Website Lydia Place

MISSION: To disrupt the cycle of homelessness and promote sustained independence for current and future generations.

VISION: A compassionate community where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive

PROGRAM: Community Engagement Program

SUPPORTED BY:   Marketing & Design Manager

INTERNSHIP LENGTH: 10-15 weeks, minimum 12 hours per week


  • The unique opportunity to utilize creative passion and skills for the betterment of the local community.
  • Further develop graphic design, marketing, and copywriting skills in a non-traditional, non-corporate environment.
  • Exposure to event planning, fundraising, and all aspects of non-profit community engagement and development work.
  • Develop rapport with local community groups, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
  • Learn how to work and communicate in a professional office environment.
  • Letter of recommendation provided upon successful completion of internship.

POSITION SUMMARY: Lydia Place has an open position for a motivated individual to support the Community Engagement team of Lydia Place. The Marketing and Design Intern will assist in producing, developing, and maintaining Lydia Place brand and marketing strategies through various digital, print, and social media platforms.


We believe strong healthy communities are the foundation to a better world.


We believe it is our responsibility to actively challenge systems of oppression. We recognize a majority of those experiencing homelessness have been marginalized.


We believe that the best way to eliminate homelessness is to look beyond short-term solutions and focus on breaking the generational cycle of poverty.

We value each other as humans first. We know that the best outcomes for our clients and our community are achieved when our team is healthy and thriving.

TO APPLY: Send resume, digital portfolio, and cover letter to Marketing & Design Manager, Dejah Griffin at [email protected]


  • Demonstrated experience equivalent to, or actively completing a degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, Communications or related field. Applicants using internship for class credit preferred.
  • Proficient with industry standard software, including but not limited to Canva and Adobe Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Background/ interest in the fields of social justice, human services, community education and engagement
  • Sound understanding of design, marketing, branding principles
  • Strong copywriting skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas
  • Proficiency with word processing, Microsoft Office programs, cloud-based internet software, social media and email marketing software (Constant Contact)
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people
  • Completion of background investigation, including professional reference checks
  • Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and proof of insurance required
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Russian, or Sign Language preferred


Anti-Oppressive Lens
Must be able to adopt anti-oppression, anti-racist, and trauma-informed framework to navigate complex systems of racism, poverty, homelessness, violence against women and children and other systems of oppression.

Effective Communication
Must be able to read and interpret documents, write reports, correspond verbally and in writing with clarity, and must embody active listening skills. Must be able to ask for help when needed and offer help to others when appropriate as well as give and receive feedback. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.

Ability to assess and identify actions to address issues independently while knowing when to ask for appropriate support.

Effectively able to manage time and develop and carry out complex timelines and action plans.  Able to follow policies and procedures.

Responsible, reliable, and accountable for actions in all settings. Open and honest about own strengths, limitations, and boundaries.  Able to maintain confidentiality and commitments.

Emotional Intelligence
Must have an awareness of own emotions and be able to manage them while also being able to understand and respond appropriately to the emotions of others. Effectively manage disagreements. Ability to manage frequent high stress situations.

Adept at holding space for opposing ideas and embrace diversity in all areas of the workplace.

Willingness to step outside of your comfort zone to address uncertainty, fear, discomfort, inequities.

Positive change and innovation requires that we ask questions. The why’s, why nots, and what-ifs are crucial to this work and we encourage and expect employees to ask questions. We look for curiosity about ourselves, our workplace, the people, and families we serve, and the larger community.

Able to adapt and pivot as situations arise that are unexpected and/or challenging. Embrace needed change and manage well when faced with ambiguity.

Thinking outside the box, resourcefulness, trying new things, approaching things differently and moving beyond the status quo.

Embraces a team approach with colleagues, community partners, and can work both individually and part of a team when needed. Supports organizations goals and values.


  • Work closely with the Marketing & Design Manager to manage branding, design, copywriting, and marketing tools–including but not limited to, email and print newsletters and social media platforms.
  • Create visual media files and tools for Lydia Place programs and projects
  • Maintain physical and digital marketing library
  • Assist with creating content and copy for weekly social media posts and monthly newsletters for greater community
  • Assist with marketing and additional aspects of fundraising and outreach events, including but not limited to: Beer Prom, Handbags for Housing
  • Other duties as assigned

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The intern must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. While performing these job duties, the intern is regularly required to listen to others and provide verbal feedback. The intern is required to sit for extended periods of time. Intern also is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, or balance.

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