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Alliance (Denver, CO)

Position Logistics

  • Title: Research and Communications Intern

  • Commitment: 8-12 hours/week

  • Unpaid internship for undergraduate or graduate credit

  • Office located in downtown Denver, Colorado (remote work highly likely) 

Organization Summary

Alliance is a nonprofit, statewide association of Community Centered Boards (CCBs) and Program Approved Service Agencies (PASAs) that is dedicated to strengthening supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are distinguished by our leadership and advocacy of member organizations and the individuals and families they serve. Our efforts in the areas of public policy, state legislation, developmental disability initiatives, and demonstration of best practices have positioned us as the premier resource for organizations and individuals associated with Colorado’s community-centered system of services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Alliance’s Mission: An association dedicated to strengthening community services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by collaboratively advancing innovative policies and practices.

Essential Duties

  • Update and maintain Alliance’s social media presence, including scheduling Facebook and Twitter updates.

  • Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly eNewsletter.

  • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories.

  • Assist in designing flyers, graphics, and other marketing material for major events or news.

  • Update the Alliance website when needed.

  • Assist in organizing monthly marketing and public relations committee meetings including preparing agenda and taking minutes.

  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.

  • Assist in constructing data and research surveys for member organizations.

  • Work with member organizations to answer any questions and ensure survey feedback.

  • Collaborate with staff to analyze data.

  • Participate and help take notes in relevant meetings (committee, board meetings, etc).

  • In fall and spring, work may include bill tracking and policy research.

  • In the spring, option to contribute to policy and legislative priority discussions and shadow staff at the Capitol and attend committee hearings.


  • Education Level: Completed High School/GED and enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

  • Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.

  • Must have a professional, outgoing, personable manner.

  • Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision.

  • Able to manage multiple projects while ensuring projects are completed by deadlines.

Send your resume and cover letter to or (303) 823-1618 x 11

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