Communications Intern

Reports to:  The Assistant Director of Advancement and Communications, and the Director of College Services 

Position Overview:

The Communications Intern will play a key role in Steppingstone’s fundraising, marketing, and outreach efforts. For most projects, the intern will focus on telling their own Steppingstone story, and helping other Scholars share their Steppingstone experience. Some assignments will involve conducting interviews, so the intern must be comfortable interviewing, and giving voice to, Scholars, families, Alumni, and staff members. Because they will be crafting communications for diverse audiences (including both donors and Scholars), the intern must be able to create persuasive materials given the priorities and needs of each group. 

Projects may include:

  • Producing short movies
  • Writing newsletter articles
  • Creating content for Steppingstone’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • General office work

Because the Communications Intern will support a wide variety of projects, they may also have the opportunity to develop technical skills in programs like InDesign, Constant Contact, and WordPress. 


We are looking to hire 1-4 interns for summer 2014. This internship will run for 10 weeks, starting the second week in June and ending the second week in August. Interns will commit to working two six-hour days in the office (for a total of 12 hours a week). We may be able to accommodate some flexibility with the schedule.

This is an unpaid position designed to help Scholars build their resumes and gain professional experience. The internship is open to all Steppingstone Scholars who are currently in college, but it was created with rising sophomores in mind.

Strong Applicants Are: 

  • Interested in communications/marketing/storytelling, and in sharing their Steppingstone experience with Scholars and donors.
  • Excellent writers and storytellers, who convey messages in a clear, concise, compelling way.
  • Creative thinkers who are able to envision new ideas to help achieve department goals.
  • Willing to travel to Milton Academy and other schools in the Boston area.

To Apply: Candidates should send cover letter and resume by email to Matt Waldman at

Please include “Communications Intern” in the subject line of your email.

The Steppingstone Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.