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  • Marketing, Non-Profit, Public Relations, Social Media
  • Fall
  • New York, NY
  • 2017

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An internship at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids allows you to gain real-world experience alongside a talented and passionate group of professionals at a national nonprofit organization located in NYC dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction.


The Partnership offers internships during spring, summer and fall semesters. Internships are compensated on an hourly basis. All offer flexible part-time hours (roughly 15-20 per week) that enable students to work around their class schedules. The program is designed for current undergraduate and graduate students in the NYC area who intend to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector.

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How to Apply


The Partnership is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace and encourages students of diverse backgrounds to apply. If you would like to be considered for an internship, please send your resume and cover letter via email to


Opportunities, by Department


For the Fall 2017 semester, the following internships are available:


Public Affairs seeks a thoughtful, detail-oriented intern interesting in writing, research and social media to support and promote the work and resources of the Partnership. Duties include writing blog posts and other editorial copy; researching and assembling targeted media lists using Cision; and supporting our social media director in various capacities, including video editing, influencer research and graphic design.


Development is seeking a current college student to provide a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support to the team. Responsible for working on a variety of activities across all fundraising revenue streams - corporate and foundation partners, individual giving, and events – this position will gain experience through a number of different revenue generating projects. In return, Partnership will provide an opportunity for she/he to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, and the day-to-day operations of a national nonprofit organization. The Development Intern will report to the Vice President of Development and will support the entire development team.


Finance and Administration is seeking an accounting/finance intern to help with a variety of accounting tasks such as processing cash receipts, recording online contributions and keeping track of revenue, preparing account reconciliations and running reports. On the administration side, the intern will also assist with office services to help ensure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently: ordering office supplies, accepting deliveries and processing outgoing mail. This internship provides a great opportunity to learn back office functions and gain valuable hands-on accounting experience.


Psychology Intern: This role will provide the opportunity to work with various teams at the Partnership and will be responsible for literature reviews on the most effective in-person and digital prevention and treatment interventions for families and young people suffering from addiction; organizing therapy manuals and clinical tools; basic data analysis (after training) on parents calling the toll-free helpline and other related tasks.