Internships

Throughout the year, we provide internship opportunities for exceptional college students to experience being part of our team and to help us in our efforts to assist our families. If you are interested in interning at our organization, please read the description, responsibilities, and qualifications below then email your resume to Lydia@answerthecall.org.

Due to COVID-19, all internship positions are currently remote.

Description

Answer the Call is seeking highly-motivated, detail oriented, and ambitious students to remotely assist its Development Staff in planning, promoting, and executing upcoming virtual events, campaigns, and initiatives. Interns can expect to gain experience in special event planning, donor relations, social media marketing, and general nonprofit management. The ideal candidate would be able to commit to approximately 10 – 14 hours of remote work per week. Dates/times are flexible, as well as internship start and end dates, and can be arranged around the selected student’s schedule.

Responsibilities

Interns will assist the Answer the Call staff with:

  • Developing content for our blog and social media channels
  • Conducting phone interviews with supporters of our organization
  • Participating in web editorial, marketing, and social media campaign brainstorming
  • Special event planning, management, and execution
  • Creating and executing marketing strategies for fundraising campaigns and other program initiatives
  • PR outreach efforts for upcoming events and campaigns
  • Working on research projects to help us better understand the demographics and needs of the families we are helping

Qualifications

As this is a remote position, all applicants must have their own working computer to perform this internship. The ideal candidate is a bright, mature, and detail-oriented self-starter pursuing their undergraduate degree, who is creative and eager to learn. Additional qualifications include:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency in and access to MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Personable and professional demeanor
  • Responsible and sensitive to confidentiality issues
  • Knowledge of social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, Instagram
  • Detail-oriented personality
  • Commitment to our mission

Here is what some of our past interns have to say:

2020 Summer Virtual Intern – Josh

“Answer the Call has had an impact on me in many positive ways. The families of Answer the Call were told that their loved ones would ever be forgotten, and Answer the Call honors this promise each and every day.”

2019 Summer Intern – Olivia

“Growing up with a firefighter as a father, I always had a huge amount of respect for first responders. But, since working at Answer the Call, not only have I gained amazing job experience, but an even greater respect for first responders and their families.”

2016 Fall Intern – Whitney

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to work with such a passionate organization. I’m glad I was able to Answer The Call and give back to our community.”

2016 Summer Intern – Lamar

“Being an intern for The New York Police & Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund allows me to fulfill the belief that what  you do for yourself dies with you but what you do for others lives long after you go.”

2016 Summer Intern – Jack

“Growing up I’ve always had the greatest respect for the men and women that put their lives on the line to protect us and keep us safe. Interning with NYP&F gives me the opportunity to support the families of those who sacrificed their lives for others”

2016 Summer Intern – Krista

“I am proud to intern for New York Police & Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund because it feels good knowing every ounce of work put in is going to be immensely appreciated and that it’s a cause the whole community can get behind, it truly brings people together.”

2016 Summer Intern – Thomas

“I am proud to work for such a great cause and to help this influential foundation give back to the community.”

2016 Summer Intern – Eleni

“I am so appreciative of the opportunity to intern for The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund and being a part of the great work that is being done to help support families that have already sacrificed so much.”

2014 Summer Intern – Alyssa

“Interning at The Benefit Fund was an eye-opening, invaluable experience.  I am so grateful to have gotten the opportunity to intern for such a meaningful organization with a passionate, dedicated staff, and have learned a great deal during my time here!”

2014 Summer Intern – Kevin

“Coming from a long line of NY firefighters who have “answered the call” in their own time, I felt honored that the Benefit Fund gave me the opportunity to do my share today.  A great experience, where I felt I made a lasting impact!”