training for human service and healthcare providers and criminal justice personnel. In FY 2018, the CTI trained approx. 1000 community members.
  4. Member Services: The Network provides its members with a venue to work together on common policy initiatives, joint fundraising opportunities and capacity building.


We'll work with your schedule.


1 E Wacker DriveSuite 1630Chicago, IL 60601



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging




  • 10-12 hours per week, preferably Monday through Thursday during morning hours. This is a long-term opportunity for 6-12 months.

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