Communications Intern, San Francisco Office

Title: Communications Intern

Reports to: Communications Manager


  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • $2,500 Stipend 
  • ​​10 hours a week for 4 months (160 hours total)

Please note: For the foreseeable future, this  internship is remote. When IIBA returns to office based work, this internship will be based in the San Francisco office; however, time required in the office will be flexible. 


January 2022 – April 2022 ( (160 hours total) 

The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area was founded in 1918, and its mission is to welcome, educate and serve immigrants, refugees and their families as they join and contribute to the community. IIBA provides immigration legal services, English and civic education, and other services throughout the Bay Area, as well as through its collaborative efforts with local and regional service providers. IIBA offers a team-oriented, collegial and collaborative work environment.  We pride ourselves on providing excellent service to our clients, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees.

At IIBA, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and to do their best work. IIBA’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflected in the work that we do.  We are committed to equity and believe deeply in the value of diversity of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us human.

Internship Summary: 

IIBA is currently seeking two Communications Interns to help further the goals of IIBA’s strategic plan.  This is an opportunity to intern at a team oriented nonprofit that is the largest provider of immigration legal services in Northern California. The intern will gain first-hand knowledge of the immigrant communities we serve and the important work of IIBA. The Communications Intern will work with and receive mentorship from IIBA’s Communications Manager. In addition, the intern(s) will meet monthly with the Executive Director and Development Director of IIBA to learn more about IIBA and the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. At the end of a successful internship, the intern will have gained demonstrable skills in communication and will have completed projects they can add to their professional portfolio. If you’re a mission-driven student seeking a meaningful internship experience, who cares about supporting immigrants locally, this opportunity is for you! Explore and enrich your future career prospects while serving others. This opportunity is currently remote. 


The IIBA Communications Internship will help further the goal of IIBA’s Strategic Plan, such as: 

  1. IIBA’s Internal Staff Newsletter

●  Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, the Communications Intern will play a key role in launching IIBA’s first internal newsletter. As a growing organization that at its core, is founded on a strong sense of community and collegiality, an internal newsletter will play an important role in keeping us all connected. 

  1. Car Donation Marketing Campaign

●  IIBA is looking to increase revenue through our car donation program in which individuals can donate their car to IIBA. With support from the Communications Manager, the Communications Intern will help develop an advertising campaign to promote the program and increase car donations. 

  1. Volunteer Reengagement Campaign 

● As a 103 year old nonprofit, IIBA is fortunate to have had thousands of individuals volunteer over the decades, from attorneys, to law students, ESL teachers, and more.  With support from the Communications Manager, the Communications Intern will help develop a campaign to re-engage former volunteers, informing individuals of ways to get back involved with IIBA. 


●   Undergraduate student pursuing a Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or Related degree

●   Strong written and oral communication skills

●   Creative thinker 

●   Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills

●  Self starter and motivated to make a difference 

●  Enthusiasm for learning and a commitment to community

●  Knowledge of social media best practices

● Bilingual a plus 

●  Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere is a plus

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 hours a week for 4 months (160 hours total). There will be bi-weekly virtual meetings with IIBA’s Communications Manager. 

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to IIBA’s Communications Manager at Please include the title of the internship in the subject line.

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