WHO WE ARE:
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1974 in Manhattan’s Chinatown to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of the city’s leading housing, social service and community development organizations. AAFE advances racial, social and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged communities, guided by our experiences as Asian Americans and our commitment to civil rights. AAFE is nationally recognized as an innovative affordable housing developer and property manager; we have created and preserved more than 1,000 affordable rental units in Manhattan and Queens and provided over $400 million in mortgage financing for first-time homebuyers. AAFE also supports economic empowerment through two affiliates: a small business CDFI, Renaissance EDC (REDC), that provides financial and technical assistance to low-income, immigrant entrepreneurs; and a homeownership CDFI, Community Development Fund (CDF), that provides counseling and financial assistance to first-time and existing homeowners. From neighborhood offices in Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Manhattan) and Flushing and Jackson Heights (Queens) we provide an array of multilingual counseling and educational programs in support of low-income tenants, seniors and immigrant youth.
We are looking for a Social Media Intern to perform various administrative tasks and support our Marketing & Communications Department.
If you are passionate about helping immigrant communities tell their stories and for community service and activism, this could be the opportunity for you! AAFE is seeking a social media intern. We are looking for applicants who can commit 15 hours per week. The position comes with a $1,000 monthly stipend. In this role, you will help brainstorm social media content, manage an editorial calendar, work with staff to gather images and develop content and publish posts on social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and WhatsApp. The goal is to build greater awareness of AAFE’s programs (including affordable housing, social services, youth programming and advocacy), create greater engagement in our digital communities and build a volunteer base. We are looking for a strong writer comfortable with social media platforms. You should have working familiarity with graphics programs such as Canva as well as video editing tools like iMovie. Chinese or Spanish language skills are helpful but not required. Some in-person attendance at community events is expected.
If you’re interested in kickstarting your career in Marketing & Communications and getting a closer look at how our company approaches brand awareness and in communicating our story, we’d like to meet you.
EXPECTATIONS & HOW WE WORK:
We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve, deserve our very best every day. We are a results-driven organization that focuses on inclusiveness, empowerment and impact. AAFE employees are accountable, collaborative and strong communicators with a core strength of community service and development. We are strategic thinkers who are committed to racial equality and treating each other, and the communities we serve, with respect and dignity. We have an aptitude for technology and a strong desire to continuously learn. This philosophy expands to the way we manage our work and the way we put our best foot forward. All employees are expected to adhere to the following:
A monthly stipend of $1000