REACH Seeks Communications Intern

September 21, 2021

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The REACH Foundation is seeking applicants for a part-time, paid Communications Internship starting in January 2022. The REACH internship is a professional skills internship that will provide opportunities to learn about the work of a health philanthropy, current public health issues and the nonprofit sector, while developing and using communications skills that will be relevant to future professional work. This internship is part-time, 15-20 hours per week, and will be paid $20 an hour. The internship will run through May 2022.

The intern will support and report to the Director of Communications and Health Policy and will work with other foundation leadership on projects that communicate the foundation’s grantmaking and public policy priorities, and share stories of the nonprofit organizations and initiatives the foundation supports. The internship will be primarily in-person at the REACH Foundation offices, with occasional remote work options.


The REACH Foundation is seeking applicants who have completed or are nearing completion of baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degrees in communications, marketing, journalism or public relations, and have demonstrated communications skills or experience. Concurrent enrollment in an academic program is NOT required for this internship opportunity.

Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and within a team. Ideal candidates will have experience with content development for websites and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Additionally, commitment to cultural sensitivity, diversity and inclusion, a collaborative style, and accountability to others is essential. Specific knowledge of healthcare, health policy or philanthropy is not required, but a demonstrated interest in deepening one’s exposure and expertise in these fields is desired.


Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Assist with the REACH Foundation’s print and electronic communications, including drafting content on grant awards, event announcements, grantee profiles and other material.
  2. Contribute to the planning and development of social media content.
  3. Prepare three or more blog posts for the REACH Foundation website.
  4. Assist with event promotion.
  5. Draw on national and regional health issues and trends to identify content for the foundation’s electronic newsletter and social media channels.
  6. Participate in design meetings with the foundation’s contracted marketing agency.
  7. Participate in foundation staff and board meetings and other Zoom and/or in-person activities.

Application Requirements

  • Interested applicants should provide a cover letter that describes interest and skills background and experiences, along with a resume.
  • Applications will be accepted electronically through October 31, 2021.
  • Interviews will be conducted virtually between November 8-18; notifications will be provided by November 30, 2021.
  • The internship start date will be January 12, 2022, or may be negotiable based on candidate’s schedule.
  • The internship is designed to provide 15-20 hours of work per week; work hours and commitments will be discussed prior to the start of the internship.

Note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will provide flexibility and include in-person and remote work situations; applicant must have reliable transportation that allows them to travel to REACH offices at 82nd and Metcalf in Overland Park, KS. The REACH Foundation will follow all public health guidance related to in-office work.

Application Submission

Submit 1) a cover letter outlining interest and 2) resume to:

Pattie Mansur, REACH Foundation Director of Communications and Health Policy


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