Internships

Internships are among the opportunities, which Azalea Blossom, Incorporated offers for volunteering within our organization. Internships are an excellent way for qualified candidates to gain an in-depth view of our organization while also learning more about the inner workings of non-profit organizations. Interns gain valuable skills and knowledge in their field of interest while also developing important professional contacts. Internship objectives are determined by the student’s particular skill set and interests as well as our organization’s current needs. Previous internships with Azalea Blossom have included Fund Raising, Marketing, Database Management, Art and Design, Social Media Marketing, Grant Writing, and Business Administration. Interns receive compensation for their travel expenses. To date, Azalea Blossom has worked with students from NYU, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Albany, Oberlin College, Hunter College, Rutgers University, and Hartwick College. During fall and spring semesters, Azalea Blossom, Incorporated offers internships for college credit to sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in the following disciplines:

  • Education 
  • Marketing/ Public Relations
  • English/Journalism
  • Public Policy/Pre-law
  • Communications
  • The Arts
  • Business/Administration (including management, HR, and IT focuses)

Please contact us at AzaleaBlossom777@gmail.com if you are interested in the current internship opportunities, which we have to volunteer in our organization. 


Current Opportunity!

Azalea Blossom, Inc, a Non-Profit 501c3 organization, has an opening for Administrative Intern

Azalea Blossom, Incorporated, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, awareness, and prevention of domestic, social and child abuse through the utilization of the creative and performing arts, has an immediate opening for Assistant Director of Program and Development Intern in our Downtown Brooklyn, NYC office. The intern will be instrumental in helping to implement the SAFE through the Arts bullying prevention programs into public PreK and kindergarten classrooms. Responsibilities and requirements are as follows:

Responsibilities

  • Assist with researching, writing, and proofing program and operation grants.
  • Oversee, update and supply content for the company websites and blogs.
  • Edit, write content and send out monthly newsletters out through MailChimp.
  • Update contacts and pertinent data on Batch Book software.
  • Work with Program Director to facilitate the coordination of programs including supplying documents to schools.
  • Conduct a successful social media campaign through a multiple of platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, sound cloud).
  • Edit and help design student and teacher handbooks, CD covers, brochures, and promotional material.

Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Some knowledge of grant writing helpful
  • Fluent in social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word Press, HTML
  • Dedicated,  Professional and punctual.
  • Have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and a commitment and passion for making a difference in the world
  • Experience with Photoshop and/or adobe illustrator is a plus.

For further information, please visit www.AzaleaBlossom.com

Interested candidates should submit a one-page resume with a cover letter to

Margaret Jean Bernstein, Director, Azalea Blossom, Incorporated at AzaleaBlossom777@gmail.com .


Social Media/ Marketing Internship with Azalea Blossom, Incorporated

Azalea Blossom, Incorporated, a Brooklyn based non-profit organization dedicated to the education, awareness, and prevention of domestic, social and child abuse through the utilization of the creative and performing arts, has an immediate opening for a part-time social media/marketing assistant. The assistant marketing director will be instrumental in helping to help promote our current shoe drive, which benefits the SAFE through the Arts bullying prevention programs in public elementary schools in NYC. Although this is an unpaid internship, interns have the opportunity to receive college credit as well as gain valuable experience working as a team player in a small non-profit. Candidates should be outgoing, enthusiastic, possess strong writing skills and have a wide range of experience in social media and street marketing.

Please apply by sending a one-page cover letter and resume to AzaleaBlossom777@gmail.com


Former Interns

Faith Ahmed

Coming from Deer Park, Long Island, Intern Director of Social Media and Marketing, Faith Ahmed, is a seniofaithahmedr at Hunter College where she is a Media and Film Studies major and an Arabic minor. For the last year, Ms. Ahmed has also worked as Editor-In-Chief of Hunter College’s publication, Cult. Magazine. Outside of class, she enjoys filmmaking and performing. Singing since the age of seven, Ms. Ahmed can last be seen on stages Maria in Smithtown Performing Arts Center’s production of “West Side Story.” In addition, she can also be heard as the voice of Lucinda and Melinda Mouse in SAFE through the Arts latest program. Her love for music and passion for human rights made her both eager and excited to be working with Azalea Blossom.

Amy Gong

Amy Gong is currently Director of Art and Design for the SAFE through the arts program and a sophomore at Rutgers University where she is an art and psychology double major with a minor in business administration. Having completed a successful internship with Azalea Blossom during the summer of 2016, she was able to stay on as an independent contractor, thanks to generous support from Stewart’s Shops. Of her internship, she has said, “Through this internship, I have gained priceless work experience, valuable insight in working with a team, and knowledge that allowed me to grow as a person, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Azalea Blossom Inc. allowed me to utilize img_8493and expand my skills as an artist and as a student in today’s competitive job market. Through Azalea Blossom, I have improved my skills in using Adobe Illustrator, which will serve me immensely well throughout my artistic career. This internship has provided me with the opportunity to be creative in an environment where constructive feedback was always given and excellence was always achieved, yet never at the expense of having respect and mutual appreciation regarding everyone’s work. I learned the value of networking and building relationships in which resulted in having an interest in the people that we were surrounded by every day. During meetings, I received the chance to state my opinion on things extremely paramount to the company, such as suggestions for the company’s new logo. This is not the typical internship opportunity one will receive at other corporations, yet it is this type of trust that allows one to grow into that high expectation. The people I was able to work under acted as mentors for me by correcting me as needed and reminding me of my value. That belief in love for humanity is one of the chief driving forces behind this company.” Read more about her here!

Natalie Adorno

Natalie first came across Azalea Blossom during college in 2008. She was the Public Relations and Marketing Assistant Intern before she graduated that year with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies afullsizerendernd a Minor in Public Relations. During her time as an intern, she helped coordinate the SAFE program and arranged the SAFE convention. She publicized Azalea Blossom on local websites and updated the official website. Natalie is now back with Azalea Blossom and holds the Secretary/Treasurer position as one of the Board Members. She is enthused to be working with Azalea Blossom again. She is passionate about preventing domestic violence and knows that spreading awareness through education is the way. Natalie is excited for the future of the SAFE through the Arts program and cannot wait to see the impact it has on the future generation to help change the world. Read more about her here!

Chelsea Cross 

Chelsea Cross graduated from Oberlin College in May 2015 with a major in Sociology and minor in Hispanic Stud20150830_102343-e1448206855761ies with an additional educational concentration in early developmental learning and alternative pedagogy. She has been involved with Azalea Blossom, Incorporated since 2008 in several different capacities including social media outreach, contributing to the SAFE through the Arts program, and grant writing. Now a board member, Chelsea aspires to continue gaining leadership experience through service-related work and obtain a master’s degree in a non-profit organization. Read more about her here!

“My work at Azalea Blossom, Incorporated taught me two main things: the importance of proper business networking and persistent hard work. You meet people from all kinds of backgrounds with various types of experiences and connections with others and you never know where a friendship with one person will lead. Working for a non-profit organization requires a dedication that goes beyond the work that you do in the office. It is rewarding and fulfilling not only watching the progress of such a good cause but knowing that you are helping to make a positive change in the world around you.”- Bethany Hicks, Former Intern (SUNY Albany).